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What Do Students Want Their Sex Education to Look Like?good.is
We’ve been hav­ing sex since the begin­ning of time and we still haven’t man­aged to find a way to talk about it, espe­cial­ly to young peo­ple. It’s awk­ward, clum­sy and uncom­fort­able (the lan­gua …

What Do Students Want Their Sex Education to Look Like?
good.is

We’ve been hav­ing sex since the begin­ning of time and we still haven’t man­aged to find a way to talk about it, espe­cial­ly to young peo­ple. It’s awk­ward, clum­sy and uncom­fort­able (the lan­gua …

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Arya Stark

The Wild Life by Vacationer. :)

Why Are Some People Early Birds and Others Night Owls?

Quora Contributor, slate.com

This question originally appeared on Quora.Answer by Suzanne Sadedin, Ph.D. in zoology from Monash University:Your sleep cycle is primarily regulated by circadian clocks that drive rhythmic fluctuations in hormone levels. Huma…

shrinkrants:

"[I]f one is interested in doing historical work that has political meaning, utility and effectiveness, then this is possible only if one has some kind of involvement with the struggles taking place in the area in question. I tried first to do a genealogy of psychiatry because I had had a certain amount of practical experience in psychiatric hospitals and was aware of the combats, the lines of force, tensions and points of collision which existed there. My historical work was undertaken only as a function of those conflicts. The problem and the stake there was the possibility of a historical truth which could have a political effect."
- Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge p. 64 (quoted in Treatments by Lisa Diedrich).

shrinkrants:

"[I]f one is interested in doing historical work that has political meaning, utility and effectiveness, then this is possible only if one has some kind of involvement with the struggles taking place in the area in question. I tried first to do a genealogy of psychiatry because I had had a certain amount of practical experience in psychiatric hospitals and was aware of the combats, the lines of force, tensions and points of collision which existed there. My historical work was undertaken only as a function of those conflicts. The problem and the stake there was the possibility of a historical truth which could have a political effect."

- Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge p. 64 (quoted in Treatments by Lisa Diedrich).

we-are-star-stuff:

As we now know the Earth is round. Therefore, the challenge of any world map is to represent a round Earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections and each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses, but the one you’re now picturing in your head most likely isn’t the area accurate representation.
The most widely used map today is the Mercator projection map. Mercator maps often appear in businesses, in libraries and in classrooms where geography is taught. This popularity is surprising, given the fact that the Mercator projection was first constructed in 1569. The more accurate representation of land mass is the Peters Projection Map:

Here’s a direct representation of the previously assumed factual map with the real flattened version:

The Peters Projection Map shows how Africa is larger than the combination of China, the US, Western Europe, India, Argentina, three Scandinavian countries and the British Isles. 
Mercator maps show Europe as being larger than South America. In reality, South America is almost twice the size of Europe. Alaska appears to be three times larger than Mexico, although Mexico actually is larger than Alaska. Greenland looks roughly the same size as Africa, when, in fact, Africa is fourteen times larger than Greenland. Africa also looks considerably smaller than Russia, even though Africa is actually 33% larger.
To see how big the western countries have become, it’s hard to see how this has nothing to do with suppression; to make us believe they are ‘bigger’ and ‘on top’. A simple change in the look of a map can cause a reconsideration of your fixed ideas about a place.
Bonus:
The world turned upside down.
Who says North is up?

we-are-star-stuff:

As we now know the Earth is round. Therefore, the challenge of any world map is to represent a round Earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections and each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses, but the one you’re now picturing in your head most likely isn’t the area accurate representation.

The most widely used map today is the Mercator projection map. Mercator maps often appear in businesses, in libraries and in classrooms where geography is taught. This popularity is surprising, given the fact that the Mercator projection was first constructed in 1569. The more accurate representation of land mass is the Peters Projection Map:

Here’s a direct representation of the previously assumed factual map with the real flattened version:

The Peters Projection Map shows how Africa is larger than the combination of China, the US, Western Europe, India, Argentina, three Scandinavian countries and the British Isles. 

Mercator maps show Europe as being larger than South America. In reality, South America is almost twice the size of Europe. Alaska appears to be three times larger than Mexico, although Mexico actually is larger than Alaska. Greenland looks roughly the same size as Africa, when, in fact, Africa is fourteen times larger than Greenland. Africa also looks considerably smaller than Russia, even though Africa is actually 33% larger.

To see how big the western countries have become, it’s hard to see how this has nothing to do with suppression; to make us believe they are ‘bigger’ and ‘on top’. A simple change in the look of a map can cause a reconsideration of your fixed ideas about a place.

Bonus:

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Bootylicious | Tom Rosenthal

I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly. This video just changed my life.

Des Tropiques

Chicago's trans advocates, from celebs to social workers

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These Chicagoans—recognized on the Trans 100 list—are working to better the lives of trans people.

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femininefreak:

Sex Education in American Public Schools

every one makes fun of New Jersey but it fucking rules

Wow, these graphs really put the lack of proper sex education in school into perspective. 

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“As Martin (1990) asserts, Medicalization of the body (including the tendency of biomedicine to focus narrowly on individual organs), commercialization of body parts (including the buying and selling of organs for transplant), and commodification by the beauty industry have left people experiencing their bodies not as an inherent component of their immutable selves, but as fragmented collections of reworkable organs and improvable appearances imprinted with a public exchange value.”

—   Baer, Hans et al. 2004. “Theoretical Perspectives in Medical Anthropology.” In Medical Anthropology and the World System. Hans A. Baer, Merrill Singer, and Ida Susser, eds. New York: Praeger. (via homininae)

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