(Source: climbing-the-holy-mountain, via paganbuddha)
ayomeredith asked: thank you so much! :)
Happy to help. It’s bizarre to me that the culture simultaneously seems to grasp the problems with constructed and idealized gender norms, while still not bothering to understand, or give a shit. Thanks for doing your cool, creative part towards awakening the beast.
Chicago High School Students Hold Vigil to Stop School Closings, Students Arrested (PHOTOS) -
“Today, students, parents, teachers and community members gathered on 61st and Cottage Grove to protest school closings which will have a direct impact on their safety. They called for resources to be given to them, not taken away. Towards the end of the protest, several students and allies blocked traffic in a symbolic die-in and were arrested..” — Sarah-Ji Fotografa
Nun guilty of nuclear site break-in -
Sister Megan said her only regret was waiting so long to stage her protest. “It is manufacturing that which can only cause death,” she said.
In a statement to the court, Boertje-Obed said: “Nuclear weapons do not provide security. Our actions were providing real security and exposing false security.”
The three activists admitted cutting the fence to get into the site, walking around, spray-painting words, stringing out crime scene tape and chipping a wall with hammers. They spent two hours inside.
They also sprayed the exterior of the complex with baby bottles containing human blood.
When a guard approached, they offered him food and started singing.
First ever domestic abuse ad in Saudi Arabia. I lived in Saudi Arabia once and agree with Redditor ofthreesteps that it’s going to take more than a clever ad to change the culture in the country. Still, change is happening there, however slowly: a Saudi prince recently made a public case for allowing women to drive (though mainly for economic reasons…).
How ‘Slut Shaming’ Has Been Written Into School Dress Codes Across The Country -
Last month, a New Jersey middle school banned girls from wearing strapless dresses to prom. Administrators claimed that the dresses were “distracting” — though they refused to specify exactly how or why. Parents reacted strongly to the rule; some supported the dress code while others deemed it “slut-shaming.” On Friday, the school compromised by allowing […]
On National TV Last Night, The Austerity Movement Became A Laughingstock -
Stephen Colbert lead a triumphant charge through national television, openly mocking the despicable global austerity movement in light of a class paper by grad student Thomas Herndon. It demonstrated that a major study underpinning austerity logic was based on spreadsheet errors. Click for videos.
Nation Starting To Realize New Era Of American Innovation Never Gonna Happen -
After nearly a decade of promises that the nation was on the brink of a technological, economic, and scientific golden age, citizens across the country confirmed Monday they are now realizing a bold new era of American innovation is just … (more)
America declares war on two losers (Spiked) -
“The young men were far more shaped by life in America than the Northern Caucasus – both had lived in the US for more than a decade – and they expressed an alienation from American society. Indeed, their nihilistic act had much in common with mass school shootings by young men in recent times (Columbine, Aurora, Newtown) – that is, it was seemingly motiveless and suicidal violence undertaken by young males.
While the authorities and the media are searching frantically for proof of the brothers’ motives, they miss that this search itself is revealing. The Tsarnaevs’ unwillingness to claim responsibility or provide a reason highlights that this was not a political or ideological act. The bombings were really an end in themselves, an attention-seeking temper tantrum by disaffected youth.”
A Rise in Wealth for the Wealthy; Declines for the Lower 93% -
The economy is growing, but it’s making little difference to most Americans. Money is continuing to concentrate among the nation’s wealthiest. In this case, much of the rise is due to the booming stock market. It’s long been said that the stock market is almost entirely the domain of the super wealthy elite — these recent findings underline that clearly.
“During the first two years of the nation’s economic recovery, the mean net worth of households in the upper 7% of the wealth distribution rose by an estimated 28%, while the mean net worth of households in the lower 93% dropped by 4%, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released Census Bureau data.”
Unemployment and underemployment are still high, over 50 million Americans live below the poverty line (even though most have jobs), and the costs of accessing a thriving, human life are continuing to rise quickly (e.g. education, healthcare).