One Third of Women in the Military are Raped →
In 2003, a survey of female veterans found that 30 percent said they were raped in the military. A 2004 study of veterans who were seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder found that 71 percent of the women said they were sexually assaulted or raped while serving. And a 1995 study of female veterans of the Gulf and earlier wars, found that 90 percent had been sexually harassed. Another...
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Rainy Day Real Estate
Songs for this windy, dreary LA day. Enjoy.
hey, you know what's creepy, people?!
I’m normally mum about this, but guess what: IT’S REALLY FREAKING CREEPY WHEN YOU STEAL PICTURES OF PEOPLE OFF OF THEIR PROFILE PAGES AND POST THEM ALL OVER THE INTERNET. If you’re going to extensively snoop through my Facebook photos, then at least do so with a little dignity and attribute some sort of source vs. me randomly encountering them and being weirded out. Or at...
Wi-Fi For Passive Aggressives →
What English Sounds Like to Foreigners: via ryanmcneill: When my family kept an exchange student from Germany for a year, one of my favorite past-times was playing the game “Is This a German Word?” with him. I always felt like it was so easy to make up German-sounding phrases, however I could never really get him to play along on making up English-sounding gibberish. Finally, here is the...
Food Democracy Now
The Nation’s Food Democracy issue from last September. Food democracy and the eradication of factory farming is a cause that’s near and dear to my heart. It isn’t about being a vegan or vegetarian to me (of which I am neither), but rather stopping these huge corporations from continually destroying our quality of life and demolishing what we know as honest, independent...
The Fun Theory →
This site is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better. Simply wonderful.