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  • i_like_cake
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    those adverts canĀ“t be real...

    Dove allegedly has this advert, according to that link..
    http://www.womenactionmedia.org/cms/...-current-1.jpg

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  • Buceph
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    This has been taking off on Twitter and Facebook for the past few days. http://www.womenactionmedia.org/facebookaction/

    Basically people were complaining to Facebook about "jokes" with images of abused and raped woman. Facebook ignored the complaints and said that it doesn't violate their policies so they're free to stay. Not being satisfied with the response a group of different organisations are started a campaign to show businesses that their ads were coming up on Facebook pages making light of and advocating abuse and rape.

    There are a number of business who responded positively and said they are contacting Facebook about problems, a number of businesses are ignoring it and a few are going so far as to delete the comments telling them this is happening.

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  • Grandpasimpson
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    Originally posted by Valencia View Post
    Really feel they should be left in a cage for the locals to deal with. Natural justice is for them to suffer the fear that their victims did.
    An endless supply of darts and buckets of vinegar and introduce a ratio say of one bucket of vineger poured on them for every 20 darts that stick? There'd be few good weeks to be knocked out of it before they just stop living.

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  • limerickdeco
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    Originally posted by Balla Boy View Post
    He's entitled to a defence, and his lawyer is entitled to represent him robustly. It's the job of the law to punish him when and if he's found guilty (which there seems little doubt he will be).
    I wouldn't be to sure about that , look at the case in Florida 2 years ago ,mother who never reported her child missing for 10months ,she got away with murder. It's not who's right or wrong, it's who has the best argument. These lawyers are protect by client /lawyer privileges .there's no accountably for lawyers actions I wonder why

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  • SecondRowGal
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    Originally posted by Sulla View Post
    Meanwhile in Limerick
    Post moved to:

    http://www.munsterfans.com/threads/1...ime-in-Ireland

    Please stick to the topic.

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  • Balla Boy
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    Originally posted by limerickdeco View Post
    I listen to he's lawyer (castro) on radio early today,what a scrum bag. Lawyer was conplaining about him being in a cell with a bed and toilet, talked to him for 3 hours and seem to be a very nice guy .these lawyers can say anything and be protected by there clients .its a disgrace that that this pig and Castro are giving airtime
    what about the 10 years you lock up these three young women and little girl. Killed new born babies too f--king pig should be butchered
    He's entitled to a defence, and his lawyer is entitled to represent him robustly. It's the job of the law to punish him when and if he's found guilty (which there seems little doubt he will be).

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  • Balla Boy
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    Originally posted by Woggas View Post
    Don't want to hijack the thread, but blaming video games for this type of attrocity is just laziness. The games that do objectify women are over 18 for a reason, if you allow your child to play with them its your fault, not the childs nor society.
    I don't think that anyone is blaming them in these instances - just commenting that, like a lot of our mainstream culture, they have a long way to go in a lot of cases to improve their depiction of women (and the behavior of men toward them). They still strike me as entirely derivative though, so it will take a while. Most of the big licenses are still trading on cinema tropes, whether it's Sci Fi, Westerns, Gangsters or whatever.

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  • limerickdeco
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    Originally posted by sewa View Post
    15 May 2013
    Cleveland kidnap accused Castro to plead innocent - lawyers The US man accused of imprisoning three women for about a decade in his house in Ohio will plead not guilty to all charges, his lawyers say.
    Ariel Castro, aged 52, is charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape.
    The women were abducted at different times and held in Mr Castro's house in Cleveland. One of them escaped earlier this month and raised the alarm.
    "He's not a monster and he shouldn't be demonised," said lawyer Jaye Schlachet.
    Speaking to the AFP news agency, he added that details of Mr Castro's innocence "will be disclosed as the case progresses".
    Craig Weintraub, another defence lawyer, told WKYC-TV that his client "loves dearly'' the child he fathered with 27-year-old Amanda Berry - one of the three alleged kidnap victims.
    The other women freed from Mr Castro's house were Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32.
    Prosecutors in Ohio have said they also plan to seek aggravated murder charges that could carry the death penalty.
    The charges relate to alleged forced miscarriages suffered by one victim
    I listen to he's lawyer (castro) on radio early today,what a scrum bag. Lawyer was conplaining about him being in a cell with a bed and toilet, talked to him for 3 hours and seem to be a very nice guy .these lawyers can say anything and be protected by there clients .its a disgrace that that this pig and Castro are giving airtime
    what about the 10 years you lock up these three young women and little girl. Killed new born babies too f--king pig should be butchered

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  • Buceph
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    Originally posted by Woggas View Post
    Don't want to hijack the thread, but blaming video games for this type of attrocity is just laziness. The games that do objectify women are over 18 for a reason, if you allow your child to play with them its your fault, not the childs nor society.
    Ah right. It's ok to objectify women once you're an adult. Ok.

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  • Woggas
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    Don't want to hijack the thread, but blaming video games for this type of attrocity is just laziness. The games that do objectify women are over 18 for a reason, if you allow your child to play with them its your fault, not the childs nor society.

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  • Valencia
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    My young lad (as ye already know) loves his games & although he does foray into the Call of Duty type games it's the creative games like Minecraft that really grasped his imagination. I was looking in the other day at the 'Jaffa cake factory he and his friend built, great big conveyor belts full of Jaffa Cakes heading for storage boxes. It was brilliant. The creative rather than the destructive is the emphasis.

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  • Buceph
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    Originally posted by rathbaner View Post
    Some serious issues in there somewhere about men, their role in families, sex and respect for women as people.
    I can't even frame what it is. As a father of a son I'm all the time worrying about the quality of man he will become given all the pressure from peers, movies, video games and the internet which promotes lazy, violent, misogynist selfishness as a worthy role model for men.
    There's a big movement within video games trying to counter this at the moment. It started from women within the games industry speaking out. Especially on Twitter with #onereasonwhy about sexism in the gaming industry, and then the positively slanted #onereasontobe about why women should be in the games industry. It's a bit of a battleground at the moment but there are definitely people fighting for a better games industry and community.

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  • Woggas
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    Have the Oxford gang been sentenced yet?

    Either way, I wonder what the difference in punishment will be between the case in Oxford and the case in China.

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  • sewa
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    15 May 2013
    Cleveland kidnap accused Castro to plead innocent - lawyers The US man accused of imprisoning three women for about a decade in his house in Ohio will plead not guilty to all charges, his lawyers say.
    Ariel Castro, aged 52, is charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape.
    The women were abducted at different times and held in Mr Castro's house in Cleveland. One of them escaped earlier this month and raised the alarm.
    "He's not a monster and he shouldn't be demonised," said lawyer Jaye Schlachet.
    Speaking to the AFP news agency, he added that details of Mr Castro's innocence "will be disclosed as the case progresses".
    Craig Weintraub, another defence lawyer, told WKYC-TV that his client "loves dearly'' the child he fathered with 27-year-old Amanda Berry - one of the three alleged kidnap victims.
    The other women freed from Mr Castro's house were Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32.
    Prosecutors in Ohio have said they also plan to seek aggravated murder charges that could carry the death penalty.
    The charges relate to alleged forced miscarriages suffered by one victim

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  • Balla Boy
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    I've certainly noticed what I would see as a rise in violent misogyny over the last few years.

    The "lad "culture of the nineties, which was epitomised by magazines like Nuts and Loaded, seems to have been succeeded by something entirely darker.

    Online especially, people seem comfortable joking about rape and domestic violence in a way that I don't remember being the case a few years ago. There's been a marked growth in violent, degrading pornography and the rest of our culture is becoming increasingly "pornified". Lots of what is now mainstream music remains very sexist. The rape case where the two American students were convicted was shocking.

    I'd say that, overall, it feels like we've gone backwards in the last ten years in terms of attitudes to women.

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