From Maria Bamford: The Special Special Special!
Just remembered I’m seeing this funny lady tonight!
Let’s say you wanted to glue fabric to wood, but what do you use? What about glass to paper? This to That lets you choose two things you want to glue and lists what types of glue is best. (Because people have a need to glue things to other things!)
I use this website constantly. Much recommended.
When Gloria Rubero was sentenced to 20 to life in 1981 for robbery and murder, the NYC subway fare was sixty cents; cigarettes cost 45 cents; and VCRs were a cutting edge technology. Twenty-six years later, Rubero, age 56, was released from prison into a city that she describes as “a time warp.” After spending the majority of her sentence at the maximum security facility at Bedford Hills, she had never used the internet, a cell phone or a MetroCard. On her first day out of prison, she saw people who seemed to be talking to themselves. Alarmed at the number of people she assumed were mentally ill, she asked her friend to bring her back to prison.
Across the country, the elderly prison population is skyrocketing. Between 1995 and 2010, the number of incarcerated people older than 55 has quadrupled. In New York State, as of January 2013, over 9,200 people (or nearly 25%) of its prison population are ages 50 or above.
In 2012, over 27,000 people were released from New York State prisons. Nearly half return to New York City. Almost 2,000 (or 13.2% of those released) were age 50 or older. Like Rubero, the majority had spent many years in prison, and they returned to a world that seemed like science fiction.
Maybe this gonna sound crazy but in the last few years of somebody sentence they should be introduced to a new world unfamiliar to them. When she said “she asked her friend to take her back to prision” like I cannot understand that feeling but I have seen it in person. I will never forget the guy who came to my job, after doing 30 years he said he woke up this morning in hopes of shooting up a business so he can just go back to jail. Like that shit serious af…
DID NOT SEE THAT COMING.
what the shit
Errbody got juked
I would frame and hang these in my house in a heartbeat.
Kimberle Crenshaw, in her article Intersectionality and Identity Politics: Learning from Violence Against Women of Color. (via supreme-shieldmaiden)
when kimberle crenshaw speaks, you fucking listen. this is the incredible black woman who is responsible for creating the term intersectionality.