A new phenomenon in the Tumblr Wars has brought the claws out, literally and figuratively.
In this latest example, satirical Tumblr “Confused Cats Against Feminism" is combining some of the Internet’s favorite things — cats and whimsy — in a hilariously effective takedown of its inspiration, "Women Against Feminism.”
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The average person in the United States produces four pounds of garbage per person per day. Collectively, we produce millions of tons of trash each week, adding up to over 220 million tons each year. And that number is growing. Seeing that reality in focus through Gregg Segal’s work puts our country’s trash crisis into sharp relief.
Project Runway’s Tim Gunn spoke to Terry Gross about being gay in the ’60s and ’70s vs. being gay today:
"[In] the late 1960s going into the early ’70s, [being gay] was considered to be something you ‘fixed.’ This was an adolescent psychiatric hospital, so people were teens into early 20s, and there were some people there who were there to have their gayness ‘fixed.’ So for me, it was like treating a disease — you have to do something about it. … I remember thinking, ‘I have enough issues without adding this to the list.’ I thought, ‘Oh, God, but for the grace of God, there go I.’
On the one hand, I’m not envious of any young person who is going through a struggle with their sexual identity, I’m not envious at all — but on the other hand, there’s so many more and more positive role models these days. When I was kid, who were the gay people? They were the decorators in the Doris Day movies, they’re the fashion designers, they’re flitting about. I mean, I think about Paul Lynde on Bewitched, I mean, he was a caricature. And today, we recognize that every flavor of humanity comes in every possible size, and color, and shape, and we have so much more awareness of the diversity of everyone. Whenever anyone tries to stereotype gay men, it’s like, ‘Wait a minute, there’s just as many who live like slobs!’”
The premiere of season 13 of Project Runway aired last night.
This might be the most influential quote of the whole series.
In an inadvertent six-year social experiment during which prostitution was allowed as long as it happened indoors. (You can see one alleged brothel pictured above.) Researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research dove into what happened, and the results were surprising.
"Decriminalization caused both forcible rape offenses and gonorrhea incidence to decline for the overall population," the study says. "Our synthetic control model finds 824 fewer reported rape offenses (31% decrease) and 1,035 fewer cases of female gonorrhea (39% decrease) from 2004 to 2009."
Hello. Issue 2 of The Wicked + The Divine is out tomorrow, in all good comic shops (and some bad ones). Here is a preview of it.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #2
story: KIERON GILLEN
art / cover: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON
JULY 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Diabolically divine pop-god Lucifer is in trouble. She offers superfan Laura an unprecedented deal if she helps. It’s a bargain. A Faustian bargain, and they always turn out so well. Who knows who Laura will turn to fulfill it? We do. Clearly. It’s our comic. You can know too if you buy this fine pictorial narrative with your human money coins.
Alongside the regular cover, there is a Chip Zdarsky variant.
The Man. The Myth. The Amateur DJ.
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