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An Aurora Shooting Victim Speaks Out About The Tragedy In Connecticut

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Yesterday we heard the news that a gunman opened fire on his mother (Nancy Lanza) and her entire class of kindergartners in Newtown, Connecticut (we've since learned that Adam Lanza actually killed his mother in her home, and that she was not actually a full-time teacher at the school, but may have been a substitue). ...

Fourth Graders In Texas Were Told To Draw Violent 9/11 Pictures As A Class Assignment

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Parents of fourth graders in Hughey Elementary School in El Paso, Texas are concerned and angry over an assignment given to their children recently. In an effort to teach students about the September 11 attacks, one of the school's teachers apparently told children to recreate the events in a drawing. The mother speaking in the ...

A Beautiful Photographic Series Titled ‘Albinos’ Elicits A Strong Response From Viewers

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The HuffPost is sharing a Brazilian photographer's collection titled 'Albinos' and I was amazed at the actual images and the responses from viewers. It's difficult to say where I stand on the series; on the one hand Gustavo Lacerda's work has an anthropological feel to it and I get the sense that he had great ...

This Writer Says Americans Have Accepted Gun Violence As A Cultural Norm

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Remember the massacre in Colorado that took place just a few weeks ago? If you do, and if you've still been thinking about it heavily, then you may be one of few Americans who remains affected by the tragedy, especially if you still hope to accomplish some sort of change. Recently, an article was published ...

Big-Time Producer Harvey Weinstein Says It’s Time For Filmmakers To Address Violence In Their Movies

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Well, this is an interesting story to cover, having just posted the trailer to Killer Joe. Harvey Weinstien (of The Weinstein Company film studio and co-founder of Miramax) has produced about a gabillion movies, and if you only count the ones by Quentin Tarantino (including the forthcoming tale of revenge, Django Unchained) you've already got ...

An Eight-Year Old Waxes Poetic On The ‘Wonderful Things About Being A Girl’

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We've had a lot of feminist/anti-feminist/quasi-feminist discussions here at PITNB. We've questioned Jenny Saville's life-size paintings of nude women, applauded young girls who fought the evils of air-brushing, and talked about "who needs feminism" in 2012. This note that I'm about to share with you is-- hands down-- cooler than anything else we've seen on ...