Digital news is broken. Actually, news itself is broken. Almost all news...– Andy Rutledge | Design View [h/t: Shane] (via kateoplis)
Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door →
Even as celebrity activists such as Emma Thompson, Demi Moore, and Mira Sorvino raise awareness about commercial sex trafficking, survivor Rachel Lloyd publishes her memoir Girls Like Us, and the Senate introduces a new bipartisan bill for victim support, the problem proliferates across continents, in casinos, on streets, and directly into your mobile device. And, as Amy Fine Collins shows,...
How Indie Labels Changed The World →
Run by mavericks with little or no business sense, independent record labels turned the music industry on its head in the 80s. And their sound and aesthetic remains a huge influence to this day
United States: Solidarity Against Censorship of... →
As House Passes CISPA, The Fight Is Just Beginning →
jesuisperdu: Despite growing resistance to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, CISPA has cleared its first legislative hurdle. But the battle over the widely-criticized information-sharing bill is just heating up. In an earlier-than-expected vote Thursday evening, the House of Representatives voted 248 to 168 in favor of the bill, which was originally designed to allow more...
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up...– Plato (via corwood)
The Stalking of Korean Hip Hop Superstar Daniel... →
the-feature: By that summer, Lee’s alleged fraud had become one of Korea’s top news items. Death threats streamed in, and Lee found himself accosted by angry people on the street. Since his face was so recognizable, he became a virtual prisoner in his Seoul apartment. In a matter of weeks, he went from being one of the most beloved figures in the country to one of the most reviled. But in fact...
Sheena Iyengar studies how people choose (and what makes us think we’re good at it).
NPR discussion: Why Do They Hate Us? The real war... →
Why Do They Hate Us? - By Mona Eltahawy | Foreign... →
The spaces in between: What am I supposed to do... →
darklayde: femmefight: what am i supposed to do with my breasts? So this is a text post about my breasts. It may appeal to some of you, some of you may share my opinion or feel validated, others may think its weird or inappropriate or rude, some may think i’m looking for attention, others may just affix the god-forbidden label of ‘slut’ firmly to my, well, chest. This variation of views is...
femmefight: I wish I could be topless in public. I do not understand why the law is making me put a shirt on.
Devdutt Pattanaik: East vs. West — the myths that mystify Devdutt Pattanaik takes an eye-opening look at the myths of India and of the West — and shows how these two fundamentally different sets of beliefs about God, death and heaven help us consistently misunderstand one another. Devdutt Pattanaik looks at business and modern life through the lens of mythology.
How to Solve the Tech Hiring Problem: Ask Women →
Though women make up half the U.S. workforce, they hold only 25 percent of jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—a disparity that’s especially disconcerting given frequent complains from tech executives who can’t find enough qualified applicants. To help connect companies with talented women, the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology released a report containing...
The New Inquiry: Arms and Legs →
thenewinquiry: By Malcolm Harris Class politics have become intelligible as a generational politics, the forces of what is and what has been arrayed against what else could be. For some the divide is the result of a promise betrayed, whether that promise was that they could maintain their inherited class…
A former slave responds to his old master’s... →
kateoplis: “Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1865 To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee Sir: I got your letter, and was glad to find that you had not forgotten Jourdon, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you again, promising to do better for me than anybody else can. I have often felt uneasy about you. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this,...
One out of 10 Wall Street employees is a clinical... →
Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and...– Leo Tolstoy (via rumpelstillness)
Why Conservatives Are Still Crazy After All These... →
kateoplis: “It suddenly feels like conservatism has gotten crazier than ever. Republican debate audiences cheer executions and boo an active-duty soldier because he is gay. Politicians pledge allegiance to Rush Limbaugh, a pill-popping lunatic who recently offered “feminazis” a deal: “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, we want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”...