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This is the bestest briefing on intersectionality ever- with added description

This is the bestest briefing on intersectionality ever- with added description | Web Sammich | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Another angry woman: Miriam Dobson has made this brilliant little infographic on intersectionality. Description beneath the image. If you liked it, you can find Miriam's work here.
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Joint Chiefs’ Testimony on Sexual Assault Dismays Senators

Joint Chiefs’ Testimony on Sexual Assault Dismays Senators | Web Sammich | Scoop.it

by JENNIFER STEINHAUER, New York Times

 

Senator Roy Blunt sat silently for nearly an hour as his colleagues on the Armed Services Committee questioned one military leader after another on Tuesday about what they were doing to address the problem of sexual assault in the military, and then assessed their responses: “Stunningly bad.”

In particular, Mr. Blunt chided Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, the chief of naval operations, for displaying scant knowledge of how military allies of the United States had dealt with sexual assault in their ranks, and for thanking Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, for “the tip” that other countries had grappled with the issue.


“Has anybody who works for you been asking this?” Mr. Blunt, Republican of Missouri, asked with clear exasperation.


In a rare appearance together, a majority of the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — as well as the commandant of the Coast Guard and other military officials — testified before the committee about how the military should approach the problem as Congress prepares to vote on several measures that would significantly change military policy.

“Discipline is the heart of the military culture, and trust is its soul,” said Senator Carl Levin, Democrat of Michigan and the chairman of the committee. “The plague of sexual assault erodes both the heart and the soul.”
 

Senators from both parties pressed the leaders, at times using strong language, about why, decades after the full integration of women into the military, the problem seems to have worsened. Senator John McCain, an
Arizona Republican, recalled meeting with a woman whose daughter was considering entering the military if Mr. McCain, a former naval aviator, could offer his “unqualified support” of the choice. “I could not,” he said. [MORE]


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User Generated Education

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Education as it should be - passion-based.

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The Victorians and the Blow Up Doll Femme de Voyage

The Victorians and the Blow Up Doll Femme de Voyage | Web Sammich | Scoop.it

I found this advert for the 'Femme de Voyage or Artificial Fanny' in a scrapbook of late Victorian erotica. Now, it's not the idea I’m objecting to, it's the wording used. Specifically the idea that 'the only essential part wanted by a man' can be fitted 'into a hat' for the ease of transportation or concealment. A HAT ladies, FITTED INTO A HAT. If you ever wondered why hats were so important in this period...now you know.


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Wonderfully Geeky Pop Culture-Inspired Posters for NASA Expeditions

Wonderfully Geeky Pop Culture-Inspired Posters for NASA Expeditions | Web Sammich | Scoop.it
Points of primary interest aside, pop culture geeks and science geeks have a lot in common (let’s admit it: we all spent a lot of high school-era Saturday nights not on dates), so it’s nice to see ...
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Fighting for transgender history: MMA pro athlete Fallon Fox comes out

Fighting for transgender history: MMA pro athlete Fallon Fox comes out | Web Sammich | Scoop.it
By Kayley Whalen, Board Liaison, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force On Tuesday, March 5, Fallon Fox made sports history when she came out as the first openly transgender athlete in mixed martial a...
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Mitt Romney: Extreme on Women's Issues

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RT @kasinca: Mitt Romney: Extreme on Women's Issues http://t.co/U1UR7sTu...
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So, A Lady-Hating Troll Walks Into A Facebook Conversation And...

So, A Lady-Hating Troll Walks Into A Facebook Conversation And... | Web Sammich | Scoop.it
Reblogged from I Be Rockin' It: A very interesting conversation occurred on Facebook yesterday.  And by "interesting" I really mean "face-palming, totally infuriating, and completely mystifying." My friend M posted a blog post with a simple comment...
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United Airlines: Apologize to Monica Amestoy. And to All of Us.

United Airlines: Apologize to Monica Amestoy. And to All of Us. | Web Sammich | Scoop.it

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Last October (2012) Monica Amestoy (then 17 years old) was on her way home from a high school debate when the passenger across the aisle from her began exposing himself and masturbating. She alerted a flight attendant, who took no action except to stand near the passenger for a short time (which, of course, caused him to cease his activity for the duration of her visit). No effort was made to protect this teen, no action taken against this passenger, no call to the authorities was forthcoming from United when the flight landed--Monica's father had to file a complaint with the police. The perpetrator pled guilty to charges, and Monica has brought suit against United for negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment. 

All of this smacks of a serious deficiency in UA culture which really ought to be addressed at its core. But right now, Unitied Airlines needs to apoligize to Monica and the whole country for allowing something like this to occur unaddressed on one of their flights.

 

Join me in calling for a public apology from United Airlines.

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Sexism in Games - A Mea Culpa

Sexism in Games - A Mea Culpa | Web Sammich | Scoop.it
If Meaghan Marie’s recent post about the sexism she’s encountered in the games industry was at all shocking to you, you either don’t work in the games industry or you’ve had your head up your ass. ...
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Dove Does Not Give A Shit About Whether Or Not You Feel Beautiful

Dove Does Not Give A Shit About Whether Or Not You Feel Beautiful | Web Sammich | Scoop.it
Sometimes I feel like social media turns me into some kind of awful, gruesome caricature of a feminist. I spend waayyyy too much time jumping in on Facebook posts or tweets or blogs to explain why ...
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Raising Children Who Will Speak Up to Prevent Rape, Not Defend It

Raising Children Who Will Speak Up to Prevent Rape, Not Defend It | Web Sammich | Scoop.it
Though there is a verdict in the Steubenville case, we’re a long way from the end of the culture that allowed it to happen.
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so when are your characters going to get raped?

so when are your characters going to get raped? | Web Sammich | Scoop.it
So upon opening my Twitter feed this morning, I immediately encountered this blog post, and then had to quell the urge to punch something. My first thought after that was of what they’ve done...
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Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: The Watchers, Watched: 1940

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: The Watchers, Watched: 1940 | Web Sammich | Scoop.it

October 1940. "Spectators at the annual barrel rolling contest in Presque Isle, Maine." 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano.

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The smarter sex

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Women should be clever enough to hide their intelligence when they need something from men, says Katharine Whitehorn (Katharine Whitehorn on the smarter sex: Women should be clever enough to hide their intelligence when they need ...)...
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