Thousands in Iran Protest Acid Attacks on Women


Originally posted on WOMEN. HEALING. VIOLENCE.:

By THOMAS ERDBRINK

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TEHRAN — Thousands of Iranians took to the streets of the historic city of Isfahan on Wednesday to protest several acid attacks on women. The attacks had coincided with the passage of a law designed to protect those who correct people deemed to be acting in an “un-Islamic” way.

A local official said on Wednesday that “eight to nine” women had been attacked over the past three weeks by men on motorcycles who splashed them with acid in Isfahan, one of Iran’s largest urban centers and the country’s chief tourist destination. Some of the women were blinded or disfigured.

The protesters — more than 2,000, according to the semiofficial news agency Fars — gathered in front of the local judiciary office and shouted slogans against extremists whom the protesters likened to supporters of Islamic State militants. They also called for the city’s Friday Prayer leader and the…

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Cringe-worthy


Originally posted on renxkyoko's space:

Hello, there ! ! * waves*  Renxkyoko Iglesias here.

” Life is like a box of chocolates. You don’t know what you’re gonna get.”   Well, my blog is a box of chocolates.  You don’t know what you’re gonna read.  Like today, I am  supposed to write about part 3 of my fun vacation in the Philippines,  but have decided to  write  about some other things that are going on in my life on my mind right at this very moment.

First off…… October is a treat for me.  The cable is teeming with vampires, ghosts and monsters,  and zombies , and I’m loving it. I watch these shows while studying or reading your blogs and they do keep  me  up and about   until the wee hours of the morning.  That reminds me…..  I guest posted in October of   last year, on jmount’s blog, and if you have time to read it, click   HERE

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Judge Won’t Delay Hearing For Lawyer’s Maternity Leave, Then Berates Her For Bringing Baby To Court


Originally posted on WOMEN. HEALING. VIOLENCE.:

BY CARIMAH TOWNES

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An attorney on maternal leave was denied her request to postpone an immigration hearing in Atlanta, and had to litigate with her baby strapped to her chest. Then, she was berated by the judge, who refused to delay the hearing, for bringing her child to court.

As soon as Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle agreed to work with two brothers on an immigration case in September, she filed a request to delay the hearing, set for October 7, so that she could complete her six-week maternal leave. Ehrisman-Mickle believed the presiding judge would accept the request, since two other judges presiding over separate cases agreed to push back their hearings in response to letters from her doctor. But Immigration Judge J. Dan Pelletier Sr. turned down her request, claiming, “No good cause. Hearing date set prior to counsel accepting representation.”

Click here to read the article at Think Progress.

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Walkways – the poem – part 3 of 16


Originally posted on Allison Grayhurst :

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Piercing, lingering, chiming out a hymn, lullaby on a chain.

Remorse to wade in like a sea-salt bath, absorbing

the past into the present cellular flow.

Mounds of construction sand, building and restoring roots

without life, chopped down at surface level.

Ideologies fuel, then turned to cinder by anger -

justified violence that violates the laws of love.

           

Skittering up stairs, the last time I held a leaf I held

your focused form, unable to stay the distance,

but stayed nonetheless near rudimentary desires.

 

I am cut like a lawn, smooth as carpet. See me now,

skateboarding, jettisoning over humps and bridges.

The wind – position me inside your storm. The last time,

strength enlisted an empty street – such vines

and beautiful stones!

Mercy in a crack, a masterpiece of twin creation,

outside art galleries – living wood, sleeping shapes,

inviting holes… holy as sex…

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“Today You….Tomorrow Me.”


Originally posted on Kindness Blog:

“Today You….Tomorrow Me.”

by Rhoner

hitch-hikerHave you ever picked up a hitch-hiker?

Just about every time I see someone I stop. I kind of got out of the habit in the last couple of years, moved to a big city and all that, my girlfriend wasn’t too stoked on the practice. Then some stuff happened to me that changed me and I am back to offering rides habitually. If you would indulge me, it’s a long story and has almost nothing to do with hitch hiking other than happening on a road.

This past year I have had 3 instances of car trouble. A blow out on a freeway, a bunch of blown fuses and an out of gas situation. All of them were while driving other people’s cars which, for some reason, makes it worse on an emotional level. It makes it worse on a practical level as well…

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