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Hassan Sentenced to 25 Years for Wife’s Beheading

[I should put a trigger warning for domestic violence on this right up front, as the title to this story might suggest.] Two years ago, Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan invited his estranged wife, Aasiya, to meet him at the television station they founded together.

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Dutch Political Discourse: Let’s make fun of people with disabilities!

This week’s infuriating moment courtesy of the gift that keeps giving in bigotry: Geert Wilder’s party, PVV (acronym, in Dutch for the Orwellian name of “Freedom Party“).

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Celebrity Social Media Activism: Effective or Insulting?

I read yesterday that several celebrities, most notably Lady Gaga, are joining Alicia Keys in her fundraising efforts for Keys’ charity, Keep A Child Alive. The goal is to raise $1 million as quickly as possible in honor of World AIDS Day, which is Wednesday. So far so good, right? The only thing that I […]