Tag Archives: Financial Matters

Texas rape survivors charged for rape kits

TweetLooks like Alaska isn’t the only state with a history of charging sexual assault victims for rape kits. A local Houston news source featured the story, in which a number of survivors confirm that despite police authorities assuring them they wouldn’t pay a penny for medical evidence gathered after an assault, they end up getting [...]
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Quick Hit: A System From Hell

TweetKate Michelman, former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, has a piece at The Nation about her personal experiences with the healthcare system, what it has done (or I should say hasn’t done) for her family and what her story says about the challenges many women are faced with in the midst of our healthcare crisis. [...]
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Henrietta Hughes and Housing as a Human Right

TweetAt a town hall meeting last week, Henrietta Hughes bravely stood up in front of the room full of people to ask the president for help for those like herself who are unemployed and forced to live in their car. She said: “I have an urgent need, unemployment and homelessness, a very small vehicle for [...]
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Loving your day job is a privilege

TweetLauren had an understandably strong reaction to Courtney’s post last week about her daily schedule. In a follow-up post, Lauren described her own work life — and the economic situation surrounding her — and wrote: The other day, when I wrote, “a room of one’s own is a privilege most of us don’t — and [...]
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British Rape Crisis Center deals with financial instability

TweetFrom England, the story of a rape crisis center that may have to close its doors due to the worsening financial situation. There was a London rape crisis centre until about six or seven years ago that closed down when they lost their funding. They closed down without a blip of protest from the public. [...]
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