This story is evolving. Women are coming forth with their stories of encounters with Donald in which they were the objects of unsolicited and unwanted sexual aggression, and he was the agent.
Donald Trump has been a deeply flawed candidate from the beginning. He is a power-mad, thin-skinned bully at every level of interaction in society. Stories that have come to the fore in the wake of the videotape Friday night assert that his “locker room talk” was more than talk.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign released this statement not long ago.
HFA Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri offered the following statement in response to the new allegations about Donald Trump’s actions:
“This disturbing story sadly fits everything we know about the way Donald Trump has treated women. These reports suggest that he lied on the debate stage and that the disgusting behavior he bragged about in the tape are more than just words.”
Perhaps this is Donald Trump’s actual contribution to society. If enough decent men turn against the tawdry, dissolute, perverted “model” he represents for young men in this country, maybe he will have performed a service – his first ever – for the nation and society at large.
He should never be president. His behavior disqualifies him. His cavalier attitude toward violating women’s privacy and personal boundaries fall far below the bar. He is, on so many levels, a horrendous choice for the position and the job. He lies. He invents fiction about his opponent (which his supporters believe even though none of it is true or validated). His business practices are predatory and dishonest. He knows nothing and does not seek to learn. He holds dangerous positions regarding foreign policy. I could go on. I will not. his attitude toward women is sufficient.
Vote. I will not tell you how to vote, but you should know on which side your bread is buttered.
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Never mind the violence trans kids face in the “wrong” peeing room. There’s the law!
From The Skimm.
TO PEE OR NOT TO PEE
Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled that, for the time being, US public schools can tell students where they can and can’t pee.
Earlier this year, North Carolina passed a law that banned transgender people from using public bathrooms that don’t match the sex on their birth certificates. And then came the lawsuits and a lot of people saying ‘discrimination much?’ President Obama responded by telling public schools that federal law requires them to let transgender students use whatever bathrooms they want — and hinted that federal funding would be cut from schools that didn’t comply. Some critics freaked out, and said this was another example of Obama overstepping his presidential boundaries. 13 states sued.
WHAT’S THE LATEST?
A federal judge in Texas – one of the states that sued – said that until this lawsuit is decided, public schools across the US are free to decide where kids can and can’t pee. The Obama administration is saying ‘pretty sure we’re gonna win this thing.’ A lot of GOP activists are sending each other high-five emojis. And a lot of transgender kids are just wondering which bathroom they can use.
Yesterday’s ruling is a big roadblock for Obama, who’s been trying to leave office with a very pro-LGBT legacy behind him. And it also comes just as a lot of students are heading back to school this week. Great timing.
… and a vulnerable minority has no idea where they can pee! If you look like a girl, you are a girl! Wristbands remind me of this.
There is no way anything similar to this has a place in our culture.
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Asia & Pacific
August 5, 2016 | 10:40 am
Gang rape videos are being sold in a northern Indian state, according to authorities who believe rapists are using cellphone clips as a way to keep their victims quiet.
The Times of India first reported on the recordings, which are fetching 50 to 150 rupees, or 75 cents to $2, in Uttar Pradesh, which has seen a spate of recent rapes that have triggered public calls for its chief minister to resign. The clips are being sold “under the counter”, according to the newspaper, to people who come with a customer’s “reference”, and also via social media. They range in length from 30 seconds to as long as five minutes.
“Porn is passe. These real life crimes are the rage,” an unnamed shopkeeper in Agra, home of the Taj Majal, told the Times of India. It reported that police believe the videos are used as blackmail, to prevent victims from reporting the crimes, or to pressure them into further acts.
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Today — my 19th birthday — I’m in Kenya visiting Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp.
Every year on my birthday I travel to meet girls who are struggling to go to school — to stand with them and to make sure the world hears their stories.
Today in Dadaab I met Rahma Hussein Noor, a 19 year-old who has struggled more than most of us can imagine just to go to school.
Rahma came to Dadaab at age 13, having never set foot in a classroom. She worked hard to catch up with her classmates and, in a few years, graduated primary school.
Rahma then enrolled in a secondary school in Dadaab. But when her family returned to Somalia last year, Rahma could not find another school to attend.
After two months, her father said her education was over and decided to marry her to a man over 50 years old whom Rahma had never met.
Rahma snuck out of her house and took an eight day bus ride back to the refugee camp…all to continue her education.
Rahma is not alone. Many girls from Syria, Burundi, Afghanistan, Pakistan and all around the world have lost so much and are then forced to fight for a right they already have — the right to go to school.
Last year, the world agreed to provide 12 years of education for every boy and girl. Yet, nearly one year after making the commitment, where do we stand?
We are facing a global refugee crisis and more and more girls like Rahma are at risk of losing their chance to go to school — and their dreams for a better future.
We cannot allow girls like Rahma to fight alone. It’s time to do right by girls — #YesAllGirls.
Today, on my 19th birthday, I’m asking you to stand with me and keep fightng for girls around the world who are denied an education. Will you make a gift today to ensure girls — #YesAllGirls — get the education we promised them?
Nothing would make me prouder on my birthday than knowing we are in this together.
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First I must admit that I never ever watched “Friends.” Not even a single solitary episode. Second, I considered Lisa Kudrow the sole intellect in the cast mostly because of her Vassar pedigree. But Jennifer Aniston has a few things to say and says them very well here.
I might not have posted this at all since celebs being pissed off at paparazzi is nothing new and maybe especially for reasons Aniston cites … until I saw this in the footer beneath the story.
At first glance, it looks perfect…
It’s that time of year when holiday cards are sent out. Following the tradition, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released their annual greeting photo to the people. At first glance, the photo is picture perfect, but if you look closely, there’s something a tad out of place…
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… and then you have to say WTF????!!!! And Aniston is 100% right! Picking on a little baby who did not ask to be born into a royal family and, as far as I can tell, is just a delightful little baby girl!
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This from Skimm today:
WHAT TO SAY WHEN THE GUY NEXT TO YOU ON THE SUBWAY IS MANSPREADING…
|You’re in my space. That’s what Iraqi troops are getting ready to say to ISIS. Yesterday, the Pentagon said it’s sending another 560 US troops to Iraq to prep for a battle to retake Mosul. But, just like the 4,000+ that are already there, these won’t be combat troops. They’re just helping out behind the scenes on things like engineering and intel. Mosul is Iraq’s second-largest city. When ISIS took it over in 2014, it was the ‘oh sh*t’ moment that made the world sit up and pay attention to the group. Mosul has been ISIS’s HQ in Iraq ever since. But Iraqi troops have been moving in on the group’s territory, with the US-led coalition playing Robin to their Batman. Now, Mosul is the last major city ISIS has control over. The problem? As the group loses territory, it has focused more on lashing out with terrorist attacks in Iraq and around the world. So these days, any major wins also come with a side of caution.
Manspreading is not the best idea.
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I remember this morning like it was yesterday. Actually I remember the night. I remember Geraldine Ferraro coming out on the stage, and I thought my heart would burst. I remember sitting up so straight driving to work the next morning. It was like I had grown inches.
ON THIS DAY
On July 12, 1984, the Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale named New York Congresswoman Geraldine A. Ferraro his running mate, making her the first woman to run on a major party ticket.
And yes, the whole world changed.
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