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Is there a way to block being called as a juror for certain groups?

There are two groups that I do not participate in, one whose views I agree with, another whose views I do not, that I have gotten called for jury duty for posts.

I do NOT want to be a juror for these groups. The one I don't agree with, I often agree with the alerted post but I know that I am biased about that group so I don't want to make decisions about the posts there.

The group I do agree with the views seems to be having some interpersonal conflicts. I don't know the people involved and don't want to make decisions concerning the various conflicts of that group.

But I have been called for jury duty several times recently for both groups and it's getting annoying. Perhaps there should be a way to be automatically excused from jury duty for groups?

Here is a problem American women need to consider

While looking for a clip of the Helen Reddy song "I AM Woman" I came across a video of Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears performing a song with the same title. I thought "Great! a remake of that old song."

How wrong I was. Rather than an empowering song enforcing how strong and independent women are, this thing sexualizes and objectifies women, not only in the dance routines of the video, but in the lyrics.

The most coherent verse of the lyrics is:
I mean fashion allegiance is a passion
I built this body to relax in
Try to bring me down Ima get the last laugh in
Don't need to talk I speak with action
I perfected the laws of attraction
Ima whole package plus satisfaction
Better check yourself before you get what you asking
Don't get it twisted give ya boy a passion
RESPECT is all that Im asking
Woman plus life equal alright
but woman no life Id like to see you try


Now compare it to Helen Reddy and Ray Burton's I Am Woman:
I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'Cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again

Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can do anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman

You can bend but never break me
'Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
'Cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul

Oh, yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can face anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman

I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my lovin' arms across the land
But I'm still an embryo
With a long, long way to go
Until I make my brother understand

Oh, yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can face anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman

Oh, I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong

I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman


What message does this give to our young women? No wonder we are losing ground on women's issues!

For those who want to compare the two videos for themselves:


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