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All Of These Women Made The Same Choice, And We Don't Get To Judge Them

These ladies have one thing in common, and it’s not that they don’t know what to do with their hands and look mildly uncomfortable* in front of a green screen.Look closely at their life stories. Can you figure it out before the video is over?

All Of These Women Made The Same Choice, And We Don't Get To Judge Them

*In Ireland, where these women live, the decision they made can come with a potential 14-year sentence. So looking a little uncomfortable in front of a green screen to bring attention to such an important issue is actually a very risky and an incredibly brave thing for them to do.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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