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Growing Up
Society & Culture  (tags: education, Boarding School, co-ed, respect, India )

Evelyn
- 38 minutes ago - thecitizen.in
In today's time, nothing like a co-educational boarding school that teaches you to not only build on a healthy relationship stressing on equality but also respect for the opposite sex with no sense of discrimination towards them.
The Middle Class Is Not Normal(Power Elite Monopolies Are!)
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, culture, education, children, activists, abuse, family, freedoms, gayrights, law, society, world, women, violence, rights, government, dishonesty, environment, police )

Wild
- 6 hours ago - nationofchange.org
There's nothing "normal" about having a middle class. Having a middle class is a choice that a society has to make, and it's a choice we need to make again in this generation, if we want to stop the destruction of the remnants of the last generation's mid
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Dies
Society & Culture  (tags: Rubin Carter, Hurricane Carter, deaths, memorials, injustice, videos )

Freya
- 9 hours ago - cnn.com
Watch the video and listen to what he says about privatization of prisons. May he rest in peace.
36 Unexpected Origins Of Everyday British Phrases
Society & Culture  (tags: society, language, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - buzzfeed.com
Etymology, my dear Watson.
Moral Injury:The Grunts - Damned If They Kill, Damned If They Don't/ HuffPost
Society & Culture  (tags: PTSD, Moralinjury, Moralpain, Morality, MoralityofWar, JustWars, Imperialism, Pentagon, DefenseDepartment, ImperialistWars, Afghanistan, Troops, Suicide, USmilitary, WarCrimes, insanity )

BMutiny
- 10 hours ago - projects.huffingtonpost.com
"He was just a kid. But I'm sorry, I'm trying not to get shot and I don't want any of my brothers getting hurt, so when you are put in that kind of situation... it's shittty that you have to, like... shoot him. You know it's wrong. But, you have no choice."
6 Dastardly Right-Wing Declarations This Week: The Phyllis 'Expand the Gender Pay Gap' Schlafly Edition
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, ethics, culture, politics, freedoms, family, women, rights, news )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - alternet.org
It's one of the more perplexing mysteries of our time: Why is Phyllis Schlafly still flapping her lips? Has she not gotten the message that history has entirely passed her by?
Is 'Sex After Kids' Ever the Same As Before?(Do Humans Have to Endless Repeat the Same Formulas?)
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, education, environment, ethics, children, abuse, dishonesty, family, humans, health, society, safety, rights, politics, media, law, tv, movies, fashion, sports, gayrights, freedoms, religion, violence, women, world )

Wild
- 10 hours ago - alternet.org
A new documentary reveals surprising new answers. It is a truth universally acknowledged that having kids ruins your sex life.
How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, family, culture, economy, world, education, interesting )

Carrie
- 11 hours ago - mentalfloss.com
Here's a little perspective: In 1939, gas cost 10 cents a gallon at the pump. A movie ticket set you back 20 cents. John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the year's bestselling hardcover book, was $2.75.
Hey Vegans, Don't Be Jerks: Why It Helps No One to Judge Their Food Choices
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, freedoms, ethics, culture, diet, vegans, Omnivores, society, interesting, humans )

Carrie
- 11 hours ago - alternet.org
Really, I'm not judging you. But I often find it necessary to establish myself as "not a threat" to meat eaters. I also occasionally bump up against militant vegans.
Islamists in Nigeria 'Still Holding 85 Schoolgirls Hostage'
Society & Culture  (tags: islamists, kidnap, schoolgirls, hostage, Nigeria, Boko Haram )

Beatrice
- 11 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram is still holding 85 girls it abducted from a raid on a secondary school in northeastern Borno state this week, although the other 44 were free, the state government said on Saturday. Monday's mass abduction of
Transitioning From Military to Civilian Life, and From Camaraderie to Isolation
Society & Culture  (tags: military, troops, war, healthcare, healthcare, housing, ethics, culture, society, women, violence, world, politics )

James
- 12 hours ago - vato21stcentury.blogspot.com
AFTER THE WARS: 'Ugh. I miss it.' April 19, 2014 - ROCK SPRINGS, WYO. -- The only light in the vast Wyoming darkness came from the lit end of another 5:30 a.m. cigarette as Derric Winters waited alone for sunrise on the porch of his trailer.
Help Alyssa Help Others in Cuernavaca!!!
Society & Culture  (tags: language, abuse, health, study, treatment, illness, healthcare, humans, drugs, culture, abuse, education, health, travel, world, culture )

Alyssa
- 14 hours ago - fundmytravel.com
Since I was little, I've wanted to help others. Im currently in school to become an Addiction Therapist with a minor in Spanish. I was accepted to study abroad in Mexico to become more fluent for my career. I appreciate any help covering the program cost!
Iran Rape Victim Bound for Gallows Unless She Changes Story
Society & Culture  (tags: rape, victim, murder, hanging )

Beatrice
- 14 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, an Iranian intelligence agent, was killed by Reyhaneh Jabbari after she was lured to flat to undertake interior design work but sexually abused. Jabbari pleaded self defence but was sentenced to hang
Saudi Princesses Kept as 'Hostages' By King
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, culture, family, freedoms, government, law, religion, rights, safety, sadness, politics, violence, women, world, ethics )

Shirley
- 1 day ago - news.ninemsn.com.au
The four princesses say their father King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz keeps them locked up for speaking out about the country's oppression of women.
Please Sign: Nebraska Schools, Correct Your Bad Anti-Bulling Advice!
Society & Culture  (tags: Nebraska Public Schools, Bullying, Anti-bullying flyer, forgiveness, Golden Rule, bully protection, students rights, education, safety, children )

Susan
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
Zemen Elementary in Nebraska sent home a new flyer with some really bad advice. Though the intent might be to teach forgiveness and soften harsh punishments against children, the advice is not really what forgiveness is about and it could be dangerous.
Harvard, Don't Deny Tenure to Professor Who Advocates for Sexual Abuse Victims
Society & Culture  (tags: Harvard, Kimberly Theidon, Advocate for sexual assault victims, retaliation, discrimination, equal pay sex discrimination, tenure, Title IX, education, university crime, cover up )

Susan
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
Harvard Professor Kimberly Theidon stuck her neck out to help victims of sexual abuse who were denied proper support from the college. But for doing this advocacy work, Theidon says she was denied tenure and will lose her job.
Palestinian University Students' Trip to Auschwitz Causes Uproar
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestinians, Auschwitz, Holocaust )

David
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
Prof.Mohammed S. Dajani took 27 Palestinian college students to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp. Upon his return, his university disowned the trip, his fellow Palestinians branded him a traitor & friends advised a quick vacation abroad.
British Woman May Face Execution in Iran for Insulting Islam Expatriates Persecuted
Society & Culture  (tags: Iran, death penalty )

David
- 1 day ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
Iran does not recognize dual citizenships and considers all those who were born in Iran or to Iranian parents as Iranian citizens subject to its deadly Islamic penal code. One hundred and thirty-one offenses are punishable by death.
Please Sign: Ohio, Let Same-Sex Couples Marry at Home!
Society & Culture  (tags: Ohio, same-sex marriage, gay marriage, LGBT, recognizes out of state same-sex marriag, marriage at home banned, Judge Timothy Black, equal rights, discrimination, gay rights, family, freedom )

Susan
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
Judge Timothy Black says Ohio must now recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages. The ruling still doesn't end the ban on same-sex marriage at home, but Black said earlier that this ban is demeaning to the "dignity of same-sex couples.
Please Sign: Tennessee, Don't Criminalize Pregnant Women
Society & Culture  (tags: women's rights, prenatal drug addiction, Tennessee, health, punishment, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Safe Harbor Act, Bill criminalizing pregnant women, drug addiction, punitive ineffective laws )

Susan
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
Tennessee just passed a bill that would charge women with assault or homicide for pregnancy complications connected to narcotics use. But the bill is so broad it could end up being used to prosecute women for any complication that occurs during pregnancy.
Leaked Inspectors Report: UK Schools Discriminate Against Non-Muslims
Society & Culture  (tags: Children, Human rights, Religion, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Schools in the UK city of Birmingham are discriminating against non-Muslim students, practice forced sex segregation and invite extremists to promote Islamic values among the children, says an official report leaked to The Telegraph.
Matt Taibbi: The SuperRich in America Have Become 'Untouchables' Who Don't Go to Prison
Society & Culture  (tags: justice, wealth, untouchables, injustice, income gap )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Taibbi discusses his new book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap."
Police Charge High School Student With Disorderly Conduct for Using An IPad to Prove He's Being Bullied
Society & Culture  (tags: education, bullying, schools, injustice, Pennsylvania )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The teen sought proof that school administrators were ignoring his plight. So they had him arrested.
Thom Hartmann: How America Killed Its Middle Class
Society & Culture  (tags: taxes, wealth, economic inequality, income gap )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
We're heading into a world that looks like a Charles Dickens novel.
   

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