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the blackest material in the world

the return of the DIY abortion

In other words, there appear to have been some missing pregnancies in parts of the country where it was hardest to get an abortion.

data science of the facebook world

I have to say that as I look at the plots above, I’m struck by their similarity to plots for physical processes like chemical reactions. It’s as if all those humans, with all the complexities of their lives, still behave in aggregate a bit like molecules—with certain “reaction rates” to enter into relationships, marry, etc.

pozrieme s deťmi, keď bude:

peňazí v slovenskom školstve je zúfalo málo – jeden z mála článkov o nedávnom učiteľskom štrajku, kde sa píše o učiteľkách a nielen o učiteľoch

ľudia už po šachoch a dáme prehrali aj go

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when patients read what their doctors write

Since I started sharing notes with my patients, they have made dozens of valuable corrections and changes, such as adding medication allergies and telling me when a previous medical problem has been resolved. We come up with treatment plans together. And when patients leave, they receive a copy of my detailed instructions. The medical record becomes a collaborative tool for patients, not just a record of what we doctors do to patients.

toto nie je diskriminácia, to len nefunguje

Isaac Asimov: Silly Asses

scientists and the social network

Woman legally forced to give birth by caesarian after being denied abortion

I liked everything I saw on Facebook for two days. Here’s what it did to me

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deň otcov vs deň matiek v jednom kníhkupectve

what happens to women who are denied abortions (h/t Katke B) – stojí za prečítanie, výsledky toho výskumu by som sa rada dozvedela, ale dve veci mi v tom článku veľmi chýbajú:
– každá žena je ten človek, ktorý je najpovolanejší robiť rozhodnutia o sebe, svojom tele a svojom živote. A do tých rozhodnutí by nemala byť dotlačená. Možno ich neskôr budú ľutovať. Ale kto má právo ich z tohto dôvodu dotlačiť do iného rozhodnutia?
– opäť raz, kde sú otcovia? Kde sú tí, ktorí nesú druhú polovicu zodpovednosti? “Her ex had begun a new relationship, and she knew he wouldn’t be there to support her or a child.” Zase raz je to jej problém. A nech sa rozhodne tak či tak, nebude to pre ňu dobre. Možno prítomný zainteresovaný otec by v tej situácii spravil dostatočne veľký rozdiel. Stále by to bolo jej rozhodnutie, ale mala by podporu. Ale článok sa tvári, že otcovia nie sú súčasť problému.

The “Three Things” Exercise for getting things out of talks

takže ľudské gény sa predsalen nedajú patentovať

creativity and the adjacent possible – toto by sme sa mali nejako učiť

Dva postrehy k odstupujúcemu pápežovi

Určite ste zaregistrovali včerajšiu správu.

In today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of St. Peter and proclaim the gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me.

Mne je to istým spôsobom veľmi sympatické. Tá sebareflexia a triezve zhodnotenie situácie. Má úctyhodný vek. Spravil rozhodnutie o sebe, za seba, podľa toto, čo si myslí, že je najlepšie preňho a pre “úrad”, ktorý zastáva.

Ale mala som chuť k tomu napísať vtip na tému toľko odsudzovaných potratov, len akosi neviem, ako to spraviť, aby bol aj vtipný… “Prepáčte, ale odpoveď je nie. Pápežovanie musíte dokončiť, keď ste sa už na to raz dali. Aj keď bude výsledkom Vaša smrť. ” Asi to nejde preto, že to naozaj nie je vtipné.

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veľmi šikovný profesionálny vreckový zlodej (rýchly ešte aj v spomalenom zábere):

za komunistov sme sa mali lepšie…? (ale chýba tam bývanie)

rock’n rollová mapa Manhattanu

#NOTBUYINGIT: The Problem Is Far Bigger Than Audi’s #BraveryWins

At some point during the evening, the German company Audi debuted a PSA arguing against bodily autonomy, with some pretty transparent product placement snuck in…

How would your feelings have changed if the boy hadn’t been thin, white, and conventionally attractive? What if the commercial contained an epilogue where all the partygoers who ever felt attracted to the girl he kissed queued up behind him, waiting their turn? How would you feel if every single person who felt sexually attracted to you, regardless of your preferences or desire, felt entitled to spin you around and do whatever they pleased to you?

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Asimov's business card

free but not cheap

All the stuff that has to be done for kids, though, those things are jobs. Changing diapers, researching carseats, driving to soccer practice, washing clothes, catching vomit with your hand, putting to bed, filling out forms, searching out a replacement wubbie on the internet,  making lunches, making dinner, making breakfast, making snacks. Many of those tasks are not that brain-intensive, and are not valued highly, across all societies. That’s why a) motherhood sucks so much, b) it’s devalued so much, and c) wealthy women have always outsourced as many of those tasks as they could, until recently, so they got the relationship but not the jobs.

Do you want the relationship enough to suffer through the jobs? And that’s not a small question. The jobs almost break some of us. The jobs almost break almost all of us with kids under 3. And how you come through the jobs as your children age and the jobs change is not guaranteed, and it’s different for everyone.

mix and match parental leave plan (UK, od Zuziny)

  • New parents will be able to share 52 weeks of leave, taking time off together or alternating
  • Business groups warn the plan could create a headache for employers

Get to the Good Part: In Praise of Shortened Attention Spans

Potratové tabletky sa podieľajú na genocíde obyvateľstva – zatiaľ sa na Slovensku nedajú ani predpísať, ani kúpiť, ale už teraz majú ľudia ako tento bobky, že nebodaj by ženy mohli chcieť samy rozhodovať o sebe a svojich telách

Kuffa vyzval všetky ženy, aby tieto tabletky neužili, lebo sa nimi dejú dve veci. “Jednou tabletkou zabiješ svoju dušu a zabiješ telo dieťaťa. Je to vážna vec, má to psychosomatické dôsledky na matku. Táto tabletka znižuje dôstojnosť ženy a ohrozuje jej zdravie. Demografický vývoj je nepriaznivý a toto podmienky ešte zhorší. Nemôžeme sa podieľať na genocíde nášho obyvateľstva,” apeloval.

most women would rather divorce than be a housewife

Here’s some great news.  The vast majority of young people – about 80% of women and 70% of men across all races, classes, and family backgrounds — desire an egalitarian marriage in which both partners share breadwinning, housekeeping, and child rearing… In practice, however, egalitarian relationships are difficult to establish.  Both work and family are “greedy institutions,” ones that take up lots of time and energy.  Many couples find that, once children arrive, it’s impossible for both to do both with equal gusto. With this in mind, Gerson asked her respondents what type of family they would like if, for whatever reason, they couldn’t sustain an equal partnership.  She discovered that, while men’s and women’s ideals are very similar, their fallback positions deviate dramatically.

a ešte toto:

How to avoid rape

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natural parenting (xkcd) – choďte si tam pozrieť alt. text, ktorý vidno, keď na obrázok prídete myšou

Natural parenting

predpovedanie budúcnosti

– When will a general purpose computer be small enough to be implanted inside your brain? 2030. Based on the continual shrinking of computers, by 2030 an entire computer will be the size of a pencil eraser, which would be easy to implant.

– When will a general purpose computer be able to simulate human level intelligence? Between 2024 and 2050, depending on which estimate of the complexity of human intelligence is selected, and the number of computers used to simulate it.

dĺžka kódu v rôznych jazykoch (Rosetta Code)

the people’s bailout

Now OWS is launching the ROLLING JUBILEE, a program that has been in development for months. OWS is going to start buying distressed debt (medical bills, student loans, etc.) in order to forgive it. As a test run, we spent $500, which bought $14,000 of distressed debt. We then ERASED THAT DEBT.(If you’re a debt broker, once you own someone’s debt you can do whatever you want with it — traditionally, you hound debtors to their grave trying to collect. We’re playing a different game. A MORE AWESOME GAME.)

sex-selective abortions?

Do I fight misogyny? Hell, yes! But I will not make someone else’s body my battle ground.

Being pro-choice does not mean that I always approve of someone else’s choices. It means that I believe my approval, or lack, thereof, is irrelevant. It isn’t my body. It isn’t my life. Therefore it isn’t my decision. I don’t believe that anyone should be forced to continue a pregnancy or give birth based on my personal ethics. Because no matter how sound I think my ideals may be, I don’t have to live with the effects of that pregnancy. Nor do I have to deal with the consequences. The consequences being a child.

hackovanie z feministických dôvodov

It’s annoying and awkward, to put it mildly, having to do gender-translation on the fly when Maya asks me to read what it says on the screen. You can pick your character’s name, of course – I always stick with Link, being a traditionalist – but all of the dialog insists that Link is a boy, and there’s apparently nothing to be done about it.

Well, there wasn’t anything to be done about it, certainly not anything easy, but as you might imagine I’m not having my daughter growing up thinking girls don’t get to be the hero and rescue their little brothers.

najlepšie tohtoročné obrázky pod mikroskopom

začala som hovoriť dcéram, že som krásna

I don’t want my girls to be children who are perfect and then, when they start to feel like women, they remember how I thought of myself as ugly and so they will be ugly too. They will get older and their breasts will lose their shape and they will hate their bodies, because that’s what women do. That’s what mommy did. I want them to become women who remember me modeling impossible beauty. Modeling beauty in the face of a mean world, a scary world, a world where we don’t know what to make of ourselves.

“Look at me, girls!” I say to them. “Look at how beautiful I am. I feel really beautiful, today.”

a ešte pri príležitosti štrajku učiteľov toto

Otázka od istého novinára FICOVI : /WEBnoviny 17.2.2012/
Čo považujete za najväčšiu prednosť Slovenska?
Ficova odpoveď :
Miernu povaha ľudí, ktorí žijú na Slovensku z hľadiska sociálnej výdrže. Nechceli mi veriť kolegovia, premiéri a premiérky, keď som chodil na európsku radu, že na Slovensku je bežný dôchodok 280 €. Nechceli mi veriť, že vo firme človek zarába 450 €. Povedali mi, že to je nemožné z takého niečoho vyžiť. Práve schopnosť ľudí žiť z nízkych príjmov, postarať sa o svoje rodiny aj za cenu, že títo ľudia robia často v dvoch, troch zamestnaniach, to je prednosť Slovenska. Sme podstatne životaschopnejší ako sú Francúzi, Španieli, Portugalci. Máme pred nimi náskok. Keby takáto situácia padla Španielom, že majú žiť z 300 alebo 400 €, tak asi zapália krajinu, ale naši ľudia žijú a idú ďalej. Toto je naša prednosť. A preto aj keď prídu ťažké časy, tak podstatne jednoduchšie ťažké časy prežijú krajiny ako je Slovensko.

Volala sa Savita Halappanavar

Na toto nemám slová.

Nerozumiem, ako sa to môže niekomu zdať v poriadku. Nerozumiem, ako sa na to tí doktori mohli dívať. Stredoveká ignorancia, barbarstvo a nenávisť pod predstieraním charity a starostlivosti. Nemocnica nemá čo mať prívlastok katolícka… Nikoho nenapadne svedkom Jehovovým zverovať rozhodovanie o transfúziách. Prečo potom môžu katolíci rozhodovať o tom, čo má niekto iný v bruchu? Fuck this world.

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asi by ma to nemalo prekvapovať, ale aj tak – že demokracia? Niektorí ľudia zjavne môže ovplyvňovať výsledky volieb viac ako iní

Adelson, who has built Las Vegas Sands into an global casino empire, will do “whatever it takes” to defeat Obama, this source says. And given that Adelson is worth $24.9  billion–and told Forbes in a recent rare interview about his political giving that he had been willing to donate as much as $100 million to his initial presidential preference, Newt Gingrich–that “limitless” description telegraphs potential nine-digit support of Romney.

s knihami sa dá robiť všeličo

Vlna

pri príležitosti Dňa otcov – vtipný inzerát

Vesmír z ničoho – Laurence Krauss vie prednášať:

it happens (zvýraznenie moje)

Tim Tebow does too. LeBron James poops. Derek Jeter, Maria Sharapova, Drew Brees — they all poop. Most of these stars will never have a Julie Moss moment or even a Serena Williams scare. And if they did, it’s highly unlikely they’d ever talk as openly about it as Paula Radcliffe does in discussing her own Defcon 1 incident. The British distance runner and Nike spokesperson was four miles from winning the 2005 London Marathon when she stopped suddenly and darted to the side of the course. Radcliffe had been losing time for several miles because of gastrointestinal disturbances — the kind that, according to one study, affect 83 percent of marathoners and that are usually preceded by gaseous outbursts that runners call walkie-talkies.

Radcliffe’s solution? She simply placed one hand on a metal crowd barricade for balance, used the other to curtain her shorts to the side and perched, precariously, over her shoes. Then, as they say in England, she proceeded to “have a poo” right there on the street and in broad daylight, within two feet of a startled spectator. “I didn’t really want to resort to that in front of hundreds of thousands of people,” she says, unfazed. “But when I’m racing, I’m totally focused on winning the race and running as fast as possible. I thought, I just need to go and I’ll be fine.”

She was fine. Radcliffe finished her pit stop, adjusted her shorts and floated through the next four miles to win by more than five minutes and set a world record for a women-only marathon. The most telling part of the whole scene was the BBC announcer’s description. He insisted Radcliffe was just stretching out “a cramp” during her brief detour. Cheeky bastard.

Afterward, there was no public backlash. That’s a tribute, Inglis says, to the supreme cultural power of sports. He offers this scenario: If Radcliffe had been out on the street in London a day earlier, walking with her kids or her dog, and stopped to relieve herself on the sidewalk, she would have been arrested, shunned and dropped by Nike within an hour. But the fact that she did it in the middle of a race made it not just okay but, in some weird way, kind of awesome. “You truly begin to get a sense of how influential sports are only when you realize it’s one of the few activities where society’s willing to override such strong feelings about defecation,” Inglis says. “We make something so taboo acceptable, for a little bit at least, because it’s being done for the sake of what we see as a higher sporting ideal.

najhoršie, čo dnes uvidíte – ako mohli?? V Číne ukončili tehotenstvo v 7. mesiaci proti vôli matky. A mŕtve nenarodené dieťa dali matke do postele. Trauma na celý život…

staré fotky dojčiacich matiek – vtedy zjavne odhalené prsníky pri kojení neboli až také nemravné

ako merať nerovnosť príjmov? počítajte stromy – porovnajte obrázky

petícia za to, aby časopis pre dievčatá zverejňoval aj neupravované obrázky dievčat

That’s why I’m asking Seventeen Magazine to commit to printing one unaltered — real — photo spread per month. I want to see regular girls that look like me in a magazine that’s supposed to be for me.

50 vecí, ktoré by deti mali skúsiť skôr ako budú mať 12

aj muži si všímajú

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kto to je? (ja som spoznala všetkých okrem tých posledných)

kto je to?

všetci sa správame iracionálne (video)

hollywoodska konštanta

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.

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o histórii manželstva

In the first Christian centuries marriage had been a strictly private arrangement. As late as the 10th century, the essential part of the wedding itself took place outside the church door. It was not until the 12th century that a priest became part of the wedding ceremony, and not until the 13th century that he actually took charge of the proceedings.

TrekEarth – učenie sa o svete cez fotky

mathematician’s survival guide

takéto a takéto tričko si musím spraviť

pohrajte sa s reklamami pre deti

zaujímavý projekt – fotky mužov a žien, ktorí si vymenili šaty a postoje

Ani DiFranco: Amendment

burka vs bikini (aj diskusia stojí za prečítanie):

Burka a bikini

ako veľké spoločnosti zisťujú vaše tajomstvá a komentár Felixa Salmona

Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question: “If we wanted to figure out if a customer is pregnant, even if she didn’t want us to know, can you do that?”

galéria obrázkov, ako sa vyvíjali balenia antikoncepčných tabletiek

ženy nie sú dobytok

Rep. Deborah Mell, a Chicago Democrat, was one of the two members voting against the bills and criticized the assignment to a committee that generally handles farming issues. “We’re not talking about abortions for cows and pigs, right? We’re talking about women?” she said.

The Agriculture Committee is dominated by downstate conservatives, and by assigning the bills there Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan assured the measures would be heard by sympathetic legislators.

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