Visual Thought #50

“There is not love of life without despair about life.” ~ Albert Camus, The Stranger

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Anti-Rape Wear

The Telegraph recently tweeted this article that slates the concept of anti-rape pants. The article seems deliberately to miss the explicit intention behind the AR (anti-rape) wear. Before the body of the article even starts the sub-heading states, Anti-rape pants. Three words you didn’t expect to see together. And amazingly enough, this isn’t even a joke. This attempts […]

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The Untrustworthy & Unethical Reporting of IOL News

Earlier today (Sunday 2013/04/07) IOL News posted an article claiming former South African president Thabo Mbeki drove without a vehicle licence in the 1940s. Needless to say this kicked up quite a fuss in the comments section once everyone started realising he was only born in 1942. The dates in the article made no sense. […]

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Visual Thought of the Day #49

  “These are the missing practical arguments: safeguarding the Earth from otherwise inevitable catastrophic impacts and hedging our bets on the many other threats, known and unknown, to the environment that sustains us. Without these arguments, a compelling case for sending humans to Mars and elsewhere might be lacking, But with them—and the buttressing arguments […]

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Sexism in Schools and the Workplace

Realising that you’re officially at a point in your career where wading through sexist nonsense is going to become more of a requirement is not an easy realisation to come to. The other day a man in the workplace, who’s position is senior to mine, said, in all seriousness, that a woman’s place is at […]

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Visual Thought of the Day #48

“She entered the story knowing she would emerge from it feeling she had been immersed in the lives of others, in plots that stretched back twenty years, her body full of sentences and moments, as if awaking from sleep with a heaviness caused by unremembered dreams.” ~ Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient.

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The Importance of Online Anonymity

The topic of people who post under pseudonyms, or as “Anonymous” or “Guest,” online continues to cause widespread debates in certain social circles and online communities. The Arguments Against Online Anonymity Cyberbullying is a major issue in a lot of people’s lives, and in some cases can effect people even if they are not active […]

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Visual Thought of the Day #47

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” ~ T. E. Lawrence

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The Frustration of Hunting for Health Info Online

If you are a female on Facebook who nonchalantly displays their gender, you are probably one of thousands of women online who have seen these adverts on Facebook. This particular advert links to a page with the following format. Knowing what complete nonsense the majority of these products are, but being shamelessly curious to find […]

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Visual Thought of the Day #46

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

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