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Spot The Difference: What's Missing From This IKEA Catalog In Saudi Arabia?

ALL THE WOMEN. You can't airbrush women from reality, but that hasn't stopped Saudi Arabia's IKEA catalog from trying. Because heaven forbid a woman covet a Hemnes bookshelf or a Svanby sofa. Everyone knows furniture is for men and boys ONLY. DUH. UPDATE: IKEA has issued an apology saying, "We should have reacted and realized that excluding women from the Saudi Arabian version of the catalog is in conflict with the IKEA Group values."

Just to clarify: Women weren't just removed from bathroom scenes. They were removed from photos of bookshelvesdesksbedding, and all other settings as well. Click through this slideshow for more examples.



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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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