"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
THIS! THIS IS WHAT WE NEED!!!
This was so beautifully done because
1. It promoted feminism by saying ‘women and girls need better representation.’ it wasn’t a “bring guys down” kind of things, instead it said “put us on the same playing field.” It didn’t degrade men on the platform of misandry, it voiced a stronger need for women to stand up.
2. It highlighted the amazing accomplishments women have achieved in 2013 (and hats off to you ladies ya’ll have been killing it.) While still showing how sexism and misogyny exists.
3. It showed these faults on ALL grounds. It didn’t just talk about body image, it talked about jobs, entertainment, politics, etc. While indeed the pressure on women and body image is enormous and so important, there’s no room for them to move forward if they can’t get proper representation and the power in the masses.
Feminism needs more things like this, so flawlessly executed!
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The series will focus on 10 cities: New York, Beirut, Calcutta, Durban, Guangzhou, Medellin, New Orleans, Phnom Penh, Rotterdam and Tokyo. What does Rotterdam have to teach New Orleans about flood control? How can Tokyo’s power-conservation efforts benefit electricity-starved Beirut? Readers can now access Resilient Cities for daily updates.
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"It is time to stop those who get away with acts of corruption. The legal loopholes and lack of political will in government facilitate both domestic and cross-border corruption, and call for our intensified efforts to combat the impunity of the corrupt."
– Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International
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Principles of Intelligent Urbanism (PIU) is a theory of urban planning composed of a set of ten axioms intended to guide the formulation of city plans and urban designs. They are intended to reconcile and integrate diverse urban planning and management concerns. These axioms include…
Automated design processes, critique on the profession’s culture, DIY-design and wider trends put pressure on the social and public relevance of the architect. On the other hand, architects are crossing boundaries, taking up new roles and experimenting with other approaches, while other professionals reinforce the importance of architecture. Melbourne-based architect, researcher and broadcaster Rory Hyde explored these developments in his book “Future Practice”, by interviewing a wide range of people that observe and practice new strategies for making cities work. I talked to him about these individuals, the architectural profession and other forces that shape our surroundings. Will architecture dissolve into other professions or will it be able to recalibrate itself?
With crime rates soaring and distrust in the state’s ability to tackle it, people have taken to social media to boost security.
Certainly a movement that is arising in El Salvador as well.