Chicago Tribune: After hearing from aldermen, angry parents and community members in a meeting interrupted several times by protesters, the Chicago Board of Education approved a plan to close 49 elementary schools and one high school program.
The board voted 4-2 to close Von Humboldt Elementary, then unanimously approved the rest of the closings in a single vote.
Before that, the board voted 6-0 to approve a last-minute recommendation by the district to spare four elementary schools.
After more than two hours of public comments, Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and board members defended the plan to close the highest number of schools the city has ever shut down in a single year.
The district says it needs to close schools to address a looming $1 billion deficit and declining enrollment.
More from the Tribune here.
To the people who like to appropriate Native American culture. Take very close notes.(via angrywomenofcolorunited)
Over the last decade, as companies chased after an effective chemical, there was fretting within the drug industry: what if, in trials, a medicine proved too effective? More than one adviser to the industry told me that companies worried about the prospect that their study results would be too strong, that the F.D.A. would reject an application out of concern that a chemical would lead to female excesses, crazed binges of infidelity, societal splintering.
“You want your effects to be good but not too good,” Andrew Goldstein, who is conducting the study in Washington, told me. “There was a lot of discussion about it by the experts in the room,” he said, recalling his involvement with the development of Flibanserin, “the need to show that you’re not turning women into nymphomaniacs.” He was still a bit stunned by the entrenched mores that lay within what he’d heard. “There’s a bias against — a fear of creating the sexually aggressive woman.”"
“Unexcited? There May Be a Pill for That.”—NYT
Gee, you ever think that might be part of the problem? That there’s a societally acceptable level of lady-boning?
“good but not too good”
Yeah, go fuck yourself, dude.
This article gave me fits for many reasons.
i am so fucking angry at this
let me tell you how fucking angry this makes me as a woman who has been struggling with therapy for issues regarding my ability to enjoy sex. there could be something out there that would work for me, but maybe I can’t get it because some repressed, asshole fucking dudes decided that women enjoying and taking control of their libido’s and sexual needs would hurt society???
But VIAGRA is ok?