I don’t know if any of you realise how groundbreaking this is — the monarch is NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THIS. They are supposed to be impartial and not publicly speak out about their personal political views, although this rule has been broken and bent in the past. But this is a REALLY HUGE DEAL.
Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics, which begins Thursday, reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels — to their apparent grief. Some journalists arriving in Sochi are describing appalling conditions in the housing there, where only six of nine media hotels are ready for guests. Hotels are still under construction. Water, if it’s running, isn’t drinkable. One German photographer told the AP over the weekend that his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms.the ban on flushing toilet paper is a thing in quite a few places, but the rest is glorious Strugglelympics
not in the least, personally, but highly entertained nonetheless
CONSIDERING I CAN EARN GIFT CARDS AT WORK, AND AMAZON IS ONE OF THE CHOICES, THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS THING FOR ME TO LEARN
"When Cynthia Koenig, a young social entrepreneur from New York, learned that millions of girls and women around the world spend hours each day collecting water from distant sources, she decided to create a new way to help people in poor communities transport water and it’s called the WaterWheel. Koenig’s WaterWheel allows people to roll water in a 50-liter container versus carrying it in 5 gallon (19 liter) jugs. Koenig estimates that the WaterWheel can save women 35 hours per week in water transport time, as well as prevent the physical strain that comes from balancing 40 pounds of water on top of their heads for hours each day.
Every day around the world, over 200 million hours are spent each day fetching water, often from water sources miles from home, and this task usually falls to women and girls. By freeing up valuable time, the WaterWheel allows women to spend time on income-generating activities that can help pull her family out of poverty. The time savings also means that there is a greater likelihood that girls will be allowed to stay in school, further reducing the rate of intergenerational poverty.
After receiving a $100,000 Grand Challenges Canada prize to develop the WaterWheel, Koenig founded a social enterprise company, Wello. The company is in an early stage of development and has been piloting the WaterWheel in rural communities in India. Koenig also plans on continuing to make the WaterWheel itself more useful by adding in filtration, drip irrigation kits, even a cell phone charger that uses the rotation of the wheel to charge the battery of the cell phone and give people more access to essentials like communication and education.
To learn more about this invention and its potential to transform the lives of many girls and women around the world, check out Koenig’s TED talk and you can read a recent article in The Guardian about her venture. To learn more about how to support her work, visit Wello’s website.”
For a wonderful book about more female innovators and inventors throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women” for readers 8 to 13.
To help children and teens better understand the challenges many children around the world face in order to go to school, check out the blog post, “Honoring Malala: Mighty Girl Books on Children’s Fight for Education,” showcasing our top books for young readers on children’s educational access issues.
A Mighty Girl also has a section highlighting stories that feature poverty and hardship as a significant theme. Such stories provide opportunities for parents to discuss these topics with their children while also helping to foster children’s empathy for people living in difficult circumstances. Learn more here.”
Conservative government closed environmental libraries containing historic environment records. Scientists protest to no avail. Public silent.Many collections such as the Maurice Lamontagne Institute Library in Mont-Joli, Quebec ended up in dumpsters while others such as Winnipeg’s historic Freshwater Institute library were scavenged by citizens, scientists and local environmental consultants. Others were burned or went to landfills, say scientists.
Wow this is truly terrifying. A major western government are actually BURNING BOOKS because they ideologically disagree with the science they can be used to help research.
why doesn’t this have more notes? people really don’t give a shit anymore do they
I have a few copies of “Playboy” from the 1970s stashed away somewhere. One of them has a letter where a guy writes in saying, “I met this really gorgeous, sweet woman, and we were planning to get married, but she sat me down yesterday and told me that she had a sex change before she met me. Mr. Hefner, should I marry someone who used to be a man?” and the response was, “So she had a sex change, big whoop. Would you be asking this question if she’d made any other change in her life before she met you? You love the woman she is now, and that’s all that should matter. If you want kids you can adopt or something.”
I feel so conflicted right now
That awkward moment when Hugh Hefner is more trans-positive than most feminists of the same era.
The story is “The Brooked Man” by Charles Beaumont. (If anyone wants more stories on that theme, I have a little guide to them.)
You have to admit, whatever problems Playboy magazine might have, Hugh Hefner himself has pretty much always had rather healthy views on sexuality.
Okay, so I’m responding to this garbage like I promised I would, but I’m doing it in an individual post so whoever the OP is doesn’t get all the drama in their notes, and also to keep that super long post from being all over your dash. I’ll tag anuvia so they can see/respond if they wish to. Otherwise it’s kind of like talking shit behind someone’s back hahah
just gonna take it piece by piece for my own sanity.
First of all, I’m not even going to acknowledge the “white voice actor” bullshit, because I don’t see why the ethnicity of the VA matters in comparison to the characters on screen?
It matters on a level outside of a child’s perception. It’s the same thing as Johnny Depp playing Tonto. White people should not be playing POC, even if it’s only voice acting. I guarantee you there are people of every possible ethnicity/race/heritage who are in that line of work. It’s not impossible to cast actors who are of the same race as the characters. And not only on a theoretical level is it wrong, it also takes away opportunities from POC who are often at the bottom of the barrel as it is because Hollywood likes to whitewash everything. It bleeds over into other ventures too. For example: Aladdin is coming to Broadway. But not a SINGLE actor—down to the chorus— is middle eastern.
I’m also not going to argue about “being an animal” because 24 of Disney’s 53 animated movies feature all or mostly animal casts and the connection you are trying to make is irrelevant, especially when White characters in Disney movies have transformed into animals as well. That’s just reaching.
There’s a huge fucking difference between having a movie with a cast of animals and having a movie where the main character (emphasis on main) is turned into an animal for the majority of the film while Disney still pats itself on the back for being inclusive. It’s not inclusive when the only black princess in disney canon only spends 19 minutes of her film as a human. Emperor’s New Groove is more of an ensemble cast so the impact is not as great as it is for Brother Bear and Princess and the Frog, but Kuzco is still the titular character and he spends nearly the entire movie as an animal. And whereas there are a couple of examples of white supporting characters turning into animals, there has only been one main character who turned into an animal (that I can remember but as always correct me if I’m wrong): Pinocchio. And he spends all of five minutes as a donkey.
Also, you need to take into account that since there are so few leading POC protagonists (Kida and Esmeralda are not protagonists. They are love interests to the protagonists) that even just three turning into animals erases a huge chunk of that visibility. It’s called Invisible Diversity and it’s when you try and say you had a black princess without forcing people to look at the black princess.
You heard it here first, Tumblr.
I WILL GIVE MY FIRST BORN CHILD AND A SCARF TO WHOMSOEVER CAN GIVE ME A RELIABLE SOURCE THAT CONFIRMS THIS IS HAPPENING
yes it is true because NBC Universal is taking down all the videos for it
now about that first born child…
Anecdotal evidence does not a source make. I want a link and a summary in MLA format on my desk by tomorrow morning.
NO FUCKING WAY HOLY SHIT IT’S GONNA BE AN ANIMATED MOVIE????????
things i need: modern day reinterpretation of greek mythology where artemis turns men who street harass women into stags and turns them out into the woods during hunting season ʘ‿ʘ
#and aphrodite turns those who are shitty to the ones who love them into frogs#and hera helps women who need to find a.place for an abortion or birth control bc every woman deserves to choose when to start a family #and hestia protects those who are unsafe in their own homes #and athena gives strength and support to the women who are treated unfairly in the workplace, in the military, in just about anywhere (lycaonthropy)
i was thinking about troll halloween and accidentally made an origin story for candy corn probably