This one’s all for you, Tumblr. I hope you’re distracted, I hope you keep staring, I hope you’re feeling uncomfortable, I hope you’re ogling at all that glorious sweat dripping off this man’s pectorals. You know we’d hit that like the angry fist of Zeus! CAVILL, YOU SEXY BEAST YOU.
Danielle Powell was one semester short of earning her bachelor’s degree when she was kicked out of Nebraska’s religious Grace University for being gay in the year two thousand and twelve. Now, she says the only way the school will transfer her credits to another university is if she agrees to pay up $6,300.
One of the more startling photos from the ongoing protests in Brazil is the above image of a woman being bombarded in the face by pepper spray at close range, which has goneviral today. But the story behind the photo makes the scene even more shocking. The photographer, Victor Caivano, tells Daily Intelligencer that the woman, who appeared to be a “normal, middle-class university student,” was standing completely alone at around 11:20 p.m. yesterday on a “deserted corner” after the police had cleared the area. ”The protest was over, riots included,” Caivano says.
Three riot officers approached the woman and told her to leave. When she objected — the woman either questioned the order or insisted that she wasn’t doing anything wrong, Caivano recalls — she was pepper-sprayed. “This policeman just didn’t think twice,” Caivano says.
The woman stumbled backward, “screaming and cursing.” She was detained and taken to a police van. Caivano says local reporters are now trying to track her down.
The Supreme Court has come up with a new regulation banning demonstrations on its grounds, two days after a broader anti-demonstration law was declared unconstitutional. The regulation bans activities on the court’s grounds or building such as picketing, speech-making, marching, vigils or religious services “that involve the communication or expression of views or grievances, engaged in by one or more persons, the conduct of which is reasonably likely to draw a crowd or onlookers.”
Freedom of expression be damned.
Just for clarification: The Supreme Court has banned protests on its grounds, not nationwide.