10 pivotal moments in 'Parks and Rec' that make us glad Amy's back.

Amy Poehler. She's the greatest, right?

RIGHT?


RIGHT?!

RIGHT.

So let's remember the show (more than "SNL"!) that introduced America to how truly awesome Amy was, is, and will be forever. And ever.

She's got a way of making you laugh but also making you wonder ... Am I a better person now? And also, how am I still laughing?

Here's how it's done.

Dear "Parks and Rec," thank you for the invite to Wisdomtown ... capital city, Amy-is-the-best-ville.

Let's take a field trip!

1. You shamelessly discuss same-sex relationships ...

All images via "Parks and Recreation."

2. You made men's rights activists seem appropriately ridiculous:

Are you for real, dude?

And thank you.

3. You took stereotypes about women and men — and kapow. You helped us realize that they are silly.

Women deserve opportunities in careers that aren't typically "female" — like sanitation jobs!

4. "Parks and Rec" made playing with pronouns cool. He/she/boy/girl/him/her/you, what? All of us!

Ben could be Michelle!

Leslie could be a real stand up guy!

Andy could be a lady!

Boys can be goddesses!

We all know Chris Pratt makes a beautiful goddess. No contest.

5. "Parks and Rec" proved that, despite stereotypes to the contrary, women can hold leadership roles...

...and men can hold kitchen roles!

Don't keep Ben out of the calzone zone. Don't keep Leslie out of the boardroom. You do you, Leslie. You do you, Ben!

6. Leslie shamelessly hearts lady parts.

She's a poet. And she knows it.

7. And don't forget the open and honest sex talks!

Teaching old folks how to put condoms on a banana. Classic.

"Condoms! Safe sex for everyone! Let's party."

Amy keeps it real. #blessed

8. "Parks and Rec" showed that representation is important for gender equality.

9. You showed that it's totally OK (and even adorable) when dudes cry...

...and it's totes fine when they're depressed or anxious, too!

Masculinity is no prison in Pawnee!!!

10. You showed the power of second chances, friendship, and the dignity of work.

Oh, Amy. This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship, and I hope it never ends.

Amy for president!

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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