Tragic Tale of Injustice: Lena Baker
Lena Baker: The Tragic Story of Georgia's First and Only Woman Executed by Electric Chair. In the history of the United States, capital punishment has long been a topic of debate and controversy. Among the numerous individuals who have faced execution, Lena Baker holds a unique position as the only woman in Georgia to ever be executed by the electric chair. Her case highlights not only the flaws and biases within the judicial system, but also the struggles faced by African-American women during a time of intense racial discrimination and injustice. This article delves into the life and tragic fate of Lena Baker, providing an in-depth look at her circumstances, trial, and the enduring impact her story has had.
Study Links Drinking Diet Soda with Aspartame During Pregnancy to Increased Autism Risk in Boys
Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center uncovered an alarming three-fold increase in autism diagnoses among boys born to mothers who consumed diet soda or aspartame while pregnant or breastfeeding.
ABWD: Celebrating Women's Impact on the Corporate World
American Business Women's Day, observed on September 22nd each year, is a day dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the achievements and contributions of women in the world of business and entrepreneurship. This special day not only highlights the significant progress women have made in the corporate world but also serves as a reminder of the importance of continued support and gender equality in all sectors of the economy.
Whitmer Ends Child Marriage with Bill Signing
Earlier this Summer, Whitmer signed several bills in order to end child marriage in Michigan. One of the biggest moves earlier in the Summer was raising the marriage age to 18. Previously, 16-and 17-year olds could get married if they had permission from their parents or guardians.
Why the Manosphere Does Not Want Women to Get Divorced
As a 32 year old divorcée with twin infants, I was, to the manosphere, "undesirable." When I'd started dating following my separation, I'd already heard plenty of snarky comments: "No man will want to take care of someone else's kids." "You lost your desirability at 25."
California Woman's Take on Traditional vs. Equal Marriages
Linda Andrade, 23, from California, believes in traditional gender roles and has never paid a bill in her life. Her husband, Ricky, 27, earns a six-figure salary and provides for the family, allowing Linda to focus on household duties.
Washington, D.C.' s Mayor Will Hold A Maternal and Infant Health Summit
Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C. has invited residents to attend The 6th Annual Maternal and Infant Health Summit in Washington, D.C. to be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, from 8 AM until 5 PM.
Mendocino Artist Felicia Rice on Confronting Issues through Art
The Babblery podcast released a full-length interview with book artist Felicia Rice, an internationally known letterpress artist who resides in Mendocino. Rice's new book, Heavy Lifting, is an artist's response to loss—she lost her home, her studio, and her life's work in the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex fire.
Amanitore: Queen of Kush and Nubian Warrior
Amanitore, also known as Queen Amanirenas, is a remarkable historical figure who ruled over the Kingdom of Kush, an ancient African civilization located in what is now modern-day Sudan. Her reign, which is estimated to have spanned from around 40 BCE to 10 BCE, is characterized by her leadership in times of conflict, her role in defending her kingdom from Roman incursions, and her contributions to the cultural and economic prosperity of Kush.
Women & 'Forever Chemicals': Cancer Link?
New US government-funded research suggests that women exposed to several widely used chemicals are twice as likely to develop ovarian and other cancers, including melanoma. A team of academic researchers used CDC data to find that women with some “hormonally driven” cancers were exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are used in thousands of household and industrial products, including stain- and heat-resistant ones.
HPV vaccination is preventing cancer-causing infections and pre-cancers. CDC
HPV infections and cervical precancers (abnormal cells on the cervix that can lead to cancer) have dropped since 2006, when HPV vaccines were first used in the United States. *AFFILIATE HEALTHLABS LINK BELOW WILL GAIN US A COMMISSION TO BENEFIT CHILDREN WITH AUTISM*
More Gun Safety Laws Coming to Michigan
This past week, Michigan Democrats took the first steps to implement more gun safety laws. This comes after a busy legislative session where the Democrats passed several gun safety measures, including background checks, red flag laws, and safe storage.
Sculpture in Atlanta honors Coretta Scott King. A Monument to Empower Voices and Promote Equality.
A new sculpture unveiled in Atlanta, Georgia, stands as a symbol of empowerment and inclusion. *M&M'S AFFILIATE LINK BELOW HELP'S SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH AUTISM*. In a nation where more than 90 percent of monuments represent men, this open-air dome, located in front of the King Center, encourages people to make their voices heard and amplifies calls for positive change. The monument pays tribute to the remarkable legacy of Coretta Scott King, a civil rights leader and advocate for equality, whose tireless dedication to preserving her husband's values and promoting peace and justice made her an iconic figure in American history.
Texas makes it easier for victims to get family violence protective order
A new law helps victims of family violence get help. Texas' House Bill 1432 removes one of the hurdles to getting a protective order — helping victims of family violence get help before things get worse.
Closing the Wage Gap for Black Women
September 21st marks the date of National Black Women's Equal Pay Day. This day is to show awareness of the economic disparities working Black women face. According to Equal Pay Today, Census data from 2022 shows a wage gap for Black women compared to non-Hispanic white men. The gap is .67 cents for full time, year-round workers and .64 cents for all workers (including part time). Basically, for every .64 cents a Black woman makes, another person makes a dollar. The average Black woman must work nearly seven full months longer to earn the same as the average man earns.
How Carb and Fat Consumption Affects Life Expectancy: A Gender-Based Analysis
A new study from Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan suggests that extreme dietary habits related to carbohydrate and fat consumption may affect longevity. The study finds that men who eat too few carbohydrates daily may increase their risk of dying, while women who consume insufficient quantities of fat may do the same. However, the hazard differed for men and women. All the study participants were in fit condition at recruitment.
Toxic Femininity: Unmasking Harmful Gender Expectations
Femininity, like masculinity, is a complex construct that is shaped by societal norms, cultural beliefs, and individual experiences. While discussions about gender issues often focus on toxic masculinity, it's important to recognize that toxic femininity also exists and can be just as damaging. Toxic femininity refers to harmful expectations and stereotypes imposed on individuals based on their perceived or self-identified femininity. In this blog post, we will explore what toxic femininity is, how it manifests in society, and its impact on individuals and communities.
Public Outrage Over Fatal Police Incident in Seattle
In a recent incident that has ignited public fury, Daniel Auderer, the Vice President of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, was recorded making insensitive comments about a young woman who was fatally struck by a police car. Auderer's remarks have led to renewed scrutiny of the Seattle Police Department's conduct and ethics.
DPS Texas Ranger makes rank — and history, as first female Major
"I cannot think of someone more deserving, nor can I think of a better role model for so many to be able to follow as she continues pave the way." — Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw.