The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We’re All Going To Miss Almost Everything
If “well-read” means “not missing anything,” then nobody has a chance. If “well-read” means “making a genuine effort to explore thoughtfully,” then yes, we can all be well-read. But what we’ve seen is always going to be a very small cup dipped out of a very big ocean, and turning your back on the ocean to stare into the cup can’t change that.
čo pláva v bazénoch - čo poviete, ako sú na tom podľa vašich odhadov tie slovenské?
sisterly kill-ink – perfektné čítanie
I would like to file a complaint about a certain someone’s lunch-eating habits. This certain someone is named Kallan, and she goes by the identity of younger sister of The Maj. I am deeply concerned about this girl-child’s eating habits. Please read this letter with an open mind, and hold your hat down tight because the open mind? It will be blown.
a ešte niečo na pobavenie
rozhovor s inšpirujúcou ženou Slovenska 2013, Gabikou Janovičovou
úžasné šperky (ja som sa nechala zlákať a objednala som si sadu náhrdelník+náušnice na želanie)
tip na toto video som tento týždeň dostala od štyroch rôznych ľudí… Už to samo o sebe pokladám za zaujímavé. A mali pravdu, ten experiment sa mi páči – bývalý FBI expert kreslí ženy podľa ich vlastného popisu a podľa popisu cudzieho človeka, s ktorým sa táto žena stretla:
No a potom Fun rádio. V utorok či v stredu som tam počula správu, že v Indonézii odhlasovali nový zákon, podľa ktorého budú ženy trestané za prdenie nahlas – od 20tich úderov po 3 mesiace väzenia – lebo (a teraz pozor) je to proti islamskému náboženstvu, keďže žena sa týmto správa ako muž. Tak to mi nedalo. Musela som googliť a našťastie sa ukázalo, že to naozaj chcel byť “vtip”, aj keď to Fun-ko prezentovalo ako normálnu správu.
ako (americkí) vysokoškoláci trávia čas
Paríž vs New York:
o paparazzi kultúre a Kate Middleton opaľujúcej sa hore bez
The story prompts questions about why there is such a market, and therefore audience, for these pictures. As others have pointed out, it is not as though there is any dearth of bare breasts, consensually exposed and shared, on the internet. The answer involves a familiar combination of desire and humiliation. There is an interest in seeing not just any breasts, but all breasts, a sense that female bodies are public property, fair game – to be claimed, admired and mocked.
the argument goes: “‘You shouldn’t have given those pictures to that person’, or ‘You shouldn’t have been sunbathing in a private residence’, or ‘You should never, as a woman, take off your clothes in any context where anybody could possibly ever have a camera’. That’s been shocking to me, that people aren’t just outraged and furious about this, but they’re actually making excuses for this behaviour, and blaming women for ever being sexual any time, at all.
“Even in a completely private setting, within a marriage – it couldn’t be any more innocuous than the Middleton situation – and yet people are still saying things like: what was she expecting, she’s famous and she’s got breasts, and therefore she’s got to keep them covered up all the time. I do think it’s a rage against women being sexual on their own terms. We’re perfectly fine with women being sexual, as long as they are objects and they’re passive, and we can turn them on, turn them off, download them, delete them, whatever it is. But as soon as it’s women who want to have any kind of exclusionary rights about their intimacy, we hate that. We say, ‘No, we’re going to make a whore out of you’.”
Douglas uses ‘milkmother’ to ‘denote the pregnant, birthing, and physiologically, or metaphorically lactating woman’. She argues that ‘lactating’ not only incorporates its literal meaning — secreting breast milk for the consumption of an infant — but also a metaphorical meaning – ‘offering the particular minute-by-minute physical nurturance that very young children require, regardless of feeding method’. Lactating in this metaphorical meaning, therefore, involves the giving of the self to one’s child in the myriad of ways that is demanded of mothers: touching, cleaning, holding, cuddling, stroking, feeding, dealing with illness, rocking to sleep, constantly thinking about and meeting the child’s needs.
The concept of the milkmother for me encapsulates the blurring of the boundaries of the body/self a woman experiences during pregnancy, childbirth and caring for infants and young children.
Keď stretnete nových ľudí a poviete im, čo robíte (aké je vaše zamestnanie), aké sú najbežnejšie reakcie?
denník malého decka – smiala som sa až mi tiekli slzy
rodič nie je animátor (h/t Katke za linku)
málo ale o to zaujímavejšie:
analýza seba samého – Stephen Wolfram, zakladateľ Wolfram|Alpha, analyzuje dáta, ktoré o sebe nazbieral; fascinujúce
One day I’m sure everyone will routinely collect all sorts of data about themselves. But because I’ve been interested in data for a very long time, I started doing this long ago. I actually assumed lots of other people were doing it too, but apparently they were not. And so now I have what is probably one of the world’s largest collections of personal data.
už nechcem byť feministka
Most of all, I am tired of knowing. Knowing that my eyes have been opened, and that what has been seen cannot be unseen. I am tired of knowing it, when I see something that is wrong. I am tired of knowing that only speaking out can change it. I am tired of knowing exactly how hard and scary it can be to do so. I am tired of knowing that if I am not careful, the fight will eat up my hope and strength, and leave me only with bitterness. I am tired of knowing that I can never turn back to not knowing. I am tired of knowing that despite my fears and exhaustion, I am a feminist.
dvaja HIV pacienti po transplantácii bez vírusu. Mohla by to byť cesta k liečbe?
One patient is HIV-free two years later, and the other is seemingly uninfected three-and-a-half years later.
“They still have no detectable HIV DNA in their T-cells,” Kuritzkes said. In fact, doctors can’t find any trace of HIV in their bodies — not in their blood plasma, not when they grow cells in the lab dishes, not by the most sensitive tests.
Can the patients be told they are cured?
“We’re being very careful not to do that,” Kuritzkes said.
a ešte niečo na pobavenie
kto to je? (ja som spoznala všetkých okrem tých posledných)
všetci sa správame iracionálne (video)
boj s hadom ako časť obhajoby dizertačnej práce
atlas pre slepých
recenzia na film o tom, ako bol vynájdený vibrátor
Hysteria is quite enjoyable. I found it funny (generally), charming (usually), intelligent (mostly), and entertaining (often). But I wanted so much more than to just like it. I wanted to love it. I wanted to be shouting about it from the rooftops. I wanted to be stopping strangers on the street, grabbing them by the lapels, and pleading with them to run out and see it right this minute. It was a movie about the invention of the vibrator, for fuck’s sake. I didn’t want to leave the theater thinking, “Yeah, that was pretty good — but it could have been so much better.”
And far too much of what was wanting from the film had to do with its treatment of the central topic — female orgasm.
parádne fotky – tie so slimákmi!
aké to je variť s deťmi vs variť bez detí
pozri, kto to hovorí
Among 35 major national publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, men had 81 percent of the quotes in stories about abortion, the research group said Thursday, while women had 12 percent and organizations had 7 percent.
In stories about birth control, men scored 75 percent of the quotes, with women getting 19 percent and organizations getting 6 percent. Stories about Planned Parenthood had a similar ratio, with men getting 67 percent, women getting 26 percent, and organizations getting 7 percent.
Women fared a bit better in stories about women’s rights, getting 31 percent of the quotes compared with 52 percent for men and 17 percent for organizations.
namiesto toho, aby ich potrestali, vyplatia im peniaze
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York authorized payments of as much as $20,000 to sexually abusive priests as an incentive for them to agree to dismissal from the priesthood when he was the archbishop of Milwaukee.
A spokesman for the archdiocese confirmed on Wednesday that payments of as much as $20,000 were made to “a handful” of accused priests “as a motivation” not to contest being defrocked. The process, known as “laicization,” is a formal church juridical procedure that requires Vatican approval, and can take far longer if the priest objects.
A victims advocacy group, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, sent a letter of protest to the current archbishop of Milwaukee on Wednesday asking, “In what other occupation, especially one working with families and operating schools and youth programs, is an employee given a cash bonus for raping and sexually assaulting children?”
A keď už o katolíkoch, tak ešte jeden článok. 9-ročné dievča v Brazílii. Od šiestich rokov ju sexuálne zneužíval nevlastný otec. Keď sa sťažovala na veľké bolesti brucha, zobrali ju do nemocnice. Tam sa zistilo, že je v štvrtom mesiaci tehotenstva a čaká dvojčatá. Jej matka súhlasila s okamžitým ukončením tehotenstva. Za to ju, aj doktorov, ktorí zákrok vykonali, exkomunikovali z katolíckej cirkvi. Nevlastného otca nie, lebo zjavne jeho prečin nebol taký vážny. Za najironickejší považujem ten výrok – život musí byť vždy chránený. Čo život toho 9-ročného dievčaťa? Ten by vôbec nebol ohrozený, keby mala donosiť a porodiť dvojčatá, všakže?
Declaring that “life must always be protected”, a senior Vatican cleric has defended the Catholic Church’s decision to excommunicate the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old rape victim who had a life-saving abortion in Brazil.
Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty? (pdf)
naozaj dobré kariéry:
nie sme mŕtvi - tváre a slová vojakov pred, počas a po výkone služby v Afganistane
slovenskú vedu si všimol New York Times - čítajte aj s diskusiou
dobrý článok o detektore lži
dospievanie miliardára (Mark Zukerberg)
príčina a následok (“8 is the peak age for girls’ leadership ambitions”):
laktační psychóza (h/t Kike za linku):
staré fotky z New Yorku (z NYC Municipal Archives):
pohľad zhora na Manhattan
Maliari na lanách – Brooklyn Bridge
Stanica metra – City Hall
Ovečky v Central Parku
Haydnovo planetárium – AMNH
za čo vďačíme Shakespearovi:
ruské hodiny (h/t Andrejovi)
Prečo je v poriadku sa so smiechom priznávať, že človek (v tomto prípade Michelle Obama - myšlienka prejavu inak ok) nie je dobrý v matematike? Keby povedala, že jej nejde čítanie, reakcia by bola asi trochu iná.
Dúfam, že táto správa z Egypta je hoax:
She was referring to two laws: one that would legalize the marriage of girls starting from the age of 14 and the other that permits a husband to have sex with his dead wife within the six hours following her death.
aj keď toto zrejme nie je:
They wish to cancel many, if not most, of the laws that promote women’s rights, most notably a law that allows a wife to obtain a divorce without obstructions from her partner. The implementation of the Islamic right to divorce law, also known as the Khula, ended years of hardship and legal battles women would have to endure when trying to obtain a divorce.
Egyptian law grants men the right to terminate a marriage, but grants women the opportunity to end an unhappy or abusive marriages without the obstruction of their partner. Prior to the implementation of the Khula over a decade ago, it could take 10 to 15 years for a woman to be granted a divorce by the courts.
inteligentná encyklopédia (1982)
collective snapshots a kolotoče (fotky z rôznych uhlov navrstvené na seba)
kúpená diplomovka - nie je mi jasné, ako toto môže fungovať, ak má diplomový vedúci aspoň minimálny kontakt s diplomantom…
Prečo je Clintonová moja obľúbená politička? Pre toto:
(ale to oslovenie! the gentleman… naozaj?)
…a ešte preto, že má zmysel pre humor