Discrimination and Stereotypes

DISCRIMINATION HEALTH RELATED ISSUES

Study shows how discrimination hurts: lack of fair treatment leads to obesity issues - EurekAlert!
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - People, especially men, who feel any kind of discrimination, are likely to see their waistlines expand, according to research from Purdue University. -- "This study found that males who persistently experienced high levels of discrimination during a nine-year period were more likely to see their waist circumference increase by an inch compared to those who did not report discrimination," said Haslyn E.R. Hunte, an assistant professor of health and kinesiology. "Females who reported similar experiences also saw their waistlines grow by more than half an inch. This shows how discrimination hurts people physically, and it's a reminder how people's unfair treatment of others can be very powerful. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-04/pu-ssh041211.php

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY ARTICLES

The Damaging Effects Of Discrimination - Medical News Today
Researchers found that adolescents from Latin American and Asian backgrounds experienced more discrimination than their peers from European backgrounds and that the discrimination came not only from other adolescents but from adults as well. -- The level of discrimination also impacted these teens' grade-point averages and their health and was associated with depression, distress and lower levels of self-esteem.
http://mnt.to/f/3JNN

Discrimination Often Leads To Declining Physical Health For Obese Individuals - Medical News Today
The discrimination that obese people feel, whether it is poor service at a restaurant or being treated differently in the workplace, may have a direct impact on their physical health, according to new research from Purdue University. -- "Obesity is a physiological issue, but when people have negative interactions in their social world - including a sense of being discriminated against - it can make matters worse and contribute to a person's declining physical health," -- "It seems that many people are internalizing the prejudice and stigma they feel, and it contributes to stress, which ultimately affects their health."
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/218080.php

Social Stressors Like Racism And Discrimination Can Impact Healthy Functioning - Medical News Today
Just as the constant pressure soldiers face on the battlefield can follow them home in the form of debilitating stress, African Americans who face chronic exposure to racial discrimination may have an increased likelihood of suffering a race-based battle fatigue, according to Penn State researchers.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/218209.php

Social-class discrimination contributes to poorer health - EurekaAlert
Discussion of social class discrimination is generally not present in the public discourse in the same way as racial discrimination. -- "Our findings suggest that the stigma associated with poverty can lead to class discrimination, which, over time, can impact an individual's health,'' -- This suggests some possible avenues for helping poor children cope with discrimination.
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/afps-sdc061812.php
(Association for Psychological Science) Discrimination felt by teenagers based on their social class background can contribute to physiologic changes associated with poorer health, according to a new study published online in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia - Medical News Today
The world is faced with stigma and discrimination that can lead to violence and block the AIDS response. This impacts the lives of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/225554.php

The Psychological Impact Of Being Out Of Work - Medical News Today
Researchers from UCLA and the State University of New York-Stony Brook found that out-of-work Americans face discrimination that is unrelated to their skills sets or to the conditions of departure from their previous jobs. -- "We were surprised to find that, all things being equal, unemployed applicants were viewed as less competent, warm and hireable than employed individuals," -- "We were also surprised to see how little the terms of departure mattered. Job candidates who said they voluntarily left a position faced the same stigma as job candidates who said they had been laid off or terminated." -- "To our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the psychological stigma of unemployment,"
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/221063.php

Why bias puts young gays' health at risk - CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/31/opinion/stephenson-gay-youth-health
But discrimination, in the Boy Scouts as in every walk of life, brings with it another effect that is left out of the conversation on rights: poorer health.
Hiding one's sexual identity and being excluded from activities and social groups causes stress, and research shows this can have a significant impact on health. In her review of the health of gay youth, Tumaini Coker notes that gay youth are three times more likely to partake in substance abuse, and that adolescents who said they felt stigmatized -- for example, in the form of family rejection -- are five times more likely to experience depression.

MOVIE SCENES

The Other Guys, Racial Discrimination Stereotype - CNN iReport
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-672661
A movie scene from the movie 'The Other Guys' that illustrates racial discrimination stereotypes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCvEqE8yBtw

Star Trek, Racism and Logic - CNN iReport
A Star Trek TV scene that illustrates attempts to understand racism in the future.
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-761998
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXK6hessSgs

A Beautiful Mind (2001), Ridicule - CNN iReport
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-849895
A movie scene that illustrates a disabled person being ridiculed. Ridicule and the belief that disabled people cannot accomplish or handle their own affairs is linked to discrimination.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufYQzcYkomQ

YouTube Channel
See the Movie Scenes and Discrimination playlist for more videos.
http://www.youtube.com/user/BullyingNewsVideos

STEREOTYPES

Stereotypes are often used to hide the cause of homelessness, rampages, and rage shootings. They can also be used against people and to justify different actions or different types of segregation, science is not the place for women, Arabs are terrorists, Italians are in the mafia, mentally ill people cannot manage their own affairs or defense in court for example. Black people sit at the back of the bus and women sit at the back of the bus are more visible forms of segregation. The following posts illustrate the issue and so do the videos at the stereotype section further below.

U.S. Gun Control Debate, Stereotypes
In Marc Lepine's case the media focused on an Arab father while the experts focused on homelessness. In Adam Lanza's case the media focused on mental illness, while the experts claim this was not the cause. Two stereotypes that hide the cause, and used to legislate gun control.

Stereotypes and Discrimination, the Cause of Rage Shootings a "deranged person" or "mental illness"
Rage Shooting Factors : "The cause of another rage shooting has been said to be "a deranged person" or "mental illness" again. Why does the news not say that the cause of the rage shooting was "an enraged person", people might ask "why was he enraged?"?". It seems to be often used as an explanation when it really isn't one.

Did Someone Else Write Marc Lepine's Suicide Note and Use a Stereotype, An Arab Father? - CNN iReport
The stereotype issue, did Mark Lepine commit this terrible crime to "hit back at society" and a suicide note written to hide the cause, mobbing, the mob using homelessness as a weapon, by using a stereotype based on an Arab father.The Marc Lepine terrible crime stands out, a written suicide letter that states links to homelessness are not the cause as if someone else wrote the suicide letter to hide the cause, .. , the cause was explained through a stereotype, an Arab father. Stereotype, Arabs abuse and repress women. -- The media focused on an Arab father, sociologists focused on homelessness. -- see Rage Shooting Factors page.

Atheists vs. Science & Logic: We Are God - CNN iReport
E ∝ mv² -> E = mc²
The physics formula of Emilie du Chatelet is basically the same as the formula for which Einstein is famous for a hundred years later, E = mc². Einstein simply replaced the speed of an object, v, with the speed of light, c, an object. The issue, "science is not the place for a women", was discrimination involved?
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-428394
An article about Atheists vs. Logic and Science, and discrimination against women in science, Émilie du Châtelet.

The Montreal Charbonneau Commission and Stereotypes
"I believe that the Commission should mention that different stereotypes can be used towards people. Many in the Italian and Arab communities would agree that they are not part of the mafia or terrorists, this applies to members of the construction industry. Mental illness is another stereotype that I am very aware of that can be used and abused for purposes other than what is claimed by different court systems or commissions."

For strong daughters, stop with the sex stereotypes
When the rocket scientist Yvonne Brill died in March, The New York Times celebrated her as the maker of a "mean beef stroganoff" and "the world's best mother." When my 4-year-old daughter, Ellie, a wildly creative and interesting girl, finished a year of preschool last week, her teachers gave her an award for being the best dressed. -- A few years ago at my son's preschool camp award ceremony, I sat silently as well-meaning counselors called each child forward. Girls: best hair, best clothes, best friend, best helper and best artist. Boys: best runner, best climber, best builder and best thrower. My son won best soccer player. In general, girls received awards for their personalities and appearance and boys for their actions and physical attributes.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/28/opinion/perry-gender-children
Gender Questions Arise in Obituary of Rocket Scientist and Her Beef Stroganoff
http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/gender-questions-arise-in-obituary-of-rocket-scientist-and-her-beef-stroganoff/

SEGREGATION

Émilie du Châtelet
E ∝ mv² -> E = mc²
The physics formula of Emilie du Chatelet is basically the same as the formula for which Einstein is famous for a hundred years later, E = mc². Einstein simply replaced the speed of an object, v, with the speed of light, c, an object. The issue, "science is not the place for a women", was discrimination involved? From what I understand, Émilie du Châtelet out did Newton's, Voltaire, and others beliefs and theories on physics and the formula for which Einstein is famous for is basically the same one that she wrote a hundred year's earlier. She experienced personal tragedies and was recognized ten years after her death. The Discrimination is linked to men and culture "science is not the place for a women" during these periods of time in history.

Segregation of Women Based on Religion, Israeli Women Sit at Back of the Bus - MSNBC
In Israel women are segregated based on religion and have to sit at the back of the bus. Would you support the segregation of gender or race based on religion?
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/45792200#45792200

Acid Violence and Discrimination Against Women in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh women and the beauty of a women is an asset, "ownership, property, possession" of women is linked to discrimination, and the destruction of that beauty destroys the asset. "The patriarchal mindset is the reason for acid violence, especially the beauty aspect. If I take this beauty away from a girl, then no one will marry her. So if this girl is not mine, she will not be anyone else's. For land dispute, also, they want to destroy the asset of the family and therefore they destroy the beauty of the girl."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5pfJXmA1SU

Radar Assaults to Destroy Men's Testicles in British Regimes and Canada
British regimes function through their secret police, corruption, organized crime, and technology to subjugate the population. Their assault weapons are based on different types of radar and the weaponization of space, which they use in attempts to inflict deadly cancer through repetitive assaults on a long term and aimed at the testicles to subjugate or degrade men. It is an aggressive "leader ship" or hidden dictatorship strategy that is similar to mobbing, lowering others, in this case degrading and inflicting serious illness. They use participants in criminal harassment and influence of the mind to indicate different motives "cutting blood lines", "they are empaths", etc.

Job discrimination against pregnant women
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNtZAp6-Euw

Pakistani woman defies Taliban to run for parliament
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/51847313
One brave, pioneering woman is defying the Taliban to run for parliament in what is considered one of the most dangerous places on earth. ITV's John Irvine reports from the Pakistan Tribal areas ahead of national elections this weekend.

Malala, Pakistan shooting survivor, stands strong for women's rights
Less than a year after being brutally attacked by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai spoke at the United Nations Friday about girls' right to an education.
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/52464271

Obama urges Congress to follow his lead to extend student loan rates
In essence, Obama is insisting as a matter of policy that Congress lock in low student loan rates as part of a broader policy to provide broader access to higher education by keeping the cost of federal student loans as low as possible. Republicans wish to keep loan rates more in line with market forces so as to prevent the loans from becoming too costly for the government to subsidize.
http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/31/18655903-obama-urges-congress-to-follow-his-lead-to-extend-student-loan-rates

Whites-only area reminiscent of apartheid
CNN|Added on May 30, 2013CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports from a S. Africa settlement where everybody is a white Afrikaner.
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/05/30/pkg-mabuse-south-africa-whites-only-settlement.cnn.html

Department of Defense, Military to open combat jobs to women
http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/23/military-to-open-combat-jobs-to-women/
The U.S. military is ending its policy of excluding women from combat and will open combat jobs and direct combat units to female troops, multiple officials told CNN on Wednesday. -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will make the announcement Thursday and notify Congress of the planned change in policy, the officials said. -- "We will eliminate the policy of 'no women in units that are tasked with direct combat,'" a senior defense official said.

Boy Scouts lift ban on admitting gay scouts
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/51984441
Ending a process that started four months ago, Boy Scout leaders have voted to allow gay scouts but the ban on gay adult leaders remains in places.

TRAIL BLAZZERS

Womens Rights Trail Blazzers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubi8hRvaxjI

Phyllis Diller, Boldly Went Were No Other Women Had Gone Before
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RkH3Gps_Zw

Trail Blazing All Black Fighter Squadron
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnuUSbryHUI

Honoring Carole and Carol
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/51971672
Singer-songwriter Carole King is receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress and actress and comedian Carol Burnett will receive the 2013 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Dr. Joyce Brothers, psychologist and trailblazer, dies at 85
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/51871453
Dr. Joyce Brothers, known as the first psychologist of the television era, appeared for decades as a talk show regular. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

GAY RIGHTS

Department of Justice and Marriage Act

[discrimination] Justice Department will no longer defend DOMA in legal challenges, unconstitutional - CNN
Washington (CNN)– President Barack Obama has ordered the Justice Department to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as only between a man and woman, according to a statement Wednesday from Attorney General Eric Holder. -- "The president has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny," Holder said.
The key provisions in the law "fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional." -- "Given that conclusion, the president has instructed the (Justice Department) not to defend the statute" in two pending cases in New York state, Holder said. "I fully concur with the president's determination."
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/23/justice-department-will-no-longer-defend-doma-in-legal-challenges/?iref=allsearch

(see IT GETS BETTER page for more)

HATE AND REJECTION, ANTI-GAY RHETORIC

IT GETS BETTER: ACLU TO LGBT YOUTH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAkXgBPoVIE

IT GETS BETTER: APPLE EMPLOYEES
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWYqsaJk_U8

Megan Meier, Jamey Robemeyer, Danny Hunt, Links to Suicide Through Influence of the Mind - CNN iReport
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-731599
An article and video about bullying, Megan Meier, Jamey Robemeyer, links with suicides through the influence of the mind, and suicide prevention.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srmS0dkyyWg

Jamey Rodemeyer
Anti-Gay rhetoric is linked to suicides because of the rejection and hate. In a video Jamey Rodemeyer states he couldn't "escape it", the hate, and it overwhelmed him.

Megan Meier's
Psychological manipulation was involved in Megan Meier's suicide, a series of steps that lead to her suicide.
[1] An adult mother of another teenager posing as a 16 year old boy, a new friend;
[2] Not wanting to be friends anymore because "Megan is not nice to her friends", psychological crisis;
[3] The boy leads the start of insults on Megan with other teenagers, mobbing[m];
[4] The boy states "the world would be a better place without Megan", mobbing[m];
[5] Megan commits suicide.
1. new friend, 2. crisis linked to rejection, 3. rejection and mobbing, 4. kill yourself? "the world would be a better place without Megan", 5. Megan commits suicide

Danny Hunt
This is what a criminal harassment network and organized crime did to me, a form of assassination attempt through influence of the mind.
I was the victim of workplace psychological harassment, depressed, burnout, followed by a criminal harassment network "you have no future, your future is in the garbage, you are eating garbage, kill yourself, hang yourself, the homeless are in the anus, you are in the anus", I felt purposeless, very negative thoughts about the future from this influence, I was led to believe I caused the death of someone when a minor, the brother's voice of this person was used to "bring me down" further, hate, the criminal harassment network influenced my perception and lead me to believe everyone wanted me to die, "I couldn't escape the hate", repetitive suggestion that I should hang myself, sound technology and repetitive suggestion that I should hang myself, psychological manipulation through sound technology and steps that lead to suicide, "make a plan", "call Denis", a last step before the act of suicide, steps and motion towards suicide, and a hanging attempt.

Canadian Criminal Code
227. Repealed, 1999, c. 5, s. 9
Killing by influence on the mind
228. No person commits culpable homicide where he causes the death of a human being
(a) by any influence on the mind alone, or
(b) by any disorder or disease resulting from influence on the mind alone,
but this section does not apply where a person causes the death of a child or sick person by wilfully frightening him.

Criminal Harassment Network Linked to Suicides - CNN iReport
ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-731465

Jamey Rodemeyer, Anti-Gay Rhetoric linked to Hate Causes Psychological Harm and Suicides - CNN iReport
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-678357
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwZT_ePreu4

Jamey Rodemeyer
The hate Jamey was subjected to overwhelmed his ability to keep reminding himself that he was a beautiful person, leading to a suicide.
[1] "people would just constantly send me hate, telling me that gay people go to hell" [m]
[2] "people would be like faggot fag, they taunt me in the hallways, and I felt like I could never escape it"

Anti-Gay Rhetoric Causes Psychological Harm and Suicides - CNN iReport
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-636548
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSchCMB4Q-g

[1] ANTI-GAY QUOTES from the video:
- Reparative Therapy based on the theory that gay people can be turned into heterosexuals through a combination of prayer and will power;
- The gay and lesbian lifestyle is personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement;
- It's a sad life;
- It's part of Satan;
- Individuals who have gone into the lifestyle have been abused at one time in their life, either by a male or female;
- As if we need to understand that barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined and just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn't mean that we are supposed to go down that road;

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[2] IT GETS BETTER thoughts of acceptance/rejection and suicide video:
[1] ANTI-GAY QUOTES aka RHETORIC and [2] IT GETS BETTER thoughts of acceptance, rejection, and suicide. Rejection and hate are linked to suicides. Conclusion, anti-gay rhetoric causes psychological harm and suicides.

WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND THE UNITED STATES

Many people see discrimination linked to religion in foreign countries and don't expect it in the United States. The issue is about limiting health care to women based on different views or religion, discrimination. This was an issue during the U.S. health care reform debates and again during the 2012 elections.

Womens Rights, Limiting Health Care to Women
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-862196
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2wEVcxA0bI
The issue is not about "free stuff" since women are paying for their health care plans, the issue is about limiting it based on different views or religion. -- This was an issue during the health care reform debates, and it is still an issue during this election.

Health Care Reform, Women Need Birth Control Pills to help Regulate Their Bodies
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-862195
"started health care fight all over again" -- "a cost saving measure for women, for their families, and will make preventative care far more accessible." -- "contraceptive coverage has provoked a political fight with both religious groups and conservatives"

MENTAL ILLNESS

The Right to a Trial, Non-Criminal Responsibility Before trial (discriminatory)

"672.12 (1)(3) non-criminal responsibility before trial can circumvent the right to a trial, charter of rights violations presented at trial, make false criminal allegations valid, and make unlawful seizures of private computers legal. The higher courts have ruled that it cannot be used before trial but it remains in the Canadian Criminal Code because organized crime is used to prevent citizens from addressing their charter of rights and having this law modified or removed from the criminal code."

Criminal Code, RSC 1985, c C-46
Where court may order assessment
672.12 (1) The court may make an assessment order at any stage of proceedings against the accused of its own motion, on application of the accused or, subject to subsections (2) and (3), on application of the prosecutor.
Limitation on prosecutor’s application for assessment of fitness
(2) Where the prosecutor applies for an assessment in order to determine whether the accused is unfit to stand trial for an offence that is prosecuted by way of summary conviction, the court may only order the assessment if
(a) the accused raised the issue of fitness; or
(b) the prosecutor satisfies the court that there are reasonable grounds to doubt that the accused is fit to stand trial.
Limitation on prosecutor’s application for assessment
(3) Where the prosecutor applies for an assessment in order to determine whether the accused was suffering from a mental disorder at the time of the offence so as to be exempt from criminal responsibility, the court may only order the assessment if
(a) the accused puts his or her mental capacity for criminal intent into issue; or
(b) the prosecutor satisfies the court that there are reasonable grounds to doubt that the accused is criminally responsible for the alleged offence, on account of mental disorder.

R. v. Swain, [1991] 1 SCR 933, Supreme Court of Canada
http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/1991/1991canlii104/1991canlii104.html
"I believe, moreover, that conferring on the prosecution a conditional right to raise the issue of insanity during the course of the trial infringes upon the equality rights of the mentally disabled under s. 15 of the Charter. It denies the mentally disabled, a group in our society which has been negatively stereotyped and historically disadvantaged, the control over their defences reposed in other accused persons and does so in a way which is discriminatory. In denying the mentally disabled personal autonomy in decision‑making it reinforces the stereotype that they are incapable of rational thought and the ability to look after their own interests. In a word, it denies them equality with other accused persons under the guise, putting it at its best, of a benign paternalism. -- It seems to me that the principle advanced in support of the prosecution's right to introduce evidence of insanity can be effectively implemented by having the issue of the accused's insanity raised at the conclusion of the trial in cases where the defences put forward by the accused have been rejected and the essential elements of the offence have been established by the prosecution beyond a reasonable doubt. At that point I think either party should be free to raise the issue of the accused's insanity. I realize, of course, that there is an element of circularity involved in this approach in that insanity has a direct bearing on proof of mens rea. However, I prefer this approach since it both respects the accused's right to waive the defence of insanity and ensures that any resultant prejudice he suffers in the finding of guilt flows from his own decision not to avail himself of the defence and not as a consequence of the prosecution's having raised the issue in the middle of the trial process.

R. v. Langlois, 2005 BCCA 162 (CanLII)
http://canlii.ca/en/bc/bcca/doc/2005/2005bcca162/2005bcca162.html
[23]In R. v. Swain, 1991 CanLII 104 (SCC), [1991] 1 S.C.R. 933, the Supreme Court of Canada considered the accused’s rights in the context of the operation of the insanity defence under the Code prior to the amendments in 1992 which brought in the NCRMD provisions. One of the issues in that case was whether the Crown could raise the issue of insanity over the wishes of the accused. The Court concluded that the common law rule that allowed the Crown to raise the accused’s mental state before a verdict had been rendered violated the accused’s rights to have control over his own defence. In so deciding, the Court confirmed (at p. 972): Given that the principles of fundamental justice contemplate an accusatorial and adversarial system of criminal justice which is founded on respect for the autonomy and dignity of human beings, it seems clear to me that the principles of fundamental justice must also require than an accused person have the right to control his or her own defence. -- [24]The Supreme Court’s response to its finding was to vary the common law rule to allow the Crown to raise the issue of the mental capacity of the accused only after the court had concluded that the accused is otherwise guilty of the offence — the procedure adopted in the NCRMD Code provisions in 1992.

R. v. Wells, 2004 ABCA 371 (CanLII)
http://canlii.ca/en/ab/abca/doc/2004/2004abca371/2004abca371.html
[8] The following Criminal Code sections are relevant to the defence of NCRMD:
16. (1) No person is criminally responsible for an act committed or an omission made while suffering from a mental disorder that rendered the person incapable of appreciating the nature and quality of the act or omission or of knowing that it was wrong.
(2) Every person is presumed not to suffer from a mental disorder so as to be exempt from criminal responsibility by virtue of subsection (1), until the contrary is proved on the balance of probabilities.
(3) The burden of proof that an accused was suffering from a mental disorder so as to be exempt from criminal responsibility is on the party that raises the issue.
672.12 (1) The court may make an assessment order at any stage of proceedings against the accused of its own motion, on application of the accused or, subject to subsections (2) and (3), on application of the prosecutor.
(2) Where the prosecutor applies for an assessment in order to determine whether the accused is unfit to stand trial for an offence that is prosecuted by way of summary conviction, the court may only order the assessment if
(a) the accused raised the issue of fitness; or
(b) the prosecutor satisfies the court that there are reasonable grounds to doubt that the accused is fit to stand trial.
(3) Where the prosecutor applies for an assessment in order to determine whether the accused was suffering from a mental disorder at the time of the offence so as to be exempt from criminal responsibility, the court may only order the assessment if
(a) the accused puts his or her mental capacity for criminal intent into issue; or
(b) the prosecutor satisfies the court that there are reasonable grounds to doubt that the accused is criminally responsible for the alleged offence, on account of mental disorder.
672.34 Where the jury, or the judge or provincial court judge where there is no jury, finds that an accused committed the act or made the omission that formed the basis of the offence charged, but was at the time suffering from mental disorder so as to be exempt from criminal responsibility by virtue of subsection 16(1), the jury or the judge shall render a verdict that the accused committed the act or made the omission but is not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder.
[10] The Crown’s ability to raise the issue of an accused’s mental capacity is governed by the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Swain. Swain confirmed that when an accused does not want to rely on a s. 16 defence of NCRMD, the Crown may raise the issue independently. By doing so the Crown helps ensure that an accused is not wrongly convicted. However, in order to be minimally intrusive on the accused’s right to control the conduct of his defence, the Crown must wait to raise the issue until the trier of fact has decided the accused is guilty of the offence. If the accused is acquitted, the Crown cannot raise the issue.

GUN CONTROL

The pattern is hiding the cause of rage shootings, why?

"a deranged person" or mental illness is not an explanation for rage shootings, it is a stereotype used to hide the cause of these terrible crimes.

"we urge the media and professionals who participate in speculative interviews about the motives of the accused shooter to refrain from misleading comments about autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. ... (M)isinformation could easily trigger increased prejudice and misunderstanding."

"a deranged person" "too many guns" these are rhetoric to advocate gun control but not the cause or explanations for rage shootings. This actually reenforces a stereotype against people with mental illness that is already abused intentionally by organized crime.

POLITICAL ACTION

President Barack Obama on Gay and Civil Rights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cgaO2wAhwI

President Barack Obama wants Equal Pay for Daughters
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-862194
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNPgbSMWpj0

President Obama Dedicates a Statue Honoring Rosa Parks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL7oF6jQudA

Queen Elizabeth, Common Wealth and Discrimination
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPyCsojtGB0

EQUAL PAY

Equal Pay for Equal Work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Laq_XK1ZJh0

EDUCATION
Giving everyone a shot at an education
By spurring states to raise classroom standards and reforming student loans, President Obama has put an affordable, high-quality education within reach for millions more students and their families.
http://www.barackobama.com/education

Obama urges Congress to act on student loan rates
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/52062728
An interest rate hike on new student loans will take effect July 1 if Washington lawmakers can't agree on how to stop it from going into effect. With the cost of college rising faster than family incomes, student loan debt has become a big concern for families across the nation. NBC's Rehema Ellis reports.

IMMIGRATION
JOIN THE FIGHT FOR IMMIGRATION REFOR
We need to fix America's broken immigration system, to grow our economy and give undocumented youth and their families the chance to earn their citizenship.
http://ofa.barackobama.com/immigration/

White House White Board: Why Immigration Reform Is Good For Our Economy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSYR6Z-RTT0

HEALTH CARE

Inside the White House: Letters to the President
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG00mM8QEGk

U.S. Elections 2014

More anti-women, anti-gay GOP candidates
http://www.democrats.org/
"As long as Republicans control the U.S. House, no bill to end employment discrimination will ever be allowed to get a vote. We were able to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" only because for two years we had a Democratic House, Senate and president."
https://my.democrats.org/page/contribute/fight-for-equality-jun2013

CNN ARTICLES

Immigrants are driving the housing recovery
http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/19/opinion/feinblatt-housing-immigration/index.html
Nearly five years after the housing bubble burst, American homeowners are beginning to see signs of relief as housing markets are finally showing signs of recovery. An untold story of this recovery, however, is the extent to which it is fueled by immigration.

Groups: Autism not to blame for violence
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/17/health/connecticut-shooting-autism
While the motive for this crime is still unknown and may never be fully understood, what is clear, according to experts, is that autism cannot be blamed. -- "There is absolutely no evidence or any reliable research that suggests a linkage between autism and planned violence," the Autism Society said in a statement. "To imply or suggest that some linkage exists is wrong and is harmful to more than 1.5 million law-abiding, nonviolent and wonderful individuals who live with autism each day." -- Peter Bell of Autism Speaks said, "Autism did not cause this horror." Bell, executive vice president for programs and services for the advocacy and research group, is also the father of a son with autism. -- Bell said it's not unusual to want to figure out why someone would commit such a heinous crime, but he also cautioned people to do so responsibly. -- And by definition, he said, people with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger's are not inclined to commit an act of violence. The likelihood of this happening would be no different than the rest of the population, he added. -- Autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger's syndrome, are a range of developmental disorders of the brain. -- They can cause significant social impairments, communication problems and restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior. -- It's important for the public to know that the gunman's actions can't be linked with autism spectrum disorders, said Dr. Max Wiznitzer, a pediatric neurologist and autism expert at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland. -- "Aggression and violence in the ASD population is reactive, not preplanned and deliberate," he said. -- In a statement, Autistic Global Initiative Director Valerie Paradiz said, "The autism community has long labored toward building understanding, awareness and trust within communities throughout the United States and the world. -- "As adults with autism living productive, peaceful lives, we urge the media and professionals who participate in speculative interviews about the motives of the accused shooter to refrain from misleading comments about autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. ... (M)isinformation could easily trigger increased prejudice and misunderstanding."

Empowered women make nations strong
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/28/opinion/gates-women-empowerment/index.html http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/05/29/ns-melinda-gates-intv-contraceptives.cnn.html
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/
The specifics of our work differ, but we're all united by a single, powerful idea: Empowered women and girls will save lives, make families more prosperous and help the poorest countries in the world build stronger economies.

NBC NEWS

Rise in women breadwinners signals societal shift
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/52039555
A recent Pew Center report found that in a record 40 percent of households with children under 18, mothers are now the sole or primary source of income for the family. NBC's Rehema Ellis reports.

US sicker than other developed nations
A new snapshot of America's health from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation shows people in the U.S. are living longer, however, their health depends on which city they live in. Furthermore, the overall pace of improvement in Americans' health is slower than that of other high-income counties.
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/52445252

First Read Minute: Will immigration reform proceed?
Speaker Boehner, R-Ohio, meets with Republican leaders today to discuss immigration and President George W. Bush spoke in support of reform, but how will the GOP come to an agreement to move legislation forward? NBC's Mark Murray discusses how this issue is bringing out both supporters and strong detractors from the fractured Republican party.
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/52441600

VOTING RIGHTS

DOJ signals state-by-state approach to voting law changes
The Justice Department opened a new front in the battle over voting rights in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, one month ago, that weakened the landmark Voting Rights Act. NBC's Pete Williams reports.
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/52581906

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY ARTICLES

The Seven-Stage Hate Model: The Psychopathology of Hate
Not all insecure people are haters, but all haters are insecure people.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/let-their-words-do-the-talking/201103/the-seven-stage-hate-model-the-psychopathology-hate
"Hate masks personal insecurities. Not all insecure people are haters, but all haters are insecure people. Hate elevates the hater above the hated. Haters cannot stop hating without exposing their personal insecurities. Haters can only stop hating when they face their insecurities."

Confronting Hidden Forms of Discrimination
Discrimination is real, but is there something you can do to disarm it?
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/counseling-keys/201102/confronting-hidden-forms-discrimination
Discrimination, racism and intolerance are a lot like holding a grudge. The grudge-holder remains steadfast in their conviction and refuses to understand another point of view or to engage in any type of connection. But what about the stealth grudge-holder? You know--the person that CLAIMS they're not upset but continues to give little jabs anyway.

Equal Rights - The Secret Threat
Are Men Still Threatened by Women’s Equality?
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/family-secrets/201011/equal-rights-the-secret-threat
"For those men who hold to this belief, women's equality has had a negative impact on their self-image. When women achieve as much or more as they do, they feel a sense of inadequacy and resentment. Without the automatic superior status afforded them by traditional values, their sense of pride and self-worth are diminished."

The Great Divide: Working Moms Vs. Childless Women
The wage penalty for working mothers is five percent per child!
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/singletons/201104/the-great-divide-working-moms-vs-childless-women
"As significant as the differences are between men and women in most workplaces, the biggest gap is between women with children and those without. Motherhood can be a considerable employment handicap because very few jobs accommodate mothers."

Risky business? Why women earn less than men
What keeps women from getting what they want in the workplace
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201103/risky-business-why-women-earn-less-men
"As the Supreme Court prepared to rule on the massive class action case of women employees vs. Walmart, the fact remains that women earn about 80% of the salaries of men, according to the 2011 White House Report on Women in America." -- "The gender gap doesn't just apply to salaries. Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that men are more likely to be hired in our slowly recovering economy by a huge fraction."
"What can you do about the stereotype threat effect on risk-taking? Here are five tips:"

Discrimination Against Childfree Adults
Childfree adults are speaking out more about discrimination.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/complete-without-kids/201105/discrimination-against-childfree-adults
"Childfree adults are speaking out more and more these days about discrimination, and while this murmur growing to a small uproar is actually a surprise to many who didn't realize the discrimination existed, consider the following real life examples: "

Housing Discrimination Against People Who Are Single: 4 Studies
Married couples are favored over all sorts of singles
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/living-single/201010/housing-discrimination-against-people-who-are-single-4-studies
"Suppose you had a house to rent and you were deciding among a number of interested parties, including married and single people. Suppose, too, that the married and single people were the same with regard to their jobs, interests, and what they like about the house. Do you think your choice of tenants would have anything to do with their marital status?" 4 studies that show married people were favoured by a large percentage.

ARTICLES

It's the latest cruel tactic in the Pakistani Taliban's battle to stop girls and women from getting an education: acid thrown in their faces to scar them for life and deter others from following in their footsteps.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/03/world/asia/pakistan-acid-attack

Acid Survivors Foundation, Pakistan
http://acidsurvivorspakistan.org/

BLOGS

Hidden Dictatorships, and Hidden Discrimination - (blog)

Hidden dictatorships function through their secret police, corruption, and organized crime to control and subjugate the population. The British hidden dictatorship idea is to use cycles of tyranny to concentrate wealth, control money, the jobs, while creating the pretense or illusion of a law abiding and human right supporting country "it's organized crime and not tyranny". The control hierarchy structure is through money, jobs, everyone has a boss, those who do not work should be homeless. The regime secret police, organized crime, uses homelessness to subjugate or eliminate targeted citizens, which is similar to starving the population for control, dictatorships and cycles of tyranny. In Quebec, a province with social programs that permitted the french population to flourish even with the English controlling the money and jobs, they recently began using energy assault weapons, weaponization of space, types of radar assaults from neighboring homes, underground emitters to inflict deadly cancers, destroy fertility, and subjugate those with a secure means of subsistence, those on welfare. This effort to destroy the fertility of those on welfare and those that they target may be linked to ethnic cleansing of the french population after nearly losing a referendum to separate French Quebec from English Canada in 1995. Dictatorships and hidden dictatorships that function through corruption and organized crime advocate a defenseless population, the way the secret police proceeds to do this is by creating justification similar to the workplace, participants, abuse, and strategy. These strategies are mentioned on the Rage Shooting Factors page. I have also noted the same strategy used in Canada and Pakistan, subjugate or degrade, inflict with serious illness, push to homelessness, disfigure, damage the brain, destroy fertility, and may also be using one of the same strategies they use to create justification for gun control, inflict a damage, use provocation, to cause a rampage, gun violence, radicals or terrorists. The point about hidden discrimination is linked to the concentration of wealth, controlling wealth, hidden societies, control, and making education, health care, and even voting out of reach. There is also another problem for the poverty section, "food deserts".

Chic-fil-A, The Freedom of Expression is Between a Man and a Women Only? - (blog)
Is the issue of discrimination, equality, and gay rights getting confused with the freedom of expression? Black people were "different", which justified slavery, segregation, etc., women were the "inferior gender", no education, science is not the place for women, segregation, no vote, etc., and just as their rights to equality were a culture shock the gay community has a right to equality too.

see the It Gets Better (gay teens) page for more videos.

Teacher knew this would get her fired - CNN.com Video
"Teacher fired for modeling pictures. Young women who model in fashion, swimwear, or lingerie need a career too." - blog
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/05/08/pkg-teacher-resigns-over-racy-photos.wpec.html

Mental Health and Political Action? - (blog)
There has been a lot of political action towards women's rights, same sex marriage, but not concerning metal health. The recent U.S. Gun Debate and Newtown act of terror seems to have only created more prejudice towards mental illness, the focus on mental illness as a cause, "(M)isinformation could easily trigger increased prejudice and misunderstanding.". The Obama administration proposed legislation did contain sections to help those with mental illness.
Issues regarding creating more prejudice and re-enforcing stereotypes, in Canada the "secret police" currently use a criminal harassment networks and energy assault weapons, different types of powerful radar aimed at inflicting deadly cancer, damaging the brain and brain tumors, focused ultrasound to sleep deprive targeted citizens and to inflict brain damage "burst blood vessels" in the brain or brain lesions. The strategy used by the regime, authorities, and police is the same as workplace employers, denial and ridicule. The cause of rampages and rage shootings are hidden from the general population through stereotypes and usually involves abuse, retaliation or "hitting back", influence of the mind and ideation about "hitting back", the use of homelessness as a weapon, for subjugation. The same is true regarding the repetitive radar assaults "turn or die of cancer", for subjugation, etc, see the Rage Shooting Factors for more on this issue. In Canada it also involves a human rights violating criminal code, non-criminal responsibility before trial. The higher courts have ruled that non-criminal responsibility cannot be used before trial, only at the end of a trial, but it is still in the criminal code and used. Citizens can address any laws that violates their charter of rights and have a law modified or removed but organized crime prevents citizens from doing so for this 20+ year old human rights violation, a broken judicial system.

Right to a Trial - (blog)
An illustration of circumventing a person's right to a trial in Canada.

This is what happened to me in Canada's court:

I asked the Police detective what she used to justify her demand for incarceration and a psychological evaluation.

She said it is the one when they find you guilty without a trial and make the unlawful seizure of your computers legal too.

I said are you sure that is the one reason.

She paused, looked at her paper and said no, it is all three reasons, a disability and a no criminal record too.

Mobbing Confusion Strategy

An illustration of a mobbing confusion strategy in Canadian Court proceedings.

I was in court and this is what happened:

"The Crown is trying to be helpful and trying to save you time and money with the assessment order before trial."

"I don't want the unlawful assessment order before trial your honor."

"If you started your day with a good breakfast like coco puffs, frosted flakes they're great, lucky charms they're magically delicious, you'd have brain fog and wouldn't be in all this trouble."

"What?"

"Peasants like you who cause trouble are a threat, next thing you know it is Russia here."

"What? your honor it is the high courts, they have ruled that the assessment order before trial is unlawful, and also a basic human right violation."

"If you do not comply with the unlawful assessment order before trial I have to incarcerate you, what's your decision?"

The strategy consists of adding several issues or topics that make no sense or unrelated to hide the main issue that does not make any sense either, in this case incarcerating a citizen for not complying with an unlawful lower court assessment order.

Human Rights Treaties

The secret police strategy in Canada is to use organized crime "it's not tyranny it's organized crime" to prevent citizens from addressing their rights in court, which includes human rights violations, and blaming the citizens for their failure to address their rights. Canada is the one who signed the UN treaty.

Tyranny, Hidden Dictatorships, "Aggressive Leaderships" - (blog)
Stereotypes, discrimination, racism, segregation, hate and rejection are all linked to repression, and control. If you look at past medieval regimes they consisted of defenseless peasants, poverty, and sickness, a dictatorship, control, and "aggressive leadership" strategy. "males are subjugate or degraded for an aggressive "leadership" strategy, control, and hidden dictatorship. Women still not equal in the workplace, the gay community still repressed through hate and rejection." Obesity is also linked to stereotypes and discrimination, and may play a role in this aggressive leadership strategy along with poverty, super sugar added to food, leading to obesity, appearance and a lack of self confidence, leadership, beauty, and vulnerable to focused ultrasound technology. Beauty is promoted for leadership positions.

Acid Violence and Discrimination Against Women in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh women and the beauty of a women is an asset, "ownership, property, possession" of women is linked to discrimination, and the destruction of that beauty destroys the asset. "The patriarchal mindset is the reason for acid violence, especially the beauty aspect. If I take this beauty away from a girl, then no one will marry her. So if this girl is not mine, she will not be anyone else's. For land dispute, also, they want to destroy the asset of the family and therefore they destroy the beauty of the girl."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5pfJXmA1SU

Radar Assaults to Destroy Men's Testicles in British Regimes and Canada
British regimes function through their secret police, corruption, organized crime, and technology to subjugate the population. Their assault weapons are based on different types of radar and the weaponization of space, which they use in attempts to inflict deadly cancer through repetitive assaults on a long term and aimed at the testicles to subjugate or degrade men. It is an aggressive "leader ship" or hidden dictatorship strategy that is similar to mobbing, lowering others, in this case degrading and inflicting serious illness. They use participants in criminal harassment and influence of the mind to indicate different motives "cutting blood lines", "they are empaths", etc.

more related blogs

In Canada targeted citizens are subjugated through homelessness or energy assault weapons, different types of radar, and focused ultrasound or inflicted with deadly cancers and degraded. The faraday cage is a protective measure along with water bottles to shield from the focused ultrasound.

In Canada the secret police, police, participants, and mob systematically isolate a targeted victim, the same way they systematically eliminate their means of subsistence and exhaust their finances. They have extended workplace psychological harassment to criminal harassment networks, the weaponization of space, different types of radar, and focused ultrasound. They subjugate "turn" "eat" friends and family members, and have them participate to protect themselves from exposure.

British regimes like Canada and hidden dictatorships function through their "secret police", corruption, organized crime "it's not tyranny, it's organized crime", subjugate the population through organized crime, and their charter of rights and freedom is not worth the paper that it is written on. .. . They hide behind organized crime, terrorists, .. , they create justification for what they want, weaken rights and freedoms, etc, .. and they try to hide their motive. In Canada it is to subjugate or degrade the targeted victim, it seems to be the same in Bangladesh, to subjugate, marry, or degrade.

Two countries, Canada and Pakistan, both linked to the UK, both linked to subjugation and control, both linked to destroying health and beauty, "assets", and both linked to an aggressive leadership strategy.

Politics, a major political issue several years ago was Canada's selling Cando nuclear reactors to Pakistan, which they used to aim nuclear missiles at India.

U.S. Gun Debate, Blood Lines - (blog)

Blood lines, alphas, empaths, etc, rumors or intentional misinformation, males are subjugate or degraded for an aggressive "leadership" strategy, control, and hidden dictatorship. Women still not equal in the workplace, the gay community still repressed through hate and rejection.

U.S. Gun Debate, Obesity - (blog)

A blog about super sugar leading to food addictions, affecting the metabolism, leading to obesity and diabetes, which are linked to heart disease and help hide any homicides through focused ultrasound "bursting organs" aka pop the heart.

"The poor are obese because they eat too much and don't exercise enough." I believe sugar and super sugars added to foods along with cheap nutrient depleted foods are the cause of obesity, which helps to hide a control and homicide weapon currently being used in British regimes, focused ultrasound used to target the brain and heart.

Note: Medieval and older regimes concentrate wealth, advocate gun control, disregard their own laws, etc, for control and hidden dictatorships. The success behind the U.S. has been immigration, immigrants escaping tyranny and in pursuit of freedom, civil rights and human rights, capitalism and free markets.

YouTube Channel
See the Movie Scenes and Discrimination playlist for more videos.
http://www.youtube.com/user/BullyingNewsVideos

CNN IREPORT
Discrimination
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-878756