The posts that pop up during finals week are the best kinds of posts
The posts that pop up during finals week are the best kinds of posts
This guy stopped watching porn — and he wants you to know why. Gender activist Ran Gavrieli felt that most of the images he saw in porn encouraged negative, even violent, attitudes toward women, despite a recent wave of feminist porn. So he pulled the plug, and found that his personal sex life and private fantasies became much more fulfilling.
In his talk at TEDxJaffa, he advocates for physically and emotionally-safe sex, as well as erotica that shows a wider range of fulfilling sexual experiences — including the intimacy of human connection, laughter, and touch. Watch his talk here.
I HAVE SAID THIS FOR SOO LONG! *giant applause*
FINALLY OMG SOMEONE SAYS IT
what bothers me is that this gets attention when guy finally says it but women are the main victim in the porn industry and they’ve been saying this for way too long and it happens to be prevalent when a guy says it
Bangladesh was created out of chaos in the early 1970s, at a moment when millions in the country were dying from a combination of war and famine. The future looked exceedingly bleak.
Abdul Majid Chowdhury and Noorul Quader were Bangladeshi businessmen who wanted to help their country. “We asked ourselves, ‘What the hell do we want?’ ” Chowdhury recalls. The answer he and his friends arrived at: “We need employment. We need dollars.”
Their solution involved Richard Nixon, an obscure but hugely influential trade deal, and a cultural struggle over kimchi.
At the time, Bangladesh had no modern economy to speak of. The country’s main export was jute, a fiber used to make burlap sacks. So Chowdhury looked to textiles, an industry that had been a first step out of rural poverty for dozens of countries, stretching all the way back to the Industrial Revolution in England. One problem: Chowdhury didn’t know the first thing about the textile business. “I did not know how many buttons I had in my shirt,” he says.
A few decades earlier, South Korea had also been a largely rural country that was devastated by war and written off by much of the world. But, partly by learning to make clothes and sell them to the world, South Korea had climbed the ladder out of poverty.
Chowdhury and a few of his colleagues went to South Korea and toured a clothing factory full of women working at sewing machines, and he knew instantly that women in Bangladesh could do the work. He managed to get a 45-minute meeting with the head of Daewoo, the giant company that owned the factory, and talked to the guy for 10 hours, until 2 in the morning. The meeting worked. Daewoo agreed to invest in a clothing factory in Bangladesh.
Help came from an unlikely source: President Richard Nixon. In the early ’70s, clothes and textiles were pouring into the U.S. from South Korea and other countries and were threatening U.S. textile jobs. European countries were having the same problem. In response, Nixon worked with European leaders to create a global agreement called the Multifiber Arrangement. The boring-sounding deal reshaped much of the global economy.
Top: There are more than 4,000 garment factories in Bangladesh. One way or another, most of them trace their lineage to Abdul Majid Chowdhury, Noorul Quader and the 128 Bangladeshis who traveled to Korea 30 years ago. (Kainaz Amaria/NPR)
Bottom: Workers sew together the Planet Money t-shirt in Chittagong, Bangladesh. (Kainaz Amaria/NPR)
This looks really good; this is how you shed the Disney image, and it totally doesn’t look like Vanessa Hudgens
JUST THE TRAILER
made me cry
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.
Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.
His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
#afterlifeofslaveryThe criminalization of Black, Brown, Muslim and poor people, prisons for profit and pipelines from schools to jails/prisons/juvenile centers. It’s not just adults who are being victimized by the racist, capitalistic “justice” system. If you’re poor, Black, Brown or Muslim, they’ll find a way to make a buck off of you.
There’s a guy in homegoods strutting around with a white fur bathmat around his shoulders and his like 14 yo daughter is following him begging him to stop because people are staring and she’s embarrassed and he just said
I’m lord stark
Okay his daughter heard me laugh and started begging him to stop and he turned to her and said really dramatically
winter is coming
"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation.
Why is that when girls criticize guys it’s all good but guys can’t criticize girls SHUT THE ____ UP YOU’RE DUMB GET HIT BY A CAR
If you were subjugated for centuries by women, and were still largely disadvantaged in the current society, then you bring this point up, and it’d be valid. Then you could cry about your oppression.
Vincent van Gogh - Starry Night over the Rhone (1888)
YES!!!!!!!!!!! HIJABI POWER!
Beautiful ladies mA
صغنون على هيئة حلاوة ❤️🙊
When they are told, “Come to what Allah has sent down and to the Messenger,” you see the hypocrites turn away from you completely.
[an-Nisa (4): 61]
The previous verse reads, ”Do you not see those who claim they have faith in what has been sent down before you, still desiring to turn to a satanic source for judgement in spite of being ordered to reject it? Satan wants to misguide them far away.”
Colored water is dripped and rolled in superhydrophobic aerogel powder (source). Once coated, droplets do not stick to surfaces or easily meld together (source). But with enough force they can be united or divided (source).
YOU MADE WATER HYDROPHOBIC
IT IS SCARED OF ITSELF