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skavannah:

neopetcemetery:

the flawless diversity of fox news anchors

#I THOUGHT THIS WAS THE SAME PERSON#SHIT

skavannah:

neopetcemetery:

the flawless diversity of fox news anchors

The Tucking Masterpost (Please signal boost!)(TW for discussion and some images of genitals)

anarcholesbianism:

Hi! Are you a CAMAB transfeminine person who’s sick of only ever seeing resources for CAFAB trans people on your dash? Are you just coming out to yourself and struggling with Peak Dysphoria? Are you a CAFAB trans person who wants to support the people above? Then here’s a post for you!

This is a post about tucking!

Wait Erika, what the fuck is a tuck?

Glad you asked! For those who don’t know, tucking is a technique for achieving a flat groin area. It’s a time-honored tool of CAMAB trans feminine people but, unfortunately, the tradition doesn’t seem to have been communicated very effectively to the current generation. 

So what’s the point of tucking?

Tucking has lots of awesome benefits! These include:

  • Being able to wear pants & shorts marketed to women more comfortably
  • Seeing yourself with a flat front often reduces dysphoria (it did for me!)
  • Referring to the previous bullet, it is one of the easiest ways to lessen your dysphoria when you’re still closeted, since you can wear a tuck under your normal pants/shorts and no one has to know
  • It can help us reduce some of the risk of being outed in public

Oh neat. How do I tuck?

The basics of tucking goes like this:

  • Push the testicles up into the inguinal canals
  • Pull the rest of the junk between the legs
  • Secure the arrangement with very tight underwear (or some other method)

Wait wait wait… What the hell is an inguinal canal?

Alright, so…. this is gonna require some body exploration on your part if you can stomach it. Basically, the inguinal canals are little tunnels in your pelvis above the testicles. If you push your testicles directly up into your body from their resting position, they should slide pretty neatly into the inguinal canals.

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Yeah… this is what the TW was mostly for. Sorry, but the visual is helpful.

Ok…. So how do I secure it all in place?

Ok so first thing’s first: do not use duct tape. A lot of tutorials online (particularly ones for and by drag queens) recommend using duct tape, but that shit hurts and it’s super unnecessary!

Instead you need two things:

  1. A tight pair of panties (preferably more, so you can do this frequently without wearing the same undies every day)
  2. Control briefs

…. Control briefs?

I know, I know, so many new words tonight! Ever heard Spanx products? They’re mainly marketed to cis women for “tummy control”, but they have another awesome use as well - tucking! Here’s an example at Target.com (you should be able to find them at any store that sells women’s underwear, but if you’re afraid to go buy them in the store that pair is pretty cheap and you can order it online if you’re in the U.S.)

If you get the right size of control briefs (I would recommend buying a size down) they should fit very snugly over your junk. To hold your tuck in place, simply hold it between your legs, pull up your undies all the way, and pull the control briefs over them. Assuming you’ve pulled everything up as much as possible and kept everything tucked between your legs correctly, you should now have a snug and smooth tuck! Congrats!!!!!!

But wait, I can’t get that stuff! What do I do???????

Hey, that’s ok! Couple of ideas here:

  • Get a pair of tights (possibly old ones from a friend) and cut off everything but the stretchy part at the top. Congrats! Those are basically control briefs (albeit kinda messy ones)
  • Contact me and I’ll try to get you a pair of those control briefs from Target (if you live outside the US im sure we can find another website)

Ok…. So is there anything I should worry about with the tuck?

Unfortunately, yeah - mainly discomfort. Here’s a few ways discomfort occurs when tucking and how to avoid it:

  • After a few hours of tucking (varies depending on how active you are) things are probably gonna start to feel a little out of place. Part of the prevention here is practicing lots to get as tight a tuck as possible. Other than that, it’s something you’ll have to get kind of used to dealing with - I usually excuse myself to the bathroom when a tuck becomes too uncomfortable and fix it in the stall.
  • After even more hours you’re going to feel a pretty general aching. Much as people who bind shouldn’t do that for too long, you shouldn’t tuck for too long at once. Usually 4-8 hours (again, depending upon activity level as well as experience) is gonna be all you can stand before getting some longer lasting aching. I don’t know if there’s any long-term harm that can occur from tucking too long, but it’s best if you’re not the first to find out.
  • Generally I find that more & longer pubic hair can cause discomfort and generally make your tuck less effective. Definitely look into shaving down there, or at least trimming up a little bit if you don’t already (I’m not going to go into details about pubic shaving but send me a message if you need help in that department).

Congrats! You now know how to tuck! Go get those cute white capris you saw at Macy’s the other day and ROCK that shit!

If you have any questions or need additional help, feel free to send me an ask. If you have any additional suggestions to add to this post, please go ahead and reblog it with comment or send me a message about it!

Wikihow also has a good article on the topic to check out for some more visuals! (Make sure to skip to the “Tuck without Tape” section)

Please, make this post as popular as possible. CAFAB trans folks all have so much info about binding, but so many CAMAB trans feminine folk don’t know about tucking and could use the info!

theactualcluegirl:

bspolitics:

Greg Walden - $109,250 
Eric Cantor - $80,800 
John Boehner - $75,450 
Fred Upton - $65,000 
John Barrow - $60,500 
Robert Latta - $51,000 
George Butterfield - $34,500 
Kevin McCarthy - $33,000 
Marsha Blackburn - $32,500 
Cathy McMorris Rodgers - $31,500 
Gene Green  - $27,000 
Scott Peters - $21,800 
Joaquin Castro  - $18,250 
Kurt Schrader - $16,000 
William Owens - $15,500 
Bobby Rush - $15,000 
Loretta Sanchez $12,000 
Albio Sires - $9,000 
Alcee Hastings - $7,000 
Marc Veasey - $6,750 
Bennie Thompson - $6,500 
Sanford Bishop - $6,000 
Henry Cuellar - $5,000 
David Scott - $3,500 
Gregory Meeks - $3,500 
Corrine Brown - $3,000 
William Clay - $2,000 
Nick Rahall - $0

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Just in case you wanted to know.

Whom to vote out this November.

isamiahmed:

This is my mum.
When she was 13 years old she was married to a violent paedophile in Bangladesh.
She is not alone; 10 million child brides a year are sold into marriage. They spend their whole lives being treated inhumanely. 
How can you help?
SIGN THE PETITION HERE
LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
VISIT OUR WEBSITE
VISIT THE FILM BEING MADE TOO
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I just try to do what is right and I need your support to make a positive change.

isamiahmed:

This is my mum.

When she was 13 years old she was married to a violent paedophile in Bangladesh.

She is not alone; 10 million child brides a year are sold into marriage. They spend their whole lives being treated inhumanely. 

How can you help?

I just try to do what is right and I need your support to make a positive change.

loki-is-my-god-now:

and-mine-would-be-you:

t0morrowcomest0day:


I don’t care who the fuck you are, or what you’re doing. You can take 3 seconds to reblog this.

I miss you..

That last comment broke my heart..

my brother

loki-is-my-god-now:

and-mine-would-be-you:

t0morrowcomest0day:

I don’t care who the fuck you are, or what you’re doing. You can take 3 seconds to reblog this.

I miss you..

That last comment broke my heart..

my brother

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ethiopienne:

No Selves To Defend anthology available for purchase to benefit Marissa Alexander legal defense fund

With only six weeks until Marissa Alexander‘s retrial in Florida, there is an urgent need to raise money for her legal defense.
Mariame Kaba of Project Nia was motivated to create the ‘No Selves to Defend Anthology‘ as a fundraising tool and also as an educational and consciousness-raising one. The anthology locates Marissa’s case within a historical context that criminalizes and punishes women (particularly of color) for self-defense.
The women featured in the publication (besides Marissa) are: Lena Baker, Inez Garcia, Rosa Lee Ingram, Joan Little, Cece McDonald, New Jersey 4, Cassandra Peten, Bernadette Powell, Juanita Thomas, Yvonne Wanrow, and Dessie Woods.
‘No Selves to Defend’ includes original art by Micah Bazant, Molly Crabapple, Billy Dee, Bianca Diaz, Rachel Galindo, Lex Non Scripta, Caitlin Seidler, and Ariel Springfield; as well as writing by William C. Anderson, Sam Hsieh, Victoria Law, Andy Smith, Mychal Denzel Smith, Emily Thuma, Lewis Wallace, Rachel Domain-White and me.
The 50 page anthology is printed on 80# gloss text paper with a laminated cover. Only 150 copies were printed (thanks to generous support from Kiese Laymon, Ariel Springfield, and Mychal Denzel Smith) and 125 copies are available to purchase. Once they sell out, there won’t be a second printing. We will however eventually make the publication available online to download so that others can engage with the content and use it in their organizing work. This is a limited edition publication.
‘No Selves to Defend’ can be purchased at the Free Marissa online store for $50 plus $2.90 shipping & handling. All proceeds support Marissa’s legal defense.

ethiopienne:

No Selves To Defend anthology available for purchase to benefit Marissa Alexander legal defense fund

With only six weeks until Marissa Alexander‘s retrial in Florida, there is an urgent need to raise money for her legal defense.

Mariame Kaba of Project Nia was motivated to create the ‘No Selves to Defend Anthology‘ as a fundraising tool and also as an educational and consciousness-raising one. The anthology locates Marissa’s case within a historical context that criminalizes and punishes women (particularly of color) for self-defense.

The women featured in the publication (besides Marissa) are: Lena Baker, Inez Garcia, Rosa Lee Ingram, Joan Little, Cece McDonald, New Jersey 4, Cassandra Peten, Bernadette Powell, Juanita Thomas, Yvonne Wanrow, and Dessie Woods.

‘No Selves to Defend’ includes original art by Micah Bazant, Molly Crabapple, Billy Dee, Bianca Diaz, Rachel Galindo, Lex Non Scripta, Caitlin Seidler, and Ariel Springfield; as well as writing by William C. Anderson, Sam Hsieh, Victoria Law, Andy Smith, Mychal Denzel Smith, Emily Thuma, Lewis Wallace, Rachel Domain-White and me.

The 50 page anthology is printed on 80# gloss text paper with a laminated cover. Only 150 copies were printed (thanks to generous support from Kiese Laymon, Ariel Springfield, and Mychal Denzel Smith) and 125 copies are available to purchase. Once they sell out, there won’t be a second printing. We will however eventually make the publication available online to download so that others can engage with the content and use it in their organizing work. This is a limited edition publication.

‘No Selves to Defend’ can be purchased at the Free Marissa online store for $50 plus $2.90 shipping & handling. All proceeds support Marissa’s legal defense.

cloudy-dreamers:

Resting your head on the bus window, despite the vibrations causing mild concussion

Sitting by the window and seeing the greasy forehead imprints of people who rested their heads on the bus windows

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apihtawikosisan:

I feel a need to explain a thing.

"Becoming Native" is not a new phenomenon, and certainly not one that started with the internet. However, the internet has made it easier for this kind of person to learn how to be a better fake. And I want to talk about how this is not harmless in any sense.

To be clear, I am specifically addressing people who are actually not Indigenous. People who have a ‘blood myth’ in their family included, whereby they Johnny Depp themselves up an imagined Indigenous ancestor.

Since I have been on Tumblr, I have personally witnessed people taking information shared with them by actual Indigenous people, and then weaving that information into their own personal back-story. Recently there was a big call out of some of these people. Some of them left, some of them didn’t.

The smart fraud will learn as much of the language of their supposed people as they can, using online dictionaries or taking phrases from fluent speakers online. They will follow people who are connected to their communities and pick up on the slang, the jokes, the references. They will insinuate themselves into Indigenous spaces both online and off. They will make friends with Native people and via ‘friendship’ they will learn as much as they can about how to act. They will go join sites centered around powwows for example, and do a heck of a lot of research to learn about specific styles and so on. They will show up to urban Native Friendship Centres or campus Aboriginal Student spaces, and just BE there. All the time.

In essence, immense time and effort is put into studying us, learning about us.

Instead of using this research and this knowledge to become good allies, frauds want to BE us. This desired transition has a name, it is a move to innocence. It is a way to deny White privilege. A way to avoid addressing settler colonialism, and a way to avoid having to do the uncomfortable work of decolonization. Taking on an Indigenous identity is fun, and interesting. Decolonization is painful, and difficult.

This move to innocence is in itself harmful, but it doesn’t stop there.

The cultural fraudsters will often become the most vocal voices in a ‘mixed’ Indigenous community, online and in urban centres, where people do not all necessarily know each other that well. They cannot do this in more homogenous spaces, such as in rural communities or tightly-knit urban reserves. They cannot so easily infiltrate these spaces because people know one another, they know their kinship ties, and they do not simply accept people on that person’s say so. Unfortunately, the voices MOST represented online are off-reserve populations. There are all sorts of structural issues that make this true, but it particularly benefits the cultural fraudster because when people go looking for “Indigenous opinions” they tend to go to the most ‘well known’ people.

Many of those well known people are actually Indigenous, but some of them are frauds. And so you have people speaking for Indigenous peoples, claiming to BE Indigenous, but who are not at all part of our communities.

This is harmful too, but it doesn’t stop there either.

The successful cultural fraudster uses their time ‘becoming Indigenous’ online and offline to ‘build up cred’. They spend a lot of time convincing others of their legitimacy, and they start making connections with others over social justice issues. They will be very careful to avoid having to meet or talk to people from their supposed community, or they will claim they were raised outside the community, so no one can possibly question them, or corroborate their claims. If I weren’t so disgusted by all of this, I’d admire the lengths they go to, the amount of energy they put into this. It is really quite stunning.

If called out, cultural fraudsters will almost invariably claim that they are a victim of a lateral violence. You see, they learned this too. They will claim that they are mixed, and people questioning them are racists who adhere to colonial notions of blood quantum. They will do this even when light skinned or White coded Indigenous people call them out. Deny, deny, deny.

The truly successful fraudster will take all of this amassed knowledge, all this time spent learning the issues and the lingo, and they will present themselves to potential employers as Indigenous. They will walk the walk and talk the talk and get a job working in the field. Some of them will become academics, some will become bureaucrats, others will take positions in urban Native organizations. In every case, they are literally taking a job away from an Indigenous person, and in one fell swoop, they will have translated a mostly online presence into a real life identity. That first job will set them up for good. People who might have questioned their legitimacy will now see a legitimate job on their resume, and won’t ask as many questions.

Many of these people BECAUSE of their White privilege, will be the go to people for information, and because they suffer from White Settler domination complex, they will actively seek out the public eye. Although they understand deep down that they are fakes, they sooth themselves with tales of their superiority to lead, to bring light to the suffering of their fellow humans. White supremacy is a powerful narcotic, and bizarrely it fuels the fantasy. They become the ‘best’ Indians. Better than actual Indians.

Indigenous peoples have never sat idly by while people roleplay themselves into an Indigenous identity. We have been calling out frauds and fakes ALWAYS. We absolutely do talk about these people, and compare notes. We do this online and in person, and these discussions are incredibly far reaching. Someone operating in Ohio will become known all the way up in the Northwest Territories. We investigate, we call people out, we spread the news. My parents did it. My grandparents did it. My great-grandparents did it.

We are plenty accepting of people who come to us respectfully and are willing to enter into a reciprocal relationship with us. We are, however, tired of the thrill seekers, the voyeurs, the people who want to study us and make their careers off of our knowledge. These people literally fill the halls of academia, and we don’t need more of them.

The cultural fraudster is even worse than those who simply take and give nothing in return. They try to replace us.

And you can be damn sure we aren’t sitting idly by and not making sure people aren’t finding out about it.

Down with the cultural fraudsters, down with the culture vultures, and down with the folks who think they have any place on the sidelines when this is, and always will be, an issue that Indigenous people will lead.

BEFORE BATGIRL, WEIRDER THAN WONDER WOMAN: LOST SUPERHEROINES OF THE PRE-CODE ERA

smellestine:

saladinahmed:

As I discussed in an earlier post, pre-Comics Code comic books are full of fascinating women superheroes who’ve been more or less forgotten in the decades since WWII. Born in the era of Rosie the Riveter, when there was a national campaign to get women into workplaces, these costumed heroines were brassy, hard-assed, snarky, and sometimes just plain weird. They displayed remarkable grit and independence, and were portrayed as better crime-fighters than the inept, sexist cops that got in their way.

Even removed from their intriguing, important place in sociocultural history, these stories are compelling bits of pure comics nerdery - eg, the fact that 1941’s Spider Queen was almost certainly the unacknowledged inspiration for Spider-Man. These characters deserve to be better known. Happily, the astonishing www.digitalcomicmuseum.org hosts full-issue scans of scores of public domain pre-Code comics. Which means you can read these comics right now, for free!

Here are a few of my favorite lost superheroines from the 1940s. Click on a character’s name to access an archive of their adventures!

FANTOMAH - Arguably the first woman superhero, and to this day one of the strangest. Fantomah is a near-omniscient (blonde) jungle spirit with incredible magical/psionic powers. She is always threatening her enemies with “a jungle death!” and she turns into a green skull with beautiful hair when she’s angry.

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LADY SATAN - Sometime Nazi-killer, sometime occult detective, Lady Satan roams the land in her stylish automobile, using gun, garrote, and fire magic to take out Reich agents and child-snatching werewolves.

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MOTHER HUBBARD - Looking like a cartoon witch, speaking only in rhyme, Mother Hubbard uses her bizarre occult powers to battle everything from fifth column saboteurs to Disney-esque dwarves that steal kids’ eyeballs.

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THE WOMAN IN RED - A gun-toting jujitsu expert, the Woman in Red is a sort of costumed private detective. She’s the bane of both criminals (especially those who prey on women) and inept male cops. But to the women she saves she’s quite…tender.

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THE SPIDER QUEEN - A chemistry lab assistant becomes a wise-cracking costumed herowho uses wrist-strapped web shooters to swing around the city and tie up bad guys. But this is 1941, and our hero is a woman.

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THE VEILED AVENGER - Although she’s the frilliest-looking of 40s superheroines, the Veiled Avenger might be the hardest. She uses her crop to make criminals shoot each other…and themselves. And in her civilian life as a District Attorney’s secretary, she scolds dumb cops who endanger witnesses.

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Sadly, these heroines all disappeared by the 1950s. As the national project of getting women out of the workplace took hold, bold self-sufficient superheroines became scarce on the ground. Despite some great work by amazing artists over the years, comics still doesn’t have enough of them.

[And now, a plug: I’m working on a longer piece on these heroines, and on some other stuff you might find interesting. You can learn more about all that here.]

OH GOD FANTOMAH! I have a stardust book with a couple of her comics in it!

lakotapeopleslawproject:

We are half way to our May fundraising goal of $20,000!Our #Lakota children have always been sacred to us. Help us bring them home! #OurChildrenAreSacredWATCH and SHARE the video: www.LakotaLaw.org/Life

lakotapeopleslawproject:

We are half way to our May fundraising goal of $20,000!
Our #Lakota children have always been sacred to us. Help us bring them home! #OurChildrenAreSacred

WATCH and SHARE the video: www.LakotaLaw.org/Life

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Assuming you’ve already powered through our previous collection of 12 mind-blowing documentaries to watch on Netflix, we’ve pulled together another set for your non-fiction viewing pleasure. Please binge-watch accordingly.

"Shenandoah"
In depicting the story of four high school boys who murdered a Mexican immigrant, “Shenandoah” dissects the mob mentality of the small town in which their atrocity took place. Whether or not you were familiar with this case when it ran through the news, the objective here is to take on a very specific form of racism, told through the disturbing reality of American life for those who don’t fit into the mold of “tradition.”

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"Girl Model"
"Girl Model" renders a startling look at an industry that does not flinch at the exploitation of children, as told from the perspective of an ex-model working as a Russian scout. Some of the more disturbing moments expose sexual abuse and exploitation of pre-pubescent females, but this documentary focuses its lens more closely on the way young girls are tricked into working for free and forced to support their families while lacking support for themselves.

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"From One Second to the Next"
Werner Herzog’s documentary about texting while driving has an obvious agenda: stop careless idiots from texting while driving. But that doesn’t stop this it from being a well-packaged and emotionally-moving film, perhaps because no matter how many times you’ve heard the stats, the extent of senseless deaths that are a direct result of texting and driving remain mind-blowing.

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"Bigger, Stronger, Faster"
Using himself and his brothers as the subject, director Chris Bell examines the conflation of steroid subculture and the more ambitious aspects of the American dream. Dealing in the dangerous effects of steroids, Bell also takes a look at what he identifies as “the side effects of American culture.” Obviously, both Hulk Hogan and Sylvester Stallone make cameos in the film.

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"The Revisionaries"
The former Chair of the Texas State Board of Education, Don McLeroy, once said of the kind of power he had: “It boggles my mind.” After no less than four minutes into the documentary, your mind will also be boggled. “The Revisionaries” explores the inordinate influence of Texas in buying textbooks, which affects the rest of the country and, consequently, its curriculum. Of course, this conflict boils down to the theories of evolution verses intelligent design, with the latter pushed so aggressively by the Texas school board, that it might not be readjusting only what kids are taught in schools, but the future policy that emerges from those lessons.

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"Orgasm, Inc." 
"Orgasm, Inc." skewers "big pharma," with an investigation into the way major corporations attempt to capitalize on women’s sexuality. Director Liz Canner catalogs the race to create an FDA approved "Viagra for women," and ends up also lovingly explaining the "strange science" behind the female sex drive. Warning: this film includes sexual imagery lots of O faces.

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"Into the Abyss" 
Another addition to this list from Herzog: “Into The Abyss” examines why people kill, and whether capital punishment is ever warranted. In conversations with inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime, Herzog delves deep into the state of the the prison system, for an unflinching look at life, death and the value of a humanity, as impacted by a search for justice.

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"Life 2.0"
Examining the world of virtual reality, “Life 2.0” depicts the consuming nature of the site called “Second Life” (which, for many in the film, is given priority over what we might call “first life”). One of many stunning portraits tells the story of two married-in-real-life people who commit “emotional adultery,” when they meet and fall in love within the confines of “Second Life.” Overall, this is a haunting look at the need for human connection and clever ways in which we are willing to garner a sense of acceptance.

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"It’s a Girl"
This upsetting look at “gendercide” in India and China encounters the devaluation of females and the extent to which it has led to infanticide and violence toward women. In case you needed further warning as to precisely how grave this situation has become: the film opens with a woman who has given birth to and subsequently murdered eight of her daughters.

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"Marwencol"
In 2000, Mark Hogancamp was beaten senseless outside a local bar. He had to have his entire face rebuilt, and finally emerged from a nine-day coma, brain damaged and forced to re-learn how to walk and eat. After 40 days in the hospital, he was dismissed, because he could no longer pay for care. With nowhere else to turn, he enmeshed himself in the creation Marwencol: a 1/6-scale replica of a WWII-era town. This is not only his story, but that of finding unexpected beauty in tragic events; Jeff Malmberg’s documentary is (almost) as intricate as Hogancamp’s tiny town.

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"Terms and Conditions May Apply"
The title sounds about as boring as, well, reading the terms and conditions of nothing in particular, but this documentary is more eye-opening than it may seem. There’s a lot going on with all that fine print, and there are plenty of industries that rely on the fact that we do not realize it. For example, it would take approximately 180 hours per year to read all of the terms and conditions agreements at each of the various sites you likely hold an account, and consumers lose about $250 billion dollars annually as a result of what they simply do not know.

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"The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology"
Admittedly this one might be a bit hard to digest for those of us who are not psychoanalysis and philosophy nerds. “The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology” plays like a trippy college course taught by Slavoj Žižek, but if you can wade through his discussions of dialectics (and extremely heavy accent), the overriding messages about subconscious influences and our best strategy for a satisfying life are certainly worth the effort.

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We’ve had 20 years of mass murders, throughout which I have repeatedly told CNN and our other media: if you don’t want to propagate more mass murders, don’t start the story with sirens blaring; don’t have photographs of the killer; don’t make this 24/7 coverage; do everything you can not to make the body count the lead story; not to make the killer some kind of anti hero.


Do localise this story to the affected community and make it as boring as possible in every other market. Because every time we have intense saturation coverage of a mass murder, we expect to see one or two more within a week.

—Advice of a forensic psychiatrist on how to avoid propagating more mass shootings, five years ago during the fallout from the Winnenden school shooting (via spaceeyes)

(Source: divinedorothy)

punc:

awkwardsituationist:

from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)

equality needs to be a goal that everybody actively works towards.

coffeyunplugged:

FIRST STATE TO COMPENSATE EUGENICS VICTIMS

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Over a period of 45 years, North Carolina forcibly sterilized 7,600 people it deemed mentally or socially unfit. Now, 39 years since the state’s eugenics program ended in 1974, it will finally make reparations, with lawmakers earmarking $10…