The Limitations of Executive Orders: Anti-LGBT Discrimination Continues on All Fronts
“Tyler Brandt being forced to wear a nametag with a homophobic, ableist slur is but one example of the problems that face LGBT people every day in the workforce, despite President Obama’s attempts to address workplace discrimination of LGBT people on a federal level.”
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but then again, its kind like putting a meat suit on and telling a shark not to eat you
We (men) are not fucking sharks!
We are not rabid animals living off of pure instinct
We are capable of rational thinking and understanding.
Just because someone is cooking food doesn’t mean you’re entitled to eat it.
Just because a banker is counting money doesn’t mean you’re being given free money.
Just because a person is naked doesn’t mean you’re entitled to fuck them.
You are not entitled to someone else’s body just because it’s exposed.
What is so fucking difficult about this concept?
How can you not reblog something like this
Unaccompanied children entering the United States at almost double the rate of last year are testing the limits of Department of Homeland Security capacity, as some 1,000 minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border on their own were transferred to an Arizona “warehouse” that has not been used to hold people in years, according to the Associated Press. The children — including pregnant teens and a 1-year-old with diarrhea — are sleeping in plastic containers and haven’t showered in ten days, according to the Honduras consul to the United States, who visited the site.
The Obama administration declared an “urgent humanitarian situation” this week, and is now ordering thousands of toilets, cots, and other basic provisions for the thousands of migrant children in federal custody. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared “a level-four condition of readiness” in the Rio Grande Valley in May after seeing a McAllen, Texas Border Patrol facility overcrowded with children earlier this month. Photos released by conservative news site Breitbart purport to depict packed processing centers in Texas.
Thus far in the 2014 fiscal year, about 47,000 children have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border — a 92 percent increase over the previous year, according to Customs and Border Patrol figures. Federal officials have been transferring minors from Texas to other states to handle the surge. Almost all of the 750 children already transferred to Nogales, Arizona this week are from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, where crime and corruption are associated with a surge in migrants fleeing the country. Another 300 were reportedly transferred to the facility by early Sunday morning.
Officials are reporting improved conditions in the facility, after photos shared online earlier showed children wrapped in aluminum blankets. Federal agencies have set up medical treatment at the center, including vaccinations and checkups. But the Arizona Republic reports that members of the media have not been allowed into the facility. Some of the children there will be reunited with family members in the United States. Many others, however, will be transferred to other temporary shelters at military bases.
There are several potential causes for the surge of migrants — particularly unaccompanied children — from Central America. It is clear that many are fleeing violence that goes largely unchecked by the government, and lack of opportunity. Others are traveling to join family members already in the United States. On Mother’s Day, Secretary Johnson and his wife visited a Border Patrol station. He told the New York Times the issue of unaccompanied children became “vivid” for him when Johnson asked one 12-year-old girl where her mother was, and she tearfully replied that she didn’t have one but was hoping to find her father in the United States,.
Some are also claiming that migrants are motivated by rumors of a welcoming political climate for migrants. But White House Domestic Policy Council director Cecilia Muñoz has reiterated that these immigrants would not qualify for either temporary legal presence under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or for legal status under the Senate immigration bill. She said anecdotal evidence suggests these children have no knowledge of immigration reform and are simply fleeing violence in their home countries.
Under current law, unaccompanied children are subject to deportation just like other undocumented immigrants, but federal law does require that they be turned over to a refugee resettlement office within 72 hours, where officials must try to find an adult who can care for them while their immigration case proceeds. During their immigration cases, however, reports suggest that juvenile status is not given special consideration. Instead, they are treated as “adults in miniature,” according to the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies and Kids In Need of Defense. Under both the Senate immigration bill and House Democrats’ proposed bill, children would be given access to a lawyer during these proceedings, who would both be a watchdog to ensure their humane detention, and give them a fighting chance to argue that they are eligible for asylum or other exemptions from deportation.
Migrant kids are also vulnerable to abuse while being held in shelters. A May Houston Chronicle investigation found that at least 101 instances of reported abuse of minors by shelter workers.
otters chasing a butterfly.
consider the bank.
You know, a few months ago this dude friend of mine showed up to hang out with me all dejected. Over a couple of drinks he explained his long face — earlier that night, he’d been walking down the street behind this really cute girl, and when she looked back at him over her shoulder, he thought it was in interest and smiled at her. Now, this guy is tall and skinny, can most commonly be found in glasses and t-shirts scrawled across with math jokes, is kind to animals, considers himself a feminist. What he doesn’t consider himself is threatening, so he was surprised, confused, and even hurt by what happened next: the girl in front of him responding to his called greeting of, “Nice skirt,” by taking off down the darkened street in a dead run.
"Yeah," I said, "she probably thought you were going to rape her."
"But that’s not fair,” he said. “I’m a good person; I’d never rape anyone! How could she think that? She doesn’t even know me.”
Out here in the wilds of the internet, I often find myself making arguments about shit like feminism and rape culture unilaterally. For one thing, there’s so much (like, so much) out there arguing unilaterally against this shit that I feel it’s necessary; for another thing, ‘round these parts there’s a lot of people jumping to hostility when it’s painfully clear they don’t have a handle on all the facts. But I’m more lenient with the people in my real life, especially dudes like the one mentioned above. I’m willing to extend to them a patience that I wouldn’t with strangers on the internet, because they matter to me, and it matters to me that they understand. So when my friend sat there that night, whining over his beer and responding to my attempted explanations with, “But I’d love it if a girl smiled at me on the street, or even catcalled at me! Fuck, even if a dude did it, I’d be flattered,” I decided to spend some time thinking about how to clear things up for him. It took awhile, but I finally came up with a metaphor to get the job done:
Consider the bank.
Not gonna lie I thought this was fried chicken