catherineaddington:

I had kind of a nerd-out this morning. But I felt like everyone needed to know about this.

09.19.14    +12183    via    reblog
Alan Alda: 'If We Could Eradicate Polio, Why Can't We Eradicate Misogyny?'

berlynn-wohl:

mashmoments:

Alan Alda talking about misogyny and nailing it

This man — who is the most wonderful amazing human being on the planet, by the way — skirted very close to dropping some serious fucking knowledge in this video, and I don’t know why he didn’t do it, but I’m going to:

In 1943, when he was seven years old, Alan Alda contracted polio. At the time, the standard treatment for the disease was to immobilize one’s limbs by strapping them to planks, to prevent muscle contractions and deformity. The splints had the unfortunate side effect, however, of causing muscle atrophy due to lack of use. So Alan’s parents instead decided to subject him to a new (and admittedly painful) treatment that had been developed by a nurse named Sister Elizabeth Kenny: extremely hot woolen blankets applied to the limbs, accompanied by a regiment of muscle-stretching.

Sister Elizabeth’s treatment was basically the exact opposite of what the medical establishment (all men at the time, obvs) recommended. And that establishment — when they acknowledged her technique at all — referred to it as a “grievous error and fraught with grave danger.”

But those doctors who were skeptical of her technique had their minds changed when they actually deigned to observe the results in patients. Wow, that’s so odd: it’s almost as if they discounted Sister Kenny’s methods without knowing anything about them save that the person who developed them was a woman. Hmm.

Alan Alda attributes not only his full recovery from polio to her treatment, but also his being a feminist — because, as he mentioned in the video, a deadly disease that he contracted was successfully combated because men and women were working to fight it.

09.19.14    +622    via    reblog
#activism  
I have often wondered if Mr. Conservative/Libertarian turns down raises his company offers to *him.* Because I’ve only ever heard this argument applied to low-wage workers. Apparently, when you increase executive salaries and bonuses, that money comes out of a magical portal somewhere, so prices are unaffected. And no one ever tries to tell middle-class knowledge workers that getting a raise would only leave them worse off in the long run. It’s only ever the working poor. I guess they get paid with a different, more sinister kind of money.
09.19.14    +1760    via    reblog
#activism  
dinocology:

astrodidact:

Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech
A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time.
Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves. Right now, 1.4 percent of the world’s population has very limited or no speech, due to conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), locked-in syndrome (LIS), Encephalopathy (SEM), Parkinson’s disease, and paralysis.
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141509-26176.html

His name is Arsh Shah Dilbagi and he’s 16 years old. Gettin tired of sensationalized “mystery baby from a country where people are brown does a science thing!” articles. Use peoples names, don’t act so surprised when people of color are geniuses.

dinocology:

astrodidact:

Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech

A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time.

Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves. Right now, 1.4 percent of the world’s population has very limited or no speech, due to conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), locked-in syndrome (LIS), Encephalopathy (SEM), Parkinson’s disease, and paralysis.

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141509-26176.html

His name is Arsh Shah Dilbagi and he’s 16 years old. Gettin tired of sensationalized “mystery baby from a country where people are brown does a science thing!” articles. Use peoples names, don’t act so surprised when people of color are geniuses.

09.19.14    +46992    via    reblog
With iOS 8 law enforcement can now control your phone and prevent you from taking photos, videos and recordings of officers when they are near. The apps will be disabled within a certain radius. Capturing any police brutality is now prohibited.
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Apple employee who demands to remain anonymous

Sept. 17, 2014

(via negrophiliac)

This better be a fucking joke/rumor.

(via susiethemoderator)

All I found was this:

- http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/09/apple-s-ios-8-prevents-law-enforcement-from-obtaining-data-off-your-iphone-107276.html

- http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/2014/09/17/2612af58-3ed2-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html

Those seem anti-law enforcement to me, not giving power to law enforcement. Has anyone else found anything else that can back this up?

09.19.14    +6992    via    reblog
#rumors   #ios 8  

lareinaana:

arienreign:

Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.

09.19.14    +75705    via    reblog

frickyeah-attractivepeople:

i remember even just a year ago, i’d see pictures all the time of people with captions saying “i’m ugly” and stuff like that

but now, just about every day on my dash, it’s gotten to be like a thing where people will say “my hair looked super cute today” or “i’ve been feeling so body positive lately”

how awesome is that

09.19.14    +38374    via    reblog

(spoiler warning for buffy just in case? <3)

I love how Willow was bi, but gosh I loved Oz too. I cried when he left for good. I loved his character,

(Source: whedonversegifs)

09.19.14    +17927    via    reblog
habitrpg thank you!! I wanted it to be helpful to new habaticans as well as to people who don&#8217;t use habitrpg (yet).

habitrpg thank you!! I wanted it to be helpful to new habaticans as well as to people who don’t use habitrpg (yet).

09.18.14    +0       reblog
#habitrpg  

autisticgarbage:

smallvoidthing:

autisticgarbage:

smallvoidthing:

theroguefeminist:

strawberreli:

swimminindaprivilege:

leondra:

so yeah i stumbled on some cool screenshots from imgur last night and i figured it’d be good to post some info? assholes from 4chan are taking people’s information and making fake blogs and using them to harass feminists blogs (like misandry-mermaid) and then the person’s addresses and other info is being exposed online. 

please be more aware and use your judgement on blogs that may be using fake information to hurt people who are 0% involved. 

image

this is generally why i stick to facts like IP addresses (and hey if there are pictures/fb accts attached to that, that’s a bonus at figuring people out quicker)

this is a good point - I now REALLY regret reblogging that post

I got shouted at for saying this wasnt a good idea. Way to go dipshits.

Kinda figured this would happen eventually. Very few people who do this actually think first.

This is why i hate witch hunt culture on tumblr.

It’s so toxic, and people will hide behind stuff like “tone-policing”. It makes me feel so gross.

09.18.14    +9305    via    reblog
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