On Wednesday, October 29, students started to gather in front of Low Memorial Library on the campus of Columbia University in carrying around mattresses and pillows to end sexual and domestic violence.
So proud to that my school is one of the many across the country supporting this movement and that so many people have signed the mattress and are pledging to #CarryThatWeight #NationalDayOfAction #ConnColl (at Connecticut College)
Students “Carry that weight” to end sexual violence
On Wednesday, October 29, students started to gather in front of Low Memorial Library on the campus of Columbia University in carrying around mattresses and pillows. It was a part of movement “Carry that weight” on National Day of Action to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Survivors, elected officials, and allies shared their stories and called on Columbia University and all schools to support survivors and adopt meaningful reform. (Read More)
Police chief Deleo basically saying he can’t speak on the ongoing investigation of the officer that tazed Viola Young #NoJusticeNoPeace #FergusonOctober #NationalDayofAction #BlackLivesMatter (at City of Tallahassee Police Department)
"People don’t seem to realize that males get raped too. It less common but it happens."
“Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there.”
People with mental illness are not getting the proper care in this country.. Many people that are mentally ill can’t help themselves. They can only be admitted to a mental facility without their consent if they are a threat to themselves or to others. This law doesn’t allow families to help their loved ones to get the proper care. Do they have to hurt somone or themselves? Do they have to be homeless? Inorder to get help. This is insane. Even mental health professionals if they believe a patient would benefit from inpatient care at a hospital, they have to show that this person is a threat to themselves or to somone else. When a person is admitted to a mental health care facility the average stay is 3 to 7 days. At that point they are let go as an out patient. Even if a patient would benefit from a longer stay. A number of health care professionals that I have spoken to in major hospitals such as Weil Cornel and McClean have expressed that the mental health care in this country is at a crisis level.