Tag Archives: proverty

The Plastic Cops

“Smugglers can receive up to six months in jail.” That statement alone left me reeling from the absurdness of this article (A vigilant Rwanda is winning the war on plastic bags ). These individuals were not smuggling drugs, animals, or … Continue reading

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Jailed over Truancy

The headline jumped out like a bright pink elephant. The article Philly locks up kids for truancy, fighting – then goes after parents for child support  that image alone made me want to yell. I have heard many absurd things as … Continue reading

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Purpose

My purpose is to eradicate poverty in all spaces and all forms where I can. I say this-and I mean it sincerely-I am offended by it. It is mean, it is unnecessary and it siphons away so much human capital. … Continue reading

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Knocked Up

I wished somebody had taught me about my body, about healthy sexuality, when I was young and made sure I knew what to do in order not to get pregnant” Cherisse Scott Like Ellen Goodman,  in the article What happened … Continue reading

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Jailed Over Court Fines

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
“Little Jake asked, “Did you hear what happened to me? I was panning in front of the pharmacy. This fat woman panhandler told me to move. Lots of people pan there. It’s…

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