A KLAS-TV Las Vegas news clip showing a woman named Monica Contreras attending a family court, where family court marshall Ron Fox had previously ushered her into a waiting room for a “drugs search”, during which she alleged that Fox sexually assaulted her.
Marshal James Kenyon then moves to arrest her and tells her the only way she can avoid arrest is to step up to the microphone and retract the allegations. She agrees to do so, but at the microphone does the opposite, repeating her allegations, prompting her alleged abuser to order her to be taken to jail.
Over a period of approximately four minutes, Contreras pleads with the judge to listen to her, but Donninger never acknowledges Contreras, preferring instead to talk and play with Contreras’ daughter.
A later internal investigation by Clark County courts validated Contreras’ claims.’
‘While the whole world is obsessed over getting thin, it seems there are far-flung places in the world today where fat is still considered a thing of beauty. Not in a good way, though. In the West African nation of Mauritania, it is so important for girls to be fat that they are sent away to fat camp – the opposite of the western version – during school holidays, to put on oodles of weight.
According to women’s rights campaigner Mint Ely, girls as young as five are subjected to the tradition known as Leblouh each year. Leblouh is an attempt to groom young girls for potential suitors, involving the consumption of gargantuan amounts of food; even vomit, if it refuses to stay down. Ely says that in Mauritania, a woman’s size indicates the space she occupies in her husband’s heart. So to make sure no other woman can ever have room, girls are sent away for Leblouh at special farms where older women will administer the necessary diet. It’s rather appalling to know that 5, 7 and 9-year-olds are expected to consume a daily diet of two kilos of pounded millet mixed with two cups of butter and 20 liters of camel’s milk. Their daily consumption comes up to a whopping 16,000 calories.’