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Sep 1, 2014 / 690 notes

I need feminism because…

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because…sexual harassment [not taken seriously when reported to my boss] is the reason I’ve quit more than one job!

Thank you feminist for…

- standing up for my right to vote (1920) - helping everyone start to receive equal pay (EPA of 1963) - representing a woman’s right to become employed while pregnant (PDA of 1978) - assisting in finally getting legal aid to those who do survive domestic violence (VAWA of 1994)

explore-blog:

James Baldwin on the creative process and the artist’s responsibility to society – absolutely spectacular read from 1962 
Aug 20, 2014 / 643 notes

explore-blog:

James Baldwin on the creative process and the artist’s responsibility to societyabsolutely spectacular read from 1962 

tjpytheas:

The Man Who Invented Pop-Up Ads Says ‘I’m Sorry’
Jay McGregor, forbes.com
Ethan Zuckerman, the man who invented pop-up ads, has apologised to the world in a lengthy explanation of his original intentions.Writing for The Atlantic, Zuckerman explains that he had unintentionally created one of the most hated forms of…

This an important message…
Aug 17, 2014 / 2 notes

tjpytheas:

The Man Who Invented Pop-Up Ads Says ‘I’m Sorry’
Jay McGregor, forbes.com

Ethan Zuckerman, the man who invented pop-up ads, has apologised to the world in a lengthy explanation of his original intentions.

Writing for The Atlantic, Zuckerman explains that he had unintentionally created one of the most hated forms of…

This an important message…

Aug 16, 2014 / 24,215 notes

The basis of most arguments against trans people is that we are not who we say we are, that we are always and only the gender that we were assigned at birth. And so much of that is about having a sense of certainty around gender, that when you were born with a certain set of genitalia, then that must dictate your entire life, and the reality is that that’s not trueA lot of people are not comfortable with that, because then that means they have to begin to question who they are.- Laverne Cox

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Women were often punished within the domestic domain, and instruments of torture were sometimes imported by authorities into the household. In seventeenth-century Britain, women whose husbands identified them as quarrelsome and unaccepting of male dominance were punished by means of a gossip’s bridle, or “branks,” a headpiece with a chain attached and an iron bit that was introduced into the woman’s mouth. Although the branking of women was often linked to a public parade, this contraption was sometimes hooked to a wall of the house, where the punished woman remained until her husband decided to release her.
Aug 15, 2014 / 89 notes
Aug 15, 2014 / 637 notes

The Shadows of Lauren Bacall

newyorker:

Richard Brody remembers the legendary actress:

“She was meant to play Presidents and C.E.O.s, editors-in-chief and visionary directors. How many such roles existed for actresses—for women in real life—in her heyday? Bacall was bigger than her career. She started young and stayed ahead of her time, and her greatness—her mighty personal presence and her diverse body of work—carries a shadow of unfulfillment, and even tragedy.”

Photograph by Ralph Crane/The Life Images Collection/Getty

abapastiche:

"James Natchwey has said that he was once a war photographer, but now he is an anti-war photographer. The difference is one of moral stance."
Aug 4, 2014 / 337 notes

abapastiche:

"James Natchwey has said that he was once a war photographer, but now he is an anti-war photographer. The difference is one of moral stance."

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thenewrepublic:

Ira Glass is a Philistine for Saying Shakespeare Sucks, But He’s in Good Company
"Does Shakespeare suck? Ira Glass, the host of the popular upper-middlebrow radio show “This American Life,” apparently thinks so; he tweeted as much after suffering through a performance of King Lear in Central Park. The backlash has been swift and severe, thus answering the question of whether there remain any literary taboos in the twenty-first century. Apparently, calling the Bard “not relatable” is still enough to get someone branded as a philistine.”
Jul 31, 2014 / 16 notes

thenewrepublic:

Ira Glass is a Philistine for Saying Shakespeare Sucks, But He’s in Good Company

"Does Shakespeare suck? Ira Glass, the host of the popular upper-middlebrow radio show “This American Life,” apparently thinks so; he tweeted as much after suffering through a performance of King Lear in Central Park. The backlash has been swift and severe, thus answering the question of whether there remain any literary taboos in the twenty-first century. Apparently, calling the Bard “not relatable” is still enough to get someone branded as a philistine.”

Jul 31, 2014 / 69,694 notes

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wearyourlabel:

Margaret Cho for Miss Representation (x)

THIS is so important to share. 

this is amazing

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fastcompany:

When you look back at your career, do you see a distinct plan unfolding or a bunch of random connections, chance encounters, and detours?
After working for 25 years, and through trial and error, I finally realized something powerful. I understood and acknowledged that it wasn’t a random set of acts or events that produced the success and joy I have felt in my career.
What I learned in going through challenges, in encountering roadblocks and obstacles, is that I have to be true to myself. These six promises are commitments that I’ve made to myself and mindfully put into practice in every situation that I’ve been in. My advice, from someone who has been there, is to make these six promises and keep them:
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Jul 28, 2014 / 81 notes

fastcompany:

When you look back at your career, do you see a distinct plan unfolding or a bunch of random connections, chance encounters, and detours?

After working for 25 years, and through trial and error, I finally realized something powerful. I understood and acknowledged that it wasn’t a random set of acts or events that produced the success and joy I have felt in my career.

What I learned in going through challenges, in encountering roadblocks and obstacles, is that I have to be true to myself. These six promises are commitments that I’ve made to myself and mindfully put into practice in every situation that I’ve been in. My advice, from someone who has been there, is to make these six promises and keep them:

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