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Always relevant to this blog/life.
can you imagine how much money is being wasted on these? i mean, resources, time, and energy funneled into “saving” zygotes, instead of saving actual, living people.
where was all of this money when my mom had to decide between mental health for herself and school books for her kids? yeah, it was “helping” amoebas
Complete interview at the link. H/T timecodereading!
When aspiring to be on MTV’s The Real World you have to sign a contract that states that you understand you may get raped.
Other issues that get covered include:
-If you undergo any medical procedures while involved in the show, they carry the risk of infection, disfigurement, death. (4)
• You may be humiliated and explicitly portrayed “in a false light.” (12)
• Producers are under no obligation to conduct background checks on your fellow cast members. (7)
• You grant the Producer blanket rights to your life story. (49)
• The Producer can do pretty much anything they want with your life story, including misrepresent it. (49)
• You authorize the Producer to have total access to your school records, government forms, your credit history. (19)
• The production crew can show up at your personal house at any time to film and/or to take anything they want, as long as they return the objects once production has ended. (20a)
• Under ordinary circumstances, all of this would be considered a “serious” invasion of privacy. (11)
- you may die, lose limbs, or suffer a mental breakdown
It’s amazing that there are people out there willing to sign over all of their rights just like that.
Full List [HERE]
What is this even?
Meet Phoolan Devi who killed 22 men as a revenge for being gang-raped
Also known as the Bandit Queen, Phoolan Devi was born in 1963 in the north of India into a poor low-caste family. She married at the age 11 to a man three times her age, but was abandoned by her husband and her family after the marriage broke down. At her 20s she was subjected to numerous sexual assaults and turned to a life of crime.
In 1979 she was imprisoned in Behmai, an obscure Thakur village. Each night for two weeks, a group of Thakur men gang-raped Phoolan, most times until she lost consciousness. After three weeks, she managed to escape and formed a gang.
Almost two years later, she stumbled upon Behmai to rob the villagers. What began as a robbery transformed into an inquisition when Phoolan recognized two of the men as part of the gang that had raped her. When the villagers failed to disclose the whereabouts of the gang leaders, an infuriated Phoolan assembled the men in a line and opened fire. Of the thirty men who crumbled, twenty-two died in what became known as the St. Valentine massacre, the largest massacre by bandits in Indian history.
Afterwards, police launched a huge manhunt using helicopters and thousands of men, but Phoolan Devi’s already high reputation among the poor was enhanced as she frequently outwitted them and evaded capture. She surrendered to the authorities in 1983 in poor health after most of her gang members had died. After serving her time in prison (11 years) she insisted that she was a reformed character and was elected to the Indian parliament. There she tried to establish a reputation as a champion of the oppressed in India. Phoolan Devi’s criminal record and subsequent rehabilitation was made into a successful feature film in India and the west.
On July 25, 2001, Phoolan Devi was fatally shot as she got out of her car at the gate of her New Delhi residence. Sher Singh Rana confessed to the murder, saying he was avenging the deaths of 22 Kshatriyas at Behmai.
A former friend once told me not to have friends with benefits, because future boyfriends would see me as tainted. Anyone who thinks a woman who engages in casual sex - and doesn’t get all heartbroken from it -is “tainted” wouldn’t have survived the dating process with me.
Women and men act in similar ways - let’s stop giving women the side-eye cos they dare to acknowledge and attend to their sexual needs at their leisure.