by / on February 12, 2014 at 8:25 pm / in Body, Culture, Health, Philosophy, Society, Women's issues

This Father Just DESTROYED Society’s Definition Of Beauty. This Is Perfect.

Dr. Kelly Flanagan, a licensed clinical psychologist and happy father of three, keeps a fantastic blog, full of wonderful opinions and personal advice. He has made a habit out of writing letters to his young daughter, to help teach her about the world. But not only his daughter could benefit from reading his wise words. Check out what he had to say […]

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by / on February 4, 2014 at 11:01 am / in Education, Religion, Society

There is Something About Mary Magdalene, Part IV

Unfortunately for Mary, misrepresentations where first popularized by the Church itself and those representations have become the source for the popular culture portrayals.

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by / on January 15, 2014 at 8:17 pm / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Government, Politics, Society

“Bridgegate” is Global

The lane closures on the George Washington Bridge during four days last September, including the first day of school and the anniversary of 9/11, had significance well beyond Chris Christie and New Jersey politics. Hanging over our heads, is an attitude, an operative mode that favors individual or corporate interests over the common good. The lane closure revelation bumps up […]

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by / on November 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm / in Culture, Education, Prejudice, Society

Ignorance in Education: Black Panther Party vs. KKK

Via: Jamie Green Over the course of a few days, I’ve been learning about cults in my forensic psychology class. During this class, my professor made a slide in power point about extremist groups. In this slide, the KKK and the Black Panther Party were lumped together. My professor stated that “the KKK started with a bunch of guys in […]

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by / on October 22, 2013 at 8:14 am / in Culture, Education, Society

International Child Trafficking: The Unfortunate Prevalence of Slavery

Follow more from Angel McLay –> here. What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “child trafficking”? A low-tech sweatshop somewhere in China, where kids are forced to make cheap sneakers? A rich, old bastard visiting some seedy brothel in Russia’s underworld to satisfy his illegal appetites? Or one of your neighbors locking up a 14-year-old girl in their house, […]

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by / on September 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm / in Body, Relationships, Society

The Other Side of Suicide

via Katrina W. In recognition of Suicide Prevention Week I’m sharing my story with the hopes that you might share it, so that it has the chance of helping more people. I know it isn’t bright and happy, and it isn’t the usual suicide survival story, but its mine. When I was 16 years old, my best friend of 4 […]

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by / on August 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm / in Body, Gender, Media, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

Transgender, Media Ignorance and Suicide

Via: Zoe Creasey Growing up, I’ve always known the best way to get through life is to treat others in the same way you would want to be treated yourself. Like Ellen Degeneres says: “be kind to one another”. Its a fairly simple and straightforward logic that every human being should have within them. Which is why it makes me […]

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by / on July 8, 2013 at 10:49 am / in Body, Country, Culture, Editorials, Education, Gender, Sexuality, Society, Women's issues

Educate Not Shame

Slut-shaming is one of the many tools used by American society to embarrass women who are sexually active and have the nerve to actually enjoy sex. Whether by choice or force, women who have sex are ridiculed in cruel and demeaning ways. Example: Cassidy Goodson. Cassidy is a young girl who last year was charged as an adult in the […]

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by / on July 7, 2013 at 5:56 pm / in Body, Culture, Current Events, Politics, Relationships, Society

Cyber Revenge should be a Crime

Cyber Revenge (or revenge porn) is the despicable act where a scorned ex-lover posts pics of their ex’s private, provocative and/or nude pictures online, without the victim’s consent, as way to harass or seek revenge against their ex-partner. Even though a legislative bill that would make cyber revenge a crime was voted down recently in Florida, last Tuesday several lawmakers […]

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by / on June 28, 2013 at 11:35 am / in Culture, Editorials, Gender, Philosophy, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

Trauma, Sex and Bi Women

Authored by: Shiri Eisner * Trigger warning: explicit discussion of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Imagine a 14-year-old girl, just beginning her 9th grade. Her classmates know that she’s bisexual – she’s told them about it, assuming that (like her) everyone else is also accepting. But when she walks the hallways of her school, she often hears the word “lesbo” […]

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