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got me thinkin


got me thinkin

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perspective

This 2004 Armani ad marked the 1st and only time I saw a woman in a magazine and immediately felt ugly. She was just so--flawless. I knew of Photoshop but didn't see a weird ear, teeth like bleached chiclets, lack of knuckles, smooth skin filter, or eyebright. I only saw beauty I'd never have. Because of my research for DCYTC, this image now holds no power over me. The model, Leticia Birkheuer, doesn't look like this ad. She has a joyful glow that is her own, and it's a far greater beauty. -Indy

Some probably still believe it is.

The King James Version

EARLY MAN? “When I was a student at Cambridge I remember a professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. 'This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar,' she explained. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman's first attempt at a calendar.’ It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past.” - Sandi Toksvig

"The average prison sentence for men who kill their intimate partners is 2 to 6 yrs. Women who kill their partners are sentenced, on average, to 15 yrs. ...As many as 90% of the women in prison today [2008] for killing men had been battered by those men.” The Michigan Women’s Justice & Clemency Project

For the men who don't get feminism - here's a bit of role-reversal.

Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.

Great article on the absurdity of how female Olympians in beach volleyball are photographed. It answers the question "What if every Olympic sport was photographed like beach volleyball?" Informative and funny.

Race intersected with gender, such that women earned less than men of their same race for each group studied:

about right.

staggering and heartbreaking

She's right. // Model Cameron Russell debunks some myths about her profession in ten inspiring minutes at TED Talks. (pinned with gracious thanks to Matty Chuah Illusionists documentary)

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The PEOPLE WHO HAVE 5 DIFFERENT GENDERS! The Bugis are an ethnic group - the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, in the southwestern province of Sulawesi,third largest island of Indonesia. The Bugis recognize five separate genders. So in essense the five genders according to this culture are cismen (oroané), ciswomen (makkunrai), transmen (calalai), transwomen (calabai) and genderqueer (bissu). I love the wisdom of this.

Just a lolz moment.

A sly French literacy campaign wins international plaudits..

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Seriously

my head is going to explode

oppression

The most ironic monument in history.

“I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy, to be told instead she has leadership skills.”

Why are "I NEED" and "NEEDY" such profanities when said by a woman? "What No Woman Deserves to Be Called," by Yashar Ali. ("Why isn't the word "needy" ever really used against men? In my mind, it goes back to the start of this column: Men are conditioned to expect their needs to be met. So when a guy is demanding any sort of clarity about a relationship, we never see his demands as desperate or needy, because we think it's perfectly acceptable for a guy to expect his needs to be fulfilled.")