Daily reminder: If Sweden or the UK were doing this, the world would be crying for their leaders to stand trial at the ICC.
I’m going to compile a tag called ‘Israel shame’ so that whenever an Israel apologist pops up, all I have to do is link them to it.
Dunes and Smoke on Pea Island. May 2011.
There was a wildfire burning that May. And the day we got down there for a mini-vacation the winds were pushing the smoke stream east across the sound to Pea Island. We had seen the smoke from our hotel in Nags Head, but didn’t think much of it. So we took a drive to the Hatteras Lighthouse.
As soon as we hit the preserve, the smoke overtook us. It was spooky as hell. The sky was already scary and cloudy with a storm moving in… then add smoke to that. I’ve never seen a sky colored brown like that before.
We pulled off along the side of the road and I spent twenty or thirty minutes scrambling over the dunes making photographs. Keep in mind that this was about two months before my stomach surgery and I weighed 160 pounds more than I do now. Me scrambling over sand dunes must have been a sight.
This photograph is my favorite of the series.
i think this person is a wizard
when you don’t compete in the olympics because you want it to be fair
I don’t think Aang is the last airbender.
I kept thinking it would end… But it just kept going
But the sign in the back. “Flip at your own risk.”
Ecuador’s restrictive abortion laws put the health and even the lives of rape victims in danger. In late August 2013 the National Assembly is expected to debate major changes to the criminal code. It is unclear whether a proposal from a 2012 assembly discussion of lifting penalties for abortion in all rape cases will move forward in the 2013 debates.
A recent HRW report found that Ecuador’s criminal code limits women’s and girls’ reproductive rights by prohibiting abortion with few exceptions, even in the case of pregnancies that result from sexual violence. The criminal code imposes penalties including prison terms ranging from one to five years for women and girls who obtain abortions. Medical professionals who provide them are subject to harsher penalties. These penalties drive some women and girls to have illegal and unsafe abortions, thwarting Ecuador’s efforts to reduce maternal mortality and injury.
“A woman or girl who has suffered the trauma of rape shouldn’t have to face the prospect of going to jail if she chooses to get an abortion,” said Amanda Klasing, Americas women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. “Criminalizing abortion for rape victims not only violates women’s and girls’ rights, it may put their health or even their lives at risk.”
Photo: A doctor performs checks on a pregnant Ashuar Indian woman during a health campaign in Kapawi, Ecuador. © Reuters 2008
Ecuador. The pro-lifers heaven.