Authorities are projecting around 1000 deaths. I don’t think any of our regular commenters live in Japan, nor anywhere in the northern Pacific likely to be tsunami-affected, but I’m sure we must have lurkers there. I wish you all safe. Please use this as an open thread on any news.
Open Thread – Christchurch Earthquake
Today Christchurch was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. This is an open thread for discussions of the Christchurch Earthquake. Any NZ feminists/ commenters who want to check in and let us know they are okay, please do.
Finding people, helping out, donations: please see Sarah Robot’s extensive links.
At long last…
… have they not a shred of decency?
Salma Hayek cross-nurses needy baby in Africa
Remember the fuss over Salma Hayek being “abusive” because she was “still” feeding her toddler?
Salma Hayek took a humanitarian trip to Sierra Leone. This video shows her being there for the death of a baby from tetanus, speaking to a UNICEF representative, and travelling to a remote part of Sierra Leone.
Face of rescue: Women’s work
Yahoo! News China has this photo of a police officer in an emergency shelter breastfeeding an orphaned baby. Heartbreaking, but somehow hopeful as well. So many babies must have no one there at all; this baby is lucky, in one… Read More ›
[image source] It must be a relief to Gisborne residents that this Christmas they’re cleaning up mess, not counting their dead. In the Richter 6.8 quake that hit, not one single traumatic death or major injury has been reported. One… Read More ›