"I don’t blame men, I blame patriarchy" okay, well, enjoy your alternate universe where men aren’t the primary beneficiaries, perpetuators, and enforcers of patriarchy, I guess
To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.
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yea getting girls to do STEM fields is important but u know what else is important? that we stop devaluing feminized work like elderly and child care, support work, social work, teaching, etc. pls stop acting like STEM fields are the final frontier for women
truth, truth and more truth
"Annyeong Sayonara" (clip), 2005
This joint Korean-Japanese production (remarkable in and of itself), follows a Korean woman, Lee Ha-jong, as she searches for her father’s remains. He - like tens of thousands of other Koreans - was forced into the Japanese military, and subsequently killed during WW2. She is joined by a Japanese man, seeking reconciliation between his country’s military past, and the countries that were victimized by that history.
Within that context, the film makers portray both sides of a still highly emotional debate that centers around the enshrinement of soldiers at the Yasukuni Shrine, and Lee’s lawsuit to prevent her father from being enshrined there.
This touching and difficult documentary presents a look into a history few Westerners are aware of, rooted in Japan’s 20th century imperial wars, which are still called the East Asia Holy War by Japanese nationalists. There is a strong Korean perspective presented, detailing aspects of it’s brutal occupation and colonization by Japan, 1910-1945, along with the impact on China and other countries in the region.
As Lee visits Japan and the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, she confronts - and is confronted by a wall of nationalistic pride that might be compared to neo-Nazis defending the righteousness of The Reich. This is contrasted with her meeting and working with Japanese peace activists, who deplore their countries’ militaristic past, and seek to heal the wounds with her neighbors.
Introspectre by James Stevenson
It’s not friendship, it’s bromance. It’s not eyeliner, it’s guyliner. It’s not yoga, it’s broga. It’s not just silly portmanteaus, it’s evidence of the hilarious fragility of masculinity.
Not all portmanteaus.
"Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone."
Alan Wilson Watts (via purplebuddhaproject)
Today on the MBTA, someone called 911 over a lady puking on the subway, claiming she was from Liberia and had Ebola. After they had stopped train service on the Orange line, and escorted her away with a horde of cops and medical responders, it was finally established that she was actually of Haitian descent.
The Ebola epidemic is going to spin off into full-on hypochondriac racism really fast, mark my words.