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Berlin Aims To Ban Sexy Advertising Culture Featured 

Berlin Aims To Ban Sexy Advertising

Germany (Sputnik) – Politicians in Berlin have moved a step closer to a complete ban on “sexist advertising,” which aims to stop half-naked women from appearing on the city’s billboards. Advertisers in Berlin may have to depart from the “sex sells” mantra if they want to promote their products in the German capital, after local politicians moved a step closer to banning “sexist advertising.”A new proposal aims to prohibit the sale of billboard space for ads which are deemed to be degrading to women. The bill, which wants to ban “sexist, discriminatory and misogynist advertising,” was proposed in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district of Berlin, by politicians from the leftist Die Linke party. It seems likely to pass, since local Read More

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Children & ADHD Medication: A Huge Experiment, Says Doctor Featured Health 

Children & ADHD Medication: A Huge Experiment, Says Doctor

United States (Intellectual Takeout) – Dr. Leonard Sax is known for making unusual statements regarding raising children. The reason his comments are so unusual? They’re simple common sense, a trait often lacking in modern culture. Dr. Sax’s latest (non-politically correct) statements were made in an interview with C.M. Rubin for the Huffington Post when he raised questions about the intense drug regimen American kids are subjected to, often under the guise of treating ADHD and other related disorders: “American kids are now 10, 20, 50 or 90 times more likely to be on prescription psychiatric medications compared with kids Read More

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Trump Administration’s Attack on Civil Rights Legislation Featured Politics 

Trump Administration’s Attack on Civil Rights Legislation

United States (ProPublica) – For decades, the Department of Justice has used court-enforced agreements to protect civil rights, successfully desegregating school systems, reforming police departments, ensuring access for the disabled and defending the religious. Now, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the DOJ appears to be turning away from this storied tool, called consent decrees. Top officials in the DOJ civil rights division have issued verbal instructions through the ranks to seek settlements without consent decrees — which would result in no continuing court oversight. The move is just one part of a move by the Trump administration to limit Read More

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Greed Music: Susy Sun’s ‘Selfish Love’ Featured Music 

Greed Music: Susy Sun’s ‘Selfish Love’

Los Angeles (Girl Underground) – Dripping with feel good indie-pop, Los Angeles-based artist Susy Sun, takes the act of being selfish from a relationship to a larger platform for her “Selfish Love” video, off her self-titled EP. The sweet tune is basked in the warm rays of Southern California and displays the beauty that is all around us, simultaneously also revealing how the simple act of “turning the other way” dissolves this very beauty. A post shared by Susy Sun (@susysunmusic) on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:21am PDT “The song itself is touching on the idea of being selfish in a relationship, but for the video I widened the scope and wanted to Read More

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Tainted Love: Snake Bites Man, Man Bites Wife Culture Featured 

Tainted Love: Snake Bites Man, Man Bites Wife

India (Sputnik) – An Indian man was bitten by a venomous snake, sending a lethal dose of poison through his veins. With death imminent, he did the only thing he could: he bit his wife so she would die alongside him. However, the wife claims that she consented for him to do so. Sooo … #relationshipgoals? Shankar Rai, a resident of Birsingpur village in the Samastipur district of Bihar state, was bitten by a snake in his sleep on Saturday night. Upon waking, he realized he was going to die and became emotional. He looked at his wife Amiri and told her that he loved her more Read More

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Sex In Space: Scientists Ponder Practicalities of Life Off Planet Earth Featured Science and Nature 

Sex In Space: Scientists Ponder Practicalities of Life Off Planet Earth

Earth (Sputnik) – Since the dawn of man, humans have looked to the stars and been filled with wonder and questions. What’s out there? How can we go there, and when? Does the cosmos hold the answers that we seek about life and meaning? Now, scientists are beginning to seriously consider a new question: mechanically speaking, how do you bone in space? As far as we can tell, no human has ever had sex outside of the confines of Earth’s gravity (unless some freaky stuff has been going on aboard the ISS). As a result, a lot of questions remain unanswered: what would sex Read More

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What OITNB Says About Women’s Prisons & Human Dignity Featured Human Rights 

What OITNB Says About Women’s Prisons & Human Dignity

World (FEE) – There is an unfortunate generalization when it comes to public opinion toward the incarcerated population of this country. While the justice system has failed time and again to actually pursue justice, there is a misconception that all those forced to live behind bars rightfully belong there. Unfortunately, with the continuation of the war on drugs and other archaic policies that seek to punish victimless crimes, there are many people spending time locked away from society who truthfully never belonged there in the first place. But even for those who admittedly made grave mistakes and as a Read More

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Until You Change: End Conversion Therapy in Ecuador Activism Badass Women Featured 

Until You Change: End Conversion Therapy in Ecuador

Illinois (GREED) – Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago we ran a story from our friends at Global Voices featuring Paola Paredes, as one of our series Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About. This month, she is running a fundraising campaign to  support her efforts to end conversion therapy in Ecuador, and we here at Greed Media like to support women who are making the world a better place. Carolanne Monteleone reports the details below. Paola Paredes is a documentary photographer, an activist, a champion of LGBTQ+ rights, and the organizer of a campaign to end conversion therapy in Read More

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Badass Women: The Side of Emmy Rossum No One is Talking About Badass Women Featured Music 

Badass Women: The Side of Emmy Rossum No One is Talking About

Chicago (GREED) – As the popular Showtime series Shameless resumes filming, Greed Media takes a deeper look at actress and songstress, Emmy Rossum. After a lengthy salary dispute, Season 8 started filming last week, and it’s got a lot of people excited and wondering what crazy trouble the Gallagher family will get into this time around. We’ve watched Rossum, who plays main character Fiona, really grow into her part as seasons passed. Women revere her resilience and determination. I mean hey, if she can get through everything life throws at her within a single episode, surely we can get through our Read More

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Leading Ladies: First Woman Appointed to Command US Army Special Forces Unit Featured Women 

Leading Ladies: First Woman Appointed to Command US Army Special Forces Unit

Washington (Sputnik) — In a first event of a kind, a woman assumed command of the 3rd Special Forces Support Group Battalion, the US military announced. US Army Lt. Col. Megan Brodgen assumed command of the 3rd Special Forces Support Group Battalion, becoming the first woman to lead such Army unit, 3rd Special Forces Group commander Col. Bradley Moses said. “She [Brodgen] is without a doubt the right choice to assume command of this great unit,” Moses stated on Friday. Moses said Brodgen was chosen for her leadership abilities, not her gender, but the Army has only allowed women to serve in direct combat roles since 2016. The 3rd Special Forces Support Read More

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