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[26 Nov 2007|08:00am]
"She says two men entered the car and drove them to a secluded area where others were waiting, and both she and her companion were raped."

"The woman was initially to be punished for violating strict gender segregation laws in Saudi Arabia, for riding in the car of a man who was not related to her when they were attacked."

"Her sentence was increased on appeal after judges wanted to punish her for attempting to use the media to influence the case. Her attackers' sentences - originally up to five years - were also doubled."

"The case of the unidentified women, 19, drew international criticism after an appeal increased her 90-lash sentence to 200 lashes and six months' jail."

"Several governments and human rights groups have condemned her sentence and urged it to be lifted. Canada described it as "barbaric"."

***"The US, a major Saudi ally, declined to condemn to sentence, but did call it "astonishing"."
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[27 Oct 2007|09:41pm]
I do not know when I last wrote in here. I am drinking beers, about to get ready for a Halloween party in Baltimore. Next Halloween, I want to dress as Clarence and Alabama from the movie True Romance. that would be amazing.

Life is so strange. My life has changed so much since the last time I have reflected like I am right now. Its funny thinking things will never change, thinking this is how your life is, and the next time you look at your life it is so completely different.

I still do not know how I feel about Goucher. But I am surviving and happy for the most part. Happiness is the most important. I am stressed though, and I do not know why I feel like I have the most work in this school. I feel like i am surrounded by people who dont care, but the funny thing is I dont care either..but i cant not care. My life is filled with contradictions. filled with them.

AH LIFE.
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i like.. [09 Mar 2007|05:21pm]
people who do more than mearly just exist

people who are anti-establishment
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the pussycat dolls and third wave feminism? [06 Mar 2007|06:46pm]
“Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?” = ‘Don’t you wish your girlfriend could be free and comfortable in her own skin and do her own thing, like me?’

“Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?” Dismiss immediately whatever pornographic inferences such a performance might bring to mind, said McG, the music producer and film director who is an executive producer of “Pussycat Dolls Present.” The Dolls, McG said, are simply making a heartfelt inquiry: “It’s just like saying, ‘Don’t you wish your girlfriend could be free and comfortable in her own skin and do her own thing, like me?’ ”

taken from:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/05/arts/television/05cats.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

hahah I thought this was funny and decided to share it on my livejournal which I never write in.
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in love with this man [06 Dec 2006|02:58pm]
We are all mortal until the first kiss
And the second glass of wine

Eduardo Galeano
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