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badgramr:

Hopefully, we all can one day ascend from the depths of the cave.

badgramr:

Hopefully, we all can one day ascend from the depths of the cave.

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aljazeeraamerica:

Is India on the cusp of a gender revolution? 

MUTHANGHI, Andhra Pradesh — In late March, Raveela Gangula rallied a dozen women to stop a drunken man from savagely beating his wife in Muthangi, a village in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Although they restrained him and called the police, he was released that evening without charges.

“The police should have locked him up for at least a week and scared him from ever touching another woman like that again,” Gangula said. “The government does not support us.”

For Gangula, the tenacious leader of a local microlending organization for women, the injustice was another reason to challenge a broken system — especially at a moment when India appears ready for change.

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(Source: cleglaw)

policymic:

How many Earth twins are out there? Hundreds possibly

NASA’s recent discovery of Kepler-186f, the first habitable Earth-sized planet is big news in humankind’s long search for extraterrestrial life.

A universe full of exoplanets: Thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope, which was launched in 2009 to hunt planets across the universe, we’ve managed to find around 1800 exoplanets so far, many of which have been discovered in just the last year or so.

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tansheer:

"The West is the spectator, the judge and the jury, of every facet of Oriental behaviour."
Orientalism by Edward Said
Free PDF!

tansheer:

"The West is the spectator, the judge and the jury, of every facet of Oriental behaviour."

Orientalism by Edward Said


Free PDF!

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Søren Kierkegaard (via sisyphean-revolt)
theonion:

Man Attempting To Determine Whether Restaurant Closed Without Getting Too Close
washingtonpost:

seanbonner:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

This sounds great and all but doesn’t take into account that at least 40% of the population in Australia is eaten by Crocodiles every year so there aren’t really that many people and more money to spread around.

Good convo, y’all! 

washingtonpost:

seanbonner:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

This sounds great and all but doesn’t take into account that at least 40% of the population in Australia is eaten by Crocodiles every year so there aren’t really that many people and more money to spread around.

Good convo, y’all! 

(Source: socialismartnature)

seanlintag:

We Can Make It Better - Kanye ft Talib Kweli, Q-tip, Common, Rhymefest

simply-cannabis:

Maryland takes bold step forward by decriminalizing marijuana!

simply-cannabis:

Maryland takes bold step forward by decriminalizing marijuana!

anthrocentric:

Judith Butler Explains How Your Behavior Creates Your Gender in 3 Minutes

We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world.

Philosopher Judith Butler on the value of reading and the humanities (via explore-blog)

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radiomebitch:

Boogie Lights | Work Drugs