Hello fine friends! It’s good to be back on the blog. Being a grown up is hard! Like, way harder than anything I’ve ever done-and I was totally a grown up before I went back to school. Luckily I have some ahmazing fellow bloggers to cover for me when I’m jetsettin ’round the world*
So let’s break us down some news, y’all!
I’m feelin full of love for my hometown as they’re doing some good things!
I remember if you were in high school and you were pregnant, you ended up at “The Hud” (most of the time) You didn’t have to go but most did as it was the most supportive way to finish your high school education while pregnant or raising a young family. Alisa Bell, an alumni of the program, has taken it one step further and is helping these young families towards higher education with scholarships and grants. Yeah, one person can make a difference.
And my old high school has taken to, gasp, educating teens about S-E-X. Bring out the torches and pitchforks! Kids are gonna know where babies come from (the cabbage patch) and how STI’s are transmitted (toilet seats)! For serious though, with a teenage pregnancy/STI rate as high as ours, it’s about time we pulled our heads outta our asses. This should be happening all over the state, EVERY SINGLE SCHOOL.. Ahem.. Governor Fallin. We’d love it if you could take some time off from trollin around the DNC or sucking up to FoxNFrands.
So I know we’ve talked about Marriage Equality and what it might mean to some-I mean our President said it’s cool, so like, progress. Right? The HRC (Human Rights Campaign) is super big on marriage equality and making anything and everything heteronormative. That’s cool, float ya boat. But why do you suck so bad? Why do you continually sell out the T in LGBT not to mention the Q and the I? Why in the holiest of fucks would you buddy up to a Koch brother??! Some people in St. Louis wanted to know as well so they disrupted a
dinner blood money fundraiser on the 22nd. Annnd it all makes sense. It’s like once an organization gets too big or successful, they lose a sense of reality, they lose knowing how to help those they originally set out to help. HRC is a damn disgrace.
Back to some good news! Wichita, Kansas has been without an abortion provider for three years now since Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed in 2009 (wait, that’s kinda grim…) After decades of harassment and terrorism, the anti-choice folks got what they wanted. Well, they better dust off their photo shopped fetus posters and wipe the foam from their slacked jaws because Abobos Are Back, baby! Trust Women Foundation has been working since 2010 to re-establish services in the city and bought Dr. Tiller’s old clinic. <amazing that it was still for sale! Why wasn’t it turned into an orphanage for all those babies the sidewalk
counselors terrorists promised to take care of? hmmm> Anyway, I hear they’ve hired additional security/entertainment!
So I saw a lady wearing a scrunchie the other day, and I didn’t know if it was like, on purpose, or if she was going all retro. Then I was like, 1994 wasn’t 10 years ago? Then I got kinda sad cause I felt like my mom did when I wore bellbottoms in…1994. Then I said fuck it, and here’s a video from 1994.
Molly is living in Kansas and stocking up on scrunchies. She really needs a shower.
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