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Thursday, May 12, 2011

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  (via neatorama

i had NO idea this was happening

i did know in some cultures grrrls did get offered up. i didn't know to what extent. once again; property, chattel, less than human.


http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/05/11/kenya.children.beading/>Activist battles Kenyan tradition of rape 'beading'

By David McKenzie, CNN
Isiolo, Kenya (CNN) -- "Josephine" is 12 years old and several months pregnant.
She's a member of the Samburu tribe, living in a small village in a remote part of Isiolo in Kenya's Eastern Province. The pre-teen, whose identity is being protected, claims she had sex with a relative -- a rape sanctioned by the Samburu, through a practice called "beading."
Intricate beaded necklaces are a symbol of the Kenyan nation. But to young Samburu girls, the necklaces are a symbol not of national pride, but something much darker, that can lead to rape, unwanted pregnancies -- and even the deaths of newborns, according to activist Josephine Kulea and the Samburu tribe itself.
In "beading," a close family relative will approach a girl's parents with red Samburu beads and place the necklace around the girl's neck.


fuckwads. really. no other words describe

really, who do YOU think actually thought this up? fear of a black man, once again my dears. once again. alas, not for the last time either

Conservatives Are Depraved Liars, Take 3,023,203

oliver willis

Right-Wing Media Freak Out Over GOP's Emergency Alert Plan

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

c'mon ya gotta love this!


a belated happy mom's day

et tu peace corps?

i've always had dreams of joining (remember miss lilian didn't join until SHE was almost in her 70s i believe)

this is getting worse before it's getting better. i mean BLAMING the victim and all.

 (see this raw story article where a christian pop singer blames women who dress too 'provocatively')

Peace Corps Volunteers Speak Out on Rape
When she returned to the United States, the reception she received from Peace Corps officials was as devastating, she said, as the rape itself. In Bangladesh, she had been given scant medical care; in Washington, a counselor implied that she was to blame for the attack. For years she kept quiet, feeling “ashamed and embarrassed and guilty.”
Today, Ms. Smochek is among a growing group of former Peace Corps volunteers who are speaking out about their sexual assaults, prompting scrutiny from Congress and a pledge from the agency for reform.... pic:
Philip Scott Andrews/The New York Times
Jess Smochek, who was raped in Bangladesh in 2004, advocates for former Peace Corps volunteers who were sexually assaulted.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

more tuesday morning smiles

no, it really WAS a real ad

tuesday morning smile

because women; anytime anywhere, anyhow.............




Bristol Palin gets her very own reality show



Brendan McDermid/Reuters
Bristol Palin will be staying on the reality TV circuit as she moves from Dancing With the Stars to her