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What Happens When Hillbilly TV Gets Way Too Real
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, TV, 'Hillbillies', society, culture, humans, ethics, children, sadness, violence, women, crime, abuse )

CarrieSIC
- 2 days ago - buzzfeed.com
When TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo -- a spin-off featuring the family of Alana Thompson, one of the breakout stars of Toddlers & Tiaras -- premiered in 2012, critics called it repellent and disturbing, which was not a completely unfair assessment.
Fire Pro-Rape Sports Commentator - ForceChange ~ PLEASE SIGN
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, women, violence, rape, ethics, media, violence )

Beverly
- 3 days ago - forcechange.com
Fire the ESPN commentator who said that the rape charges against a basketball star gave him "sizzle."
Feminist Scholars to Obama: End Prosecution of Palestinian Survivor of Sexual Torture
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, women, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, Israel, Palestine, torture, government, ethics, rights, freedoms, society, news, law, politics, abuse, violence )

CarrieSIC
- 4 days ago - electronicintifada.net
In 2004, award-winning filmmaker Buthina Canaan Khoury made the documentary Women in Struggle about four Palestinian women who were former detainees. She documents the physical, mental and sexual torture women experienced during interrogations.
Her Name Was Reeva Steenkamp
Society & Culture  (tags: media, violence, abuse, women, victims, humans, biased reporting )

Evelyn
- 5 days ago - huffingtonpost.co.uk
Her name was Reeva Steenkamp. I'm starting with Reeva because, like so many female victims of violence and abuse, her name has been lost, worse still: voluntarily disregarded. it is the male narrative that dominates our media outlets.
Gary, Indiana Is a Serial Killer's Playground
Society & Culture  (tags: Gary Indiana, serial killing suspect, Darren Deon Vann, society, violence, women, crime, death, murder, news, police, interesting )

CarrieSIC
- 6 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Darren Deon Vann's hometown has 10,000 abandoned houses, more than enough for him to hide six bodies. Even worse, it's a place where women disappear without being missed.
Save Christian Mom Asia Bibi From Execution - Please Sign Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Pakistan, violence, women, Islam, Christianity, Muslims, hanging, abuse, crime, culture, death, ethics, government, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety )

Sabina
- 9 days ago - aclj.org
Asia Bibi was falsely accused of "blasphemy" - speaking against the prophet Muhammad. Now this wife and mother of five will hang for her Christian faith. She would be the first woman executed under Pakistan's Sharia blasphemy law.
"I Draw for Gaza": The Defiant Art of Haneen Nofal
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, Palestine, Haneen Nofal, Gaza, culture, violence, women, freedoms, rights, sadness, world )

CarrieSIC
- 13 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Haneen Ibrahim Nofal posted a striking image on the Internet while Israel was bombing her native Gaza in July. The drawing depicted a young woman wearing a kufiyyeh -- the Palestinian checkered scarf -- on her head and smiling proudly while touching a crown
What NFL Cheerleaders Did Mid-Game Brought Everyone To Tears. Even The Players.
Society & Culture  (tags: children, sports, NFL Cheerleaders, cancer, society, family, women, americans, health, news, humans, interesting )

CarrieSIC
- 14 days ago - viralnova.com
Football fanatics aren't known for being overly friendly to the opposing sides. Players and supporters are known to be aggressively competitive, sometimes even violently so. But when the Cincinnati Bengals played the New England Patriots recently...
Israeli Settlers Terrorize Annual Palestinian Olive Harvest
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestinians, olive pickers, violence, ethics, freedoms, Human Rights, family, society, culture, safety, women, children, crime )

CarrieSIC
- 16 days ago - maannews.net
The assault is the 3rd such attack on Palestinian olive pickers in three days, creating concern about unchecked settler violence as the olive harvest kicks off across the West Bank. 10 settlers arrived from the nearby Kfar Tappuah settlement and assaulted
This Alabama Judge Has Figured Out How to Dismantle Roe V. Wade
Society & Culture  (tags: society, government, politics, women, Roe v. Wade, legal abortion, Alabama, Judge Tom Parker, ethics, family, freedoms, rights, law )

CarrieSIC
- 18 days ago - propublica.org
Parker has been the most creative in his relentless campaign to undermine legal abortion. His efforts have made Parker a pivotal figure in the so-called personhood movement, which has its roots in a loophole in Roe v. Wade.
Tell Holiday Inn, ProActiv, and Other Advertisers: Rush Limbaugh Must Go! ~ PLEASE SIGN
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, women, violence, ethics )

Beverly
- 20 days ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
"Rape enablists should not be rewarded. Drop Rush Limbaugh immediately."
Tell Stephen Harper: We Need A National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women ! SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, women, Canada, Indigenous, murdered, missing )

Cher
- 22 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Stephen Harper should stop ignoring the facts, take a hard look at the shocking statistics about missing and murdered Indigenous women and call for an immediate national inquiry.
Judge Refuses to Dismiss "Baseless" Charges Against Palestinian-American (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestinian-American community leader, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, trial, Human Rights, Israeli torture, activists, government, ethics, rights, society, women, politics, news, freedoms, culture, law )

CarrieSIC
- 23 days ago - electronicintifada.net
As the Palestinian-American community leader and her lawyers sat at the defense table, supporters, many of whom had made the five-hour drive from Chicago, packed the Detroit federal courtroom.
Canada: No More Stolen Sisters ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: environment, humans, protection, rights, women )

Cher
- 26 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and girls are going missing and being murdered at a much higher rate than other women in Canada -- a rate so high it constitutes nothing less than a national human rights crisis.
 

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