Understanding the Farm Bill: What’s SNAP Got to Do With It?
[N]utrition programs account for a surprising two-thirds of Farm Bill spending. Low-income and emergency food assistance, nutrition education, and several farmers’ market programs are all governed under the Farm Bill. (Some other familiar nutrition programs, such as those for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the School Lunch Program, are regulated by the Child Nutrition Act, separate from the Farm Bill.)
SNAP is by far the largest of these programs, making up 95% of nutrition spending in the Farm Bill.
Simple, Good and Tasty is doing a whole series on the Farm Bill, starting with a primer on what the Farm Bill is. I’ll confess that I thought the Farm Bill largely consisted of nonsensical subsidies to corporate farmers. That’s a relatively small proportion (approximately 15%). The Farm Bill is way bigger than I thought it was.
Privilege Denying Dude
Unfortunately, it’s hilarious.
My Fault, I’m Female
Do you sometimes feel that you’re female, and it’s all your fault?
MFIF (My fault, I’m female) is a blog that shares stories of women who’ve been made to feel it’s their fault that they are female at work, at home, or wherever.
Basically it’s FML, but with sexist bosses, stone age attitudes, pay gap stories, and plenty of ranting.
40 years after the Equal Pay Act in Britain, women still earn 17% less than men for full-time and 36% less for part-time work. This blog also seeks to expose sexism with accounts of discrimination, lack of respect for maternity rights, employers who don’t care about work-life balance, and disparity in pay.
We want to highlight what is still an entrenched problem in our workplaces, streets, and homes, while sharing stories on a non-judgmental platform.
You can submit your stories to their site and also liberally sprinkle the #MFIF hashtag in your social medium of choice.
(via Grease Rag Mpls)
U.S. Latino & Latina World War II Oral History Project
World War II was a turning point for the United States, and the war had an impact on U.S. Latinos just as much as other groups. It has been estimated that anywhere from 250,000 to as many as 750,000 Latinos and Latinas served in the armed forces during World War II. The purpose of this site is to foster a greater awareness of their contributions. On our site you will find hundreds of stories, thousands of photos, oral history training videos, all the forms and guidelines you need to submit a videotaped interview or tribute to the project. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
(via Remember the Ladies)