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    Male Privilege

    The Male Privilege Checklist(Especially White Male Privilege)An Unabashed Imitation of an article by Peggy McIntosh In 1990, Wellesley College professor Peggy McIntosh wrote an essay called “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”. McIntosh observes that whites in...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Bill Maher: 2nd Amendment Not Under Attack, Your Other Rights Are

    In his final New Rule of the night, Bill Maher smacked down the conventional wisdom on the right that the Second Amendment is under attack from President Obama, saying that "America's gun nuts" need to stop wetting their pants over it. But more importantly, Maher said that people...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2013

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    The Nypd Is Back In Full Excessive Force

    On September 20th 2011 hundreds of protesters gathered on Wall Street in a peaceful and constitutionally protected demonstration. For 4 days this demonstration managed to stay peaceful and abide by the laws that were set forth by the constitution for such an assembly to occur...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Oct 13, 2011

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    FREEDOM of Speech Violation

    I BELONG TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT HAS AS ITS PURPOSE TO  ADVOCATE FOR AND DEFEND THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF LATINOS.  IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL LATINO MOTHERS HAVE BEEN PROHIBITED TO SPEAK IN SPANISH UNDER THREATS OF HAVING CHARGES FILED AGAINST THEM (???)  ALSO LATINO CHILDREN...
    MAGLATINA MAGLATINA 66-70 1 Response Apr 2, 2008

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    Miles To Go

    Rarely does the cliché, “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem,” apply so well as in this case. I recently heard Andrew Young doing a radio interview for MLK Day and remember him saying “Martin” was not so much concerned with the KKK or the...
    CherrySissy CherrySissy 46-50, T Jan 30, 2011

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    damn they really do have everything on here.

    I've been an activist since i was a pre teen. The moment i was introduced to the civil rights struggle of the 60's in third grade i knew exactly what i wanted to do with my life. I had a lot of questions when i was young that nobody had an answer too. Why were we so poor when...
    1Samoana 1Samoana 26-30, M Dec 6, 2013

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    Help Women Be Seen As Humans, Not Commodities

    Whether its dueling with an arch nemesis for the heart of a woman or highschool freshman hazing. No matter if its Chinese foot binding or the ritual slaughtering of any child born on a friday by the Anglo-Saxons; or even the Salem witch hunts. I'm sure most of us can agree that...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Oct 24, 2011

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    The Nypd Is Back In Full Excessive Force

    On September 20th 2011 hundreds of protesters gathered on Wall Street in a peaceful and constitutionally protected demonstration. For 4 days this demonstration managed to stay peaceful and abide by the laws that were set forth by the constitution for such an assembly to occur...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Oct 13, 2011

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    In most cases electronic monitoring programs

    operate under questionable legal frameworks, typically excluding or minimizing any rights or entitlements for the people being monitored. There are several rights that the condition of Full House Arrest on electronic monitoring violates including:The First Amendment (Amendment I...
    LiberatedJustice LiberatedJustice 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I'm a human rights worker, I also volunteer for several groups. But sometimes coming into work, with the boss I have, I think my office is being ran by slave drivers. Quite frankly...
    lora94 lora94 22-25, F Apr 16

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    This has actually annoyed me!! Came through my door just now and it it complete rubbish! #straight up for equal rights!
    XMissunderstoodx XMissunderstoodx 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    A single ISIS militant is suspected to be alone responsible for gunning down at least 150 women and girls, including some who were pregnant, because they refused to marry jihadists...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    And the rights for everyone else too. I apologise that there are a lot of people using Christianity to justify their cruel views on the world, and I do not believe that it is...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F Apr 9

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    I believe sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won't tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However...
    Pand0rasCharm Pand0rasCharm 70+, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Dr. Doshi's city backyard garden techniques are revolutionary for staying proper to use in lowered Areas as terraces and balconies, even on civil construction walls, and for not...
    Michael0962opo3 Michael0962opo3 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Baghdad: In what would send shivers down one's spine, the Yezidi women and girls who managed to escape the ISIS captivity have described horrifying accounts of sexual violence...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M Apr 16

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    I thinks it's important for everybody of any sexual orientation, gender identity, race or religion to have equal rights, I believe that all people are equal. I don't get it when...
    CrimsonShadow CrimsonShadow 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My brother just said something so incredibly wrong... He just told me the reason it's so hard for the lgbt community to make advances is because they're so defensive, and whenever...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 13 Responses Apr 14

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    I have a religious family and country and if something is forbidden then it is you can't argue with that or even ask for an explanation But also I respect everyone's sexuality...
    lmaowut lmaowut 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    They deserve just as much rights as everyone else. It's simply, and if you feel different then go perish.
    Daivancey Daivancey 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Gays? Are you f*cking serious? No, **** that. I believe humans should have rights.
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Islamic State terrorists are torturing and burying children alive in Iraq, according to a report by the United Nations. The U.N. says ISIS is systematically killing, torturing and...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M Apr 6

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    Equal rights, equal respect. I'm not gay, but if I was I would not want to live with fear. Stop the hate
    Joshua1325 Joshua1325 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I want to say that my hug school has an awesome human rights club and that this Friday is day of silence. It represents the LGBT community who can't talk about they're issues and...
    haiimlola haiimlola 16-17, F Apr 13

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    so for this, yes ladies, feel free to show me ur...equal rights
    DarkDexDoc DarkDexDoc 26-30, M Apr 16

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    I was born in the United States. I was privileged, I have more rights than most people let alone most women. I will choose my spouse, I will choose my job, I will choose to have...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I can only imagine how hard it can be for gay people to be accepted by the society. I'm not gay myself, but I absolutely support gay rights. It must be awful to be gay and to know...
    HereIam2000 HereIam2000 13-15, M 6 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    When you are successful, You get credit more than you deserve. When you fail, You are not credited for even things you earn.I think the world follows Newton's conservation law...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7

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    But those who arent called disabled Never fix much Or stop the real criminals. Like politicians debating a humane law. For more than two days.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 13

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    I don't get it. I just do not understand why they can't get married. I'm neutral on gays, because gays are ordinary people. They've been around since forever. So, as ordinary...
    SunGun SunGun 16-17 1 Response Mar 31

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    I think it sucks that Americas supposed to be "the land of the free and home of the brave" yet were JUST NOW starting to legalize same sex marriage because we've been scared for so...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm sitting in the supermarket parking lot, and two young men pull in to the space parallel from me, the driver comes around and smiles at the other as he gets out and they stare...
    JamieMostra JamieMostra 26-30, T Apr 1

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    The call came in the early hours, the voice muffled, furtive and shaking with fear. ‘If they see me talking to someone they will kill me for sure, maybe kill all of us.’ This...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M Apr 3

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    Kenyan police have arrested five people in connection with the attack on a Kenyan university that saw nearly 150 killed and scores injured. Interior minister Joseph Nkaissery said...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Students executed in the Kenyan university massacre were quizzed on the Koran and murdered if they failed the test. Grief-stricken relatives began the grim task of identifying the...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I started watching him work the Senate floor a few years ago and had so much hope that this day would come. I'm not a Kentucky resident either. Just a girl with a love for...
    endlesschapters endlesschapters 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    to be honest, guys and girls are practically the same in my opinion to evrey jerk theres a ***** to evrey lonely girl theres a lonely guy you shouldnt hit a girl why should you hit...
    kyanitestone186 kyanitestone186 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I heard about a Christian family who went to a restaurant and refused to tip the waiter because he was gay. Isn't that sad? I feel so bad for people who are put down by such...
    RandomSongbird RandomSongbird 18-21, F Apr 14

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    I have some family relatives that are lesbians and i fully respect that. I have nothing against homosexuality but i feel that i'm more prompt for supporting it for homosexual men...
    TheWanderingWillo TheWanderingWillo 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    A French study concluded that for younger women going braless is actually beneficial to prevent sagging. http://www.thelocal.fr/20130411/breasts-better-off-without-bras-french...
    BareBeachBumm BareBeachBumm 46-50, M a week ago

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    Sometimes Patience... So very strong headed and full of heart. Heart for the land, for the life, for a mans sense of pride, and of wonders and visions accomplished...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    By: Evergreen Rainforest Filipino is not as bad as you think. Period! The first time I visit this site I was so excited to join here and share my thoughts and experiences. I am...
    EveraixavGreene EveraixavGreene 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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