Selfie: Redefining beauty in the era of social media

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In partnership with the Sundance Institute, directed by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Cynthia Wade and produced by Sharon Liese, Sefie reveals how we have the power to redefine what is beautiful in all of us.

Selfie captures the digital journey of a group of high school girls and their mothers, as they create a new type of selfie – one that celebrates their unique beauty.

Video brought to you by Dove.

One News Outlet Just Released a Secure Dropbox Exclusively For Whistleblowers and Leakers – PolicyMic

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Read the article at http://www.policymic.com/articles/78923/one-news-outlet-just-released-a-secure-dropbox-exclusively-for-whistleblowers-and-leakers

The Price of Being a Woman Online | Care2 Causes

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“To me, my blog was an extension of my friends and family. So when I became pregnant for the first time, I joyfully shared an ultrasound of the child to be. That was when he went beyond standard trolling and crossed into much more personal territory. He took the image and reposted it on his own site. He doctored it, adding a small helmet on the crown of the head.

He told his readers that they needed to step up and help protect it, since, as a supporter of abortion rights, I was months down the road eventually going to stab it through the skull and ‘late term abort it.'” – Robin Marty

Read the article at http://www.care2.com/causes/the-price-of-being-a-woman-online.html.

 

15 Human Rights Success Stories of 2013

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It’s rare Amnesty activists get a moment to stop and take a breath. But with the start of a new year comes the opportunity to take stock of the progress we’ve made and the successes we helped accomplish in 2013. There’s still much to be done, but we hope the list below will help inspire all of us in the year to come

Read the article at http://blog.amnestyusa.org/uncategorized/15-human-rights-success-stories-of-2013

Steubenville Rapist Freed From Juvenile Detention…

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“Not only did the national media play a role in seemingly victimizing the perpetrators – lamenting the loss of “promising football careers” and making excuses for the rape – but now adults involved in the case, including the Steubenville school district\’s superintendent, have been charged for attempting to cover up the story. The whole thing is a clusterfuck and Richmond\’s early release and statement are adding to the pile.” – Benjamin Cosman

Read the article at http://www.policymic.com/articles/78299/steubenville-rapist-freed-from-juvenile-detention-but-that-s-not-even-the-worst-part