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Liverpool news: Jordon Ibe ruled out for four weeks due to knee injury

Young winger will be out until April after damaging ligaments in the Europa League defeat to Besiktas<p>Liverpool have suffered an injury setback with teenager Jordon Ibe facing the next four weeks on the sidelines with a knee ligament injury.<p>Ibe has just made his breakthrough into Brendan Rodgers’ …

Soccer

'Why Kids Sext' Describes Nude Photos As 'Social Currency' Among Teens

In April, residents of Louisa County, Va., were shocked to learn of a sexting "ring" among the town's teenagers. When Hanna Rosin asked teens from Louisa County High School how many people they knew who had sexted, a lot of them replied: "Everyone." But what was originally characterized in the …

The age of entitlement: how wealth breeds narcissism

Call it the asshole effect. That is the term coined by US psychologist Paul Piff after he did some stunning new research into the effects of wealth and inequality on people’s attitudes.<p>As we ponder Joe Hockey’s budget and his division of the world into "leaners" and "lifters", as we learn from …

Immigration and diversity: Britain must integrate to accumulate

A subject that always provokes heated debate, immigration divides people into those who think immigrants create a richer society, both culturally and financially and those who think they are a drain on public funds and a source of tension and mistrust.<p>The real and imagined challenges of an …

Watch This Video That Uses Legos To Illustrate U.S. Economic Inequality…& Get Depressed

© 2011 mSeattle, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>The Brookings Institution has created this video to illustrate the lack of economic mobility in the United …

Tom And Jerry Cartoons Now Carry A Racism Warning On Amazon Prime Instant Video

Tom and Jerry cartoons now display warnings they may depict ethnic and racist prejudices.<p>Subscribers on Amazon Prime Instant Video can view the …

Do Daughters Learn Body-Shaming From Their Mothers?

How many times do you say, both aloud and in your head, "I don't like my [insert body part here]. I wish it were more..."?<p>If the answer is often, you're not alone, and if you have a daughter, you probably hope and pray she won't develop the same insecurities about her own body. But as Dove's new …

Self-Acceptance

How Apple's Cork HQ became the centre of a bitter global war over corporate tax avoidance

Anger is mounting in Cork. The vexing issue of tax – specifically, how much the Irish government should be collecting – dominates the city.<p>Placards strung from lampposts indicate widespread disquiet; the airwaves are dominated by splenetic voices proclaiming that there is one law for the rich and …

Man stabbed 15 times after confronting group throwing stones at house in Bury

A man has been stabbed 15 times after remonstrating with a group who were throwing stones at a house in Bury.<p>A number of people were standing outside the house on Kingfisher Drive when they started to throw stones at the window at around 1.30am on Saturday, Greater Manchester police said.<p>A …

Inside the Hajj, One of Earth's Largest Gatherings

One of the largest gatherings on Earth, the annual hajj began Thursday and continues until October 7. During that period, an estimated two million Muslims will participate in the pilgrimage.<p>Making the journey at least once in a lifetime is a requirement for all Muslims who are able-bodied and have …

Indian 'Rapist' Castrated By Angry Mob Who Hack Off Gentials With Meat Cleaver (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

A man caught allegedly attempting to rape a teenage girl was set upon by a vigilante group who hacked off his genitals with a meat cleaver.<p>These …

Sainsbury’s kiss-in held after lesbian couple told they were ‘disgusting’

As the crowd surged indoors shortly before 6.30pm, Luke Wassell and Lewis Jones found themselves in the vegetable aisle, wedged between the sweet potatoes and the bags of spinach. Though both are gay, they are friends rather than partners, and so “I guess I’ll have to kiss a vegetable,” said …

What Will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Mean For Girls' Education?

When Malala Yousafzai found out last Friday that she'd won the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, the 17-year-old Pakistani girl didn't celebrate immediately. Instead she returned to a chemistry class at her high school in Birmingham, England.<p>It was a fitting reaction …

Photographer Takes on Stereotypes by Capturing the Diversity of Iranian Father-Daughter Relationships

During her time in Malaysia, roughly 3,500 miles away from her home in Iran, photographer Nafise Motlaq was troubled by the way people would talk …

8 taboos not to break when in Japan

Even though greater Tokyo is one of the most-densely populated urban centers in the world, here, crowds are orderly. Pedestrians on wide sidewalks …

Sociology Lens - Your community space for news and opinion in sociology

Our recent review article, which is free to read in the journal Sociology of Health & Illness reviewed sociological research on cancer over the last …

Egypt jails eight men after ‘gay marriage’ ceremony on Nile

Eight men accused of attending a marriage-like ceremony on the Nile have been jailed for three years in the latest of a series of moves against Egypt’s gay community.<p>A court ruled the defendants had endangered public morality after appearing in a video that featured an exchange of vows between two …

Understanding Violence Sociologically

<i>Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Graffiti_in_Prato#mediaviewer/File:Prato,_graffito_evoluzione_26.JPG</i><p>Given the pervasive nature of …

‘She’ for ‘He’ in children's books

The other day, I had to hire an electrician. Now, I don’t know any electricians, so this was a shot in the dark, and as I went down the list of electricians named Tom, Dick and Harry, I suddenly came across Kelly and her colleague Sarah. Hmm, I thought, female electricians, that’s unusual. So I …

One in four British young people never drink alcohol

LONDON — One in four 16 to 30 year olds in Britain don't drink alcohol at all, according to a new report from Channel 4 News.<p>They say they prefer to …

Christians beaten to death for allegedly desecrating Qur’an in Pakistan

A Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked for allegedly desecrating a Qur’an, police have said.<p>The attack in Kot Radha Kishan, 40 miles south-west of Lahore, is the latest example of violence against minorities accused of …

New free school offers bright pupils £500 to sign up

A proposed new sixth-form college in Doncaster is planning to offer bright teenagers from poor backgrounds £500 incentives to attend in one of the first schemes of its kind<p>One of the government’s flagship free schools is to offer bright pupils £500 to sign up to courses, it has emerged.<p>New College …

Women's Rights Champion Salma Hayek Says She Is Not a Feminist

Photo: Getty Images<p>The word "feminist" has garnered a full range of reactions in Hollywood, from Emma Watson's eloquent support in her UN gender equality speech ("I decided I was a feminist, and this seemed uncomplicated to me.") to Shailene Woodley's straight dismissal in her <i>Vanity Fair</i> interview …

Feminism

'Cannibal' murderer Matthew Williams lured victim Cerys Yemm to hotel

The 22-year-old died after she was attacked by Matthew Williams, who allegedly ate parts of her face. He later died at the Sirhowy Arms hotel in South Wales after police used a Taser to try to stop him<p><b>Cannibal killer</b> Matthew Williams lured his 22 year-old victim back to his hotel room after meeting …

Crime

After Two Decades Of Protests, Saudi Arabian Women Still Cannot Drive

Despite two decades of protest, Saudi Arabian women still cannot lawfully drive motor vehicles. On Nov. 6, 1990, dozens of women in Saudi Arabia …

What Does 'Black-On-Black Crime' Have to Do With Ferguson?

The answer to the question posed in this post's title is nothing. Absolutely nothing. Not one thing. Nada. Zip. Zero.<p>The "Black-on-Black crime" moniker is racist rhetoric functioning under the guise of concern for the state of Black America. People of all races -- Blacks included -- seemingly love …

Paedophile hunters: the vigilantes taking the law into their own hands

The pair of underage girls groomed for sex by a 50-year-old paedophile, Peter Mitchell, could not attend his sentencing at Derby crown court on Tuesday for one simple reason: they did not exist.<p>The satisfaction of justice was instead enjoyed by a middle-aged married couple who have become the …

Why Cliques Form at Some High Schools and Not Others

The desire to be around similar people is universal, but not all high schools break down into hardened, John Hughes-style clusters and hierarchies. Why not?<p>In the final monologue of <i>The Breakfast Club</i>, the John Hughes movie about five teenage archetypes facing detention on a Saturday morning, the …

Transgender people in Russia banned from driving, says legal amendment

Transgender people have been banned from driving in Russia, according to a new legal amendment published this week.<p>The regulations, which affect people deemed to have “sexual disorders”, also affect fetishists, voyeurs, exhibitionists and transvestites, and were immediately condemned by human …

LGBTQI