Legislation under consideration in California prohibits retailers from having separate boy and girl sections, mandating, instead, “gender neutral” clothing and toy “safe spaces” for children to find their identities. “In the state of California, where we hope to inspire, for example, more girls to get into science and engineering and mathematics, we want to ensure that those periodic tables and dinosaurs are not in the boys’ section,” California Assemblyman Evan Low (D) said in a Los Angeles Times report. “We just want to let kids be kids.” “This message is about inclusivity,” Cristina Garcia (D) said. “I think we have kids who are figuring out their identities, and so we want to give them that safe space to do that.” The Times reported : Low, chairman of the Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, was a coauthor on the measure with Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), leader of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. The bill, introduced Feb. 18, is in committee. A former math … [Read more...] about CA Bill Would Require ‘Gender Neutral’ Clothing, Toy Sections in Stores: Children Need to Find ‘Identities’
Cadarius Johnson, seen here at 16 years old when he was booked into Claiborne Parish Detention Center in July 2013. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Cadarius Johnson shuffled into a Shreveport hospital dressed in a prison uniform, his legs in shackles and wrists chained to his thin waist. Two armed guards escorted the 17-year-old with a developmental disability to see a psychologist, ready to intervene in another outburst. In childish, uneven handwriting, Cadarius wrote his name onto a legal form, releasing his right to medical privacy. Whatever unpredictable thing he might say next could be turned over to a judge. It had been three months since an early morning in July 2013 when Cadarius, then 16, was left alone at his mobile home despite a court order telling his mother to stay with him. For reasons that remain unclear, he called 911 and hung up four times before sunrise. Within the hour, Cadarius was in custody, and a sheriff’s deputy was accusing … [Read more...] about A Louisiana teen with disabilities needed help. Why was he accused of trying to kill a cop?
GAUHATI, India: Myanmar has asked India to return several police officers who crossed the border following a coup in their country. The deputy commissioner in Champai district in the northeastern state of Mizoram, Maria C.T. Zuali, said she received a letter from her Myanmar counterpart on Friday, asking India to return the officers in order to “uphold the friendship between Myanmar and India.” She said she informed India’s Ministry of Home Affairs and is awaiting instructions. Police detained at least seven Myanmar policemen, officials said Thursday. Zuali said earlier that four police arrived in Champai area on February 28, and local villagers handed them over to state authorities on March 1. Three other officers crossed on Wednesday near Lungkawlh village, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the Myanmar border. They told authorities they ran away because the Myanmar army was on their trail after they refused to obey orders. Indian police did not explain what orders they had … [Read more...] about Myanmar asks India to return policemen who fled army
With a pandemic gutting the economy and a family to feed, Pah – a single mother – works odd jobs by day and sells drinks in Bangkok’s entertainment industry at night, one of an untold number of women at the sharpest end of Thailand’s unprecedented economic crisis. Southeast Asia’s second biggest economy has, so far, avoided the worst of the public health crisis caused by the virus. Instead, it has been battered by the economic costs of a collapse of tourism and diminishing global demand for its exports. On Monday the Office of National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) announced a 6.1% contraction in gross domestic product over 2020, the worst in two decades. This year has started badly, with renewed partial lockdowns after a resurgence of the coronavirus and the continued absence of foreign visitors. The NESDC warned tourists are unlikely to return until deep into the fourth quarter as vaccines rollout and travel restrictions ease. Family breadwinners The … [Read more...] about Economic Hardship Pushes Thai Single Mothers to Make Tough Choices
Necklaces are part of both male and female dressing portraying a theme, message, or augmenting dressing. Chvker jewelry store pronounced Choker, female-owned, spearheaded through the works of Nazlia Yunus in 2014. This store is the producer of the enchanted butterfly necklace. The Butterfly Necklace This necklace, christened Whimsical Gold Butterfly Necklace since it has an enchanting look that gives an impression of having been plucked right out of fiction or myth. The necklace’s captivating butterfly pendant is hanging fancifully from the store’s precise rope chain. The rope chain is unique in design in that it augments the necklace and adds magic to the user’s daily look. This Chvker butterfly jewelry pairs and blends well a baby doll dress adorned in white sneakers . Necklace Material and Size This necklace is a gold-plated passed over brass with an assurance of being free of nickel and lead. The necklet requires proper care that includes keeping away from moisture … [Read more...] about Chvker Introduces Whimsical Enchanted Gold Butterfly Necklace
A tax refund is a beautiful thing. Essentially it’s your government telling you that you’ve given them too much money in tax season based on your personal financial circumstances. And that extra sum will be returned to you as quickly as they possibly can. Many people use their tax refunds to help them make larger purchases later in the year, save for a vacation, or just help pad out their savings on a yearly basis. Of course, your financial hygiene has a lot to do with how big your tax return will be. To make sure you get every penny owed to you, make sure to follow these tips: Donate To Charitable Organizations Instead of throwing out all of those old clothes you don’t wear anymore, consider making an itemized list of the items and then giving them to a registered charity. So long as you have records of what you’ve given away and their value, you can deduct this value from your overall tax burden and receive it as part of your return later in the year. Of course the burden of … [Read more...] about How to Ensure You Get the Largest Tax Refund Possible