micdotcom:

For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

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centerforinvestigativereporting:

Just days before video of NFL player Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee sparked outrage, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released some startling numbers on the prevalence of domestic violence:
More than 31% of women in the U.S. have experienced physical abuse by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to the new survey. Here’s Washington Post’s look at the stats. 
In South Carolina, the state’s domestic violence epidemic is particularly deadly. Read the chilling investigation from our partners at The Post and Courier for an in-depth look at the problems – and what can be done to address them.

centerforinvestigativereporting:

Just days before video of NFL player Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee sparked outrage, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released some startling numbers on the prevalence of domestic violence:

More than 31% of women in the U.S. have experienced physical abuse by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to the new survey. Here’s Washington Post’s look at the stats

In South Carolina, the state’s domestic violence epidemic is particularly deadly. Read the chilling investigation from our partners at The Post and Courier for an in-depth look at the problems – and what can be done to address them.

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necromorph-slayinglovemachine:

I’M TWENTY YEARS OLD AND I STILL LOSE MY SHIT AT THIS EVERY GODDAMN TIME

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This episode turns 13 years old this year. That’s horrifying.

reasons i don’t miss color guard

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nubbsgalore:

september 8 is international literacy day. globally, two thirds of the 775,000,000 illiterate adults, and 63% of the 126 million illiterate youth, are female. the discrepancy is a result of 33,000,000 fewer girls attending primary school than boys. but any child born to a literate mother is twice as likely to be immunized and live past the age of five, and is also twice as likely to receive an education. (sources here)

photos by (click pic) joey l. at a school for hamar girls in labaltoy, ethiopia; muhammed muheisen in pakistan; altaf gadri at an unofficial school run for slum dwellers held under a bridge in new delhi; paula bronstein at a thai refugee camp for burmese refugees; reuters, from a school in bori bana, a slum in abidjan, ivory coast; zohra bensemra from a school at a refugee camp in islamabad; anja niedringhaus at a makeshift school in budyali, afghanistan; kate holt in makuyuni, tanzania; reuters, from a school in islamabad; and lana slezic from a bombed out school in afghanistan. 

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