Let's Be Honest: These are the 15 Best Safety Tips for Ladies I attended my first Take Back the Night March in 1989, in my junior year at a private (formerly all-male) university with ivy climbing up the walls of its Gothic buildings. The stories I heard from sophomores and seniors and graduate students were a sobering reminder of why, whenever I walked back at night from the library or the office of the campus news magazine I helped to edit, a male student always accompanied me. I appreciated the companionship but I also felt, if a woman can’t walk across the grounds of this campus and be safe, what kind of school is this?
[sans titre] unlimitedtrashworks: ecstaticunicorns: channellingebert: Movie Star Jean Reno Plays Doraemon in Live-Action Ads International film star Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional, Mission: Impossible, The Da Vinci Code) will play the robot cat Doraemon himself in the second live-action television commercial in the Doraemon campaign from Toyota Motor Corporation. The ad campaign depicts the characters of the classic children's manga Doraemon in live-action, two decades after they grow up. The second ad, "Nobita's Barbeque," will begin airing on Friday. Occupy Turns One: Women Are the Many, Not the Few As the Occupy movement celebrates its first anniversary, we revisit an article from the Winter 2012 issue of Ms. magazine. Here’s an excerpt: In a few short months, Occupy grew from a small New York City encampment protesting corporate influence and Wall Street greed, to a populist movement with more than 2,500 incarnations around the U.S. and the rapt attention of a nation. By the end of 2011, Time had named “the protester” its person of the year, linguists had pronounced occupy the word of the year, and pundits had declared that Occupy had already succeeded in its mission. Women have been an integral part of the phenomenon from the beginning, grabbing cardboard boxes and blankets and camping out in New York’s Zuccotti Park that first night in September. The first protesters to get national attention were a group of young women who were caught on video being pepper-sprayed by the New York Police Department.
The Genderbread Person: a helpful visual aid for explaining gender The Genderbread Person is an infographic that breaks down gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and sexual orientation into an easy to understand visual. It’s been around in some form for many years, and this is my whack at making an inclusive, adorable, easy to understand depiction. Click below to download a printer-friendly copy for your own uses! It’s perfect for residence hall billboards, school hallways, campus kiosks, office walls, or to be used in diversity/social justice/sensitivity training.
20 #EdgyHeadlines Expose "Shocking" Misogyny in the Media Mitt Romney launched a thousand binders full of women responses after his “celebrated” comment. But Republican politicians of a certain ilk don’t have a monopoly on sexist language. Mulling over the constant presence of misogyny in media headlines, @KateHarding and @Sweet Machine concluded “we need a hashtag” and before you know it, and right on the heels of #safetytipsforladies, another trending Twitter topic to “invent more provocative questions about an entire gender” was born.
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 Wanda, as a black child, is acting as most children do, misbehaving or making funny faces, whatever Mother sees child doing this, does not want child to reinforce a certain idea of “what black people are like” to white people watching the child. I will assume her mother is also black, since I couldn’t find much info about Wanda’s family online.
Exclusive: Third attack against Sony planned A group of hackers says it is planning another wave of cyberattacks against Sony in retaliation for its handling of the PlayStation Network breach. An observer of the Internet Relay Chat channel used by the hackers told CNET today that a third major attack is planned this weekend against Sony's Web site. The people involved plan to publicize all or some of the information they are able to copy from Sony's servers, which could include customer names, credit card numbers, and addresses, according to the source.