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Acting Older Isn't Being Older: How We Fail Young Rape Victims | The Nation

Acting Older Isn't Being Older: How We Fail Young Rape Victims | The Nation | What's going on in the world? | Scoop.it
Looking mature should not be an excuse to rape young female victims, especially in a society that sexualizes young girls in everyday lives.
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This is yet another example of a good topic for an Op-Ed. Notice how Valenti zeroes in on the issue that she sees as overlooked, our complicity in continuing to blame the victims of rape.

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Jessica Zepeda's comment, September 17, 2013 7:52 PM
In this article, the defense attorney defended the case by saying "she looked older" and I don't think that's an excuse for what happened to her.

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This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

My descent into poverty was swift, and mortifying. Here's what it taught me.
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Here is the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby contraception case

Here is the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby contraception case | What's going on in the world? | Scoop.it
The court ruled that most companies do not have to cover contraception for their employees if the company has a religious objection to doing so.
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Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America, Part II

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America, Part II | What's going on in the world? | Scoop.it
The second in a weekly series of six essays.
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Here's Everything Women Could Buy if They Got Paid the Same as Men

Here's Everything Women Could Buy if They Got Paid the Same as Men | What's going on in the world? | Scoop.it
Do you know just how much the wage gap is costing hardworking women every day?
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One Percenter Served No Jail Time For Raping His Three Year Old

One Percenter Served No Jail Time For Raping His Three Year Old | What's going on in the world? | Scoop.it
A Delaware man convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter only faced probation after a state Superior Court judge ruled he "will not fare well" in prison.

In her decision, Judge Jan Jurden suggested Robert H. Richards IV would benef...
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Barack Obama: The Least Transparent President in History: Amy Goodman

Barack Obama: The Least Transparent President in History: Amy Goodman | What's going on in the world? | Scoop.it
Six years into the Obama administration, the president’s promise of “a new era of open government” seems just another grand promise, cynically broken.
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The Real Irish American Story Not Taught in Schools

The Real Irish American Story Not Taught in Schools | What's going on in the world? | Scoop.it
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"The school curriculum could and should ask students to reflect on the contradiction of starvation amidst plenty, on the ethics of food exports amidst famine. And it should ask why these patterns persist into our own time."

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Duke Energy Caught Intentionally Dumping 61 Million Gallons Of Coal Waste Into North Carolina Water

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The incident marks the eighth time in less than a month that the company has been accused of violating environmental regulations.
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I Was Shocked To Hear About One Guy Who Is On Food Stamps...

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Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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Sharena Hamilton's curator insight, April 3, 2014 2:18 PM

I believe that foot stamps shouldn't be cut because they actually do help the less fortunate, in his case he fought in Afghanistan  and food stamps is the only way he wont starve. How can someone who fought for there country can't get any help? 

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WATCH: Bulldog Puppy Loves Rolling Down Hills

WATCH: Bulldog Puppy Loves Rolling Down Hills | What's going on in the world? | Scoop.it

afrWhy bother with chew toys when there are perfectly good hills to roll down?

That seems to be the mentality of this English bulldog puppy, named Sophie, who has come to appreciate the simple pleasures in life -- namely, rolling down hills.

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From the Huff Post's Good News page. Who knew?

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CI professor, administrator publish first social business textbook with foreword by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate > News Releases > CSU Channel Islands

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The 8 Best Lines From Ginsburg's Dissent on the Hobby Lobby Contraception Decision | Mother Jones

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The shorthand version

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Hobby Lobby's hypocrisy: The company's retirement plan invests in contraception manufacturers

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When Hobby Lobby filed its case against Obamacare's contraception mandate, its retirement plan had more than $73 million invested in funds with stakes in contraception makers.
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When heroin use hit the suburbs, everything changed

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Now that heroin has hit the suburbs, people realize that the problem isn’t degeneracy of a group of Americans.
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ACLU Sues To Overturn Idaho 'Ag Gag' Law

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SALMON, Idaho, March 17 (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho on Monday asked a federal judge to strike down a state law it says violates constitutional rights to free speech by banning the documentation of animal abuse at lives...
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I'm so hoping the ACLU wins this case!

 

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snopes.com: Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler, a candidate for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, is credited with saving 2,500 Polish Jews from the Holocaust.
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Warning: College students, this editorial may upset you

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The latest attack on academic freedom comes not from government authorities or corporate pressure but from students. At UC Santa Barbara , the student Senate recently passed a resolution that calls for mandatory "trigger warnings" — cautions from professors, to be added to their course syllabi, specifying which days' lectures will include readings or films or discussions that might trigger feelings of emotional or physical distress.
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How big banks rake in millions on the backs of California's poorest families

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Bank of America and others charge them more than $19 million annually to access their public benefits.
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We're Not "Hysterical" for Talking About Rape Culture | Bitch Media

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The nation's largest anti-sexual violence group says talking about rape culture is a distraction. Here's why they're wrong.
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I Can't Stop Looking at These Great John Cook Posts

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Today is John Cook's last day as the editor-in-chief of Gawker.com.
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Paul Ryan’s Irish Amnesia

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Talking the familiar, heartless language of hunger economics.
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I find it completely unacceptable for anyone to be hungry in this country, especially when the government subsides some farmers, and we have so much excess food.

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Woman told she faces prison for locking up her dog and leaving it to die

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Bristol solicitor Katy Gammon pleads guilty to animal cruelty after abandoning her pet Roxy without food or water
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Amid killer whale controversy, S.D. City Council honors SeaWorld

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SAN DIEGO — Amid controversy over the killer whale shows at SeaWorld, the City Council on Tuesday unanimously declared March to be SeaWorld San Diego Month.
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