Good lord, this is the most stark portrayal I’ve seen of this.
Worth noting that everything on the lower end (toys, TV, phones, computers) are made in other countries with lax laws on taxes and labor (especially child labor).
GUYS who needs health care or education when you can get cheap electronics??
On Thursday, August 7th, 7pm, the Flying Brick Library (506 South Pine Street, Richmond VA) will hold a documentary screening and community discussion about the affects of climate change in Virginia, and what we should do about it.
The circumstance of the climate now is such that changes are inevitable and unstoppable; we must respond to them in ways that will mitigate the damage and preserve life as much as possible.
RSVP through the link. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.
Read up on this. Apparently the word ‘spastic’ and ‘spaz’ are, in the UK, highly offensive terms for people with disabilities, second only to the R word. Very interesting that the same word can mean very different things in different countries, because growing up in America, it’s never had that connotation. Here, both forms of the word just always meant high energy, like if you drank too much coffee or your cat was galloping around the house like she was possessed by a demon.
Obviously that doesn’t matter, and Weird Al did the right thing by simply apologizing.
Here’s an example of sexism in the media. It’s very subtle, but it’s insidious, and it’s everywhere.
Men’s washroom and women’s washroom, each with an ad in the mirror. Both ads are for the same car. However, the text is slightly changed - in the men’s, it tells you that you look a million bucks but would look even better in that car. In the women’s, it gives you concern that you’re having a bad hair day but that’d be okay if you had that car.
The men’s ad assumes you’re confident and powerful and tries to optimize that image. The women’s ad undermines your opinion of yourself and tells you how to fix it.
Seriously. That shit is fucked.
Pro-Israel goon in Boston threatened a Palestinian woman with rape at Tuesday’s protest. Make sure to ID this guy, and please stay safe everyone. The irony of Zionists: Wearing a shirt that says peace while you threaten to rape someone.
Those who claim that sex is determined by chromosomes must not realize that sex is assigned at birth not by chromosomes, not even by gonads, but by genitals. In fact, the vast majority of us never learn what our sex chromosomes are. Sex isn’t something we’re actually born with, it’s something that doctors or our parents assign us at birth. So if sex is determined by genitals, they must be clearly binary and unchangeable, right? Wrong. Genitals can be ambiguous at birth and many trans people get gender confirmation surgery to change them. Neither chromosomes nor genitals are binary in the way that “biological sex” defenders claim they are, and the vast majority of measures by which we judge sex are very much changeable.
While it is true that gender and sex are different things, and that gender is indeed a social construct, sex isn’t the Ultimate Biological Reality that transphobes make it out to be. There’s nothing intrinsically male about XY chromosomes, testosterone, body hair, muscle mass or penises. If an alien civilization found earth, they wouldn’t look at a person with a penis and say “Oh, that must be a male, sex based on genitalia is the One Universal Constant.” Sex, like gender, is indeed socially constructed and can be changed.