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Emilly Prado is a writer, photographer, library assistant, and button maker. When not crafting sassy critiques for various publications, she juggles several jobs, daydreams about her next trip, and uses the internet far too much. You can see her work at www.emillyprado.com.

This week has unfortunately been filled with tragedy.  When we weren't reading the news, we were reading up on some of this week's other big issues.  Here's what we found:

Is there something we missed?  Let us know in the comments.  Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the shootings.

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re: Rhonda A. Lee

There have been numerous petitions online being signed to urge KTBS to re-hire Lee. The discriminatory actions of her firing are of out-right misogyny and racism. Not to mention these corporate policies (Not only at the TV station, but in countless corporations) re: facebook postings are downright draconian. NO American should NOT have a right to speak out on ANY issue in any given situation. What Lee did was COURAGEOUS and if we are to advance at all with any social progress we need more COURAGEOUS ACTIONS, not cowardly "sweep-it-under-the-rug-and-everything-will-be-better" actions of weakness. Sign this petition http://www.causes.com/actions/1714107 The push-back is happening now.

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Mistake in tennis link

It was Caroline Wozniacki, not Maria Sharapova, who made an offensive imitation of Serena Williams according to the linked-to post. If Sharapova has also imitated Williams, I don't see where that's referenced here. Obviously it's not a light thing to accuse someone of racism and it seems pretty unfair to Sharapova to get the information wrong.

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