Every weekend for two years, men would come home and rape her, the 12-year-old told counsellors. Some were known to her father, some were not.Warning: This article contains details some readers may find distressing.It all began, she said, with her father inviting friends home for drinks. The inebriated men would tease and grope her in front of her parents. Sometimes, she said, the men would disappear into their single, musty bedroom with her mother.Then one day, the girl recounted, her father pushed her into the bedroom with one of his friends and locked the door from outside. The man raped her.Childhood soon became a nightmare. Her father would call up men, booking their time with his daughter, and taking money from them. Counsellors believe the girl was raped by at least 30 men since then.On 20 September, acting on a tip-off from teachers, child welfare officers rescued the girl from her school and took her to a shelter home. A medical examination confirmed rape, according to child … [Read more...] about India child sex abuse: Raped for money ‘by her father’s friends’
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On the morning of 28 October last year, the day of Iceland’s parliamentary elections, Heiðdís Lilja Magnúsdóttir, a lawyer living in a small town in the north of the country, opened Facebook on her laptop. At the top of her newsfeed, where friends’ recent posts would usually appear, was a box highlighted in light blue. On the left of the box was a button, similar in style to the familiar thumb of the “like” button, but here it was a hand putting a ballot in a slot. “Today is Election Day!” was the accompanying exclamation, in English. And underneath: “Find out where to vote, and share that you voted.” Under that was smaller print saying that 61 people had already voted. Heiðdís took a screenshot and posted it on her own Facebook profile feed, asking: “I’m a little curious! Did everyone get this message in their newsfeed this morning?” In Reykjavik, 120 miles south, Elfa Ýr … [Read more...] about Facebook says its ‘voter button’ is good for turnout. But should the tech giant be nudging us at all?
Vegans have produced an advisory guide for meat-eaters about how to make their plant-eating guests feel more welcome at Christmas dinner, including serving them first and making sure no-one makes fun of their lifestyle. The list of dos and don'ts has been published by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society under the title 'Give the Gift of Understanding'. The guide says Christmas can be a 'challenging' time for vegans and others should take this into account. 'If your loved one is an animal lover, seeing meat can bring back memories of animal abuse they've witnessed, such as slaughterhouse footage that convinced them to change their lifestyle,' the guide says. 'These intrusive thoughts can be upsetting, and can make their experience of Christmas much different to that of the meat-eaters sitting at the table with them.' Vegans have revealed what they would like most from meat-eaters this festive season - and it's free A large meal is a tradition for most families at Christmas … [Read more...] about Serve vegans first and don’t allow people to make jokes about their diet: Vegetarian group advises meat-eaters on how to make Christmas more enjoyable
A topless photo of Sophie Tea at Coachella, her chest cleverly adorned in glitter, sparked a global festival trend in 2017 and directed buyers towards her million-dollar art empire. The artist who is based in Manly, in Sydney, sold $180,000 worth of her paintings in a week - or $90,000 in the first 24 hours - after launching her most recent solo show 'Chocolate'. And Sophie is now on track to turnover $1.7 million in sales by the end of the year. The 26-year-old is still astounded by the number of people who find her through the infamous 'glitter boob' photo, with many of the Manchester-born blonde's 70,000 fans on Instagram following her after spotting the image. A topless photo of Sophie Tea at Coachella, her chest cleverly adorned in glitter, sparked a global festival trend in 2017 and directed buyers towards her million-dollar art empire 'Over the summer in the UK I got around 8,000 new followers and around a 20 per cent uplift in print sales and commission requests … [Read more...] about Artist, 26, who sparked the ‘glitter boob’ trend says her sales surge by 20% every festival season – and claims she can make up to $180,000 a week
Donald Trump roasted Democrats Thursday night while their attention was focused on a high-stakes primary debate featuring 10 people who want his job. Speaking to an audience of Republican lawmakers in Baltimore, the president mocked three Democratic rivals, guffawed at liberal environmental policies on straws and light bulbs – joking that environmentally friendly light bulbs make him look orange – and joked that debating his eventual opponent next year could be a two-minute affair. 'As they hit me left and right, I will say, "African-American unemployment is the lowest it has ever been" – and just leave the stage,' Trump chuckled. '[I'll] say, "Thank you very much. Good luck".' The president's prepared remarks were heavy on policy and emphasized party unity, but many of his off-script moments were culture-war jabs and personal swipes. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Trump said, is 'doing a rotten job running his own city.' He shook his head in disbelief at a … [Read more...] about Trump mocks Democrats during their debate in speech to GOP lawmakers that mocks Pete Buttigieg’s height and calls the Green New Deal a ‘line of c**p’ as he ridicules straw bans and complains that energy-efficient light bulbs make him look ORANGE