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it thoroughly pisses me off that a woman’s period is not a valid excuse for her to miss work, school, family events, etc. i mean, depending on the person, women can experience anything from headaches to vomiting to excruciating uterine pain to back pain to fevers to nausea to severe breast tenderness to every fucking body pain imaginable and yet in our society, “i have my period” is not acceptable merely because it happens every month.

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Homeless mother who sent six-year-old son to better school in the wrong town jailed for five years

A mother who pleaded guilty to fraudulently enrolling her six-year-old son in the wrong school district has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Tonya McDowell sent her son to an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, instead of her home city of Bridgeport.

The 34-year-old, who was homeless when she was charged with felony larceny last year, said she wanted the best education possible for the boy.

Yea, because this is so much worse than causing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Tell me again why this woman is serving time while those big wigs are still out there placing bets with Grandma’s savings account?

I read this out loud to my roommate and she started spluttering and going “What??? What the fuck??? I don’t… it doesn’t make sense even!!”

Me: “I should mention she’s black”

Roommate: “Ok now I get it.”

Unfathomably sad and unjust.

She’s going to jail because of drug-related charges, not because she sent her kid to a different school. Still think she shouldn’t be going to jail, though.

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