Posts tagged "uganda"

GOP Leaders Appear In Completely Insane Anti-Gay Documentary

Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul appear in documentary with the pastor who helped create Uganda’s notorious “Kill The Gays” bill.

Robyn Pennacchia / June 22, 2015

Uganda To Punish “Aggravated” Homosexuality With Life Imprisonment

Uganda’s president signed an anti-gay law which will punish “serial offenders” of “aggravated” homosexuality with life imprisonment … [New York Times]
… and why the United States knows this, yet might just leave Uganda be. [Think Progress]
A Montana judge has admitted he was wrong (an understatement) to tell a 14-year-old rape…

Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2014

8 Things To Know About Invisible Children Founder Jason Russell

Perhaps by now you’ve heard about the trouble Invisible Children founder Jason Russell found himself in last week: Amidst all the controversy and criticism surrounding his “Kony 2012″ video, Russell was detained on Friday, after witnesses spotted him naked and masturbating on a street corner in downtown San Diego in the middle of the day.

Julie Gerstein / March 19, 2012

Holy Crap! This Is What Invisible Children Spends Its Money On

Whoa dude, my secondhand embarrassment for the brosephs over at controversial nonprofit Invisible Children just went through the roof. A friend showed me this video they made in 2006 (remember, that’s not that long ago when you look at the clothes they’re all wearing) to promote a day of action on behalf of Uganda. It&#8217…

Julie Gerstein / March 16, 2012

Invisible Children, “Kony 2012″ & The Problem With Paternalism

Yesterday I posted a video from non-profit Invisible Children aimed at bringing Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony to justice. Titled “KONY 2012,” the 30-minute spot has become an unstoppable viral sensation this week. Seemingly out of nowhere, the video’s popped up everywhere, on tons of friends Facebook pages, on Twitter and on countless blogs. That’s the…

Julie Gerstein / March 8, 2012

Must Watch: “Kony 2012″ And The Plight Of Uganda’s Child Soldiers

Joseph Kony is the leader of the Ugandan guerilla group the Lord’s Resistance Army. Kony has been waging war in Uganda for nearly 30 years — fighting a violent and brutal campaign to establish a theocratic government in Uganda. The worst part? He regularly abducts and recruits children into his army, often forcing boys to…

Julie Gerstein / March 7, 2012

If You’re Not Too Fat, You’re Too Thin

I always thought “The Price of Beauty” was kind of an amazing idea. What’s more fascinating than learning about the age-old aesthetic values of different cultures around the world? Too bad the host of this eye-opening show is completely disrespectful of said cultures and screams her way through each episode. Most recently, Jess and…

Erin Flaherty / April 6, 2010

Reason #364 Why We Love Rachel Maddow

And you thought Oprah tore James Frey a new one on her show? Last night, Rachel Maddow invited Richard Cohen, the controversial (and unlicensed) psychotherapist who claims to have counseled thousands of men and women out of being gay, on her show. In his book Coming Out Straight, Cohen argues that there are psychological…

Kate Torgovnick/ / December 9, 2009

Finally! Uganda Will Outlaw Female Circumcision

Officials in Uganda are finally passing a law outlawing female circumcision, which is prevalent in the eastern part of the country. Uganda’s prez, Yoweri Museveni explained, “There is no part of a human body that is useless.” Not to mention the fact that this “operation” hurts like hell and is very dangerous. Crude tools are…

Nikki Dowling / July 6, 2009