The Truth Behind 'Men's Body Wash' And 'Women's Body Wash' Will Make You Feel Dirty. Jimmy Carter may have recently been diagnosed with brain cancer, but the dude has already won life.
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images. Despite his many detractors, Carter is straight-up one of America's most effective statesmen and all-around good guys of the 20th and 21st centuries. Yes, even during his presidency. In order to properly honor and pay tribute to a man who, after 91 years, continues to prove the haters wrong time and time again, here is a by-no-means-complete list of his major accomplishments, wins, and assorted awesome deeds. 1. It's hard to believe, but in 1978, the Middle East conflict was even more of a funhouse-mirror disaster pile than it is today. At Upworthy, we tell stories for a better world.Like us on Facebook to get them first: In 1977, Egypt and Israel began negotiating a tentative peace, but talks eventually hit a roadblock and both sides began preparing to deploy their shame fingers for the ol' affixing o' the blame. 2. Stone. 3. Log In. Denver area students walk out of school in protest. ARVADA, Colo.
(AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, providing a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay. The youth protest in the state’s second-largest school district follows a sick-out from teachers that shut down two high schools in the politically and economically diverse area that has become a key political battleground.
Student participants said their demonstration was organized by word of mouth and social media. Many waived American flags and carried signs, including messages that read “There is nothing more patriotic than protest.” “I don’t think my education should be censored. The school board proposal that triggered the walkout calls of instructional materials that present positive aspects of the nation and its heritage. UberSocial—The world's most popular full-featured Twitter app. The Literacy Site Blog. Oregon Students Protest Day Of Silence With 'Gay Not OK' Shirts. Four students at a high school in Oregon City, Ore. caused controversy after wearing shirts in protest of the National Day Of Silence, an event meant to draw attention to the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
The shirts read "Gay Is Not Ok" and "Gay Day Is Not OK. " Two of the students reportedly stated that if the school is sponsoring the National Day Of Silence, they should also have a right to speak out about it. "I don't believe that ["gay day"] is ok," one of the students states in the above video. "I don't have a big problem with gay people. It's just when they start parading around the school about how we have a day of silence for gays, lesbians, transvestites -- it's like, we don't have a straight day!
" However, not everyone in the 2,000-person student body agrees with the shirts' sentiment. The Most Banned And Challenged Books Of 2013. NEW YORK (AP) — The potty humor of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" would seem to have little in common.
But among some parents, educators and other members of the general public who worry about what books are stocked at their local libraries, the works fall into the same category — they're just too offensive and should be restricted or removed from the shelves. The American Library Association published its annual "State of the Libraries" report Sunday, which included its list of works most frequently "challenged" last year at schools and libraries. Dav Pilkey's best-selling picture book series topped the list, just as his "Captain Underpants" did in 2012. The reasons cited included "offensive language" and material unsuited for its targeted age group.
"The Bluest Eye," Morrison's first novel, was runner-up, also criticized for language, along with violence and sexual content. 'We Are All Barbie Girls' Illustrations By Colleen Clark Show What It Would Look Like If Dolls Represented All Women. How great would it be if Barbie came in all dress sizes, body shapes and ethnicities?
That's what student and illustrator Colleen Clark thought when she was approached by Marie Claire South Africa to illustrate what a "feminist" Barbie might look like. For Clark, that meant an inclusive line-up of dolls that could represent every woman. "I was very inspired by the idea that feminism is as simple as accepting others and yourself unconditionally," Clark told The Huffington Post in an email. 'Domestic Abuse Barbie' Is A Harrowing Project Aimed At Violence Against Women. Warning: The following post contains material about domestic abuse that may be disturbing to some readers.
Countless young girls grow up playing with Barbie dolls, the Mattel toys' unrealistic plastic bodies and shiny, blonde manes becoming engrained in children's ideas of femininity and adulthood. In a disturbing series intended to raise awareness about domestic violence, artist Sam Humphreys transforms the picture-perfect Barbies into victims of abuse, exploring the space between appearance and reality. As the tagline of the series hauntingly states: "We shouldn’t be taught that life is perfect. " For her project, entitled "It's A Matter Of Trust," Humphreys adds black eyes, bloody scars and bruises to the classic American dolls, using Barbie's instantly recognizable image to make a lasting statement about violence against women.
The artist transformed 10 dolls in total, ranging from lightly bruised to severely injured. Censorship and Selectivity.