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Michael Robertson was arrested in 2010 after he was caught taking sneaky photos and videos up women’s skirts on the Boston subway, a widespread voyeuristic endeavour known as “upskirting.” His defense argued that the act was an expression of free speech, and this week, Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court agreed.
Apparently, if a man goes out of his way to take an oddly angled photo up a woman’s skirt — a skirt that she put there for the very purpose of covering what is underneath it — he’s not doing anything wrong because she’s taken her skirt and its contents to a public space and can’t hold much expectation of privacy.
Heart attacks symptoms are different for women. I recently learned this.
Everyone should know these things.
thanks to mainstream media and being unable to show breasts on TV, way too few people know about female signs of cardiac distress, and impending heart attacks. they only know about the “pain in the left arm” male symptom.
i had all these symptoms once and they sent me right to hospital
it was scary bc i didnt know these were the symptoms for female heart issues
A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads.
"When I got into the music industry a majority of female artists I’d seen were trying to regurgitate an ideal of the female image. They were trying to be almost a replica of what was popular. I just found that to be very boring and dishonest. I just wanted to be in control of my clothes. I wanted that choice. That’s the only thing that I’m saying. Women should not be marginalized. We shouldn’t play into the sexism." - Janelle Monae [x[
This year, the gender inequality parade will start on the red carpet and transition right into the award ceremony: Results gathered by the Cinemetrics project have revealed some major inequalities regarding the screen time that this year’s nominated actors and actresses received.
All of the Oscar-nominated leading actors average 85 minutes on screen, while the lead actresses average only 57 minutes. That means that these actors got about 150% more screen time than their female counterparts.
Every year for the past four years, VIDA, an organization devoted to women in literary arts, has tallied the gender disparity in the publishing world. The VIDA Count, as the tally is called, includes the number of women featured as both authors and subjects in reviews and articles in a variety of literary publications.
The 2013 VIDA Count has just been released, and while it reveals some progress (The Paris Review for example, has shown major strides towards equality) , other major publications like The New Republic and The Atlantic remain startlingly behind. VIDA’s list is an important reminder that despite what we may think and hope, “Women’s writing continues to be disproportionately omitted from the pages of career-making journals.”