Víkendové surfovanie

komementár k minulotýždňovej Dove kampani

It’s troubling,” she says as uplifting music swells in the background. “I should be more grateful of my natural beauty.  It impacts the choices and the friends we make, the jobs we go out for, they way we treat our children, it impacts everything. It couldn’t be more critical to your happiness.”

Did you hear that, ladies? How beautiful you are affects everything—from your personal relationships to your career. It could not be more critical to your happiness! And while it could be argued that the woman was actually talking about how you feel about yourself or something, it is clearly edited to suggest that the “it” is beauty. I know we’ve been told it thousands upon thousands of times before, but I hope you heard that, girls: your physical, superficial beauty is the most significant part of who you are, and the most important determining factor in your life. And now I want you to hear this: that is a lie.

What you look like should not affect the choices that you make. It should certainly not affect the friends you make—the friends that wouldn’t want to be in relationship with you if you did not meet a certain physical standard are not the friends that you want to have. Go out for jobs that you want, that you’re passionate about. Don’t let how good looking you feel like you are affect the way way that you treat your children. And certainly do not make how well you feel you align with the strict and narrow “standard” that the beauty industry and media push be critical to your happiness, because you will always be miserable. You will always feel like you fall short, because those standards are designed to keep you constantly pressured into buying things like make up and diet food and moisturizer to reach an unattainable goal. Don’t let your happiness be dependent on something so fickle and cruel and trivial. You should feel beautiful, and Dove was right about one thing: you are more beautiful than you know. But please, please hear me: you are so, so much more than beautiful. 

a ešte paródia


najčudnejšie reštaurácie na svete

kam sa ešte ženy nedostalitoto ma pobavilo (myslím, že keď/ak (?) sa tam oficiálne dostane žena, tak to bude kus iný svet)

manhunt underway, Boston under lockdown (fotky)

táto rodina neprodukuje takmer žiadne odpadky

o mamogramoch

zaujímavá skúška (nám na teórii hier na matfyze profesor spravil akurát to, že povedal, ze známky sa rozdelia pomocou Gaussovej krivky so zaokrúhľovaním nahor… naša dohoda bola, že test nikto nenapíše)

Víkendové surfovanie

Adobe produkty oficiálne a zadarmo

teória hier pri výchove detí a objednávaní cez internet

Terry Tao o špeciálnej teórii relativity – pripravené pre stredoškolákov

sworn virgins of Albania

“Sworn Virgin” is the term given to a biological female in the Balkans who is chosen, usually at an early age, to take on the social identity of a man for life. As a tradition dating back hundreds of years, this was necessary in societies that lived within tribal clans, followed the Kanun, an archaic code of law, and maintained an oppressive rule over the female gender.The Kanun states that women are considered to be the property of their husbands. The freedom to vote, drive, conduct business, earn money, drink, smoke, swear, own a gun or wear pants was traditionally the exclusive province of men. Young girls were commonly forced into arranged marriages, often with much older men in distant villages.

As an alternative, becoming a  Sworn Virgin, or ‘burnesha” elevated a woman to the status of a man and granted her all the rights and privileges of the male population. In order to manifest the transition such a woman cut her hair, donned male clothing and sometimes even changed her name.  Male gestures and swaggers were practiced until they became second nature. Most importantly of all, she took a vow of celibacy to remain chaste for life. She became a “he”.

Sworn virgins

ako vyzerá náhoda

a na podobnú nôtu nepravdepodobné je dnes normálne

Every minute a new impossible thing is uploaded to the internet and that improbable event becomes just one of hundreds of extraordinary events that we’ll see or hear about today. The internet is like a lens which focuses the extraordinary into a beam, and that beam has become our illumination. It compresses the unlikely into a small viewable band of everyday-ness. As long as we are online – which is almost all day many days — we are illuminated by this compressed extraordinariness. It is the new normal.

That light of super-ness changes us.

kráľovná Alžbeta II a 12 amerických prezidentov

otvorený list zamestnávateľom (veľa z toho sa hodí aj na nie-astronómov)

na záver ešte jeden citát z minulého týždňa: “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.”