Articles by: Lorraine Devon Wilke

Tragedy multiplied: when a 13-year-old rape victim "chooses life" despite a pregnancy of rape, she's still slut-shamed by ignorant, small-minded people. Shame!

Stop The Madness: 13-Year-Old Pregnant Rape Victim Slut-Shamed By Indiana Townsfolk (VIDEO)

Tragedy multiplied: a 13-year-old rape victim ‘chooses life’ despite pregnancy by rape and she’s still slut-shamed by ignorant, small-minded people? Shame!

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No Rx, No Age Restrictions: Obama Agrees To Comply With Federal Ruling On Morning-After Pill

No Rx, No Age Restrictions: Obama Agrees To Comply With Federal Ruling On Morning-After Pill

Interesting that some see it as a “cave”; women who can now use Plan B as they see fit, welcome the President’s reversal as a nod to reproductive freedom.

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NSA Whistleblower Is Revealed, Flees To China As News Of DoJ Investigation Announced (VIDEO)

NSA Whistleblower Is Revealed, Flees To China As News Of DoJ Investigation Announced (VIDEO)

Is whistleblower Edward Snowden really a selfless patriot willing to take the heat to expose wrongdoing or…. something else? More to come. Much more.

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Liberal Vs. Liberal: Top 10 Reasons Why Liberals Are Eating Their Own

Liberal Vs. Liberal: Top 10 Reasons Why Liberals Are Eating Their Own

If we liberals can’t always stand side-by-side to get the job done, we can at least not tear each other down. We’ve got plenty of enemies to do that.

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In a demonic twist, the man who terrified us with demons now seems to think there's too many running the show at Georgetown. Time for an exorcism!

The Devil Made Him Do It: Exorcist Author To Sue Georgetown For Not Being Catholic Enough

In a demonic twist, the man who terrified us with demons now seems to think there’s too many running the show at Georgetown. Nice day for an exorcism, yes?

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Some say our immersion in the 24/7 news cycle is bad for our health. Others wonder if the rush for headlines and readers has diminished the quality of that news.

All News All The Time Just May Be Very Bad For Your Health

When the demand of the 24/7 news cycle chews up and spits out faulty reports and trivial news stories, we’ve surely lost perspective of what’s fit to print.

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Where was the New York Times when the Bush Administration birthed the Patriot Act? Now, in 2013, they’ve decided to take Obama to task for implementing it.  Image by weaselzippers.us @ BizPacReview

As NY Times Attacks Obama, Records Declassified To Put NSA Program In Proper Perspective

The NSA ‘phone program’ has become a lightning rod in the ‘security vs. privacy’ battle, but as some NY Times commentators put it, ‘you can’t have it both ways.’

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Fat-shaming has become a go-to insult for arrogant intellectuals (or skinny people who think they’re superior!), but when a professor goes there, it proves wisdom does not always follow brains.  Image @ CollegeCandy

Fat-Shaming Professor Inspires Viral Backlash After Insulting Tweet To PhD Applicants (VIDEO)

Fat-shaming has become a go-to insult for arrogant, skinny intellectuals but when a professor goes there, it proves wisdom does not always follow brains.

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Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was considered a fit and able soldier before his “heinous and despicable” act of mass murder on Afghanistan civilians.  Image @Aljazeera

U.S. Soldier Describes Gruesome Killings After Pleading Guilty To Afghan Massacre Of 2012

In an inexplicable and gruesome act, a soldier killed 16 Afghans over one long night. There was no reason; no one stopped him. Most were women and children.

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Despite the expected “noise” from the GOP, the President shows his continuing belief in and support of Susan Rice by appointing her his new national security adviser. Image @Bossip

President Obama Defies GOP Attack Dogs And Appoints Susan Rice As National Security Adviser

Despite the ‘noise’ from the GOP (and you know they will!), the President shows his continuing support of Susan Rice by choosing her for this position.

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On 70th Anniversary Of ‘We Can Do It!’ Poster, Swiffer ‘Borrows’ Image To Sell Mops

On 70th Anniversary Of ‘We Can Do It!’ Poster, Swiffer ‘Borrows’ Image To Sell Mops

On the 70th anniversary of the ‘We Can Do It’ poster, Swiffer has decided women need to be reminded of how powerful they are… enough to mop a floor!

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Chris Beck become Kristen Beck. The transition of the macho SEAL team sailor to female civilian is a story of courage and the breaking of stereotypes. @WJBDRadio

Defying Stereotypes: Navy SEAL Team 6 Soldier Comes Out As Transgender In Powerful New Book

For a culture that struggles even with the reality of homosexuality, ‘transgender’ will be impossible for some to understand. Beck’s book may change that.

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We can demonize and stereotype homosexuality but the reality of the community – their lives, their loves, their families – is as varied and rich as that of the straight world. Meet the Burz Fernandez, Steve Price & daughter … see, nothing to fear here, people! Image Huffington Post

Top 10 Myths And Misunderstandings About Homosexuality And Why They’re Wrong

Even the word inspires fear: homosexuals. But why? Let’s look at some of those myths and see if we can’t illuminate where things got a little off-track.

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When the “most controversial” Wikipedia topics worldwide were put into an SEO cloud, the words that jumped out told the story. @TahaAsseri.WordPress

Guess Who’s ‘Most Controversial’ On U.S. Wikipedia? Answer Might Surprise You

What do Jesus, homosexuality, Hitler, George Bush and Scientology all have in common? They’re amongst the ‘most controversial’ topics on Wikipedia.

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See this cute little girl? She’s the face of the new Cheerios ad. Controversy? She’s depicted with a white mother and a black father… dear God, mother, call out the dogs!!! @Gawker

Dark Side Of America: Cheerios Ad With Biracial Family Sets Off Online Spew Of Racism (VIDEO)

We want to believe the best of ourselves, but when even a sweet Cheerios ad inspires the worst of us to spew hate online, it’s clear we’ve got a ways to go.

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14-year-old Tremaine McMillian tells his side of the story… not surprisingly, it’s a bit different than the one the police reported.

Florida Police Slam Black Teen To Ground In Chokehold For Giving Them ‘Dehumanizing Stare’ (VIDEO)

A day in the life of a black teen: Memorial Day, new puppy, friends and mom on the beach, horseplay… cops who intervene and it gets ugly from there.

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Bloodied T-shirts with the names of the dead from recent Bangladesh factory disasters were displayed at a recent Gap shareholder meeting in protest of the company's refusal to sign pact to protect garment factory workers. (Anirvan / Flickr / Creative Commons); image@InTheseTimes

Gap Joins Walmart, Refuses To Sign Protection Pact For Factory Workers They Employ

It doesn’t take much to tumble a high-profile brand into the cauldron of global animosity. Just ask Papa John’s and Walmart. But does the Gap surprise us?

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Tyler Deutsch on the day of his daughter's birth… six weeks later he tried to kill her@KOMONews

Father Puts 6-Week-Old Daughter In Freezer; Meanwhile, Catholics Say Gays Can’t Parent (VIDEO)

A father puts his baby in a freezer, proving good parenting isn’t exclusively the realm of heterosexuals. Can fundamentalists now readjust their thinking?

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Is provocative dancing, a sexy outfit, a few too many drinks any kind of excuse for rape? Photo by Anna-Marie Perry @Pitch

Author Suggests Rape Like ‘Leaving A Laptop In A Car,’ Blames Victims For Provocative Behaviors

In the myriad of reasons why men rape, can there ever really be a justification for blaming the victim? Author Nick Ross seems to think at least a little.

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Salute-Gate: President Obama Forgets To Salute Marine And Media Jumps To ‘Big Gaffe’ (VIDEO)

Salute-Gate: President Obama Forgets To Salute Marine And Media Jumps To ‘Big Gaffe’ (VIDEO)

With a cultural appetite for scandal so insatiable, even the President forgetting to salute a Marine can call out the dogs. Let’s nip that in the bud.

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