We are the Liberal Blog From Hollywood
Advertise on The H.L.


Photographer in L.A.



Video Post Production in Hollywood

Hot Pics & Gossip.

Hot Pics & Gossip.

L.A.'s Premier Post Facility

Gorgeous Celebrity Women

Fatal Encounter: A Transgender Woman Meets the US Marine Corps

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 29th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

Fatal Encounter: A Transgender Woman Meets the US Marine Corps
From: Foreign Policy In Focus

The murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines reveals the homophobia in the Marine Corps and the dangers of US military presence in the region.

What’s the Real Issue? Blaming AAAD Obscures the UNC Scandal’s Broader Societal Causes
From: StudentNation

UNC’s recently uncovered unprecedented cheating scandal took place in the department of African and Afro American studies, a fact which has raised an age-old, prejudicial argument on the legitimacy of the field of study.

Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes on Bully Governors Christie, Cuomo and LePage
From: Leslie Savan

Chris Christie is tired of hearing about science.

Guess Who’s About to Buy Congress
From: George Zornick

The US Chamber of Commerce is poised to spend more than any other dark-money group during the midterms.


Boehner Forgot to File Lawsuit to Stop Obama

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 28th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

Boehner Forgot to File Lawsuit to Stop Obama
Jed Lewison, Daily Kos: Remember just a few short months ago when House Speaker John Boehner proudly announced his plan to file a lawsuit against President Obama to restore democracy and save America from the tyranny of the president’s lawless dictatorship? Well, that was then. Now, it’s nearly the end of October — just two months away from the lawsuit becoming moot (since it seeks to force Obama to implement the employer mandate before January 1, 2015) — but Boehner has yet to file it and his often won’t say when or why.

Museum of Jewish history opens in Poland

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 28th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

Museum of Jewish history opens in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The presidents of Poland and Israel have joined Holocaust survivors for a ceremony to open a multimedia museum that tells the 1,000-year history of Jewish life in Poland.

Navajo president vetoes language-fluency changes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The president of the Navajo Nation dealt a major setback to a candidate for the tribe’s top elected post when he vetoed a bill to let voters decide whether presidential hopefuls are proficient in the Navajo language.


Obama: Health care workers fighting Ebola doing “God’s work”

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 28th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

Obama: Health care workers fighting Ebola doing “God’s work”
The president said that quarantine policies need to be based on science and best practices

O’Reilly: “It’s Not A Slam Drunk For Republicans” In Upcoming Election Because “Many American Citizens Are Simply Dumb”

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 28th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

O’Reilly: “It’s Not A Slam Drunk For Republicans” In Upcoming Election Because “Many American Citizens Are Simply Dumb”

From the October 28 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor:

Previously:

Bill O’Reilly Smears Democratic Voters As Selfish

Fox’s O’Reilly: 50% Of Voters Will Support Obama Because They “Feel That They Are Entitled To Things”

O’Reilly: Obama, Dems Want An “Entitlement State,” While GOP Wants A “Lean, Mean Economic Machine”


The Spectacular Self-Immolation of Wendy R. Davis

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 28th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

The Spectacular Self-Immolation of Wendy R. Davis
Michelle Malkin, RealClearPolitics
Wendy Russell Davis is on fire. And I don’t mean that in a good way. I mean it in a five-alarm, set-her-own-skirt-aflame, billowing-human-torch kind of way. To say that Davis is smokin’ hot is not a compliment. It’s a campaign incineration status update. The Democratic darling of the Hollywood Left and glamour gal of abortion thought her path to the Texas governor’s mansion would be a pink-sneakered walk in the park. Instead, her single-issue campaign has combusted. The high point of Davis’ career came last year when she flamboyantly opposed state restrictions on late-term abortions in the…

Random Thoughts
Thomas Sowell, RealClearPolitics
Random thoughts on the passing scene: The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: “He can run but he can’t hide.” In the Congressional elections this year, many Democrats are running away from Barack Obama, but they can’t hide their record of voting for Obama’s agenda more than 90 percent of the time. Now that the Western democracies have learned the hard way what the consequences are when you admit all sorts of people into your country — including people who hate both the principles and the people of your society — will that cause…


NI facing budget cuts of up to £872m

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 28th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

NI facing budget cuts of up to £872m
Sinn Fein says it will have further discussions on a Northern Ireland budget paper circulated by the finance minister proposing cuts of up to £872m.

Consultation into reporting of abuse
The government is to undertake a public consultation into whether the reporting of child abuse by regulated bodies should be made mandatory.


Hagel considering Ebola quarantine for all troops deployed to West Africa

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 28th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

Hagel considering Ebola quarantine for all troops deployed to West Africa
The step has been recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Open Source: Echoes of Patty Hearst in Kobani

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 28th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

Open Source: Echoes of Patty Hearst in Kobani
Narration by the British hostage John Cantlie on Islamic State propaganda videos is reminiscent of recordings by the kidnapped Patty Hearst.

Economic Pain Looms Large for Iranians in Nuclear Negotiations
President Hassan Rouhani has pledged a bright economic future to follow the lifting of sanctions, but his promises are starting to ring hollow as talks stall.






In Liberia, a Good or Very Bad Sign: Empty Hospital Beds
Liberia has far fewer people being treated for Ebola than anticipated, but health officials are hesitant to declare victory.







Meet The People Behind The Viral 2-Minute Video That Perfectly Captures Street Harassment

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 28th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

Meet The People Behind The Viral 2-Minute Video That Perfectly Captures Street Harassment

“I really wanted to show people what it felt like to hear this again, and again, and again in just one day.”

The post Meet The People Behind The Viral 2-Minute Video That Perfectly Captures Street Harassment appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Women walk past a group of construction workers gathered on the street in New York

Women walk past a group of construction workers gathered on the street in New York

CREDIT: AP Photo/Tina Fineberg

With the two-minute video “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” which was published on Tuesday, filmmaker Rob Bliss hopes to help other men understand what it’s like to move around in public spaces while being constantly sexualized.

Bliss’s video follows a young women throughout one day of walking the streets in New York City, recording all of the catcalls — everything from “what’s up beautiful” to “hey baby” to “damn girl” — she encounters along the way. Altogether, more than 100 instances of verbal harassment took place in the span of 10 hours.

“A lot of guys say things like, oh it’s just one thing, or it’s just this one compliment,” Bliss explained in an interview with ThinkProgress. “I really wanted to show people what it felt like to hear this again, and again, and again in just one day — and then think about extrapolating that to a lifetime of experiences.”

Watch it:

Bliss, who runs a company that specializes in creating online content, reached out to the international nonprofit Hollaback!, one of the leading organizations working to tackle street harassment, to partner on the project. Bliss added a call for donations to Hollaback! at the end of the video.

The woman featured in the project, a New York resident named Shoshana Roberts, responded to a Craigslist ad that Bliss posted seeking someone to star in the video. She told ThinkProgress that she wanted to get involved because she’s experienced frequent street harassment that becomes “overwhelming,” especially when it brings up difficult memories of a past sexual assault. She confirmed that the incidences that were captured on film were “really just a day in the life for me.”

A growing body of research is helping to illustrate the broad scope of street harassment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “non-contact unwanted sexual experiences” — a category that includes harassment on public sidewalks — is the most prevalent form of sexual violence for both men and women. A recent report from the advocacy group Stop Street Harassment estimated that 65 percent of American women have experienced unwanted attention from strangers on the street.

And groups like Hollaback! say that it’s important to put this type of harassment in the larger context of gender-based violence. Catcalling can actually represent a fundamental threat to women’s safety and peace of mind, since most women are concerned that street harassment will escalate into something more threatening. In fact, earlier this month, two incidences of street harassment took violent turns that left one woman in the hospital and one woman dead.

Bliss said he thinks so many people are talking about his video because catcalling is still somewhat of a “touchy subject” for people who don’t see an issue with it. “Maybe the guys who see this and don’t understand may still think there’s nothing wrong with this — but at least for the first time, they got to experience a little bit of what it’s like to go through a day of getting harassed,” he said.

Emily May, the the co-founder and current executive director of Hollaback!, added that she thinks the video is resonating with two different groups of people for different reasons. “For a lot people, they’re looking at the video and thinking — of course, that’s exactly what I experience, and I’m so glad to know I’m not alone,” she said. “But there’s a whole other group of people looking at it and thinking, oh my god, is this really what women experience? And it’s eye-opening for them.”

The post Meet The People Behind The Viral 2-Minute Video That Perfectly Captures Street Harassment appeared first on ThinkProgress.