Day: August 23, 2011

8/23, Never Forget.

OMG you guys did you feel it? There was a 5.8 earthquake in Virginia, which we felt as an earth-shaking 2.2 here in New York. WHERE WERE YOU? I was walking to the copy machine, it was pretty crazy. Apparently…

Virginia Prisons Will Strengthen Policy Against Shackling Pregnant Inmates

This is a guest post by Katherine Greenier.
The DOC will now strengthen regulations that protect a pregnant inmate’s dignity and health, and the health and safety of her pregnancy. Ankle restraints or restraints that in any other way restrict the woman’s movement will not be used during transportation outside the prison, or during labor, delivery and post-partum recovery.

Love, Sex and Interracial Dating

Over at Racialicious, Latoya is hosting some amazing roundtable discussions about race and dating. You can find them all here. Our own Holly is featured in the Asian roundtables (parts one, two and three), and Lauren and I will both…

Reason No. 5,234,108 to Hate KBR

They are now seeking to recover the costs of defending rape and hostile work environment claims brought by Jamie Leigh Jones.  They assert that her rape claim was frivolous, unreasonable, and groundless and that she brought the claims in bad…