scenebygina:

This doesn’t seem fair at all. How does this happen?

Originally posted on WREG.com:

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(Milwaukee, WI) A 25-year-old woman was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after a Milwaukee County deputy rolled through a stop sign and hit her car on Feb. 20, 2013.

Tanya Weyker’s neck was broken in four places, so she couldn’t blow into a breathalyzer or perform field sobriety tests.

But a blood test came back negative for both alcohol and drugs, confirming that Weyker was completely sober at the time of the crash.

So why was she arrested?

After Deputy Sheriff Joseph Quiles hit her car, sending it spinning into a tree, deputies and police began to question her.

“One asked if I had anything to drink that night,” Weyker said. “And I told them a few sips from a friend’s drink.”

One deputy said she her breath smelled of alcohol, her speech was slurred, and her eyes looked red and glassy.

“I explained…

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Originally posted on Emily L. Hauser - In My Head:

I wrote the above headline as a tweet last week, just after reading about the recent stabbing death of a teenage Palestinian girl by her brother, “for allegedly shaming her family.”

Ever since writing those 72 characters, though, I can’t stop thinking about them. Because that’s it, that’s the whole story: Women’s bodies are used as a delivery mechanism for statements about men’s power. Everywhere. All the time.

Honor killings are perhaps the most obvious case (the kind of case that allows Westerners to feel that we’re off the hook on these issues) because a family’s honor is defined by how chaste the men are able to keep their women. If the women stray (or are perceived to have strayed) from a very narrow definition of proper behavior, in certain cultures and circumstances the men are not only free to kill the women, they’re expected to.

But women’s…

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scenebygina:

LOVE HER! So cute! I’m a fan.

Originally posted on Global Grind:

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Every once in a while someone comes along and becomes a big deal using social media. Today’s sensation is 4-year-old Cece, or as her Instagram followers know her, TheCeceShow.

This comic sensation has been tearing up Instagram with her funny impressions of celebrities like Beyonce, T.I. and Tiny and many more. She’s so good that Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart and Tamar gave her a shout out on their pages.

Cece is blowing up and she’s well on her way to a bright future. So if you’re not following her, you probably should! Click here to give her a follow and check out some of her funniest videos below.

Kevin Hart Be Like… Bump Bump Free

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Pose. Smile. Walk that out.

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Your picture cute, but I’m not liking it.

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You trying to brush my edges away.

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Tamar Braxton Be Like..

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Where the money at?

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Rihanna be like…

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Beyonce…

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scenebygina:

New post by my friend, Julio.

Originally posted on NBC Latino:

A year has passed since Puerto Ricans on the island voted (yet again) in a non-binding plebiscite to determine where they stand on the issue of self-determine and political status. Like a Facebook relationship status, the conclusions from the November 6, 2012 vote were “complicated.”

Did a majority of Puerto Ricans reject its current territorial status with the United States? Yes.

Did these same Puerto Ricans also vote for statehood? Yes and no.

Yes, because those who did vote in the second part of the ballot chose statehood over the other two options: sovereign free association and independence. No, because commonwealth supporters were urged by their party to leave the second part of the ballot blank. Problem is, voting blank wasn’t an option, so who knows what blank votes represent?

One year later, nothing has happened.

Sure, the White House has weighed in, saying that we need to a…

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Posted: February 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

scenebygina:

RIDICULOUS.

Originally posted on OneChicklette:

Instead of basking in the afterglow of starring in the best Super Bowl halftime show we have seen in years, Beyonce is employing a publicist who chasing down media outlets who deign to run screenshots of her performance deemed unflattering.

If I looked like this, it’s all I’d care about.

Via BuzzFeed

Via Gawker:

On Monday, our pals at Buzzfeed assembled an incoherent list of 33 Beyoncé pictures and GIFs taken from her Super Bowl performance, and posted it under the title “The 33 Fiercest Moments From Beyoncé’s Halftime Show.”

On Tuesday, they received an email from Beyoncé’s publicist (“head worker bey”), politely asking them to DESTROY ALL UNFLATTERING PHOTOS OF BEYONCÉ IN EXISTENCE.

“Thanks for taking my call. As discussed, there are some unflattering photos on your current feed that we are respectfully asking you to change. I am certain that you will be able to…

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A very bad photo of the Tipica Toscana Seraselva Poggio Al Sole I really liked.

Drinking wine is nice. Drinking wine for a good cause is even better.

This past Friday I attended a wine tasting and fundraiser for Domestic and Other Violence Emergencies (D.O.V.E.), a grant funded program that serves victims of physical and sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse out of New York Presbyterian Hospital in Washington Heights.

Held at Moore Brothers wine shop in Chelsea, it was an evening full of amazing wine, exciting raffles and fun conversation. The wine was poured by the wonderful Greg Moore, a sommelier and former Philadelphia restaurant owner who kept everyone intrigued about the vino they were drinking.

I also talked to D.O.V.E. staffers about their program, which provides complete emergency medical treatment and crisis intervention 24-hours a day, seven-days-a-week at the hospital Emergency Room.

While experienced social workers meet with victims during daytime weekday hours, it is volunteers like fellow uptown Manhattanite, Lyana Fernandez, who are the lifeblood of the program.

Inwood resident and D.O.V.E. volunteer, Lyana Fernandez.

On nights and weekends, one of two of the more than 60 volunteers accompany victims during their stay in the emergency department, a time when the victim is at her or his most vulnerable and may feel alone, frightened, ashamed and/or unsure of what has happened.

Volunteers undergo 40 hours of training and serve one to two overnight or weekend shifts per month. In 2008, they helped over 500 victims. All services are provided free of charge.

D.O.V.E. can always use more volunteers. For more information about volunteering, or if you or someone you know has questions about domestic violence or other types of violence or assault, call  (212) 305-9060 or visit D.O.V.E’s website at http://nyp.org/dove/

Lucky raffle winners won airline miles, wine, jewelry and more.

By the way, I really liked two of the five wines I sampled– Prosseco Asolo Superiore Bele Casel NV, $17, and Indicazione Geografica Tipica Toscana Seraselva Poggio Al Sole (2005), $25. Both are available at Moore Brothers.

-Gina