20 Gifs That Explain How Things Work Sometimes you just need an image to help you understand something. And if that image is in motion and shows you something that you otherwise would never see, all the better. Below is a set of animated gifs that show us how certain things work. “Listen when I talk to you!”: How white entitlement marred my trip to a Fergu... On Friday, I was on the train to New York to do a teach-in on Ferguson at NYU. Beats headphones on, lost in thought, peering out the window, I suddenly saw a white hand shoving my work carry-on toward me. Startled, I looked up to see the hand belonged to a white guy, who was haphazardly handling my open bag, with my laptop perched just inside to make space for himself on the seat next to me. That he wanted the seat on the now full train was not the problem.
No, women aren't as likely to commit violence as men Not only is there no data that supports such a claim - a common cry in online comments sections - but the data that we do have proves the exact opposite. Pick any article on the internet about the violence men commit against women and you can pretty much guarantee that at least one of the first five comments under it will be from a man furious that feminists are ignoring the unreported epidemic of women’s violence against men. Most of the time it’s quite obvious they’ve not even read the article in question; it’s almost like a reflex action. A reflexive jerk, if you will. It’s time to stop; this is a rubbish claim. Not only is there no data that supports such a claim, but the data that we have proves the exact opposite.
This App Splits Your Dinner Bill According to Societal Racism and Sexism We all know that moment of dread. You’re out with eight friends for a relatively nice dinner. Your vegan roommate has been sulking over a side salad the whole time, while the good-time Charlie of the group is on her fourth glass of wine. Then there are the people who order $24 worth of appetizers and try to make their escape after “throwing a 20 on it,” without even an iota of consideration for the concepts of taxes and tipping.
The Case for Reparations And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing today. — Deuteronomy 15: 12–15 — John Locke, “Second Treatise”
Philographics — Genis Carreras Philographics Philographics is a series of posters that explain big ideas in simple shapes. They are the result of combining the world of philosophy with graphic design. You can get the entire set of 95 designs as a book or a selection of them as posters. In school, black girls face dramatically harsher penalties than their white c... Last year, two 12-year-old girls were caught writing on a bathroom wall at their Georgia middle school. Both were suspended for a few days. Both of the girls’ families were asked to pay a $100 fine so that the school would agree, according to one of the parents, to “move on past this.” But only one of them ended up facing misdemeanor trespassing charges.
To end violence against women: Challenge a culture of sexual objectification - Collective Shout When it comes to violence against women, sexual objectification is the missing puzzle piece; Collective Shout makes this equation whole. On the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women’ it is important to reflect on the ongoing sexist violence, as well as the campaigns to end it. Violence against women is on the rise in a number of countries around the world. Australia is no exception with sexual violence at epidemic levels - double the world average. Activism against sexist violence is needed now more than ever.
explaining-white-privilege-to-a-broke-white-person_b_5269255 Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was “privileged.” I came from the kind of poor that people don’t want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern-Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. At 12 years old were you making ramen noodles in a coffee maker with water you fetched from a public bathroom? I was. Haters Gonna Hate, As Shown On A Map : Code Switch Note: This post contains strong language, including racial and ethnic slurs. Geography professor Monica Stephens has spent a lot of time putting haters on the map . Over at Humboldt State University in California where she is a professor, Stephens and a team of undergraduate students spent a year sorting through racial slurs on Twitter by location. And then she mapped them. That meant searching for words like "nigger" and "fag" and "honkey."
20 Things to Remeber If You Love Someone With ADD It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. It’s something you try to avoid. People who have ADD/ADHD are suffering.