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The University of East London says it maintains 'equality and diversity'. Really?

This is from the University of East London's Facebook page: It advertises a "segregated event" organised by the Islamic Society at UEL tomorrow night. Note that "brothers" and "sisters" are invited to ring different numbers to book tickets. And here's video of someone called Murtaza Khan – who shares a name with a guest speaker [...]

Facebook axes page encouraging rape—but not because of its content

The page encouraged its audience to “help support the cause in weeding out and eliminating this worthless breed of cowardice we have in our modern society.”

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last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the Facebook page of Athlete Ally founder Hudson Taylor: " This is the by-product of a society that legislates sexuality. #DayofSilence." Embiggen to read the signs.

What stolen valor incidents tell us about frayed ties between military and society

By Maj. Brad Hardy, U.S. Army Best Defense guest columnist A recent news story by KSL-TV in Salt Lake City linked to by the Stolen Valor Facebook page reported on a military fraud named Kenneth Crocheron. With kindness in his heart, Crocheron posed as a Special Forces officer in an attempt to bring comfort to a local boy stricken with a rare disease. Show More Summary

Iona II dive trail in the NAS newsletter

The Iona II dive trail project has made the front page of the latest Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) newsletter! The article about the dive trail project gives a brief history of the vessel, how it was wrecked and site investigations that have taken place over the last few decades. Show More Summary

Puppeteer of American Composers

2 weeks agoMusic / Classical : PostClassic

Just in time, Peter Burkholder recommended to me (announced to the entire Ives Society, actually) Drew Massey’s new book John Kirkpatrick, American Music, and the Printed Page. It’s a detailed, sometimes very technical look at Kirkpatrick’s aggressive influence as editor on the composers he adopted, including most famously Ives and Ruggles, but also Roy Harris, […]

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"I need a trim. These bangs are getting too long." :P This adorable little fluffster is Moses. He's up for adoption with the Georgia House Rabbit Society in Marietta, GA. Read more about him on his Petfinder page here. Good...

"I'm a little self-conscious about my freckles..."

"Do you think they're cute ?" Eee!! :D This adorable spotty girl is Serendipity, and she's up for adoption with the Alliston & District Humane Society in Alliston, ON. You can read more about her through her Petfinder page here........

How the Invention of the Alphabet Usurped Female Power in Society and Sparked the Rise of Patriarchy in Human Culture

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

A brief history of patriarchy from page to screen. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

The Reddit Death Bot Predicts How Long You Have Left to Live

image via the Daily Dot Death on social media is a topic that has yet to be fully codified within society. Facebook pages become memorials to those we’ve lost, but in some cases, that’s not enough. Some are starting to put thought into what will happen to their accounts after they pass. Show More Summary

"So, folks, what is happening here is this babe sues her parents, sets up a Facebook page, and people start posting to it, supporting her with all of these assaults on Baby Boomer parents."

"Now, as one who studies sociology in this society and the culture, I find this fascinating that we have these Millennials now who are looking at their Baby Boom parents as a bunch of materialistic, selfish, concerned only with them and their kids are just accessories."Rush Limbaugh was having a great time with this story yesterday.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Runs Full Page Ad in USA Today to Thank Partners — Including Atheists

This may not be exactly earth-shattering or groundbreaking, but after Foundation Beyond Belief teams raised more than a quarter-million dollars for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through their Light the Night Walk, it was a pleasant surprise to see this full-page ad in USA Today earlier in the week (red box is mine):

She’s A Freak!: Duke Student-Adult Movie Star Says “My P0rn Career Is Empowering… And Freeing” [Video]

Piers Morgan talks to porn actress and Duke student “Belle Knox” about her career, empowerment and society’s scorn. She’s very interesting… turn the pages for more.

North Korea Shock: Newborn Infants Are Murdered While Mothers Forced to Watch

Pyongyang, North Korea (LiveActionNews) — Yesterday’s United Nations Report on the human rights abuses in North Korea unveiled a level of depravity and cruelty unparalleled in modern societyThe 36 page initial report and 372 page report of detailed findings also revealed the systematic murder and persecution of society’s most vulnerable – the unborn and the […]

Books: Boston, NYC, and Chicago Programs Touted

Two professors have written a new book focused on efforts to reduce inequality in American society and in this Atlantic Education page essay they include the UChicago charter network among three programs doing a notably good job educating low-income students (How Public Schools Can Fight Back Against Inequality). Show More Summary

Student Group at Catholic Seattle University Promotes Internship at Pro-Abortion Group

Seattle University Society of Feminists, a student group at the Jesuit university, is advertising for jobs and internships for NARAL Pro-Choice Washington on its Facebook page. The post has been up for about a month, according to the Facebook page.  The site also features a video posting of a nude singer and keyboardist performing a […]

Palling around with Birchers

It is only appropriate that National Review, the conservative media outlet whose founder threw the John Birch Society out of the Republican Party, should report: A post on Kentucky Senate candidate Matt Bevin’s Facebook page last September shows the candidate sitting in a sunny room with a group of people, with the caption reading: “Enjoying […]

“Reporting the Battle of Lexington” Lecture, 7 Feb.

On Friday, 7 February, I’ll speak to the Lexington Historical Society about how the start of the Revolutionary War was reported.The society’s events page says this talk “discusses Reporting the Revolution, a new publication showcasing...Show More Summary

The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

In this speech, Chris Hedges takes a page from “Moby Dick” in this speech, in which he sketches out a cautionary tale about the American character and, by extension, the ultimate fate of the human race.

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