Homelessness: Los Angeles

I just noticed this as I was cruising down my Twitter feed and I thought I would share it with everybody
How Homelessness Is Shifting in Los Angeles – Next City

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Dover & MeetMe 

So I’m sitting on the bed relaxing with my thoughts,it’s been a beautiful day that I got to just relax with the pooch and the NASCAR gang in Dover. Which will be happening again tomorrow with the sprint cup cars. Today’s Xfinity race was great to watch because there’s no dull moment just like with the cup teams. I know a lot of people complain about one thing or another because they aren’t happy with something but honestly I think that the reason most people are complaining about something is because they are not happy with the way their lives are and nothing /nobody is going to change the situation for them. It’s a lot like the community members who bitch about things on MeetMe. I have complained some I wi admit it but only when someone or something really disturbs me. Anyway,if I wasn’t content with the community I wouldn’t be there and even though I have mixed feelings about something’s I see there I know that there’s still nothing quite like it 

Why women talk less

language: a feminist guide

This week on Newsnight, Evan Davis talked to three women about all-male panels—a subject made topical by the recent popularity of a tumblr set up to name and shame them. Why, he asked, are women so often un- or under-represented in public forums? Are they reluctant to put themselves forward? Are they deterred by the adversarial nature of the proceedings?

The women offered some alternative suggestions. Women don’t get asked, or if they do it’s assumed you only need one. Women aren’t seen as experts, unless the subject is a ‘women’s issue’. The age-old prejudice against women speaking in public means that any woman who dares to voice her opinions can expect to be deluged with abuse and threats.

But while all-male panels are obviously a problem, they’re only the tip of the iceberg. Just ensuring that women are represented on a panel does not guarantee their voices will…

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