Stonehenge vs. Wassu Stones: Could This Be A Merging of Histories?
Having heard about the ancient Wassu stone circles on a recent trip to Gambia, one can only assume…
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Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. This determines not only the relations of men to women, but the relation of women to themselves. — John Berger
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Delhi gang-rape victim dies in hospital in Singapore
BBC News: The 23-year-old woman gang-raped on a bus in India’s capital Delhi has died at a Singapore hospital, doctors say.
“The patient passed away peacefully at 4:45am on 29 Dec 2012,” a statement from the hospital said. The patient’s family had been by her side, it added.
The 23-year-old had arrived in Singapore on Thursday after undergoing three operations in a Delhi hospital.
Follow updates on the story at Breaking News.
Photo: A young woman, one hand covered in fake blood, takes part in a protest earlier Friday in Calcutta against the gang rape of a student. (Piyal Adhikary / EPA via NBC News)
Sad sad story! #thishastostop #rapeisrape
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the13thcatsmeow asked: don't get me wrong though, we don't need more white people defining what black people should look in the name of positive discrimination...
Are you assuming I’m white?
Huffington Post UK declares that “40% of African-American women avoid exercise because of concerns about their hairstyle, a study has found”.
According to the article a recently published study in America has identified that 40% of African American women purposely avoid exercise to maintain their costly hair styles. The study which used (only) 103 African American women participates between the ages of 21 to 60, consisted of a 40 question questionnaire and was led by dermatologist Dr Amy McMichael.
It was mentioned early on the article that the study is said to ‘fuel concerns about the obesity epidemic in the United States.’ Though what ‘concerns’ this study actually fuels the article (I believe) is intentionally ambiguous. Considering the article focuses solely on African American women surely this would imply that this group/race of people are potentially at the bulk of this epidemic.
It was irresponsible of the article to imply that a greater reason or cause of obesity exclusively within black women is down to vanity of their hair when the study quoted was far too small to confirm this. Yet the article had no problem highlighting the amount of money and time African American women spend on regularly maintaining their ‘coarser’ hair on ‘time consuming’ processes which makes their hair ‘incompatible’ with heavy exercise.
It is this tone that makes the article highly racist, since it intends to imply not only that black women’s vanity over their hair is more extreme to that of their white female counter parts but also that the very make up of their hair hinders their ability to take up exercise… (click to read full post)
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