‘RAPE CULTURE’ …. “Which one is worse: the event or the aftermath? …. “!!


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~~September 14, 2016~~ 

RAPE CULTURE 

Brock Turner only spent 3 months in jail because Judge Persky cared more about his future than justice for the survivor.

To defeat #rapeculture we must understand it.

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In feminist theory, rape culture is a setting in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. There is disagreement over what defines rape culture and as to whether any societies currently meet the criteria for a rape culture.

Behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, sexual objectification, trivializing rape, denial of widespread rape, refusing to acknowledge the harm caused by some forms of sexual violence, or some combination of these.

The notion of rape culture has been used to describe and explain behavior within social groups, including prison rape, and in conflict areas where war rape is used as psychological warfare.

Entire societies have been alleged to be rape cultures.

Evidence suggests that rape culture is correlated with other social factors and behaviors. Rape myths, victim blaming, and trivialization of rape have been found to be positively correlated with racism, sexism,homophobia, ageism, classism, religious intolerance, and other forms of discrimination.

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~~Rape Culture USA~~

~~Published on Sep 4, 2014~~

The number of women who have been raped in the United States is huge, and many argue that ‘rape culture‘ is the reason so many get away with it.

But what is Rape Culture, and how does it contribute to these shocking statistics?

AJ+ breaks it down, including some examples from Cee Lo Green, Daniel Tosh, and more.

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IOTD …. Special Edition …. “Terror in Nice, France … “!!


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~~July 15, 2016~~ 

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Terror attack  in Nice, France

At least 84 people have died, including children, after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice

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To start the day …. “Ty Defoe: Native American Artist …. “!!


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~~February 27, 2016~~ 

TWO SPIRITS

Two Spirits, One Dance

A Red Face in the Crowd: Identities of A Native American Two-Spirit Writer

“In shape-shifting, through the arts and social circles, I aspire to bring those who aren’t usually heard to the table. I raise these questions: How can we all utilize our artistic practice to challenge the formulas of privilege? How can creative artists and decision makers challenge their infrastructure to build a new nation of theatre?

In my Trans/two-spirit communities, we can use theatre making tools to express, to heal, to celebrate, and to tell our stories on stages. There is a teaching I received when I was given a sacred hoop dance. It was that we are all connected in this great circle of life.

The symbol of the hoop is important because it unifies all living things.

In a circle there are no corners in which to hide, and in this circle unifying all living things, we must stand next to and across from each other as equals. Healing, celebrating, telling together, though our stories differ.

A new nation of theatre.”

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~~Two Spirits, One Dance For Native American Artist~~

~~Published on Feb 25, 2016~~

“Two-spirit” is how some Native Americans describe people whose gender identity doesn’t fit as strictly male or female. Meet Ty DeFoe, who’s using traditional dance to take this gender identity back from the negative connotations established during colonization.

Shot by video journalist Courtney Quirin for AJ+.

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To start the day …. “SCOTUS: Siuation explained in 2 minutes”!!


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~~February 16, 2016~~ 

THE COURT IS SPLIT 4-4

Justice Thomas, Justice Roberts, Justice Breyer, Justice Ruth Ginsburg, Justice Kennedy, Justice Kagan, Justice Alito, Justice Sotomayor, Justice Scalia

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This is a very serious matter.

It presents a precarious situation where the fabric of American Democracy may be up-ended.

The three branches of government are:

EXECUTIVE

JUDICIAL

LEGISLATIVE

As it stands, the wheels of Democracy may stop working properly, as the “Founding Fathers” intended, if the court vacancy isn’t filled soon.

There is “right” in this country. There is “wrong” in this country.

Throwing a wrench in the wheels of  the checks and balances by which this country rules itself, its citizens and its procedures is simply wrong.

President Omaba still has 341 days in office.

He IS the president of the United States whether some  like it and others don’t.

Not allowing him to carry the functions of his office is wrong.

It will be a huge stain in the history of this country, an unprecedented event, if the Republican controlled Congress carries on the threat emitted within two hours of Justice Scallia’s passing.

This isn’t honorable.

This is plain and simple: WRONG!

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How Scalia’s death could upend America
By Erwin Chemerinsky

As the nation is stunned by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the immediate question is what it will mean for the Supreme Court this year and in the future.

The court has an unusually large number of cases before it this term on controversial issues: abortion, affirmative action, the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, the First Amendment rights of non-union members, immigration and voting districting.

The long-established procedure is that for a justice to participate in a ruling, he or she must be on the bench at the time the decision is handed down. Justice Scalia’s vote, therefore, will not be counted in any case this year that has not already been issued. Obviously, in any case where there is a majority without him, the decision still will be forthcoming.

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But there may be a number of 4-4 ties without his vote.

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~What Does Justice Scalia’s Death Mean?~

~Published on Feb 15, 2016~

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death has raised a lot of questions about what comes next. Here’s what you need to know about the months ahead.

The Court is idealogically split

Hunt is out … gonna get ugly

Presidential elections … stakes have just been raised

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Perspective …. “3,000 Syrian Refugees Life Vests”!!


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~~January 5, 2016~~ 

MESSAGE OF PEACE

There is really no need for words.

The mere number  of discarded life vests show the perspective of the humanitarian crisis which is occurring in the Mediterranean Sea.

Each and every one of those vests represents one life.

On human being fleeing from the conditions of their life as they knew it.

Can we heed the message of peace? Can these senseless wars cease? Can this massive displacement of people stop?

We wonder.

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Refugees’ life jackets are transformed into message of peace on the Greek island of Lesbos

~Megan Specia~

A bright orange peace sign appeared on a hillside on the Greek island of Lesbos on New Year’s Day, transforming a growing pile of life jackets discarded by refugees arriving on the island into a message to the world.

Dozens of Greenpeace and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) volunteers and local supporters teamed up to create the massive peace sign Friday, January 1, 2016, on a hillside overlooking the small strait between Greece and Turkey that has become a main passageway for those fleeing to Europe.

Made up of more than 3,000 life jackets and built by dozens of volunteers, the sign is a way to honor those who have made the journey and to urge peace in the new year, according to Greenpeace.

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Those involved in the project are calling for safe passage to those fleeing war, poverty and oppression.

Thousands of people arrive on the island of Lesbos daily, packed into flimsy rubber dinghies and wooden fishing boats. Most are refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa.

More than 1 million migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe by crossing the Mediterranean in the past 12 months. Another 3,700 people perished in the sea last year while attempting the crossing.

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In October and November, so many bodies had washed up on Lesbos that the local morgue ran out of space to house the dead. Tragic scenes played out weekly as ad hoc rescue efforts led by local and international volunteers were unable to deal with the sheer scale of new arrivals.

The life jackets have been slowly piling up in a dump on the island, near the town of Molyvos.

 As those who do manage to make it to shore quickly move further on into Europe, their life jackets stay behind as a growing reminder of the movement of people through the area, as well as the lives that have been lost.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/01/02/refugees-life-jackets-are-transformed-into-message-of-peace-on/21290867/

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~3,000 Syrian Refugees Life Vests~

~Published on Jan 3, 2016~

Over 100 volunteers from Greenpeace, MSF, and other organizations just kicked off 2016 with more compassion and grace than ever.

Designed to be a message of hope, 3,000 abandoned life jackets were arranged in the shape of a peace sign on the Greek island Lesbos where thousands of refugees arrived in 2015 seeking solace.

We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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~Large Peace Sign Made Of Thousands Of Refugees’ Life Jackets~

`Published on Jan 5, 2016~

Thousands of lifejackets left behind by refugees on the Greek coast were used to create a large peace sign.

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To start the day … “Santa and his “Company” have Fun”!!


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~~December 26, 2015~~

SANTA AND HIS “COMPANY” WATER SKY

Santa water skies on the Potomac River in Alexandra, Virginia

The show, including a water-skying Santa, reindeers, elves, the Grinch and Frosty, the Snowman, has been performing for more than thirty years.

The tradition, celebrating its 30th year, will not just see the# Jolly Old Elf on the water, but a whole cast of characters including knee boarding reindeer, flying elves, a jet-skiing Grinch and the only snowman you’ll see this Christmas — Frosty, in a dinghy.

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http://wtop.com/christmas-2015/2015/12/santa-ready-make-splash-alexandria-local-tradition/

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~Santa Takes The Elves And Goes Water Skiing~

~Published on Dec 25, 2015~

It could also be that, after a long day’s work, Santa gets on his jet ski and takes a break.

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To start the day … “This is about Michael Moore’s Campaign”!!


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~~December 18, 2015~~ 

#WeAreAllMuslims

First of all, I’m back.

After a few days off, I’m back to the grind. I must say that I missed it and missed all of you. It’s hard for me to stay away.  With that said, let’s get down to business.

I’m aware that I’ve been reluctant to continue to give “the donald” any time in this “spot”. However, even though this post talks about him, my intention is to feature Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore.

It gives me hope, and dare I think, that some are standing up to the continued rhetoric, inane words, bigotry and incendiary and dangerous, hateful words of the front-runner GOP candidate.

I leave you with this.

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I went & stood in front of Trump Tower & held a sign until the police came. Then I went home & wrote Donald a letter.

Here it is:

Dear Donald Trump,

You may remember (you do, after all, have a “perfect memory!”), that we met back in November of 1998 in the green room of a talk show where we were both scheduled to appear one afternoon. But just before going on, I was pulled aside by a producer from the show who said that you were “nervous” about being on the set with me. She said you didn’t want to be “ripped apart” and you wanted to be reassured I wouldn’t “go after you.”

“Does he think I’m going to tackle him and put him in a choke hold?” I asked, bewildered.

“No,” the producer replied, “he just seems all jittery about you.”

“Huh. I’ve never met the guy. There’s no reason for him to be scared,” I said. “I really don’t know much about him other than he seems to like his name on stuff. I’ll talk to him if you want me to.”

And so, as you may remember, I did. I went up and introduced myself to you. “The producer says you’re worried I might say or do something to you during the show. Hey, no offense, but I barely know who you are. I’m from Michigan. Please don’t worry — we’re gonna get along just fine!”

You seemed relieved, then leaned in and said to me, “I just didn’t want any trouble out there and I just wanted to make sure that, you know, you and I got along. That you weren’t going to pick on me for something ridiculous.”

“Pick on” you? I thought, where are we, in 3rd grade? I was struck by how you, a self-described tough guy from Queens, seemed like such a fraidey-cat.

You and I went on to do the show. Nothing untoward happened between us. I didn’t pull on your hair, didn’t put gum on your seat. “What a wuss,” was all I remember thinking as I left the set.

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And now, here we are in 2015 and, like many other angry white guys, you are frightened by a bogeyman who is out to get you. That bogeyman, in your mind, are all Muslims. Not just the ones who have killed, but ALL MUSLIMS.

Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today. We are not a country of angry white guys. Here’s a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35. In other words, not you. And not the people who want you leading their country.

So, in desperation and insanity, you call for a ban on all Muslims entering this country. I was raised to believe that we are all each other’s brother and sister, regardless of race, creed or color. That means if you want to ban Muslims, you are first going to have to ban me. And everyone else.

We are all Muslim.

Just as we are all Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white and black and every shade in between. We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota. If you don’t like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you’ve said.

And then leave the rest of us alone so we can elect a real president who is both compassionate and strong — at least strong enough not to be all whiny and scared of some guy in a ballcap from Michigan sitting next to him on a talk show couch. You’re not so tough, Donny, and I’m glad I got to see the real you up close and personal all those years ago.

We are all Muslim. Deal with it.

All my best,
Michael Moore

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P.S. I’m asking everyone who reads this letter to go here (http://michaelmoore.com/weareallmuslim) and sign the following statement: “WE ARE ALL MUSLIM” — and then post a photo of yourself holding a homemade sign saying “WE ARE ALL MUSLIM” on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #WeAreAllMuslim. I will post all the photos on my site and send them to you, Mr. Trump. Feel free to join us.

P.P.S. To sign my statement for #WeAreAllMuslim, go here on my website: http://michaelmoore.com/weareallmuslim

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~Donald Trump Has A Message From Michael Moore~

We Are All Muslim

~Published on Dec 17, 2015~

American documentary filmmaker Michael Moore published a letter criticizing Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.

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