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Habitual lurker using this as a news aggregate. Absolutely disgusted with the islamaphobia & apologia for sexual assault that passes as acceptable behavior in the discussion threads. Years of it now. If it makes you uncomfortable to see this statement in my profile, imagine how it feels reading bigoted posts on a dem message board.

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Self Defense in the age of Herr Pussygrabber

Someone suggested I make this it's own OP, so here it goes.

I won't mince words- predators and abusers are emboldened with 45 in the White House. No matter your size, strength or ability, there are ways to escape the grip of an assailant. Basic self defense classes saved me from a rapist in college. These are some of the same moves I was taught.

And as niyad put it- don't forget to SING, ladies!

Trump-Era Deportations Begin With a Married Mom of Two Who's Lived in the U.S. for Decades

(putting this here as I'm not sure if it went up in breaking news yet. linking to both the Jezebel article for the protest photos and the orig Times article. Text is from Jez)

At least seven protesters were arrested in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday night after Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, a 35-year-old mother of two American teenagers, was arrested and set for deportation in accordance with Donald Trump’s executive order expanding the definition of “criminal alien.”

The New York Times reports that Rayos, who was convicted in 2008 of using a false social security number to obtain employment—common for otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants—was allowed to stay in the U.S. after a judge issued a deportation order against her in 2013 because the Obama administration prioritized deportations of people with gang ties, who were deemed a threat to public safety, or who’d committed serious felony offenses or a series of misdemeanor crimes. Under Trump’s recent executive order, however, all undocumented immigrants convicted of or believed to have committed a criminal offense—like crossing the border illegally—are up for deportation, and the ICE has stopped granting requests for prosecutorial discretion.

Rayos has not lived in Mexico since she was 14 years old, and attended scheduled meetings with the ICE every 6 months. “We all knew something could be different this time with the new administration,” Carlos Garcia, director of the immigrant advocacy group Puente Arizona, told the Los Angeles Times. “She went in with the lawyer and didn’t come out. That was pretty much all there was.”



Leaked copy: Trump religious freedom executive order is worse than you feared


The administration will use the order to gut civil rights laws, allowing people and organizations to cite religious objections to same-sex marriage, gender identity, premarital sex, and abortion. The order will cover “any organization, including closely held for-profit corporations” “when providing social services, education, or healthcare; earning a living, seeking a job, or employing others; receiving government grants or contracts; or otherwise participating in the marketplace, the public square, or interfacing with Federal, State or local governments.”

The order would also restrict women’s right to contraception and abortion under the Affordable Care Act. Churches and charitable organizations would be allowed to be directly political without losing their tax exempt status if the group “believes, speaks, or acts (or declines to act) in accordance with the belief that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, sexual relations are properly reserved for such a marriage, male and female and their equivalents refer to an individual’s immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy, physiology, or genetics at or before birth, and that human life begins at conception and merits protection at all stages of life.”

The order is expected to be revealed tomorrow morning at the National Prayer Breakfast. Hopefully, it won’t be as truly horrifying – and unconstitutional – as this leaked draft version.

Here we f*cking go.....
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