(feel my waves)
Guo Fengyi, Huangdi Mausoleum (detail) 1996
Full image here.
We’ve looked a lot at privacy from the Big Brother standpoint: how the National Security Agency or corporate giants like Google track us online — say for political reasons or to make money from ads.
But there’s another kind of privacy concern that is a lot more intimate. You could call it Little Brother. Though it’s really more like husbands and wives, lovers and exes who secretly watch their partner — from a distance. They are cyberstalking — using digital tools that are a lot cheaper than hiring a private detective.
NPR investigated these tools, also known as spyware, and spoke with domestic violence counselors and survivors around the country. We found that cyberstalking is now a standard part of domestic abuse in the U.S.
Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims
Photo credit: Aarti Shahani/NPR.
Enforcement Officials Beat & Kidnap a 12-yo Black Girl in Front of her Residence, Claiming She Was a Prostitute
"When her mother and father came outside after hearing her cries for help she was desperately holding a tree with one arm while plainclothes officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.
Dymond Milburn, now 20-years-old, was an honor student attending advanced classes at Austin Middle School, when her life would be forever scarred by Galveston police.”
None of the enforcement officials who terrorized and beat Milburn were penalized.
officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.
they were literally trying to kill her. this is a little girl. what the fuck.
After hung jury, girl won’t be retried in police assault case (2009)
"Five of the six jurors refused to vote to convict Milburn of felony assault, said defense attorney Anthony Griffin and Assistant District Attorney Veronique Cantrell-Avloes.
An earlier attempt to try the case also ended in a mistrial after a witness made an improper statement in front of the jury.”
They tried to beat a young girl’s head in, and then charged her with felony assault on one of the officers. And there was at least one asshole juror who wanted to convict her at a retrial.
This and the terrible Daniele Watts incident with the LAPD this weekend are just two of many, many examples of how black women’s bodies are aggressively sexualized. BTW, in that article, it says police were looking for three WHITE prostitutes who had been reported in the area. Once again, police brutality is justified even though their victim didn’t fit the profile they were looking for.
The officers - Gilbert Gomez, David Roark, and Sean Stewart — were in plainclothes and got out of an unmarked car and told her she was under arrest, and then made her go to trial twice for charges of “assaulting an officer” and “resisting arrest” when she didn’t eagerly jump into a car full of strange men. They beat her so severely she had to be hospitalized, and then they claimed her injuries were from the tree she was holding on to to prevent them from dragging her out of her own front yard.
Louis Armstrong with his trumpet as he studies music before appearing at London’s Festival Hall, December 18, 1956 historicaltimes for a concert to aid Hungarian refugees.
Let is sit overnight for the test print tomorrow. (Oh, the textures.)
#pretty sure all dogs are worthy enough to carry the hammer#can you imagine thor going to a dog park and playing fetch with the hammer#’go mighty canine friend fetch me my hammer if thou art worthy!’#’who’s the worthiest? you aaarrree’ (via winchesterlicious)
Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis in Some Like It Hot (1959)
One of the morbidly fascinating results of the 79 A.D. eruption of Vesuvius is the large number of holes found in the volcanic deposits around Pompeii that represented corpses of people and animals that were buried by the hot ash. The ash lithified before the corpses decayed so that a good mold of the deceased remained. Early in the excavation it was discovered that filling these molds with plaster produced remarkable casts of the victims of the eruption.
Photo credit: Avery Segal
A voluptuous smoke - Charles Edouard Edmond Delort
Gustave Moreau, Study of Helen c.1890
Royale with cheese??
Image of “Haematornis holospilus” (possibly Spilornis holospilus the Philippine serpent eagle) from “Zoologia typica" (1849)
STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
痔 = ji = hemorrhoids
I don’t have much else to comment on this.
Happy Ethiopian New Year to all my Ethiopian followers! 💚💛❤️
I’ll be there as bassoon as I can
Watch: Haunting PSA reminds us how the cycle of abuse really begins
From an early age, children develop big dreams of becoming doctors, teachers, scientists and singers — but nowhere in the infinite range of possibilities would a child ever say, “I want to beat my wife so badly that she ends up in the hospital.”
In a a powerful move to inform people about the root causes of gendered domestic violence, “Our Watch,” a new Australian initiative to stop violence against women and children, just released its first video PSA.
richard alpert, ‘gyro’ (1981)
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) »by Rudolf Bigler
Miles Frank by JM Dayao
Eddie Izzard - shopping at Mac store in Soho
New York City - May 14, 2014
When I was a kid I saw his HBO special. I watched it so many times I still know most of the words. It was the first time I saw a man dressed feminine, be funny, and not have women as a punch line. He didn’t slump out in front of the stage embarrassed by his clothing, he came out perfectly happy, hoping around, and didn’t do some silly feminine voice for laughs, he just used his voice, he wore his clothes, spoke about social injustice, and he was fucking funny. It was nice to watch a comedian and not be the fucking punch line or a flattened stereotype for laughs.
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“We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.” — Hunter S. Thompson
Aphrodite, William Adolphe Bouguereau
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