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Special Report | The Francis I Chronicles: Pope Francis Abandons Proposal to Prosecute Bishops for Covering Up Abuse

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  • The Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) expressed doubts that the clarified law would lead to any bishop’s dismissal:
  • A “process” isn’t needed. Discipline is what’s needed. A “process” doesn’t protect kids. Action protects kids.
  • A “process” is helpful only if it’s used often enough to deter wrongdoing. We doubt this one will be. …
  • Related: Pope Affirms Traditional Marriage

Emma Niles, Truthdig

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Jun 4, 2016 | The Catholic Church has been struggling to remedy internal proceedings ever since it was revealed in 2002 that bishops across the nation shielded pedophile priests from consequences.

Last year, Pope Francis looked to hold bishops accountable when he announced the creation of a tribunal with authority to dismiss bishops who played a role in covering up abuse. But now the pope has apparently changed his mind.

Emma Niles, an editorial assistant at Truthdig, graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in Political Science. She has worked for the National Women’s Law Center and Ms. Magazine.

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Pope Affirms Traditional Marriage, Bill DonohueNewsmax

The Pope rejects the role of a scold, and looks askance at those who bury their head in the letter of the law. At the same time, he wants us to appreciate the wisdom of the church's teachings on marriage, the family, and sexuality. He has not changed the bar, but he is asking us to help everyone clear it.

 

Scared Of Trans People In Bathrooms? Here’s One Huge Thing You’re Forgetting

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Get a grip, people!

Related: Loretta Lynch just delivered an epic, must-watch speech that'll go down in history.

Noah Michelson, Huffington Post

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05/18/2016 | Awooga! Awooga! My fellow Americans, this is not a drill!

Transgender people occasionally need to relieve themselves and they occasionally need to do it in public restrooms!

Terrifying,  right?!?!?!?!?!!?!??!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?

Noah Michelson, Editorial Director, the Huffington Post Voices

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Loretta Lynch just delivered an epic, must-watch speech that'll go down in history, Parker Molloy, Upworthy

It's easy to feel hopeful when the federal government, of all things, can move you to tears in the name of justice.

Related: The Human and Economic Toll of North Carolina’s H.B. 2

Related: Yes They DO Hate Him Because He Is Black.

The Beauty Myth ~ Naomi Wolf

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“…When we quietly go about our business as our rights are plundered, when we yield to passivity and switch on the wii and hand over our power, we are not acting like true Americans. Indeed, at those moments we are giving up our citizenship.”

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http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1388197585l/39926.jpg The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty."

Naomi Wolf is the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Beauty Myth, The End of America and Give Me Liberty. She has toured the world speaking to audiences of all walks of life about gender equality, social justice, and, most recently, the defense of liberty in America and internationally. 

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Ronan Farrow Pens Op-Ed Slamming Woody Allen, Media

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"There is more work to do to build a culture where women like my sister are no longer treated as if they are invisible," filmmaker's estranged son writes.

Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone

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May 11, 2016 | Ronan Farrow, the estranged son of Woody Allen, has penned an op-ed slamming both his filmmaker father as well as the media for not devoting as much press to the director's alleged sexual abuse as they do to his new films. Farrow's critical piece arrives on the same day that his father's new film Cafe Society opens the Cannes Film Festival.

Farrow's op-ed was published in The Hollywood Reporter, which last week featured a glowing cover story on his father and the director's new film. In that piece, the allegations of sexual abuse levied on Allen by his daughter Dylan Farrow were never broached in the interview and limited to a parenthetical aside within the story itself.

Daniel Kreps, Contributor, Rolling Stone

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The Human and Economic Toll of North Carolina’s H.B. 2

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  • Finn’s story shows the devastating emotional and psychological impact these laws can have on transgender people.
  • The economic impact of discrimination as underscored by harmful legislation such as H.B. 2 is yet another reason why LGBT people need to be fully included in U.S. communities. Everyone deserves fair treatment under the law.
  • Part 1: The Human Toll of North Carolina’s H.B. 2
  • Part 2: North Carolina’s Discriminatory H.B. 2 Threatens More Than Half Billion Dollars in Economic Activity.
  • Related: Loretta Lynch just delivered an epic, must-watch speech that'll go down in history. 

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Part 1: The Human Toll of North Carolina’s H.B. 2

Finn’s story shows the devastating emotional and psychological impact these laws can have on transgender people.

Andrew Satter and Sarah McBride, Center for American Progress

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Andrew Satter is the Director of Video at American Progress and Sarah McBride is the Campaigns and Communications Manager for LGBT Progress at American Progress.

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Part 2: North Carolina’s Discriminatory H.B. 2 Threatens More Than Half Billion Dollars in Economic Activity.

The economic impact of discrimination as underscored by harmful legislation such as H.B. 2 is yet another reason why LGBT people need to be fully included in U.S. communities. Everyone deserves fair treatment under the law.

Shabab Ahmed Mirza, Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso, Center for American Progress

https://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/12135156/NCeconomicImpact-sharable-04.13.16-620x620.pngWednesday, April 13, 2016 | In March, the North Carolina Legislature went into special session and passed House Bill 2 in a single day. This legislation targets lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people for discrimination. Within hours of the bill’s passage, Gov. Patrick “Pat” McCrory (R) signed it into law, giving North Carolina the dubious distinction of enacting what some are calling the most anti-LGBT legislation ever passed.

H.B. 2 was introduced in response to the city of Charlotte’s passage of an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance, following the lead of roughly 200 other localities across the country. Specifically, H.B. 2 rescinds LGBT nondiscrimination protections passed by Charlotte and several other North Carolina cities, bans them from passing future protections, and requires all government facilities in the state, including schools, to bar transgender people from using restrooms in accordance with their gender identities.

Shabab Ahmed Mirza is a Research Assistant for the LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress. Sarah McBride is the project’s Campaigns and Communications Manager,  and Laura E. Durso is its Senior Director.

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Loretta Lynch just delivered an epic, must-watch speech that'll go down in history, Parker Molloy, Upworthy

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  • It's easy to feel hopeful when the federal government, of all things, can move you to tears in the name of justice.
  • Related: The Human and Economic Toll of North Carolina’s H.B. 2
  • Related: Yes They DO Hate Him Because He Is Black

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