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Lawmaker who called pregnant women a ‘host’ pushes bill requiring fathers to approve abortion. HB1441 INT. A Professor Circled “Hence” On A Latina Student’s Paper And Wrote “This Is Not Your Word" - BuzzFeed News. Here's The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read To Her Attacker - BuzzFeed News. The Freudian Coverup. The Freudian Cover-up is a theory first popularized by social worker Florence Rush in the 1970s, which asserts that Sigmund Freud intentionally ignored evidence that his patients were victims of sexual abuse.[1] The theory argues that in developing his theory of infant sexuality, he misinterpreted his patients' claim of sexual abuse as symptoms of repressed incestuous desire.

The Freudian Coverup

Therefore, Freud claimed that children who reported sexual abuse by adults had either imagined or fantasized the experience. Background[edit] Early within Freud's career, he believed that little girls often experienced sexual abuse, since most of his patients were predominantly women and consistently reported childhood instances of sexual molestation. Many of Freud's patients suffered from a common Victorian diagnosis, hysteria. Since his hysterical patients repeatedly reported sexual abuse, most often naming their fathers as the abusers, Freud drew a causal connection between sexual abuse and neurosis. Notes[edit] Yoga as the Colonized Subject. Within the serene, spare yoga studios across Europe and America, yoga has become so assimilated into everyday language and activity that, to the predominantly Caucasian practitioners, the idea that violence and privilege have created their practices might have never even occurred.

Yoga as the Colonized Subject

My own teaching practice has become a pedagogical experiment in shedding light on the continuing historical imbalances that shape our lives. Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations. There’s red on the ceiling and red on the floor, red dripping from the window sills and red globules splattered across the walls.

Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations

It looks like the artist Anish Kapoor has been let loose with his wax cannon again. But this, in fact, is what the making of Christmas looks like; this is the very heart of the real Santa’s workshop – thousands of miles from the North Pole, in the Chinese city of Yiwu. Our yuletide myth-making might like to imagine that Christmas is made by rosy-cheeked elves hammering away in a snow-bound log cabin somewhere in the Arctic Circle. But it’s not. The likelihood is that most of those baubles, tinsel and flashing LED lights you’ve draped liberally around your house came from Yiwu, 300km south of Shanghai – where there’s not a (real) pine tree nor (natural) snowflake in sight. “Maybe it’s like [Chinese] New Year for foreigners,” says 19-year-old Wei, a worker who came to Yiwu from rural Guizhou province this year, speaking to Chinese news agency Sina.

Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War. The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality.

Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War

In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000. The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489. What went wrong? In the 19070’s SWAT teams were estimated to be used just a few hundred times per year, now we are looking at over 40,000 military style “knock and announce” police raids a year.

The police presence in this country is being turned into a military with a clearly defined enemy, anyone who questions the establishment. If we look at the most recent numbers of non-military US citizens killed by terrorism worldwide, that number is 17. Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War. U.S. Has World's Highest Incarceration Rate. (August 2012) Since 2002, the United States has had the highest incarceration rate in the world.

U.S. Has World's Highest Incarceration Rate

Although prison populations are increasing in some parts of the world, the natural rate of incarceration for countries comparable to the United States tends to stay around 100 prisoners per 100,000 population. The U.S. rate is 500 prisoners per 100,000 residents, or about 1.6 million prisoners in 2010, according to the latest available data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).1 Men make up 90 percent of the prison and local jail population, and they have an imprisonment rate 14 times higher than the rate for women.2 And these men are overwhelmingly young: Incarceration rates are highest for those in their 20s and early 30s. Prisoners also tend to be less educated: The average state prisoner has a 10th grade education, and about 70 percent have not completed high school.3 Incarceration rates are significantly higher for blacks and Latinos than for whites.

References. Little Rock Nine. The Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957.

Little Rock Nine

Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas. They then attended after the intervention of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The U.S. 1981 Irish hunger strike. Holocaust survivor Henia Bryer: Prisoner number A26188. 25 January 2013Last updated at 21:12 ET By Duncan Walker BBC News.

Holocaust survivor Henia Bryer: Prisoner number A26188

Rodney King. Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an African-American construction worker and serial criminal who became nationally known after being beaten by Los Angeles police officers, following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991.

Rodney King

A local witness, George Holliday, videotaped much of it from his balcony. The footage shows five officers surrounding King, several of them striking him repeatedly, while other officers stood by. Rape during the occupation of Germany. Territorial changes and occupational zones of Nazi Germany after its defeat.

Rape during the occupation of Germany

A_sociological_study_of_violence_in_history_(Italy_1919-1922).gif (1548×1017) Holocaust Timeline: Statistics of the Holocaust. History of suicide. Attitudes toward suicide have varied through time and across cultures.

History of suicide

Antiquity and Middle Ages[edit] Genocide in the 20th Century: Stalin's Forced Famine 1932-33. Comfort women. Comfort women were women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.[1][2] The name "comfort women" is a translation of a Japanese name ianfu (慰安婦).[3][4] Ianfu is a euphemism for shōfu (娼婦) whose meaning is "prostitute(s)".[5] Estimates vary as to how many women were involved, with numbers ranging from as low as 20,000[6] to as high as 200,000,[7][8] or even as many as 360,000 to 410,000[9] but the exact numbers are still being researched and debated.[10] Many of the women were from occupied countries, including Korea, China, and the Philippines,[11] although women from Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia and other Japanese-occupied territories were used for military "comfort stations".

According to testimony, young women from countries under Japanese Imperial control were abducted from their homes.