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Stop asking me ‘what about men?’ (h/t Zuzine za linku)

Women do not read a campaign about male mental health or male abuse or male cancers and furiously tweet back ‘what about women, you cunt?!’ because they didn’t think about themselves when they read it. They didn’t see the campaign as two fingers up to women.

‘Whataboutery’ comes from a place of misogyny. An arrogant, derailing technique used to respond to a campaign, video, research study, intervention, organisation or communication that screams ‘I don’t care about women, talk about men!!’ 
And the proof is in the pudding for me. Because when I do all those things with a focus on boys and men, I’m a fucking hero. But when I do all of those things and focus on girls and women, I’m a fat, ugly feminist

When I write a tweet about women being murdered or raped, I didn’t forget men. I didn’t forget they could be murdered or raped. I didn’t accidentally miss them off my tweet. I simply CHOSE to talk about the experiences of females. It is not helpful, or clever, or promoting ‘equality’ to write to a researcher specialising in women’s studies and tell her in three paragraphs why she should focus on men. 

The female price of male pleasure

For all the calls for nuance in this discussion of what does and doesn’t constitute harassment or assault, I’ve been dumbstruck by the flattening work of that phrase — specifically, the assumption that “bad sex” means the same thing to men who have sex with women as it does to women who have sex with men.

The studies on this are few. A casual survey of forums where people discuss “bad sex” suggests that men tend to use the term to describe a passive partner or a boring experience. (Here’s a very unscientific Twitter poll I did that found just that.) But when most women talk about “bad sex,” they tend to mean coercion, or emotional discomfort or, even more commonly, physical pain. Debby Herbenick, a professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health, and one of the forces behind the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, confirmed this. “When it comes to ‘good sex,'” she told me, “women often mean without pain, men often mean they had orgasms.”

We’re so blind to pain being the giant missing term in our sexual discussions that ABC News’ epic 2004 “American Sex Survey,” which includes an amazing 67 questions, never once mentions it. It doesn’t even show up as a possible reason for orgasm-faking.

But next time we’re inclined to wonder why a woman didn’t immediately register and fix her own discomfort, we might wonder why we spent the preceding decades instructing her to override the signals we now blame her for not recognizing.

lego patent má 60 rokov

táto kočka má 16 rokov

parádne fotky z Marsu

How much money has been spent attempting to bring Matt Damon back from distant places?

Movie Budgets
Courage under Fire: $46m
Saving Private Ryan: $70m
Titan AE: $75m
Syriana: $50m
Green Zone: $100m
Elysium: $115m
Interstellar: $165m
The Martian: $108m
TOTAL: $729m

Fictional Costs (My estimates, costs are in 2015 currency)
Courage Under Fire (Gulf War 1 helicopter rescue): $300k
Saving Private Ryan (WW2 Europe search party): $100k
Titan AE (Earth evacuation spaceship): $200B
Syriana (Middle East private security return flight): $50k
Green Zone (US Army transport from Middle East): $50k
Elysium (Space station security deployment and damages): $100m
Interstellar (Interstellar spaceship): $500B
The Martian (Mars mission): $200B
TOTAL: $900B plus change

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wikipedia: unusual articles

2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest – súťaž ešte beží; niektoré z týchto fotiek sú úžasné

Švédske číslo:

microsculpture

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

SpaceX Wants to Go to Mars—and It Actually Can

sexual consent and tea (h/t Zuzine)

If they’re unconscious, they don’t want tea.

virtuálna realita – skúšali sme niečo podobné aj deťmi a bolo to presvedčivé – Kika sa bála, že spadne do vesmíru

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najprv štyri linky k Olympiáde, ktorá sa práve končí:

ako sa menili bradlá a zostavy na nich od 50tych rokov po súčasnosť:

ako niektorým ľuďom viac záleží na účese ako na zlatej medaile

iný pohľad na olympijské kruhy (len pre pripomenutie – Oceánia je modrá, Európa čierna, Ameriky červené, Afrika žltá a Ázia zelená)

o klipe Telá v pohybe

online video produced by NBC in which women competing in various Olympic sports were featured in softcore, fetishist slow-motion highlights, while porn-tastic jazz music played on the soundtrack. It looked like something a testosterone-filled teenager with a DVR would have spliced together for YouTube; instead, it was the official rights holder of the Olympics in the U.S. that produced it.

prečo má autíčko Curiosity, ktoré nedávno pristálo na Marse iba 2-megapixelovú kameru a 8gb pamäte? (len pre porovnanie, dnes sú dostupné telefóny, ktoré majú 8 megapixelov a 64gb)

There’s a popular belief that projects like this are going to be very advanced but there are things that mitigate against that. These designs were proposed in 2004, and you don’t get to propose one specification and then go off and develop something else. 2MP with 8GB of flash [memory] didn’t sound too bad in 2004. But it doesn’t compare well to what you get in an iPhone today.

evakuácia chorého vedca z Antarktídy

But the most famous rescue was of Dr. Jerri Nielsen in 1999. She diagnosed herself with breast cancer and also performed her own biopsy procedure using chemotherapy supplies delivered by parachute from the US Air Force until she could finally be reached.

ako prežiť katastrofu? čo si pripraviť do zásoby? Tento článok mi z nejakého záhadného dôvodu poslal ocino a pripomenul mi tým Survivalblog, na ktorý som kedysi natrafila

toto

Ben Barres had just finished giving a seminar at the prestigious Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research 10 years ago, describing to scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard and other top institutions his discoveries about nerve cells called glia. As the applause died down, a friend later told him, one scientist turned to another and remarked what a great seminar it had been, adding, “Ben Barres’s work is much better than his sister’s.”

There was only one problem. Prof. Barres, then as now a professor of neurobiology at Stanford University, doesn’t have a sister in science. The Barbara Barres the man remembered was Ben. Prof. Barres is transgendered, having completed the treatments that made him fully male 10 years ago. The Whitehead talk was his first as a man, so the research he was presenting was done as Barbara.

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