Have I Told You Today I Love You?

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An interesting tidbit.

Across Silicon Valley, tech workers tend to be disproportionately male. Vauhini Vara examines the trend.

An interesting tidbit.

Across Silicon Valley, tech workers tend to be disproportionately male. Vauhini Vara examines the trend.

“While African-American suspects had been arrested in 54 percent of murders, 55 percent of thefts and 49 percent of assaults, television stations including WCBS, WNBC, WABC and WNYW have featured coverage of crimes that are predominantly committed by black people. The stations covered murders of which 68 percent of the suspects were African-American, 80 percent of the suspects of thefts were African-American, and 72 percent of the suspects of assaults were African-American.”

New York TV stations disproportionately cover crimes committed by black people. (via salon)

Dr. Vandana Shiva is amazing. She came to KC a few months ago to speak. She’s smart, driven, interesting & interested. Read about her & her great efforts to improve our food & farms (aka overthrow Monsanto).

Vandana Shiva’s fiery opposition to the use of genetically modified crops has made her a hero to anti-G.M.O. activists everywhere. In this week’s issue, Michael Specter examines her controversial crusade.
Illustration by Jason Seiler / Reference: Amanda Edwards / WireImage

Dr. Vandana Shiva is amazing. She came to KC a few months ago to speak. She’s smart, driven, interesting & interested. Read about her & her great efforts to improve our food & farms (aka overthrow Monsanto).

Vandana Shiva’s fiery opposition to the use of genetically modified crops has made her a hero to anti-G.M.O. activists everywhere. In this week’s issue, Michael Specter examines her controversial crusade.

Illustration by Jason Seiler / Reference: Amanda Edwards / WireImage

“I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.”

– Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen (via noely-g)

“Well, this feeling that you’re having every day — which is like, ‘I’m supposed to be all things’ — is a feeling that women have every day and have their whole lives. So you’re just starting to experience it now.”

Amy Poehler

Worth posting again.

humansofnewyork:

"My mother died when I was three. I don’t remember much about her. But I do remember, when she was very sick at the hospital, she said to me: ‘Never let a man steal your life.’"(Nairobi, Kenya)

humansofnewyork:

"My mother died when I was three. I don’t remember much about her. But I do remember, when she was very sick at the hospital, she said to me: ‘Never let a man steal your life.’"

(Nairobi, Kenya)