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[sans titre] unlimitedtrashworks: ecstaticunicorns: channellingebert: kylos-knight: goldenheartedrose: The 8 Stupidest Defenses Against Accusations of Sexism I recently wrote an article on hilariously sexist costumes. The article and the resulting comments were like Bruce Banner experimenting with gamma radiation. I was only trying to prove some minor points, but the results made my arguments stronger than I could ever have imagined. These are actual comments from that column's comment section, but you could see them anywhere. Behold, the worst sexism defenses that get used every day on the Internet ... #8. Bengaluru's all-women 'hackathon' for promoting women safety ET Bureau Sep 14, 2015, 10.23AM IST (From this event came apps…) By J Vignesh BENGALURU: When Durga came out with its Durga Alarm in the city's public transport -which enables women in distress to raise an alarm -it understood just what social innovation can do for the cause of tackling sexual harassment. Meanwhile, Janaki Shantharam, co-founder of talent recruitment firm Dexter talent labs, was attending one of Durga's training sessions.

Guest Blogger Starling: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced Phaedra Starling is the pen name of a romance novelist and licensed private investigator living in small New York City apartment with two large dogs. She practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu and makes world-class apricot muffins. Gentlemen. Thank you for reading. Let me start out by assuring you that I understand you are a good sort of person. You are kind to children and animals. People Can Draw Energy From Other People The Same Way Plants Do A biological research team at Bielefeld University has made a groundbreaking discovery showing that plants can draw an alternative source of energy from other plants. This finding could also have a major impact on the future of bioenergy eventually providing the evidence to show that people draw energy from others in much the same way. Members of Professor Dr.

Feminist Disney hmmm this is an interesting continuation of the “how to let kids be kids” argument from yesterday. I get what you’re saying but I also think there is a LOT going on in that moment, and once again, the solution of “just act like you can’t see your kids and let them do whatever they want” is sort of ignoring the overarching social context that kids are never removed from, even if we think they should be. I haven’t seen the special and the referencing is likely too vague for me to find it among a hundred clips of her, so I will infer that

Be a Blabbermouth! The Whys, Whats and Hows of Talking About Sex With a Partner You can read everything from the Kama Sutra to The Joy of Sex , watch porn vids until your eyeballs fall out, have a ton of sexual experience or psychically channel Mata Hari or Casanova, but if you don’t know how to openly communicate with your partners, with your words, chances are neither you nor your partner are going to have really healthy, beneficial and satisfying sexual experiences, especially in the long-term. No More Street Harassment A post in honor of all women Olympians! The Olympics are here, and you know what that means. Tons of men oogling women who play certain sports, yet criticizing and disparaging women who participate in other sports. My male friends are no exception to the rule, as they’re glued to the TV whenever women’s beach volleyball is on, and saying nasty remarks about women weightlifters. Here are just a few of the amazing women Olympians.

Vigilantes Are Tagging Egypt's Sexual Harassers with Spray Paint Despite worldwide publicity and campaigning, the approach to actually solving the sexual harassment epidemic in Egypt has sadly been a pretty apathetic one, with police giving less than a gram of shit about the situation, leaving street perverts to grope away until their hands are content. So it's perhaps no surprise that anti-harassment groups in Cairo have gone vigilante, taking what’s left of the law into their own hands and patroling the streets to fight the harassment epidemic themselves. We first heard about "Be A Man," one of the more radical anti-harassment campaigns, from a story on NPR. The members of the group patroled during the recent Eid al-Adha festival celebrations, armed with cans of black and white spray paint, attacking, pinning down, and scarlet-lettering the shit out of grabbers and gropers with the words "I Am a Harasser." Mostly men themselves, the activists wore matching fluoro jackets with "Harassment Prevention" scrawled across their backs in Arabic.

World First: 3D Acoustic Cloaking Device Steven Cummer, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University and his lab has just revealed a three-dimensional pyramid-shaped device that can cloak an object from acoustic detection. The cloak has been described in a new paper published in Nature Materials. When sound waves hit an object, they bounce off and return to the point of origin. The time it takes the sound to be emitted and then bounce back can provide information about the object’s distance. Active acoustic location is used in the animal kingdom as echolocation and those same principles have been used to develop sonar for human use. (This is in contrast to passive acoustic location, which detects sound waves created by something else in order to determine the object's location.)

prenez ce couteau adayinthelesbianlife: Carrie (1976) “Whether she’s volunteering to take her sister’s place in the arena or grooming her son to lead the resistance; gunning down the gangsters who sell drugs to the kids in her neighborhood or swinging swords to avenge her daughter, the “strong female character” is often stirred by a maternal concern, a quintessential desire to preserve her community, to protect the weak and vulnerable. Her bad-assery must be in the service of a greater good. Even when she’s more ethically complex (like the Bride, who begrudgingly admits that all the people she killed to get to her daughter, “felt good”), she never takes a place at the table of Walter White’s grand epiphany: “I did it for me.”Carrie does what Beatrix Kiddo and Ellen Ripley and Katniss Everdeen don’t: She does it for herself.

This simple cartoon shows what victim-blaming really looks like - Blue Nation Review Victim-blaming isn’t a unique experience to women, but women certainly bear the brunt of it. Gloria Steinem wrote “Women’s rights are human rights, and we must shift the blame from women who suffer sexualized violence to men who inflict it; from women who are raped to men who rape; from battered women to battering men; from sexually-abused children to adults who sexually abuse.” Amen to that!

The Tor network: improving privacy & security on the Internet Overview The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor's users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Shroedinger’s Rapist And The Imagined Right To Intrude This may be Part I, because there’s more to this than I have time to flesh out right now. [Added: Part II is Boundaries.] First of all, this is full of win. Phaedra Starling guest-posted it over at Shapely Prose, and I just can’t say enough about it. For the cis- het- men out there, I want to talk about what she says about approaching strange women: You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway.

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