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Posted by on April 10, 2013 in Current Events, News, Politics, Women

 

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Is Facebook discriminating against breastfeeding images?

Paul Cezanne, “Hortense Breast Feeding Paul”, 1872,

Breastfeeding moms and their supporters have been hearing empty apologies from Facebook for months, for a problem that dates back years. We have reuploaded photos and shared them, only to have them removed again, and again. We are still being harassed, bullied, intimated, and our accounts are being suspended.

Cherie Raymond, suspended now for 30 days for sharing Cézanne’s 1872 painting of his son being breastfeed, was also suspended for 30 days in February for sharing our media notice with a photo Facebook encouraged Emma Kwasnica to reupload after you apologized for its removal.

Empty apologies do not make good public policy.

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One of the many reasons why I despise Facebook.

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Art, Paintings, Politics, Women

 

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Occupy Wall Street – Woman Pepper Sprayed in Portland

Photo by Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian

PORTLAND, OREGON — November 17, 2011 — A police officer deployed pepper spray at SW Yamhill, between the JP Morgan Chase bank and Pioneer Courthouse Square. The photo was taken from the southeast corner of the square, looking toward the intersection of 6th and Yamhill after a day of marching through downtown Portland, Ore., by Occupy Portland participants. People gathered on the east side of the Steel bridge earlier in the morning to demonstrate in support of the Occupy movement, on the day known as N17. Several people were arrested and the march continued over the lower span of the bridge into downtown, where a rally was planned. Later in the day people were arrested in a Wells Fargo branch downtown.

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OWS – An Unlikely Face for the Movement

Dorli Rainey, an 84-year-old woman in Seattle, has become a face of the national Occupy Wall Street movement after she was hit with pepper spray during a march.

Seattle activist Dorli Rainey, 84, reacts after being hit with pepper spray during an Occupy Seattle protest Photo: AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo

A graphic photo of the former teacher after she was hit with the chemical irritant went viral, becoming one of the most striking images from the protests that have taken place in cities across the globe.

“It’s a gruesome picture, I’m really not that bad looking,” Rainey said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press.

The photograph shows Rainey, wearing a scarf and jacket, being helped by two people. One man is cradling her head in his arms as they walk away from the area.

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Possible Nuclear Catastrophe in Japan

REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A mother tries to talk to her daughter who has been isolated for signs of radiation after evacuating from the vicinity of Fukushima’s nuclear plants, at a makeshift facility to screen, cleanse and isolate people with high radiation levels in Nihonmatsu, northern Japan, March 14, 2011.

By Taiga Uranaka and Ki Joon Kwon

Sun Mar 13, 201 – FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – Japan battled on Monday to prevent a nuclear catastrophe and to care for millions of people without power or water in its worst crisis since World War Two, after a massive earthquake and tsunami that are feared to have killed more than 10,000 people.

A badly wounded nation has seen whole villages and towns wiped off the map by a wall of water, leaving in its wake an international humanitarian effort of epic proportions.

“The earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear incident have been the biggest crisis Japan has encountered in the 65 years since the end of World War Two,” a grim-faced Prime Minister Naoto Kan told a news conference on Sunday.

“We’re under scrutiny on whether we, the Japanese people, can overcome this crisis.”

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Artists who Blog

I was browsing random blogs tonight and stumbled upon so many talented artists from everywhere with different styles using varied mediums. One fabulous woman, Stephanie Levy, has dedicated a website to artists who blog with interviews and images of such artists.  Check it out along with her personal site.

The latest interview is with Zee Longenecker, a Brazilian born photographer now based in Flagstaff, Arizona. You can read her complete interview here.

These are her gorgeous photographs.

Photography by Zee Longenecker – © All rights reserved

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2011 in Art, Photography, Women

 

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“Saved to life”

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Paul Hansen
Dagens Nyheter

“Saved to life”

Of course six weeks old Michelle Olofsson had no clue how fortunate she was being born at a Swedish hospital. But her dad Jakob and mother Ruth are very grateful that their premature born daughter could be saved. In a recent scientific report, Swedish hospitals are defined as being best in the world regarding prenatal care. When Michelle was born she weighed about one kilo. Now she almost ready to go home.

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