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Adele: Hello – trochu inak

CRISPR – The gene hackers (toto znie aspoň tak scary ako to, že sa do 50 rokov “prebudí” umelá inteligencia)

na začiatku decembra NY Times uverejnili editoriál na prvej strane (prvý od roku 1920), kvôli ďalšej streľbe na verejnosti.

It is a moral outrage and a national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency. These are weapons of war, barely modified and deliberately marketed as tools of macho vigilantism and even insurrection. America’s elected leaders offer prayers for gun victims and then, callously and without fear of consequence, reject the most basic restrictions on weapons of mass killing, as they did on Thursday. They distract us with arguments about the word terrorism. Let’s be clear: These spree killings are all, in their own ways, acts of terrorism.

an unbelievable story of rape

Domáce pôrody ako na Divokom západe

bezdotykový hudobný nástroj – theremin

a pri príležitosti vianoc ešte niečo o darčekoch

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keď študenti podvádzajú alebo na Slovensku je to tak

V decembri minulého roku Fakulta matematiky, fyziky a informatiky UK vylúčila zo štúdia dvoch študentov za závažný disciplinárny priestupok. Napriek tomu štúdium riadne ukončili a univerzita im zrejme bude musieť vydať diplomy.

of course, but maybe (výborné a zároveň hrozné…)

‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen

The singular mind of Terry Tao

The Problem With Putting All the World’s Code in GitHub

Diana Gabaldon o znásilnení

A tu je sľúbený druhý úryvok z knihy Outlander (nechcela som ho mať spolu s tým prvým). Ono totiž okrem všetkých tých chvál treba povedať, že miestami je tá kniha aj dosť drsná.

Diana Gabaldon však aj k znásilneniu pristúpila nie práve mainstreamovo. Obeťou nie je žena a zaoberá sa aj dopadom na psychiku a hojením – aj tým psychickým.

I think it’s as though everyone has a small place inside themselves, maybe, a private bit that they keep to themselves. It’s like a little fortress, where the most private part of you lives – maybe it’s your soul, maybe just that bit that makes you yourself and not anybody else…

You don’t show that bit of yourself to anyone, usually, unless sometimes to someone that ye love greatly…

Now it’s like… like my own fortress has been blown up with gunpowder – there’s nothing left of it but the ashes and a smoking rooftree, and the little naked thing that lived there once is out in the open, squeaking and whimpering in fear, trying to hide itself under a blade of grass or a bit o’ leaf, but not… but not… making m-much of a job of it…

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Víkend sme strávili vo Vrátnej, tak linky tentokrát prichádzajú s malým oneskorením.

kvíz o knihách – v každom slove názvu je jedno písmenko zle (je to ťažšie, ako sa na prvý pohľad zdá…)

Stephen Hawking: Čierne diery nie sú

Most physicists foolhardy enough to write a paper claiming that “there are no black holes” — at least not in the sense we usually imagine — would probably be dismissed as cranks. But when the call to redefine these cosmic crunchers comes from Stephen Hawking, it’s worth taking notice. In a paper posted online, the physicist, based at the University of Cambridge, UK, and one of the creators of modern black-hole theory, does away with the notion of an event horizon, the invisible boundary thought to shroud every black hole, beyond which nothing, not even light, can escape.

pápež o dojčení na verejnosti

The pope urged mothers to breastfeed their babies in church or anywhere else “without thinking twice”

Cate Blanchett calls out red carpet camera, asking “Do you do this to the guys?” (dobré video)

Village council in India accused of ordering rape

A young woman in West Bengal was gang-raped this week on the order of a village council, to punish her for planning to marry a man from outside the village, according to the Indian police.

the cruelest pregnancy

It’s an artificially maintained ecosystem, an incubator for a fetus that has somehow been given precedence over all other concerns: the pain of Marlise’s husband and parents; their wishes to put an end to this; their best guess about what her desires would have been; her transformation, without any possibility of her consent, into a mere vessel.

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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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interaktívne učenie

Thus Mazur begins a class with a student-sourced question, then asks students to think the problem through and commit to an answer, which each records using a handheld device (smartphones work fine), and which a central computer statistically compiles, without displaying the overall tally. If between 30 and 70 percent of the class gets the correct answer (Mazur seeks controversy), he moves on to peer instruction. Students find a neighbor with a different answer and make a case for their own response. Each tries to convince the other… After two or three minutes, the students vote again, and typically the percentage of correct answers dramatically improves. Then the cycle repeats.

o tejto fotke (The selective blindness of rape culture)

Kissing sailor

bezpečnostné inštrukcie v lietadle trochu inak (h/t zuz)

ďalšia dobrá “what if?” esej od autora xkcd – What if everyone actually had only one soul mate, a random person somewhere in the world?

filter rakovinových buniek inováciou roka (zľahka súvisí: takto si niekedy pripadám)

sveter s netradičným vzorom – rozkladom na prvočísla

čo robiť, keď všetci vaši priatelia začnú mať bábätká – ruská fotografka fotila spiace páry počas tehotenstva

Ja som vcelku tolerantný človek. Ale násilie voči deťom, mladým dievčatám? Keby bolo po mojom, tak vinníci by v týchto prípadoch nielen zaplatili za to, čo urobili, ale by pritom museli trpieť. Kanaďanka Amanda Todd spáchala samovraždu kvôli chlapíkovi, s ktorým sa zoznámila na internete a ktorý ju potom prenasledoval. Dvaja učitelia v Californii sexuálne zneužívali Kristen Cunnane od jej 12tich rokov, jedného za to odsúdili, druhý spáchal samovraždu, ale súd rozhodol aj o tom, že Kristen si za svoje znásilnenie môže sama. (WTF?) Pakistanská matka kyselinou zabila svoju 15-ročnú dcéru, pretože tá sa pozerala na chlapca.

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A ešte zopár liniek pri príležitosti tohtotýždňových amerických prezidentských volieb:

Prezident Obama a deti (fotky)

Prezident Obama odpovedá dievčaťu, ktoré má dvoch otcov

“If you were me and you had two dads that loved each other and kids at school teased you about it, what would you do?” And guess what! Obama wrote Sophia back. His advice: “A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you. Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.”

Romney a ženy

ženy sú nová väčšina (ešte jedno ďakujem pre Zuz)

But in this election, it became abundantly clear that women’s issues are not fringe issues, and women are not a special interest group. Instead it was women who cast the bulk of the votes this election – 53%, and women who proved the deciding factor, breaking in Barack Obama’s favour by 11 percentage points.

čo vie google o prezidentských voľbách

Political insight: people lie to pollsters, and probably on Facebook. But not to Google’s search bar

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aj mama ostane na fotke

But we really need to make an effort to get in the picture. Our sons need to see how young and beautiful and human their mamas were. Our daughters need to see us vulnerable and open and just being ourselves — women, mamas, people living lives. Avoiding the camera because we don’t like to see our own pictures? How can that be okay?

Halloween status

Jednu zimu sme tak platonicky rozmýšľali nad výletom do Fairbanks (na Aljaške). Nakoniec sme nešli (príliš drahé letenky), ale stále platí, že by som sa tam niekedy chcela ísť pozrieť. (Problém bude v rozhodovaní, či v zime – kvôli polárnej žiare – alebo v lete – aby sme mohli aj trochu turistikovať po národných parkoch.) Zatiaľ iba zaujímavé čítanie o tom, aké je to tam s malými deťmi.

ďakovný list konzervatívnym politikom

výborný článok o mozgu – od chladiaceho systému k zariadeniu na rozmýšľanie

zdá sa, že tu (Introducing ‘The Sexes’) možno bude zaujímavé čítanie

childrearing vs parenting – tento článok by som sem najradšej vložila celý (nie je ani dlhý), ale predsalen iba kúsok vystrihnem a pošlem vás ísť si prečítať zvyšok tam

Childrearing can be tedious, or easy, or challenging — usually each or all in turns. But the kicker is, the key and secret that those who denigrate childrearing never acknowledge, is that what children most need, more than organized playrooms or clean tables or even getting to schools, is to have adults who love them so deeply and broadly and fiercely that we’ll do the reflexive work of parenting. They need us not merely to be centered, but to center ourselves: they need to see how we wobble and return and be broken and yet thrive and be triggered and move on. They need us, us, whole and human and damaged and glorious, they need us bodies and breasts and arms and laps and minds and souls and they will eat us down and leave us drained and that is what they are supposed to do. It is what we did, what I did, what you did, and we can see this as a horror, or we can see it as a gift, or we can see it, we can know it, as life. Life. Just life.

pri príležitosti nadchádzajúcich amerických prezidentských volieb 

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na Olympiádu v Pekingu sa nedostal o pol sekundy – jeho výraz, keď sa kvalifikoval do Londýna

séria článkov o sexuálnej objektifikácii – 1. časť (čo to je?), 2. časť (ako škodí?) a 3.časť (ako proti nej bojovať?)

prezident Obama a detinie je to prvýkrát, čo ma zaujala táto kombináciaa tu je ešte jedna variácia na danú tému

prečo vzpieračka nemá sponzorov

The twenty-three-year-old is the highest ranked weightlifter in the country, beat out every female and male American at the world championships last year, and can lift more than 568 pounds–which is apparently equivalent to one large adult male lion. And yet Robles scraps by on $400 a month from U.S.A. Weightlifting and donations from friends because she doesn’t the kind of body that secures lucrative endorsement deals.

Lego bábätká – modrá a ružová? a tie výrazy tváre… naozaj?

Naomi Wolf o posadnutosti diétami – citát

rôzne farby pleti – pozadia týchto obrázkov sú spravené tak, aby zodpovedali farbe pokožky

o skrytých formách sexizmu

We found that employed husbands in traditional marriages, compared to those in modern marriages, tend to (a) view the presence of women in the workplace unfavorably, (b) perceive that organizations with higher numbers of female employees are operating less smoothly, (c) find organizations with female leaders as relatively unattractive, and (d) deny, more frequently, qualified female employees opportunities for promotion.

vtipy o znásilnení nie sú smiešne; je tu síce ešte toto, ale aj tak…

I’m not condoning rape, obviously—you should never rape anyone. Unless you have a reason, like if you want to fuck somebody and they won’t let you.

Dobre, možno si to nerobí srandu z obete ale spoločnosti, ktorá takéto správanie dostatočne neodsudzuje… ale aj tak mám nepríjemný pocit z toho, že sú muži, ktorí sa nebudú smiať z tohto dôvodu ale preto, že sa viac či menej v takejto situácii ocitli…

platená dojka alebo otrokyňa? mení to niečo na pocitoch z tohto obrázku?

dojka

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odsávanie mlieka v práci

As unappealing as the public bathroom was, I still preferred it to my other option of checking in with the managing editor every morning to find an empty office. Everything about the plan horrified me — involving another human being in my private business on a daily basis, posting a sign on the door informing passers-by that I was expressing milk from my breasts. Please knock.

na tú istú tému, ale už nie s tak pozitívnym výsledkom (vďaka Táni za linku) – ak je kojenie alebo odsávanie mlieka v práci dôvodom na výpoveď, nie je to diskriminácia

Judge Hughes ultimately sided with Houston Funding by declaring that “lactation is not pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition,” which are the requirements for substantiating a sex discrimination claim.

opäť raz o work-life balance

Why are we so invested in saying that there are some careers that are incompatible with having a family, and trying to find that subset of “big” careers that just won’t work for mothers? I’ve heard people say that my schedule is all well and good for the sort of work that I do, but it wouldn’t fly at a start up (shhh… don’t tell, but I’ve worked at start ups, too, and kept essentially the same hours), or in XYZ industry.

Well, to be blunt, I think that is bullshit. If people have work limits, then they will have interests outside of work. Why should it matter so much if those interests are children? I do acknowledge that some companies and industries have cultures that do not accept that people have work limits- but I think that is short-sighted and frankly counter-productive. And there is nothing inevitable about those cultures. They are not dictated by some sort of natural law, like gravity. People made those cultures. We could change them if we wanted to, and I suspect that if we did, we’d actually get more done. So why don’t we want to?

The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo – rozdiel medzi švédskymi a americkými plagátmi

magická hlbočina trochu inak

Are Women People?

Feminism

“Mother, what is a Feminist?”
“A Feminist, my daughter,
Is any woman now who cares
To think about her own affairs
As men don’t think she oughter.”

sexizmus v literatúre

It took me years to realise that I had been educated to privilege men’s writing over women’s. Like a lot of girls educated in the ’70s and ’80s, I grew up reading a canon of ‘great literature’ written by men (and, primarily, for men) … At school we read almost exclusively male writers … our one woman author was Jane Austen.”

The trend continued at university, though more women authors were studied.

“Without realising it, I was being educated into the view that ‘good’ writing focused on something other than [what were then primarily] women’s interests and concerns — relationships, domesticity, ‘feelings’, the woman’s point of view (except as rendered by ‘masters’ like Henry James and D.H. Lawrence).  Subject matter concerning women was regarded as trivial, ephemeral, sloppy and sentimental,” Luehde writes…

Where would J.K.Rowling have got to, I wonder, if she’d written as Joan Rowling about the wizard heroine called Hermione?

k debate o tom, či bude zdravotné poistenie plne pokrývať cenu antikoncepcie – napriek tomu, že postoj žien je jasný, muži o tom rozhodujú, hlavne muži o tom hovoria v správach, muži, ktorí sľúbili dodržiavať celibát, lobujú za výnimky a telesná autonómia žien sa stáva politickým nástrojom… choré

Novinky z Virgínie – povinný ultrazvuk pred ukončením tehotenstva a keďže väčšina plánovaných ukončení tehotenstva sa udeje v prvých týždňoch, nejedná sa o ten klasický ultrazvuk, ktorý si väčšina ľudí predstaví – keď sa sondou behá po nagelovanom bruchu – ale o vaginálny ultrazvuk. Aj keď s tým, žena nesúhlasí. Aj keď vloženie hocičoho do ženinej vagíny proti jej vôli, či už je to penis, ruka alebo lekársky inštrument, je znásilnenie.

This week, the Virginia state Legislature passed a bill that would require women to have an ultrasound before they may have an abortion. Because the great majority of abortions occur during the first 12 weeks, that means most women will be forced to have a transvaginal procedure, in which a probe is inserted into the vagina, and then moved around until an ultrasound image is produced. Since a proposed amendment to the bill—a provision that would have had the patient consent to this bodily intrusion or allowed the physician to opt not to do the vaginal ultrasound—failed on 64-34 votethe law provides that women seeking an abortion in Virginia will be forcibly penetrated for no medical reason. I am not the first person to note that under any other set of facts, that would constitute rape under state law.

…During the floor debate on Tuesday, Del. C. Todd Gilbert announced that “in the vast majority of these cases, these [abortions] are matters of lifestyle convenience.” (He has since apologized.) Virginia Democrat Rep. David Englin, who opposes the bill, has said Gilbert’s statement “is in line with previous Republican comments on the issue,” recalling one conversation with a GOP lawmaker who told him that women had already made the decision to be “vaginally penetrated when they got pregnant.” (I confirmed with Englin that this quote was accurate.)

That’s the same logic that animates the bill’s sponsor in the House of Delegates, Del. Kathy J. Byron, who insisted this week that, “if we want to talk about invasiveness, there’s nothing more invasive than the procedure that she is about to have.” Decoded, that means that if you are willing to submit to sex and/or an abortion, the state should be allowed to penetrate your body as well.)

Novinky z Oklahomy – aby senátorka poukázala na absurditu navrhovaného zákona, ktorý hovorí, že nenarodené dieťa v každom štádiu vývoja – vrátane práve oplodneného vajíčka v ženskom tele – je už občanom so všetkými právami (Personhood Bill, o ktorom som už trochu písala tu, aj keď vtedy sa jednalo o štát Mississippi), navrhla dodatok, podľa ktorého budú z tohto pohľadu posudzované aj mužské spermie:

provided, however, any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child.

nuž a na záver:

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Pred dvoma týždňami som sa sťažovala na ďalšiu rozprávku, kde je hlavným hrdinom chlapec. Ale teraz tu je pre zmenu jedna, ktorá sa chystá na budúci rok, kde je hrdinkou dievča (a aspoň podľa traileru to vyzerá sľubne, dokonca bez romantickej zápletky?). A odhliadnuc od toho… tie vlasy, áááách:

na podobnú tému, ale o knihách tu a tu

10-ročné dievča v Mexiku má syna

Žiadne dieťa by nemalo byť v situácii, že sa musí rozhodnúť, či sa stane matkou alebo ukončí tehotenstvo.

tohtotýždňové povinné čítanie: over it

Už ma nebaví, že násilie voči ženám nie je hlavná medzinárodná priorita, keď každá tretia žena bude počas svojho života znásilnená alebo zbitá.

o kojení a baby-friendly nemocniciach (niečo v podobnom duchu som písala tu)

To, čo robí nemocnicu baby-friendly, nie je to, že bráni ženám vybrať si umelé mlieko alebo odmieta im ho dať, keď ho ich deti potrebujú. Baby-friendly nie je o nútení matiek robiť čokoľvek. Baby-friendly je o zabránení tomu, aby NEMOCNICE dávali fľaše a cumle kojeným bábätkám a potom poslali domov nič netušiace mamy s ukričanými zmätenými deťmi, ktoré sa nevedia pricucnúť. Baby-friendly je o zabránení tomu, aby NEMOCNICE prijímali “zadarmo” umelé mlieko a darčekové tašky so vzorkami od výrobcov, čím vlastne podporujú súkromné spoločnosti a podieľajú sa na praktikách, o ktorých výskum ukázal, že sťažujú matkám naplniť ich vlastné ciele ohľadom kojenia. Baby-friendly je o nútení NEMOCNÍC do poskytovania pravidelných školení o kojení pre celý personál, vrátane sestričiek a lekárov, aby matkám pomohli a nedávali im zlé rady.

čo všetko sa dá požičať

A spomínal som už, že zarábam na požičiavaní vecí, ktoré aj tak nepoužívam? A že na nich môžem zarobiť znovu a znovu? Napríklad náša terasa s grilom. Za $18 ju používa skupina ľudí a ja dokonca vtedy ani nie som doma. A za hodinu sa idem stretnúť s niekým, kto si ide prenajať nášho psa za $3 na hodinu.

čo chýba v sexuálnej výchove

…ale nikto mi nikdy nepovedal “a kto vie, s kým sa budeš chcieť milovať a aké to pre Teba bude.” Akonáhle som sa blížila ku koncu základnej školy, prišlo podpichovanie (nie od mojich rodičov, ale od iných dospelých a od rovesníkov) o “zabuchnutí” sa do chlapcov a mužov… nikto nikdy nenaznačil, že to, čo som cítila k mojej najobľúbenejšej opatrovateľke, môže byť predzvesťou sexuálneho prebúdzania. Nie že by som oceňovala sexualizáciu akýchkoľvek mojich pocitov bez môjho dovolenia – ale ten odkaz bol jasný “keď sa začneš zaujímať o sex, toto je druh osoby, o ktorú sa budeš zaujímať.”

sugru – zaujímavá “plastelína”, ktorá sa dá použiť na opravy všeličoho

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