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What seems like a small indignity at first soon becomes a huge blow to your self-esteem.

Yeah, that. On top of the desperate feeling of homelessness.

What seems like a small indignity at first soon becomes a huge blow to your self-esteem.





"Which is less dignified: stealing tampons or not having one at all?"

That single question gets to the heart of homeless women's monthly dilemma. What would happen to them if they were caught stealing tampons? It's clear when you think about it this way that some women make decisions you may never in a million years consider making because living in abject poverty can foist some terrible choices on a person.

If you already make contributions to your local shelters or food banks, consider adding in some feminine products next time. It's truly needed, and the women you help will be grateful for the dignity. If you'd rather find a way to help or donate online, check out the links below, or consider signing the petition.

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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