i might not get my birth certificates until next month x_x
Will 2014 be the year college campuses get it together when it comes to sexual assault? The media are certainly pushing them in that direction from both the left and the right, with exposes on rape at Christian institutions and violent assaults at fraternities. And after several Yale students filed a Title IX complaint against their school in 2011, women on campuses across the U.S. have taken similar paths, filing lawsuits against schools — including Northwestern University, the University of Connecticut and the University of California at Berkeley — for failing to meet their Title IX obligations and mishandling cases of sexual harassment and assault.
The push toward safer campuses is coming not just from feminist-minded media and women who are fed up with the status quo. Some of this year’s most progressive anti-rape activism came from an unlikely place: the White House. On Jan. 22, Barack Obama administration published one of the most comprehensive national anti-rape plans in the country’s history. In a sweeping 34-page report, “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action,” the administration offers a series of solutions across forums, from the criminal justice system to college campuses. It’s an incredible document, both because of its focus on boys and men and because it was issued by the highest office in the land. It’s also an important political touchstone and a reminder that, for all its flaws, one party tries to decrease rates of violence against women, while the other invents increasingly aggressive and complex ways to politicize women’s bodies.
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… i might have a way to pay for school. maybe. i will find out this saturday
So I really love how the intro to Pacific Rim is, like, 90% plausible/whatever for the first two minutes. Massive tragedy in San Francisco, media and cultural response, blah blah blah
Then, completely straight-up, “So that’s when we decided to make giant robots.”
When life hands you lemons
when life hands you lemons make robots