This is a wildlife bridge in the Netherlands. Wildlife bridges are designed to help animals cross busy highways in safety. They don’t just protect wildlife from being hit by cars - they also connect fragmented habitats and help populations intermingle and breed.
The Netherlands is leading the way in designing these bridges. The country is home to more than 600 similar crossings.
Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*
SIGNAL FUCKING BOOST
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH YOU HAVE NO IDEA!!!!
“Challenge accepted!” —SPN fandom.
omg this is still going
IT’S A RULE TO REBLOG EVERY TIME IT SHOWS UP ON YOUR DASH.
Third time reblogging it today, and I regret nothing
Broke 5 Million!
Still going strong..
WE BROKE 6 MILLION. keep it going!
How do you fabrics : Franz Xaver Winterhalter (20 April 1805 – 8 July 1873)
German painter and lithographer, known for his portraits of royalty in the mid-nineteenth century. He was a virtuoso in the art of conveying the texture of fabrics, furs and jewellery, to which he paid no less attention than to the face. He painted very rapidly and very fluently, designing most of his compositions directly in the canvas. His portraits are elegant, refined, lifelike, and pleasantly idealized.
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.
The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.
It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.
With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.
Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.
The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.
Socialism at work.
I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.
Sorry to reblog from the source, but I thought the chain of comments was rather unnecessary. All that needs to be said is that this documentary examines gender inequality and how patriarchy contributes negatively to our society.
This is a feminist issue.
And anyone on Tumblr who’s too close-minded to recognize it as such due to a nonsensical blanketed hatred of men’s issues need to re-evaluate their motives.
THESE ARE REAL AND HORRIBLE MALE ISSUES CAUSED BY THE PATRIARCHY. IF YOURE FEMINIST, THESE SHOULD ANGER YOU. IF YOU’RE NOT, HERES ANOTHER REASON TO SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT.
have I already reblogged this? don’t give a fuck.
Also, a lot of boys of color are the ones that especially go through this shit at the hands of colonial/imperial white supremacist patriarchy.
Yes. It’s dismissive and saddening that men just can’t be themselves, in that they feel the must constantly prove their manhood. If they don’t they are seen as weak. Shameful.
Back in September, Republicans released a list of their ransom demands for raising the debt ceiling and releasing the American economy. The Rachel Maddow show went back to see how they did. And this chart doesn’t even show everything the Republicans lost in the deal…
Republicans asked for…
- Repeal Obamacare
- Defund Obamacare
- Delay Obamacare
- Delay Individual Mandate
- Deny Coverage to the President
- Deny Coverage to the Cabinet
- Deny Coverage to Congressional Staffers
- Deny Birth Control Coverage
- Approve Keystone Pipeline
- Means Testing for Medicare
- Change Federal Employee Pensions
- Expand Oil Drilling
- Block Net Neutrality
- Tort Reform
- Weaken Regulations for Coal-Fired Plants
- Tax Code Changes
- Thwart EPA Coal-ash Regulations
- Repeal Medical Device Tax
- Change Rules on Debt Ceiling
This planned Republican
stunttantrum cost millions of working people (Federal employees, medium and small sized gov’t contractors, secondary service businesses, family farmers, etc) an interruption of steady income, prevented cancer patients from receiving medical treatments, suspended monitoring of disease outbreaks, delayed assistance to military veterans and their families, negatively impacted important scientific research and cost the American economy an estimated $24 billion at least…two words that do *not* come to mind are “fiscally responsible"