If you think our culture doesn’t condone rape, tell me why in 31 states a rapist, a sexual offender and sexually aggressive and abusive man,is seen as responsible enough to obtain rights to a child he forced another person into having.
"I have been taught
to start questions with I’m sorries
and slumped shoulders.
To take what I am given
and feel happy I was even thought of.
To look to my brother
as a master and protector,
not a competitor.
We are not equal.
I am well-educated in the art
of lessening and taking away
To daintily tiptoe around his ego
because god forbid
I make a mark."
This must be the most beautiful DIY tutorial I have ever seen. And it so happens to be in style of this weekend. Found on Ulicam, a very nice blog by Ulrika Kestere, photographer and illustrator. For the whole tutorial and lot’s of inspiration, click here.
Today in my linguistics class we watched the final episode of “Do you speak American?” There is a segment in it where they talk about how BMW chose the voice for its voice activated computer system. The first cars they released had a female voice, but BMW had to recall them almost instantly because men couldn’t handle being told what to do by a woman. The voice they use now is male, but younger and not too masculine-sounding, so as not to sound threatening to male customers.
Apparently male egos are so fragile that they can be threatened by a car GPS system. But of course women are okay with being told what to do by a man, because society has programmed us to think of that as normal.
"Apparently male egos are so fragile that they can be threatened by a car GPS system"
*Masculine computerized voice*: Turn right at First Street.
Dudebro: Wait, did that machine just tell me what to do? DID THIS FUCKING F****T-ASS COMPUTER JUST TELL ME WHERE TO TURN?? Nah, man, I RULE THE ROAD! This is MY fucking car! Stand back babe, I gotta defend your honor. Tell me where to turn again, you little shit! Come at me bro! COME AT ME, BRO!!
Black Girls Rock: Twin Dancers Are Accepted to American Ballet Theatre’s Prestigious Summer Program
Twin sisters Nia and Imani Lindsay have been accepted into the prestigious American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) Summer Program on scholarship. The young girls have been walking since 8 months and have been dancing ever since. At 10-years old the two are trained in jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and tap dance. They are also fluent in English, Spanish and French.
While they reside in Canada they made a trip to New York City to audition for ABT’s Summer Intensive program and found time to sit down with Cipriana of Urban Bush Babes to discuss their big news, bullying, their beautiful natural hair and why they love Misty Copeland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ply4Rjz_UZM
Such an inspiration! I am so insanely proud of these girls.