But click the picture
Ok so the picture is awesome but how the hell did you get tumblr to make it scroll O.O
“Two NYU students have created a “wearable sculpture” that uses a mobile app to adjust the fabric’s opacity based upon how much information you share about yourself — knowingly and unknowingly — on sites such as Google and Facebook. The more transparent you are, the more “transparent” you become.
It’s a project that brings new meaning to “data visualization.”
Learn more at io9.
Look closely - that’s a spaceship burning up in the atmosphere. (an unmanned cargo ship, photo by Alexander Gerst)
I love photographs that show scale. So beautiful.
It’s as if the bottom half of a thundercloud was cut off, leaving the top just float there.
this graphic, while adorable and well intentioned, is confusing gender with gender identity. i think that this distinction is important in order to really understand things like sexism, transgender, transphobia, and even intersex.
gender is a set of ideals and expectations that society imposes upon people based on their perceived sex. got a vagina (or do you look like you have one because of your high cheek bones or breasts or hips etc)? then it’s pinkness and weakness and daintiness and dresses for you. got a penis (or do you look like you have one because of your broad shoulders, flatter chest, and taller height)? then it’s blue and rough and strong and active with short hair and pants for you.
gender IS very much a stupid pink and blue binary that puts you into one of 2 boxes based on how other people perceive your sex. that’s why you’ll hear feminists talk about how “gender is a social construct”. gender is a social class created by people and imposed upon you beginning at birth — and that’s part of why it’s bullshit. gender is also bullshit because it exists to maintain a hierarchy that values men/maleness/masculinity over the “inferior” [social category] of women/femaleness/femininity. enter sexism and sex-based oppression. in case you were doubting that gender is a social category created by people, keep in mind that some societies have 3 or 4 or 5 genders. (side note: gender should not be confused with sex, which refers to roughly defined categories of genitalia, hormonal levels, chromosomes, etc. how we categorize someone’s sex is also a social construct. for example, when a baby is born with ambiguous genitalia, parents will often arbitrarily choose the sex their baby resembles more. the intersex child is thusly raised as either a boy or a girl. and we’re back to gender again — a social construct based on perceived sex.)
i digress. all of the above is the reason why gender identity is highly varied. gender itself is not highly varied because it’s a binary social class. the fact is, people do not fit into those two boxes. our identities and understanding of ourselves is not 2 dimensional. there are many personal, real, and valid ways to understand one’s own gender beyond the binary that society enforces. our understanding of our own gender is shaped by biological and social factors (nature and nurture, for the psych nerds) and results in the self-concept that is gender identity. despite this fluidity, society wants you to only have the gender identity it assigns to you: man or woman. this compulsory gender identification system is the result of cissexism - or the belief that you must have a gender identity that matches your perceived sex. and if you identify otherwise? enter transphobia - or discriminatory treatment based on one’s gender identity.
transphobia may also be rooted in gender expression. gender expression is how we choose to present ourselves to the world, in any combination of ways which are deemed feminine/masculine/androgynous by society. those whose gender expression does not comply with what is deemed appropriate for their perceived sex have historically been subject to discrimination and violent attacks — especially those whose sex is perceived as “male”, but who are women and/or express their gender in a very feminine way. this is the result of transphobia colliding with misogyny and is sometimes referred to as transmisogyny.
gender roles are moreso rooted in sexism than transphobia. gender roles refer to the behaviors people are expected to have based on their perceived sex (roughly works out to male roles=dominant and active while female roles=submissive and passive).
damn yall if it aint confusing as shit
Welcome to the second installment of our government transparency report, where we explain in (hopefully not boring) detail the government requests we receive for account information, and how we respond to those requests.
How many requests? From January to June 2014, we provided information—either user data or blog content—for 84% of the requests made, covering 199 blog URLs. This represents approximately 0.00010% of all blogs on Tumblr. Not a huge number, but this is about full disclosure, no matter what the scale.
Also in this report: some emerging trends in the data, and some information about our improved user notice policy. Plus: a few additional gems to keep you fully educated about when the government is requesting your information, and what we’re doing to defend your rights.
We take the privacy of your information seriously, as you know, and we’ll be auditing ourselves twice a year from here on out. Look for our next report in early 2015.
This is one of many reasons why I love Tumblr as a website.
Purple: 10 facts about my room.
Blue: 9 facts about my family.
Green: 8 facts about my body
Yellow: 7 facts about my childhood
Orange: 6 facts about my home town.
Red: 5 facts about my bestfriend(s).
Pink: 4 facts about my parents.
White: 3 facts about my personality.
Grey: 2 facts about my favourite things
Black: 1 fact about the person I like.
Silence is a source of Great Strength.
Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)
A lesson I’ve not learned yet.
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There is no life I know
To compare with
Living there, you’ll be free
If you truly wish to be
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory