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“You Girls Having Fun?” Atlasobscura. In the late 1930s, Michihiko Wada—Mike to his friends and family—graduated from the University of Redlands, in California, and headed east to study engineering.


Wada, a slim man with an easy smile, left most of his family—his parents, his sisters—out West. He began building his own life in New York, earning his graduate degree and setting off on what looked to become a promising career. But then, in February of 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. One by one, Wada’s family members received arrest warrants. Muslim NYPD chaplain: saluted in uniform, harassed as a civilian. Are Final Clubs Too Exclusive for Harvard? ‘I’m f*cking sick of this’: Indiana bar owner boots sexist customer with epic smackdown. Jordan Gleason, owner of Black Acre Brewing Company, is being praised for speaking out about his decision to ban a customer for sexually harassing women servers.

‘I’m f*cking sick of this’: Indiana bar owner boots sexist customer with epic smackdown

In a Friday Facebook post, Gleason explained that he recently told a 60-year-old man to never return to his Indianapolis bar because the customer harassed and ogled his staff. “He told them to their faces that that he liked looking at their tits while they washed dishes, and their asses while they were pouring drinks,” Gleason wrote, noting that the man had first been banned in January, and was repeatedly told to leave again each time he returned. I'm Not Male. I'm Not Female. Please Don't Ask Me About My Junk. Drinking Coffee While Black: Ohio Cop Stops Black Man Strolling Down the Street –Then Slams Him Into Wall. Saying, “This is what we have to go through in Cincinnati,” a black man strolling down the street drinking a cop of coffee filmed a police officer stalking him, leading to a confrontation that ended with him handcuffed and face-down on the ground.

Drinking Coffee While Black: Ohio Cop Stops Black Man Strolling Down the Street –Then Slams Him Into Wall

In the video uploaded to YouTube, a man identified by The Free Thought Project as 29-year-old Charles Harrell, can be seen on screen with a police officer on a bicycle following closely behind him. “You can’t be a black man and enjoy your morning, because the police are going to harass you in Cincinnati, Ohio,” Harrell explained. “Walking down the street, the cop just asked me if I have a problem.” Off-camera the officer, identified as Baron Osterman, can be heard telling Harrell that he crossed against the light on the deserted street. Black Trans Woman Profiled By Iowa Hotel Files Civil Rights Complaint. Heroes, Martyrs, And Myths: The Battle For The Rights Of Transgender Athletes. The Minnesota State High School League recently tabled plans to vote on a new policy designed to allow transgender student-athletes the right to compete in high school athletics.

Heroes, Martyrs, And Myths: The Battle For The Rights Of Transgender Athletes

The decision came after anti-LGBT activists mounted a campaign crafted to generate public outcry against the proposed policy. Said anti-LGBT activists argued that trans athletes have an unfair advantage over their cisgender (non-trans) counterparts, and manipulated the public with scare tactics. For example, in a recent Minneapolis Star-Tribune op-ed, Autumn Leva of the Minnesota Family Council alleged that trans athletes would have an "unfair advantage" over other student-athletes.

Leva went so far as to suggest that the new policy would hinder the careers of cisgender student-athletes. She painted a touching story about a young woman with a dream of playing Division I volleyball: Shadi Petosky was detained by TSA for traveling while trans: “The police at the TSA gate were awful. One was laughing at me” On the heels of “Transparent” breaking ground by winning two Emmys, it’s clear that creator Jill Soloway’s statement, “We don’t have a trans tipping point yet.

Shadi Petosky was detained by TSA for traveling while trans: “The police at the TSA gate were awful. One was laughing at me”

We have a trans civil rights problem,” is eminently true. Just one day after the Emmy awards, on Monday, Sept. 21, PUNY Entertainment executive producer Shadi Petosky (who was also a writer in “Transparent’s” Writing Workshop) had just finished celebrating her birthday with her mother in Orlando, Florida, when her trip home to Minneapolis took a troubling turn. As she went through airport security, the transgender television writer was stopped by a Transportation Security Administration agent, who, according to Petosky, called her penis “an anomaly,” and pulled her out of the security line for additional screening.

This is not an isolated incident; on Twitter, transgender people are sharing similar stories using the hashtag #TravelingWhileTrans. How often do you usually fly and is this a route you’ve flown before? Yes. Transgender woman live-tweets her expulsion from Orlando airport. Shadi Petosky, a transgender woman, was detained unexpectedly at the Orlando airport on Monday after the TSA allegedly decided that her genitalia didn't match up to their (mis)perceptions about gender.

Transgender woman live-tweets her expulsion from Orlando airport

The TSA had yet to release a statement by the time that comedian Tig Notaro tweeted to her 39,000 followers to watch Petosky's tweets. Below is Petosky's personal account of what happened, organized from her first tweet to most recent as of publishing. Inside security housing units at Corcoran and Pelican Bay prisons.

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Inside security housing units at Corcoran and Pelican Bay prisons

California has agreed to an overhaul of its use of solitary confinement in its prisons, including strict limits on the prolonged isolation of inmates, as part of a legal settlement. This photo gallery is featured in these articles: L.A. Sexual exploitation and abuse by UN Peacekeepers. Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by UN peacekeepers is not fresh news.

Sexual exploitation and abuse by UN Peacekeepers

It has been going on for years. It first hit the headlines over ten years ago, and the scandal drove the UN to take action. Yet recent allegations over SEA by French peacekeepers in 2014 have brought the issue to the forefront again, and have motivated the UN Secretary-General to escalate the UN’s response to SEA in its peacekeeping operations. It’s Time to Tell the Truth About Human Rights. Recently several human rights groups have documented that the US State Department has upgraded the status of some countries, notably Malaysia and Cuba, regarding human trafficking in order to improve diplomatic relations with those countries.

It’s Time to Tell the Truth About Human Rights

Human trafficking, which is modern day slavery, is the illegal buying and selling of people, typically for forced labor or forced prostitution. According to news reports, some diplomats privately say that human rights workers are naive “purists” and should recognize that diplomatic interests properly outweigh human rights interests. As a human rights worker, I know it is vitally important to tell the truth about human rights and not to falsify official reports about human rights in order to achieve diplomatic goals. Human rights workers are rarely “purists.” Our official reports must have credibility. How a silly Instagram photo sparked an investigation by Russia's secret police.

Anti-extremism police in Russia are investigating their most extreme case yet: whether it’s sacrilegious for a woman to wear a religious robe and fake beard in an Instagram photo.

How a silly Instagram photo sparked an investigation by Russia's secret police

It started in April, when journalist Ksenia Sobchak was working on a feature for Snob magazine about how different religions are practiced in Russia. The corresponding photo shoot included Sobchak dressing up in priestly vestments and sporting a long fake beard—you can still see her in the garb on the online version of the magazine. Naturally, she put a posted of herself all dressed up on Instagram.

Russia’s 2013 Blasphemy Law, article No. 148 of the Criminal Code, criminalizes acts that deliberately and publicly offend religious sensitivities. Cruelty to supermodel's sister 'not an isolated case', say Russian campaigners. A high-profile incident in which Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova’s sister Oksana, who has autism and cerebral palsy, was told to leave a cafe for “scaring off clients” has elicited outrage on social media and high-level charges against the perpetrators.

But people with disabilties and campaigners say the incident is far from isolated, and only illustrates widespread discrimination across the country. “In our country, disabled people are regularly not allowed into expensive establishments or on planes, and are refused all sorts of services,” said Yevgenia Voskoboinikova, a Russian journalist and wheelchair user. “If it wasn’t for Oksana [Vodianova] being the relative of a model known everywhere around the world, no one would have known of the incident.”

The episode took place at a cafe in the sisters’ native city of Nizhny Novgorod. Global Movement Votes to Adopt Policy to Protect Human Rights of Sex Workers. A crucial vote to protect the human rights of sex workers was passed today in Dublin at Amnesty International’s decision-making forum, the International Council Meeting (ICM). Delegates from around the world adopted a resolution which authorized the International Board to develop and adopt a policy on the issue. “Sex workers are one of the most marginalized groups in the world who in most instances face constant risk of discrimination, violence and abuse. Our global movement paved the way for adopting a policy for the protection of the human rights of sex workers which will help shape Amnesty International’s future work on this important issue,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

Huffingtonpost. The case against human rights. In July 2013, Amarildo de Souza, a bricklayer living in a Rio de Janeiro favela, was arrested by police in an operation to round up drug traffickers. He was never seen again. De Souza’s disappearance was taken up by protesters in street demonstrations, which were met with a ruthless police response. From Solitary to the Street. B y the time he had served five years for armed robbery, Mark had lost 80 pounds. City Of Chicago Moves Forward With $5.5 Million Reparations Package For Jon Burge Torture Victims: Chicagoist.

(Photographer Name/Source)In this June 8, 2010 file photo, former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge arrives at the federal building in Chicago. 12 Outrageous Racist Vintage Ads (racist commercials) "My skin is dark but my heart is white", the ultimate racist phrase on this ad portraying First Nations -apparently- willing to support Canadian Patriotic Fund.

Chris Rock Takes A Selfie After Cops Pull Him Over For The 3rd Time In Less Than 7 Weeks. Chris Rock took a selfie after being pulled over by police while driving Tuesday, marking the third time in seven weeks he's posted while being stopped by a cop. Rock posted the photo to his social media accounts early Tuesday, writing: "Stopped by the cops again wish me luck. " In the shot, the comedian can be seen behind the wheel of a car with blue police lights shining through his rear window. Sheffield's Sex Workers Are at War with the City's New Yuppies. You'll Think She's Just A Naggy Girlfriend. For Exactly A Minute And 25 Seconds. Then It Changes. Seeing Traces Of Sex Trafficking On Tinder Is A Reminder This Crime Is Happening Everywhere. Here's What Happened When One City Gave Homeless People Shelter Instead of Throwing Them in Jail.

This Is How A Domestic Violence Victim Falls Through The Cracks. 10 Controversial Stories Of Transgendered Kids (transgendered, kids, boy, girl, trans, LGBT. From the boy that fought to have his name called at graduation, to the girl who wrote a book about her real life experiences as a transgender child, meet 10 young people that are fighting for their gender identity. Transgender child wins discrimination case to use girls bathroom at school. Alice Miller. An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow. Transgender Model Carmen Carrera Responds To Victoria's Secret Petition. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Pussy Riot Member, 'Transferred To Siberia' "Prisoners of Profit": Despite Widespread Abuse, Private Juvenile Jail Firm Expands Empire. » Resources for Men with an Orientation toward Transwomen.

Veiled Threats and the Danger of Ideology. Ladyboys in the Gulf - By Sulome Anderson. A Very Short History of Driving While Black. Nation Throws Hands Up, Tells Black Teenagers To Do Their Best Out There. The truth behind the child abuse cover-ups. Lake.jpg (523×320) Boys in Custody and the Women Who Abuse Them. Coaches who abuse: When my high school coach molested my teammate, it violated us all.

Did a "Troubled Teen" Rehab Create Murderers? Kristin Beck, Transgender Navy SEAL, Comes Out In New Book. Earliest Child Abuse Case Discovered In Ancient Egyptian Cemetery. Kaitlyn Hunt refuses plea offer, will go to court over high school relationship. Kaitlyn Hunt, Florida Teen, Faces Felony Charges Over Same-Sex Relationship. Inmates Review Prisons on Yelp, Covering Rat Infestations, Racial Tensions and Violence.

Criminal Injustice: The Best Reporting on Wrongful Convictions (#MuckReads) Ukrainian Canadian internment. Dolls For Downs: Mom Connie Feda Creates Dolls Inspired By Her Daughter. Transgender First-Grader Banned From Girls Bathroom. The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking. Guatemalan Genocide on Trial. Create a cheap baby in India. Being bullied can cause trauma symptoms. Why Norway banned the purchase of sex. Lonised and coloniser, empire's poison infects us all. Descendants want justice for Connecticut witches. Protest Song of the Day: ‘It Isn’t Nice’ by Barbara Dane & the Chambers Brothers. Buck Angel: Trans man porn star turns sex educator.

A Court Denounces ‘Executive Fiat’ On Location Video: A Third Gender. Obama administration backs Shell in Supreme Court case. Denmark cannot apologise for slave trade.