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American Indians suffer from the most serious health problems in the U.S. On reservations, American Indians have a life expectancy of 47 years. The tuberculosis rate for Natives is 533 percent higher than the national average; the accident mortality rate 425 higher; the infant mortality rate 81 percent higher; the sudden infant death syndrome rate 310 percent higher; the alcoholism rate 579 percent higher; the diabetes rate 249 percent higher; and the suicide rate 190 percent higher than the national average.

Andrea Smith, Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (via missgreyday)

HOLY SHIT

(Source: fromonesurvivortoanother)

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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: A woman in Afghanistan who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the crime of being raped by a relative has been pardoned by Afghan President Hamid Karzai after she agreed to marry her rapist.
The woman, identified only as “Gulnaz,” was convicted of adultery after reporting that she had been raped by her cousin’s husband. According to Gulnaz’s lawyer, marrying her rapist was not a condition for release, but she has agreed to do so in order to “legitimize her daughter.”
“In my conversations with Gulnaz she told me that if she had the free choice she would not marry the man who raped her,” attorney Kimberley Motley said.
Gulnaz had been raising her daughter, who was conceived as a result of the rape, in jail.
Her rapist was sentenced to 12 years in prison, but later had  his jail time reduced to 7 years. Gulnaz also had her 12-year sentence reduced to 3 years. Authorities said she would not serve all 12 years, but would still have to spend time in jail for not reporting the rape soon enough. 
[cnn / bbcnews.]

thedailywhat:

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: A woman in Afghanistan who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the crime of being raped by a relative has been pardoned by Afghan President Hamid Karzai after she agreed to marry her rapist.

The woman, identified only as “Gulnaz,” was convicted of adultery after reporting that she had been raped by her cousin’s husband. According to Gulnaz’s lawyer, marrying her rapist was not a condition for release, but she has agreed to do so in order to “legitimize her daughter.”

“In my conversations with Gulnaz she told me that if she had the free choice she would not marry the man who raped her,” attorney Kimberley Motley said.

Gulnaz had been raising her daughter, who was conceived as a result of the rape, in jail.

Her rapist was sentenced to 12 years in prison, but later had  his jail time reduced to 7 years. Gulnaz also had her 12-year sentence reduced to 3 years. Authorities said she would not serve all 12 years, but would still have to spend time in jail for not reporting the rape soon enough. 

[cnn / bbcnews.]

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The collapse of marriage among blacks is well documented, but not the sexual, psychological, emotional and social toll this has taken on black women. Seven out of ten are single. Of the others, many are forced into “man-sharing”.
Two out of every three black marriages in America fail, about twice the rate of white marriages. Black women are the “most unmarried” group in American society: one professor is trying to work out why. (via theeconomist)

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ZOMG LMAO!!!!

thedailywhat:

Afternoon Snack: This video is titled “My insane hungry cats.” Because, clearly, they’re the insane ones in this video.

[arbroath.]

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SPEAKING OF TASTELESS!!!!!!!!!

its painful to watch more than1 minute of this.

thedailywhat:

Lights Out: NYPD cops get freaky-nasty with carnival participants at last week’s West Indian-American Day Parade in Brooklyn.

[wshh.]

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