oh. such wee babes. i loves them.
Can I just get a hell yeah for the fact that Grease literally took the femininity associated with the colour pink and destroyed it with Rizzo. Is Riz a Pink Lady, with the silk jacket and everything? Yes. Does she wear lipstick like a fierce bitch? Yes. Does she have that “I don’t give a fuck” attitude that strikes fear into the hearts of men as they know they wouldn’t be able to handle how badass she is? Hell yes. Does she still get emotional and show that it’s okay to feel upset at things in life? You betcha!
Riz wears pink and heels and is 100% not afraid to whoop your ass in a bitch match. Girly girl my ass. She’s tougher than the T-Birds and she is damn proud.
Oh sweet Stockard Channing. <3
The importance of consent: a narrative.
Fuck yeah, all of this
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Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on Monday.
The program is open to any of the company’s 135,000 United States employees, provided they work at least 20 hours a week and have the grades and test scores to gain admission to Arizona State. For a barista with at least two years of college credit, the company will pay full tuition; for those with fewer credits it will pay part of the cost, but even for many of them, courses will be free, with government and university aid.
“Starbucks is going where no other major corporation has gone,” said Jamie P. Merisotis, president and chief executive of the Lumina Foundation, a group focused on education. “For many of these Starbucks employees, an online university education is the only reasonable way they’re going to get a bachelor’s degree.”
Starbucks is, in effect, inviting its workers, from the day they join the company, to study whatever they like, and then leave whenever they like — knowing that many of them, degrees in hand, will leave for better-paying jobs.
More of this, corporate America.
I know this is great and all but……. THE BARISTAS IN THIS PICTURE ARE PUTTING ON THE CARAMEL DRIZZLE WRONG AND IT’S BUGGING THE SHIT OUTTA ME! Ok, back to Sbux being awesome.
Agnodice circa 4th century BCE
Art by Intagliogia (tumblr)
Midwifery is a branch of medicine traditionally reserved for women. As medicine evolved into an academic discipline, female practitioners such as midwives were often pushed out. When Hippocrates (c. 460-370 BCE) founded his school at Cos, he limited female students to an auxiliary program in obstetrics and gynecology. After Hippocrates’s death, the leaders of Athens discovered some female medical practitioners performed abortions and taught contraceptive techniques. In response, the city fathers barred all women from practicing medicine and made working as a female medical practitioner a capital crime. Maternal and perinatal mortality skyrocketed as many Greek women were unwilling to have their baby delivered by a male physician
A young Athenian woman of this period, Agnodice disguised herself as a boy in order to study medicine with Herophilus in Alexandria. After qualifying as a physician, Agnodice was called on to attend a difficult birth. Concerned for her modesty, the mother was unwilling to accept the help of a male physician so Agnodice exposed her body to show she was a biological woman. The mother gratefully accepted Agnodice’s help and as word spread of this rogue female physician, Agnodice’s practice grew.
Jealous that this young physician had become so popular so quickly, Athenian physicians began to accuse Agnodice of seducing her patients. In order to defend herself from these charges, Agnodice publicly revealed her body to show her biological sex. Agnodice was put on trial for violating the law banning female physicians, a crime that carried the death penalty. A mob of female supporters rallied to her defense and Athenian leaders were so moved that they not only spared Agnodice’s life, they changed the law so that female physicians could treat female patients.
Some believe that Agnodice is a mythical figure. There are no known contemporary accounts of Agnodice’s life. She first appears in Gaius Julius Hyginus’s Fabulae, a collection of fables from the first century BCE. Furthermore, the name Agnodice means “chaste before justice” which is in keeping with the ancient Greek practice of naming fictional characters after their virtues. The story of Agnodice’s life may be a parable to understand the need for female physicians such as Aspasia who are known to have practiced medicine around the time Fabulae was composed.
I want this to be true.
International Human Rights Activist Michael Simmons offered these words (via Facebook) in response to the May 3, 2014 New York Times’ “Fight Against Sex Assaults Holds Colleges to Account” article (via seulray)