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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. 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. My own teaching practice has become a pedagogical experiment in shedding light on the continuing historical imbalances that shape our lives.

I have just completed teaching a week long workshop titled Yoga & Whiteness; Mapping the Self Construct or Outing the Hippie Woowoo Colonial Crap at Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. When I asked participants whether anyone in the room had ever heard of the European scramble for Africa or the Berlin Conference of 1894, only 2 of the 20 plus students raised their hands. I did something similar during a Yoga workshop in the States where we sat in a circle and I asked participants, which Indigenous people preceded them in the territory where the students were born. Comments. Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations | Art and design. There’s red on the ceiling and red on the floor, red dripping from the window sills and red globules splattered across the walls. 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. 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. You have a better chance of being killed by a bee sting, or a home repair accident than you do a terrorist. A hard hitting mini film by film maker Charles Shaw, properly titled RELEASE US, highlights the riveting and horrid reality of America’s thin blue line. From the film: 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. 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. 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. Supreme Court issued its historic Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 347 U.S. 483, on May 17, 1954. By 1957, the NAACP had registered nine black students to attend the previously all-white Little Rock Central High, selected on the criteria of excellent grades and attendance.[2] The nicknamed "Little Rock Nine" consisted of Ernest Green (b. 1941), Elizabeth Eckford (b. 1941), Jefferson Thomas (1942–2010), Terrence Roberts (b. 1941), Carlotta Walls LaNier (b. 1942), Minnijean Brown (b. 1941), Gloria Ray Karlmark (b. 1942), Thelma Mothershed (b. 1940), and Melba Pattillo Beals (b. 1941).

1981 Irish hunger strike. A flag commemorating the 25th anniversary of the hunger strike The 1981 Irish hunger strike was the culmination of a five-year protest during "the Troubles" by Irish republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. The protest began as the blanket protest in 1976, when the British government withdrew Special Category Status for convicted paramilitary prisoners. In 1978, after a number of attacks on prisoners leaving their cells to "slop out", the dispute escalated into the dirty protest, where prisoners refused to leave their cells to wash and covered the walls of their cells with excrement. In 1980, seven prisoners participated in the first hunger strike, which ended after 53 days.[1] The second hunger strike took place in 1981 and was a showdown between the prisoners and the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.

Background[edit] Blanket and dirty protests[edit] First hunger strike[edit] On 27 October 1980, republican prisoners in HM Prison Maze began a hunger strike. Second hunger strike[edit] Holocaust survivor Henia Bryer: Prisoner number A26188. 25 January 2013Last updated at 21:12 ET By Duncan Walker BBC News Henia Bryer had enjoyed a middle class childhood as the daughter of a factory owner The German invasion of Poland in 1939 ended the happy childhood of Henia Bryer. Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day she tells BBC One how she was sent to four concentration camps, but survived them all. "They were wearing these black uniforms with a skull on top and they installed loud speakers all over the town spreading hate propaganda," says Henia Bryer of the German army's arrival in Radom, eight days after they crossed the border on 1 September.

"Hitler's speeches went on for hours and hours... he never made any secret of what he was going to do to the Jews. " At first, Bryer's family - including an older brother and a younger brother and sister - survived on the gold coins saved by her father, a shoe factory owner who continued working, but was not paid. Violence and shootings were commonplace, yet the family managed to stay together.

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. 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. Part of the footage was aired around the world, inflaming outrage in cities where racial tension was high, and raising public concern about police treatment of minorities.

Four officers were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force. The acquittals are generally considered to have triggered the 1992 Los Angeles riots, in which 58 people were killed and over two thousand were injured, ending only when the military were called in. Early life[edit] In November 1989, King robbed a store in Monterey Park, California. Incident[edit] Rape during the occupation of Germany. Territorial changes and occupational zones of Nazi Germany after its defeat. Includes the front-line along the Elbe from which U.S. troops withdrew in July 1945 As Allied troops entered and occupied German territory during the later stages of World War II mass rapes took place both in connection with combat operations and during the subsequent occupation.

Most Western scholars agree that the majority of the rapes were committed by Soviet servicemen, but estimates vary widely. Russian historians have criticized the estimates and argue that these crimes were not widespread. Soviet Military[edit] A wave of rapes and sexual violence occurred in Central Europe in 1944–45, as the Western Allies and the Red Army fought their way into the Third Reich.[5] On the territory of the Nazi Germany, it began on 21 October 1944 when troops of the Red Army crossed the bridge over the Angerapp creek (marking the border) and committed the Nemmersdorf massacre before they were beaten back a few hours later. 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. Antiquity and Middle Ages[edit] In general, the pagan world, both Roman and Greek, had a relaxed attitude towards the concept of suicide, a practice that was only outlawed with the advent of the Christians, who condemned it at the Council of Arles in 452 as the work of the Devil. In the Middle Ages, the Church had drawn-out discussions on the edge where the search for martyrdom was suicidal, as in the case of martyrs of Córdoba. Despite these disputes and occasional official rulings, Catholic doctrine was not entirely settled on the subject of suicide until the later 17th century. There are some precursors of later Christian hostility in ancient Greek thinkers. In Rome, suicide was never a general offense in law, though the whole approach to the question was essentially pragmatic.

The Romans, however, fully approved of what might be termed "patriotic suicide"; death, in other words, as an alternative to dishonor. 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. In many cases, women were also lured with promises of work in factories or restaurants. Japanese military prostitution Outline.