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When I was in college, a teacher once said that all women live by a ‘rape schedule.’ I was baffled by the term, but as she went on to explain, I got really freaked out. Because I realized that I knew exactly what she was talking about. And you do too. Because of their constant fear of rape (conscious or not), women do things throughout the day to protect themselves. Whether it’s carrying our keys in our hands as we walk home, locking our car doors as soon as we get in, or not walking down certain streets, we take precautions. While taking precautions is certainly not a bad idea, the fact that certain things women do are so ingrained into our daily routines is truly disturbing. It’s essentially like living in a prison - all the time. We can’t assume that we’re safe anywhere: not on the streets, not in our homes. And we’re so used to feeling unsafe that we don’t even see that there’s something seriously fucked upt about it.
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frenchchairs:

It is an unusual school in an unusual location and is run by an unusual teacher.

Rajesh Kumar is a shopkeeper by profession but spends hours every morning teaching around 80 children from the poorest of the poor in India’s capital.

The 43-year-old visited the construction of the Delhi transit station a few years ago and was disturbed by the sight of  many children playing at the site instead of attending school.

When he questioned the parents working at the sites they all said there were no schools in the vicinity and no one cared.

Consequently, his open-air class room was born - between pillars and beneath the tracks of the Delhi transit system, known as the Metro.

Every few minutes a train passes above, the children unperturbed by its sounds.

There are no chairs or tables and the children sit on rolls of polystyrene foam placed on the rubble.

Three rectangular patches of wall are painted black and used as a blackboard.

Anonymous donors have contributed cardigans, books, shoes and stationery for the children, as their parents cannot afford them.

One unnamed individual sends a bag full of biscuits and fruit juice for the pupils every day - another incentive for the children to turn up for their studies.

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wonderous-world:

African Elephant at Dawn by Frans Lanting
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Favorite Lucy Liu Photos ∞
Favorite Lucy Liu Photos 
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colchrishadfield:

Space Tacos - tortillas are used to replace bread on Station, and can last a year, thanks to the scientists at Taco Bell: http://www.cnet.com/news/houston-we-have-a-tortilla-problem/

Here’s what it’s like to make a sandwich in weightlessness, using one of those floating, ageless, tasty tortillas.

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sandandglass:

Keira Knightley talks about Pirates of the Caribbean and her boobs.

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scuolainternazionaledicomics:

Sara Talmadge's X-women! Frost, Pryde, Munroe, Rogue, Jubilee, and Braddock.

scuolainternazionaledicomics:

Sara Talmadge's X-women! Frost, Pryde, Munroe, Rogue, Jubilee, and Braddock.

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eowyn-daughterofkings:

Can we talk about this for a second? Because this is exactly how history in the US is taught. Since I went to college, I’ve learned dozens of “facts” I’d been taught about the US military and our wars were complete and utter falsehoods made to make us appear the heroes. Every time I watch ATLA I discover more and more statements about the world around us and I just fucking love it.

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staceythinx:

Solar system inspired jewelry from the Miriel Design Etsy store.

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