Oakland

Frailty Myths | @frailtymyths

This week on CP, we're emboldened to consider our strength and power in the garden and in life generally by Erinn Carter and Georgia Faye Hirsty, two of the co-founders of an organization known as Frailty Myths, based in Oakland, CA. 

 

Their mission is to reimagine femininity and build power by excusing ourselves from the implications, hobbles, and damage wrought by mainstream conceptions of what is naturally feminine or naturally masculine (the dominant ethos of what we know as "patriarchy” and as perpetuated by us all). 

North State Congressman Doug LaMalfa says he intends to keep the pressure on the Oakland office of Veterans Affairs where he says over 14,000 claims for benefits were locked in a file cabinet and forgotten about — some for over 15 years.

Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, LaMalfa said he recently went to the VA center in Oakland and was told that the claims did not exist. However, the Office of Inspector General confirmed they did exist.