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A friend of mine has just been kicked out of her house with her sister (their mother kicked them out). My friend is 20, her sister is younger. They're in the Los Angeles County in California.
If any of you on my flist have any tips for them, any places they should check out, money they can get to support themselves till life picks up, or people they should see, anything, please let me know in the comments and I'll send everything to them. I can't be of much help myself, not knowing the first thing about The System and it's really awful feeling this powerless.

Thank you all very much.
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If you think the recent Marie Claire article 'Should Fatties Get a Room? (Even on TV)' made sense, then by all means say so now so I can unfriend you & so we can save each other a lot of time.

I just unfriended (and blocked from Twitter) someone who thought the article had a point, and I'll unfriend anyone else who does so. I find it depressing that fat phobia seems to be one of the most persistent and consistent phobias out there as it remains unchallenged every day and I refuse to pretend to be friendly to people who still think there's a moral judgment to be had each time a fat person shows up in their lives, or god forbid, on their television set.

This is as important to me as any other area of systematic oppression. If you're fat phobic, transphobic, homophobic, racist, ableist, classist or sexist and are doing nothing about it* - get out. And get out now or I'll kick you out myself.

Comments are wide open - I was serious about unfriending. 

*Someone pointed out that a lot of people might not recognize themselves in this description and would think it doesn't apply to them, which is why I added 'and are doing nothing about it'. The thing is - be aware of your shortcomings and work on them/be willing to work on them.

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