Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31

In which John Green teaches you about American women in the Progressive Era and, well, the progress they made. So the big deal is, of course, the right to vote women gained when the 19th amendment was passed and ratified. But women made a lot of other gains in the 30 years between 1890 andContinue reading “Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31”

Mental Health Response Teams Yield Better Outcomes Than Police In NYC, Data Shows

A New York City pilot program that dispatches mental health specialists and paramedics instead of police for certain nonviolent emergency calls has resulted in more people accepting assistance and fewer people sent to the hospital, early data shows. It’s one of a number of programs underway around the country trying to address police violence and systemic racism following GeorgeContinue reading “Mental Health Response Teams Yield Better Outcomes Than Police In NYC, Data Shows”

Social Workers Forced Indigenous Girls Under 10 to Get IUDs, Canadian Lawyer Alleges

The former counsel to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls says it happened to girls as young as 9. A Vancouver lawyer has alleged that social workers in British Columbia have been forcing Indigenous children as young as 9 to have IUDs inserted by doctors. Breen Ouellette, who is MétisContinue reading “Social Workers Forced Indigenous Girls Under 10 to Get IUDs, Canadian Lawyer Alleges”

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