Well, Oklahomans and assorted Others, Ok4RJ’s birthday month is over (WAH). However, that also means that the month of preparing for proud racists is over, and people can stop blaming their bad behavior on the calendar! Don’t forget to take Native Appropriation’s guide to dealing with white people in redface seriously, though–especially white folks with new and (
surprise!) racist friends!
This week at OK4RJ, Pearl laid down some quick reminders about (or introductions to!) the definitions of different reproductive-centered movements. Erin put together a helpful lil guide to horror movies and misogyny.
In case you missed this awesome news for Native folks in Oklahoma, a same sex couple recently got married via the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe’s court system. This is an awesome FU to our legislators and a great example of the importance of tribal sovereignty today.
In non-exciting news about the colonial government, that horrible national food stamp cut is taking place TODAY! Starting the month STRONG, nation. According to this article, these cuts are coming speficically when Oklahomans need and use the system the most, ever.
A law banning forms of medical abortions could be reviewed by the US Supreme Court. The Oklahoma Supreme Court, who also shut down personhood legislation here<3 <3, struck the proposed law down last year. Ye literally olde legislators cannot let it go, per usual. They're REALLY MAD about our systems of checks and balances this week, too. Foundations of our gov’t system suuuuck.
Outside of our universe, an MSNBC piece was written that kinda recapped this piece by Pearl, but for coasties.
Our hearts and kraken screams go out to our incredible friends in Texas, as the bad HB2 news is seemingly endless. This is a good time to remind you to donate $$ to abortion funds in the red states that are testing grounds for these kind of bills. Today.
Our last points of order to wrap up the gloomy section are a study that shows HPV vaccines are less likely to cover strains of the virus common among black folks. Doctors note that it’s still crucial to get vaccinated, but that researchers need to hurry the f up. Lastly, Mikki Kendall wrote an always-relevant piece about abuse in activism communities.
To end this lil get together with happy news, please join us in being PSYCHED OUT OF OUR COLLECTIVE MIND for blog editor and hair styling genius Mallory, who is now a certified lawyer in the state of Texas! WE WORSHIP @ YR FEET, MALLS.
That’s all for this Friday folks. Here’s the new single from babely lady-band Warpaint. It goes well with full-on weekend hermit mode and consumption of post-halloween sale candy.
Elly ate herself sick on candy corn again. She isn’t fond of Octobers.