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Soledad O’Brien Shared Her Most Embarrassing Moment And It Is Nice To Know We Aren’t Alone

With so much time to kill at the moment, just about everyone is on social media engaging in the TMI / walk down memory lane. Whether it’s stories about our old school days or odd former flames, people are baring their souls.

In the latest TMI share on Twitter, users are opening about their weirdest and most embarrassing injuries.

Afro-Latina queen Soledad O’Brien shared a pretty wild story of humiliation.

So we decided to ask you guys, our mitú audience, to tell us some of your crazy embarrassing stories and boy did you deliver!

Turns out, some of you have been caught cursing at churches…

“On the day of my cousins wedding the bride asked me to go get her bouquet from inside the church where the florist had left them. As I round the front pew I didn’t notice they had a weird cut out for wheelchairs. Well as i found out when I felt my ankle pop as I rolled it and fell to the ground in pain, but not before yelling out oh F’K….quickly followed by an I’m sorry because I was in church. I was so embarrassed because the church choir was practicing heard and saw the whole thing.” – anntta_lop

This story has the oddest ending because of a goat…

“When I was younger living on a farm one thing led to another and my feet were caught in the leash of a running baby calf so your boy got dragged a decent amount through our gravel driveway.” – pablomcd3

This story is pretty relatable for every 90s kid into McDonald’s.

“When I was younger, don’t remember the age I was, I was at McDonald’s and my dumbass fell down the stairs from the playground area. And my dad had to take me to the hospital to get snitches under my chin. And I still have the scar to this day. Worst day ever.” -jocy_villas

This story will make you think twice about sitting in a truck bed.

“I would sit in the back of my dad’s truck when I was little and I slid off the truck because I didn’t want to jump. But there was piece of the metal sticking out and it cut the bottom of my butt cheek. It wasn’t until I felt my pants wet that I noticed it cut me and I’m looking at my hand with blood running to my mom telling her I cut my butt cheek. I still have the scar.”-gabby.ml

LOL, this one which features a lesson for chismosas.

“I was being chismosa and looking out the window at 1 am. I was crawling on my knees so the Calle wouldn’t see me peaking out & lost balance, slipped and busted the center of my brow. Required 6 sutures. I try to mind my own business now.”- _ashleyalonso_

Yikes! This crazy story about the sleep dust you get in your eyes in the morning.

“Ummmn. I sliced my leg with a dust pan requiring 21 stiches. I also had to go to the UC because I got the morning crust on my eye stuck deep in my eye. I had 2 medical staff working on my eye. 🤦only me.”- medusahiggins

I bet she’ll never curse in front of kids again…

“Wearing wedges, leaving soccer practice with my kids & mom when I saw this stupid rock in the middle of the field in the one spot that was all dirt, I managed to declare “out loud to the rock…,” you f#!*’n rock!” Had time to see the rock but not avoid said rock. Of course, I stepped on the rock & because I was wearing wedges, I face planted in the dirt patch, in front of all the kids & their parents…kicked up a nice dust cloud around me and just could not stop laughing at myself on the ground! 😄 My mom also took the time to point out as she walked over me, “oh look you fell.” All parents must of thought I was nuts…” –tkitty1969

Who knew breaking your foot while standing was even possible?

“One time I was at a house party, DRUNK dancing to the song “We like to party” like the six flags theme song and decided to sit down for a sip of my drink. When I tried to stand back up to dance some more, I felt my foot crack. Thought it was weird for a second, tried to walk, couldn’t. Turns out I broke my foot standing up 😅 I hate myself.” –nursehai_

And this mistake which is sadly so relatable.

“I broke my foot because I was dancing. And one of my wife’s tios trying to join me and lost his footing so he ended up kinda tackling me. And so all of his weight and my weight came down on my left foot so I ended up breaking three bones off my foot. Yeah I still tell him ima send him the medical bill when I see him at the pedas.” – theycallmefurr

Military Members Are Sharing Stories Of Sexual Assult In The Military Using #IAmVanessaGuillen

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Military Members Are Sharing Stories Of Sexual Assult In The Military Using #IAmVanessaGuillen

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Vanessa Guillen went missing on April 22 from a parking lot at Fort Hood. Before going missing, Guillen confided in her family about alleged sexual assault and harassment she faced at the U.S. Army base. Her story sparked an online movement to talk about sexual assault in the military.

Women are using #IAmVanessaGuillen to talk about sexual assault in the U.S. military.

It wasn’t until recently that movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp made it clear that society was done with making excuses for sexual assault. Powerful and influential men have fallen because of their behavior. The disappearance of Vanessa Guillen is shining a renewed light on sexual assault in the military.

The stories range from inappropriate behavior from superiors to rape from fellow soldiers.

Women see themselves reflected in Guillen and her story. Former military women are shedding the shame and fear of coming forward to tell their stories in a public space. The unity on social media is offering women comfort and support as they open up about the most personal thing someone can talk about.

Some of the stories are absolutely heartbreaking.

According to a report from the Defense Department, sexual assault in the U.S. military went up 3 percent between fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The department reported 7,825 reports of sexual assault on service members. However, Pentagon officials assert that the change cannot be characterized as an increase in assaults. A prevalence survey on sexual assault in the military is conducted every other year.

According to some women, the assault and harassment started quickly.

The same study found that sexual assault at the 3 military academies saw a spike of 32 percent. The figures show an increase of 117 reported sexual assaults in 2018 compared to 149 sexual assaults reported in the academies.

“Our Academies produce our future leaders. At every turn, we must drive out misconduct in place of good order and discipline. Our data last year, and the findings from this year’s report, reflect the progress we have made in some areas, and the significant work that remains,” Elizabeth Van Winkle, the executive director of the Office of Force Resiliency, said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “We will not falter in our efforts to eliminate these behaviors from our Academies and to inculcate our expectation that all who serve are treated, and treat others, with dignity and respect.”

Some men have also used the hashtag to share their own experiences.

According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, 1 out of every 10 rape victims is male. The study also shows that 1 out of every 33 men will experience an attempted or completed sexual assault.

If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone, you can call 1 (800) 656-HOPE (4673) or visit RAINN by clicking here.

READ: Partial Human Remains Found Near Fort Hood During Search For Vanessa Guillen

Reddit Deletes ‘r/The_Donald’ SubReddit For Violating Terms Of Use On The Platform

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Reddit Deletes ‘r/The_Donald’ SubReddit For Violating Terms Of Use On The Platform

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Social media platforms are under a lot of pressure to target and regulate hate speech. Major platforms like Facebook have remained defiant despite studies showing that Facebook algorithm regularly suggests people to and monetize hate speech content and groups. Reddit, one social media giant, just delivered a major victory in the fight against social media hate speech.

The infamous subreddit “r/The_Donald,” which celebrated President Trump, has been banned.

The group on Reddit had more than 790,000 members who supported, defended, idolized, and praised President Donald Trump. The thread was filled with memes, viral videos, and comments in support of the president and his actions. Reddit executives officially banned the thread for violating parts of its terms and conditions.

The purging of “r/The_Donald” is part of a larger purging of political threads that violate hate speech terms and conditions.

“Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people,” Steve Huffman, the company’s chief executive, said in a call with reporters, according to The New York Times. “‘The_Donald’ has been in violation of that.”

According to The New York Times, Reddit banned 2,000 threads spanning the political spectrum. One of the other groups is “r/chapotraphouse,” which is known for being an extreme socialist group driving people to Bernie Sanders. Chapo Trap House has gone so far as to release a manifesto specifically for anyone who feels alienated.

The subreddit is responsible for some of the most dangerous and debunked conspiracy theories in recent history.

In 2016, an insidious conspiracy theory spread through social media about a pedophile ring in Washington D.C. The pedophile ring was allegedly organized in the basement of a local pizza place and referred to as Pizzagate. However, the pizza place accused does not have a basement. Nevertheless, the conspiracy theory grew and spread until one man showed up armed with guns threatening the employees and patrons.

“r/The_Donald” users were angered by Reddit’s decision to take down a thread promoting the debunked conspiracy theory. Many claimed that Reddit was censoring the group trying to peddle the false story.

The removal of the subreddit is welcomed news to some.

According to The New York Times, Reddit executives had no option but to shut down the thread due to noncompliance. Officials for the social media platform had allegedly engaged with moderators of “r/The_Donald” to regulate users to adhere to terms and conditions.

“We’ve given them many opportunities to be successful,” Huffman told The New York Times. “The message is clear that they have no intention of working with us.”

READ: Reddit Sleuths Are Taking A User To Task For Posting An AMA About Supposedly Meeting His PenPal After 15 Years