When word got out that female inmates in Arizona were allowed only 12 sanitary napkins per month, sympathetic women outside of the prison system decided to let the authorities know that this practice constituted cruel and unusual punishment. A Twitter campaign called #letitflow quickly caught the attention of male lawmakers who wanted to spend as little time as possible contemplating the natural process of menstruation.
In an effort to bring dignity and basic hygiene to corrections facilities, #letitflow encouraged women from across the country to mail tampons, pads and napkins to the Arizona Department of Corrections and to Republican state representative Thomas "T.J." Shope, who refused to consider a bill to increase the monthly allotment of feminine hygiene supplies provided to women in corrections facilities.
Parents: worried about getting a dog because of all those hair-covered couches and piles of dirt? Relax. It turns out dogs’ dander and bacteria might actually be good for kids.
Two studies presented at the annual American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) meeting in late October found a positive relationship between keeping dogs in the home and reduced rates of eczema and asthma in young children.