Getting Teen-agers Out of Solitary at Rikers
In the magazine this week, Jennifer Gonnerman writes about the case of a teen who was confined on Rikers Island for three years—nearly two of which were spent in solitary confinement. Now, Gonnerman explores New York City’s plan to eliminate solitary for sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds by the end of 2014.
Photograph by Richard Perry/The New York Times/Redux
shoutout to people working weekends and overnights and overtime, people working in hospitality and retail and food service, who are sacrificing time with their loved ones, so fuckers with weekday desk jobs get to live comfortably with the amenities we provide while simultaneously shitting all over us for not getting “real jobs”
Speaking as someone with a weekday desk job, a lot of us started out in hospitality/retail/food service (I’ve done retail and food service at a hotel, so 3 outta 3) and we remember what it was like and where I life was when we did those jobs. I think those of us who have been there remember and respect the people who still are. Anyone who takes an attitude with service sector is probably a child of privilege, an asshole, or both.
As a PS: I remember during my retail stint I heard one customer tell another she believed that everyone should work retail and/or food service at least once in their life. I heartily agree with this.
Last year, the CEO of Jelly Belly donated money to an organisation that was fighting to stop transgender students from gaining equal access to gender-segregated facilities. (source)
Please do not support Jelly Belly if you consider yourself an ally of transgender people. Buy…
There’s lots of other jellybeans out there, kiddos, and amazingly enough, quite a few of them are not actively working to make transpeople’s lives more miserable! True fact.
Manzanar Japanese internment camp, photo by Ansel Adams. Apparently Americans learned little from this exercise in rounding up suspicious humans like political cattle. I am certain there are a lot of 'Mericans that would now do the same to Muslims if given the chance.
There’s a pretty great hashtag about how great Wonder Woman is over on Twitter. The conversation hasn’t ended yet (and you should join in!), but we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite tweets so far. Just… don’t look at me while you’re reading them. I might be tearing up over here.