Posted in: Azteclady Speaks, I love that bitch like a fat kid loves cake, womanly things
From the Smart Bitches, how one person (who happens to be a woman and a romance author) can make a huge difference in the lives of many.
Go read in detail how Pamela Clare fought her way to writing a law (that passed) to make it possible for female inmates to give birth unshackled to the bed.
Yes, you read right: unshackled. Because up to now, in many of states of the Union is allowed by law to shackle a laboring woman to a bed, simply because she’s also an inmate.
I also want to point out that as much as Ms Clare’s actions are amazing from the point of view of women’s rights, they are so as part of the fight for human rights–the inhumane treatment of pregnant inmates has, in fact, cost lives.
For her dedication to this issue and her work and integrity as a journalist, Ms Clare was awarded the Society for Professional Journalists “Keeper of the Flame” Lifetime Achievement Award.
Thank you, Ms Clare. Way to go.
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