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Mom Breaks Down Realizing Her Daughter Was Practicing Lockdown Drill In ‘Cute’ Bathroom Picture

Source: GOOD

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A picture may be worth a thousand words but sometimes there’s another story behind a deceptively simple and “cute” image. That was the case for Stacey Wehrman Feeley, who snapped a seemingly adorable picture of her young daughter standing atop a toilet in their home’s bathroom.

“However, The moment she told me what she was doing I broke down,” wrote in a Facebook post that has quickly gone viral. “She was practicing for a lockdown drill at her preschool and what you should do if you are stuck in a bathroom. At that moment all innocense of what I thought my three-year-old possessed was gone.”

In the wake of horrific mass shootings like the one in Orlando last week, Feeley’s 3-year-old daughter was acting out a safety drill she had recently been taught in case there was active shooter in a building where she was trapped. The post has been shared more than 20,000 times in less than one week.

"In the schools they are very good about telling them that this is a drill for if someone that is not supposed to be in the building is in there," she said in an interview with ABC News. "They do not even bring up guns whatsoever, but the older kids understand."


Read more: https://www.good.is/articles/mom-sees-daughter-practice-lockdown-drill

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Thoughts and blessings.

Father gives daughter the confidence to dance in the street

Source: Mashable



There's nothing like a little encouragement from dad to help you overcome your fears.

After a father and daughter stopped to listen to a musician while walking down the street, dad whipped out his camera and began recording.

As his daughter listened to the music, he encouraged her to join in by dancing.

http://mashable.com/2016/06/16/father-encourages-daughter-to-dance/#XroJ6oF5.PqJ


Here are the comments from the YouTube uploader to the father asking permission to post the video:


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The Orlando shooter's sexuality doesn't matter. It's still a hate crime.

Source: Mashable



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The hesitation to address the sexuality of the victims is something many members of the community called a type of queer erasure, preventing the community from rightfully claiming the trauma as theirs, or pointing out the faults of a homophobic culture.

But now, talk surrounding the shooter's sexuality has shifted views of the attack, minimizing it as violence only within the LGBTQ community. And that gives non-LGBTQ people — and a culture looking to deflect blame — the ability to wash their hands of the larger discussion around homophobia.

"Whether or not he was on an app or visited the club before, this is homophobia at its absolute worst."

Many LGBTQ advocates are critical of the attention placed on the shooter’s possible sexuality. It's a focus they say is harmful, detracting from the hate and homophobic culture that fueled the attack.

"Whether or not he was on an app or visited the club before, this is homophobia at its absolute worst," Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, tells Mashable. "This is another example of homophobia turning into horrific violence, right here in our own borders. This is something we must put a stop to — the hate and discrimination."

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"This is someone who was homophobic and went after the LGBTQ community in one of our safest havens — a place where we come together in fellowship and community to be our authentic selves," she says. "It cuts to the core of the LGBTQ community and the violence we've experienced for decades."


Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/06/14/orlando-shooting-hate-crime/#corVurmK.iq6

London Gay Men's choir sings Bridge Over Troubled Water at the London vigil for Orlando

Women slam rape victim blaming with video about fake male murder victim... | James is Dead

Source: Raw Story

What if people blamed murder victims for the crimes committed against them the way they tend to blame rape victims?

A YouTube video posted by Blue Seat Studios examines that very question. The video, entitled, “James is Dead,” shows two cartoon women talking about the murder of the fictional character, James, at a college party.

“I mean, what was he wearing though?” one woman asks. “I mean, you know how he wears those V-neck t-shirts? I’m just saying, if you don’t want to get stabbed in the neck, consider wearing a turtleneck sweater or something.”

The video comes while the case of Stanford swimer Brock Turner has made headlines. Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman behind a dumpster. Outrage over his lenient sentence of 6 months in jail has caused the story to go viral.



More: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/women-slam-rape-victim-blaming-with-video-about-fake-male-murder-victim-what-was-he-wearing-though/

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