Obama and Biden to launch campaign against sexual violence on college campuses

breakingnews:

TIME: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are launching a public awareness and education campaign aimed at preventing sexual violence on college campuses.

The campaign, called “It’s On Us,” will be aimed at changing the culture by inspiring every person on a college campus to take action, big or small, to prevent sexual assault.

I skipped class today and stayed home and watched interviews of lupita nyong’o the whole day

So i guess you can say today was pretty productive

queergiftedblack:

Taking care of babies, feeding people, nurses, cleaning bathrooms and offices. So much of this life saving care taking work is devalued and it is literally what makes the world run. To all the ‘cleaning ladies’ and the nannies, and the master chefs making magic everyday, you make us all more possible. #respectdomesticworkers #tipwell #keepitcleanwherepossible

bookworm12k:

Hilda!

Find the other 85 images here: http://imgur.com/a/IiJni

If more men spoke up before, during, or after incidents of verbal, physical, or sexual abuse by their peers, they would help to create a climate where the abuse of women—emotional, physical, sexual—would be stigmatized and seen as incompatible with male group norms. That is, a man who engaged in such behavior would lose status among his male peers and forfeit the approval of older males.

Ultimately, this would cause a shift in male culture such that some men’s sexist abuse of women and girls would be regarded—by other men—not only as distasteful but as utterly unacceptable. In this new climate, individuals would be strongly discouraged from acting out in abusive ways because of the anticipated negative consequences: loss of respect, friends, and status, and greater likelihood of facing both legal and non-legal sanctions.

In fact, if men’s violence against women truly carried a significant stigma in male culture, it is possible that most incidents of sexist abuse would never happen. This is because contrary to popular myth, the vast majority of boys and men who assault, harass, and bully girls and women are not sociopaths. They are average guys. Many of them see the sexist treatment of women as normal.
Jackson Katz, Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (via wretchedoftheearth)
In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.

In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.

In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.

Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.

In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.

Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.

FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more.
if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands

(via solacity)

I will never not reblog this

(via nuedvixx)

ghibli-collector:

Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Suzuki Points to Hideaki Anno as the Next-Miyazaki during TIFF press conference

"Studio Ghibli co-founder, producer and former president Toshio Suzuki took the stage with Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno to announce the complete list of 50 of Anno’s work from student films and promo videos to TV programs and theatrical features to be screened for October’s 27th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival’s special “The World of Hideaki Anno" programming. During this, Suzuki spoke to Anno’s role in the future of anime, and the ever-popular subject of a next-Miyazaki, insisting that after Miyazaki, it has to be Anno.

The idea of featuring Anno’s work as TIFF’s centerpiece was suggested by Suzuki after festival organizers asked for ideas. He explained “Hayao Miyazaki would have been featured if he hadn’t retired.” Anno responded to Suzuki’s offer “I couldn’t say no to Suzuki-san, since he has done so much for me”.

Suzuki also said, “I am certain that Anno will be the one to lead Japanese animation into the next decade” and “only people with talent can create. I would like him to cherish the god-given talent and keep producing”. However, given Anno’s responsibilities towards his own studio, Khara, no comments suggested that plans exist for Anno to take a role at Studio Ghibli.

Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno’s career has deep ties with the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Hideaki Anno worked as an animator for Studio Ghibli forerunner Topcraft on Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Anno impressed the crew so much that Toshio Suzuki has said that there was talk of making the ecological epic a trilogy with Anno directing the middle feature. He later voiced the lead in Miyazaki’s final movie, The Wind Rises.”

^is this Anno taking one step closer to direct a Nausicaa sequel at Studio Ghibli?

in a recent interview Miyazaki stated when he suffered a health scare during production of the Wind rises the first person that came to mind to complete his work was Anno and in the same interview he also gave Anno the blessing to create a Nausicaa sequel if he desired.