lucydiam0nd:

God bless old people on the Internet. 

lucydiam0nd:

God bless old people on the Internet. 

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lucydiam0nd:

God bless old people on the Internet. 

lucydiam0nd:

God bless old people on the Internet. 

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hipsterlibertarian:

From Reason:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s plan to tag and track us all is going swimmingly, from a creepy, voyeuristic perspective, according to federal documents. Released by the FBI in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the records reveal plans to stick the mugs of almost one in six Americans into the Next Generation Identification (NGI) program’s facial recognition database by next year.
Combined with the more than 120 million faces in state databases and the feds’ tolerance for a remarkably high false-positive rate, your chances of getting fingered for somebody else’s misdeeds are getting pretty good.

hipsterlibertarian:

From Reason:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s plan to tag and track us all is going swimmingly, from a creepy, voyeuristic perspective, according to federal documents. Released by the FBI in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the records reveal plans to stick the mugs of almost one in six Americans into the Next Generation Identification (NGI) program’s facial recognition database by next year.

Combined with the more than 120 million faces in state databases and the feds’ tolerance for a remarkably high false-positive rate, your chances of getting fingered for somebody else’s misdeeds are getting pretty good.

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not-that-bold:

This year we had an exchange student from Palestine. The first day he was here, the fighter pilots at the Air Force base in our city did a practice flight.

He hid under the desk and was confused when we didn’t react, and just looked at him funny. “Why are you doing that?” We asked him. “Why aren’t you?” He replied. He explained to us why he did that, and in the middle of history class, we learned about the crisis in Palestine.

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schattenherz:

day one hundred six (by whitney dumford)

schattenherz:

day one hundred six (by whitney dumford)

lovemakers:

Photographer Ben Hopper started this series of beautiful women with armpit hair with the intent of it being funny and strange, not to mention controversial. Over time, while working on this project, though, Hopper realised how truly beautiful the “natural woman” is.
When questioned about how he is redefining beauty standards for women he said: "I don’t think Im really redefining anything. As I see it, its just a mere suggestion …I just say ‘Hey guys, look: this is another way, you know, another thing you can consider.’ …And when you walk around with armpit hair, as a woman, people will give you looks; I don’t think that’s right…”

HEART

Also have an article: “The slippery slope of gender: why shaving and snacking are feminist issues,” Laurie Penny, New Statesman, 11 April 2014.

…the problem arises when this sort of pop controversy is used as a decoy, distracting us from structural arguments about class, power and privilege. Body hair, in particular, has become an obstructive stereotype when it comes to feminist history – sexist commenters speak of “hairy-legged-feminists” when what they really mean to say is that women who do not conform, women who refuse to perform the rituals of good feminine behaviour, are a deeply fearful prospect.