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Friday News Bites: Second Nepal Earthquake, Women on 20s + More

Greetings, all! I’ve been away for a week, and I’m just now catching up on some of the things that have been happening in the U.S. and elsewhere. Sometimes being without the internet for a week makes one feel as though everything happens when one is not paying attention! Let’s get started:

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News in Asia

Some quick links today, lovelies. Hope the weekend was amazing!

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News in Asia

Hello! This is a week of quick links. Enjoy!

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Friday News Bites: Equality Updates, World News, and More

Greetings, Persephoneers! Happy Friday to you all. There’s lots happening in the world of LGBT equality this week, and we’ve also got a handful of other stories that I thought might interest you. Let’s get started, shall we?

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News in Asia

The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan continues to be a clusterfuck. The Philippines have 7000 islands, and getting aid to hard hit areas has been a logistical nightmare. The U.S. carrier group USS George Washington just arrived in the Philippines, bringing food and helping to provide logistical support.

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News in Asia

Hello, my fellow glitter unicorns. I hope the weekend was fantastic. I had dinner on Friday with my bestie at the little Thai place about a 5 minute drive from my house. It has the best pad thai that I’ve had since I came home from Thailand. To my dismay, I found out that the […]

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Movies

Film Review: Girl Rising

How has education changed your life? What would you do for an education? How does educating girls now change the future? These questions and more are answered in the moving documentary Girl Rising.

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International Women's Issues

“Horrendous, Barbaric, and Inhumane”: Savita’s Death Ruled Medical Misadventure

The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar concluded in Galway last week with a verdict of medical misadventure. The day of the verdict would have been her 5th wedding anniversary.

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News in Europe

How a Boy Started a Big Discussion

This is a story about people who think their opinion is more important than the child who instigated sharing that opinion. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan is telling the Dutch government to intervene. Turks online call the Dutch pig-eating heathens who support the sickness that’s homosexuality. And why? Because a Turkish child has two lesbians as […]

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News Appetizers in Haiku to Say Thank You

This week wasn’t as depressing as some that I’ve Haiku’d recently.

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News Appetizers: Because Journalism Tastes Better With Sass

Kittens, it’s Wednesday. That means we have survived another few days, which is a damn miracle if you gauge it by the news. So suck down those mixed drinks and put on a brave face: we are diving into the mid-week news, where sexism is officially dead, we’re post-racial, and like that nice little fish […]

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Perspectives

It All Comes Back to Love

What can I even say? I didn’t know anything about Troy Davis’ plight or his case until last Wednesday night, when his life was taken by the state.

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Politics

Will the Twitter Machine Seal the Deal for Marriage Equality in NY?

Throughout the day I’ve actively refreshed #NY4M on Twitter for updates on the status of the highly-anticipated vote.  A few hours ago Politico reported that undecided senator Greg Ball, potentially the vote to tip the scales in favor of passing marriage equality in NY, is asking Twitter and Facebook followers for an opinion on whether he should vote in support […]

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Politics

Public safety vs. human rights

This is a really difficult subject and article, to be honest. It is about how things never are black and white and reminds me that I in some situations would struggle incredebly to find the right solution. Because in this case, what is the right solution? The human rights of a single person or the […]