My Sweet Oubliette

This is a place where I put things to forget about them, but hopefully you remember them for me. I am a sensibly liberal intellectual rocker type who loves most forms of the arts, writing, and having a grand time gallavnting about with friends or sipping on green tea over a good book.... Or over a Gameboy game of Pokemon. I choose Bulbasaur.


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nprglobalhealth:

It’s All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?
"My shoes wear out from walking to school, and then I can’t go because we can’t afford new shoes," says a girl from Indonesia.
"I want to live freely," says another girl, in Egypt. "I don’t want people to dictate what I do. No one to control us, no one to hit us, no one to tell us what clothes to wear."
In Congo, a girl starts to list her chores: “Tidying the house, fetching water, preparing meals,” she says. “There are so many I can’t even name them all.”
Their voices are part of a chorus of more than 500 girls, ages 10 to 19, from 14 developing countries. They’ve shared their challenges and dreams with the Girl Declaration, a campaign started last year by the Nike Foundation.
The aim: to change the way the world thinks about girls, says Lyric Thompson at the International Center for Research on Women, which worked with Nike on the project.
Writing this week in the journal Science, Melinda Gates says that “no society can achieve its potential with half of its population marginalized and disempowered.”
They are the “engines” of global development, writes the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And they should be at the center of development plans and goals.
Continue reading and see more photos.
Photo: "I want to grow up and become a police. But I need to study in a good school for that. I want to become a police to protect the country." - Fiza, 13, India (Courtesy of Nike Foundation)

nprglobalhealth:

It’s All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

"My shoes wear out from walking to school, and then I can’t go because we can’t afford new shoes," says a girl from Indonesia.

"I want to live freely," says another girl, in Egypt. "I don’t want people to dictate what I do. No one to control us, no one to hit us, no one to tell us what clothes to wear."

In Congo, a girl starts to list her chores: “Tidying the house, fetching water, preparing meals,” she says. “There are so many I can’t even name them all.”

Their voices are part of a chorus of more than 500 girls, ages 10 to 19, from 14 developing countries. They’ve shared their challenges and dreams with the Girl Declaration, a campaign started last year by the Nike Foundation.

The aim: to change the way the world thinks about girls, says Lyric Thompson at the International Center for Research on Women, which worked with Nike on the project.

Writing this week in the journal Science, Melinda Gates says that “no society can achieve its potential with half of its population marginalized and disempowered.”

They are the “engines” of global development, writes the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And they should be at the center of development plans and goals.

Continue reading and see more photos.

Photo: "I want to grow up and become a police. But I need to study in a good school for that. I want to become a police to protect the country." - Fiza, 13, India (Courtesy of Nike Foundation)

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-teesa-:

9.9.14

It’s this idea of “Hey, dudes are dudes.”

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itsvondell:

i dont trust people who dislike nintendo

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lord-kitschener:

“what if the aborted baby could have cured cancer???”

oh my god what if the last egg I bled onto a kotex product could have cured cancer??

oh my god how am I not birthing every possible egg I produce, lest one of those resulting babies be the person who cures cancer/AIDS/creates world peace????

what if that baby could have been a musical artist described by pitchfork as “liberace with a metalcore twist”????

how dare i not be pregnant/birthing all the time always?????

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stunningpicture:

Tim Harris, the only restaurant owner in the US with Down Syndrome, serves “breakfast, lunch, and hugs.”

stunningpicture:

Tim Harris, the only restaurant owner in the US with Down Syndrome, serves “breakfast, lunch, and hugs.”

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smartgirlsattheparty:

zimbolt:

KILLED IT

Mic Drop. 

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npr:

A new study reports that plants enhance the workplace. They cheer people up and they seem to improve air quality and concentration. According to one researcher, adding plants to a workspace served to increase workers’ productivity by 15 percent.

Growing Business — Show Us Your Desk Plant
So, what’s the most productive thing to do while scrolling through Tumblr at work today? Sharing a picture of your desk plant in our comments section, of course.
-Kate

npr:

A new study reports that plants enhance the workplace. They cheer people up and they seem to improve air quality and concentration. According to one researcher, adding plants to a workspace served to increase workers’ productivity by 15 percent.

Growing Business — Show Us Your Desk Plant

So, what’s the most productive thing to do while scrolling through Tumblr at work today? Sharing a picture of your desk plant in our comments section, of course.

-Kate

These assholes park like this at least once a week. One family, two SUVs, one food truck. Tonight, all three are killing two spaces.

I taped a note to it asking that they stop parking like they’re the only people who live here.

Constructive? Maybe not, but it makes me feel a little better.

These assholes park like this at least once a week. One family, two SUVs, one food truck. Tonight, all three are killing two spaces.

I taped a note to it asking that they stop parking like they’re the only people who live here.

Constructive? Maybe not, but it makes me feel a little better.

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