Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy: Our Maternal Death Rates Are Only Bad If You Count Black Women | Vanity Fair

In an interview with Politico, the following words came out of Cassidy’s mouth: “About a third of our population is African American; African Americans have a higher incidence of maternal mortality. So, if you correct our population for race, we’re not as much of an outlier as it’d otherwise appear. Now, I say that not to minimize the issue but to focus the issue as to where it would be. For whatever reason, people of color have a higher incidence of maternal mortality.”

There’s a lot to unpack here. Let’s start with the idea that Cassidy—who wants to defund Planned Parenthood is all, Yes, on its face, our maternal mortality rates are abysmal, but if you only count white women, they’re not that bad! Then there’s the phrase “for whatever reason.” In fact, there is one very big reason in particular— perhaps you can take a guess? “It’s no mystery why maternal mortality rates are so high among Black women,” Michelle Williams, the dean of Harvard’s School of Public Health said in response. “They are high because of the devastating impacts of structural racism and individual bias.” As Politico notes, Black mothers are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white mothers in the U.S., which has the worst mortality rate among developed nations and where “17 mothers die for every 100,000 pregnancies in the country.” In Louisiana, Black mothers are four times as likely to die than white mothers

Source: Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy: Our Maternal Death Rates Are Only Bad If You Count Black Women | Vanity Fair

Dajavan

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

Um dia frio

Um bom lugar pra ler um livro

E o pensamento lá em você

Eu sem você não vivo

Um dia triste

Toda fragilidade incide

E o pensamento lá em você

E tudo me divide

Um dia frio

Um bom lugar pra ler um livro

E o pensamento lá em você

Eu sem você não vivo

Um dia frio

Um bom lugar pra ler um livro

E o pensamento lá em você

E tudo me divide

Longe da felicidade é todas as suas luzes

Te desejo como o ar

Mais que tudo

És manhã na natureza das flores

Mesmo por toda riqueza dos sheiks árabes

Não te esquecerei um dia

Nem um dia

Espero com a força do pensamento

Recriar a luz que me trará você

E tudo nascerá mais belo

O verde faz do azul com o amarelo

O elo com todas as cores

Pra enfeitar amores…

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L’empatie pour sois même, et pour être Adulte: la logique pour éviter les errors

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

(English)

Je viens de comprendre, tout d’un coup, ce qu’a voulu dire ma chef quand j’avais commencé comme prof de maths -elle m’avait rapproché en disant que le pouvoir n’était pas mal, parce que je n’arrivè pas a contrôler mes élèves. J’avais du mal à l’écouter, et j’avais fini par être renvoyée car j’avais perdu controlle de 3 des mes 5 classes. Maintenant je comprends -j’ai l’horreur d’imposer ma volonté aux autres parce que je n’avais pas le chois quand j’étais petite, et je ne veux pas être comme ça. Dommage que je ne pouvais pas comprendre in 2001.

et, une réponse:

Petit à petit, tu vas trouver tous ces (mauvais) anciens réflexes, les analyser et surtout les ramener à leur juste valeur et ils ne t’empêcheront plus d’avancer dans la vie.

Salût !

Des Choses à faire :

1.) Imaginer comment peut on eviter…

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Monkeypox: Doctors concerned over impact on sexual health – BBC News

Staff at clinics are already having to isolate if they have come into contact with anyone infected. In London, where most of the UK’s 20 identified cases have been detected, sexual health clinics have stopped people walking in altogether. The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV said it was concerned about the effect on other infections. Cases of monkeypox, which is generally mild, are rare outside Central and West Africa, but about 80 cases have been confirmed in 11 countries, the World Health Organization says. Infections were confirmed in Italy, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, the US and Canada, as well as the UK – where the first European case was reported. The WHO says another 50 suspected cases are being investigated.

Source: Monkeypox: Doctors concerned over impact on sexual health – BBC News

Happy Childfree Day + Pod33: Khashayar’s Herb Salad

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Graphic of comic book woman holding her head and saying, "I can't believe I forgot to have children" by Catherine Koettler.
Amazing art by awesome artist Catherine Koettler. I googled her and her (now-defunct?) Flying Fish graphics company, but found no info to credit her properly. I’d love to hear anything you might know about Koettler.

https://anchor.fm/depe9

Click H-E-R-E for my podcast page at AnchorFM. This week’s show is the audio version of Khashayar’s Herb Salad Recipe.

At the Happiness Between Tails podcast page, you’ll also find links to subscribe, hear, and share it via most any platform, from Spotify and Apple Podcasts, to Google Podcasts and Pocket Casts, along with RadioPublic and Castbox and Stitcher and more, plus an RSS feed. Check out the full list of 50+ places.

The right to legal abortions is in mortal danger — I posted about it before, including here and here and here, etc. Lately, between that horror and the recent annual downpour of Mother’s Day “Odes…

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Lauenburg an der Elbe …Lauenburg on the banks of the river Elbe

Stella, oh, Stella

Unser zweiter Ausflug vom Campingplatz aus ging nach Lauenburg. Bei dieser Stadt hatte ich wieder einmal grosse Schwierigkeiten, mich mit den Fotos zu beschränken.

… Our second excursion from the camping site went to Lauenburg. I had great difficulties again not to choose too many photos.

Beginnen wir mit einem schönen Ausblick auf die Elbe von der Oberstadt, von einem leider geschlossenen Cafë aus.

… Let’s start with a great view on the river Elbe from the upper town, from a sadly closed café.

Dieser Wehrturm (und gleichzeitig Gefängnis) ist alles, was von der alten Lauenburg übriggeblieben ist.

… This defence tower (and at the same time prison) is all that is left of the old castle Lauenburg.

Zwei freundliche Herren … wir sind ziemlich lange durch die attraktive und sehr gut gepflegte Altstadt gezickzackt.

… Two friendly gentlemen … we walked zigzag through the attractive and very well maintained…

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