book of hours, Paris 15th century.
BnF, Nouvelle acquisition latine 3115, fol. 187r
This guy stopped watching porn — and he wants you to know why. Gender activist Ran Gavrieli felt that most of the images he saw in porn encouraged negative, even violent, attitudes toward women, despite a recent wave of feminist porn. So he pulled the plug, and found that his personal sex life and private fantasies became much more fulfilling.
In his talk at TEDxJaffa, he advocates for physically and emotionally-safe sex, as well as erotica that shows a wider range of fulfilling sexual experiences — including the intimacy of human connection, laughter, and touch. Watch his talk here.
That’s very brave for another man to say. I have so much to say about pornography, but Tumblr seems to enjoy it too much whether it be “softcore” or “hardcore”.
Porn is anti-human.
Amo: volo ut sis.” (I love you: I want you to be.)
— Martin Heidegger, quoting Augustine, in a letter to Hannah Arendt, 1925
"This mere existence, that is, all that which is mysteriously given to us by birth and which includes the shape of our bodies and the talents of our minds, can be adequately dealt with only by the unpredictable hazards of friendship and sympathy, or by the great and incalculable grace of love, which says with Augustine, ‘Volo ut sis (I want you to be),’ without being able to give any particular reason for such supreme and unsurpassable affirmation." -Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism, 1951 (via ounu)
Pizza Hut manager offered job back after claim he lost it for Thanksgiving stand
Tony Rohr has worked at the franchise in Elkhart, Indiana, for more than 10 years.
When he refused to open on Thanksgiving Day this year, he says, he was told to write a letter of resignation.
Instead, he wrote one explaining why the store should remain closed.
"I said why can’t we be the company that stands up and says we care about your employees and you can have the day off," Rohr told CNN affiliate WSBT on Wednesday. “Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two days that they’re closed in the whole year. And they’re the only two days that those people are guaranteed to have off to spend with their families.”
Best part: The restaurant where he works is owned by a franchisee, and the Pizza Hut corporate office sided with him, not the franchisee. This guy deserves all the accolades.
selfie noun, informal (also selfy; plural selfies)
a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website
"[T]he frequency of the word selfie in the English language has increased by 17,000% since this time last year.
Selfie can actually be traced back to 2002 when it was used in an Australian online forum. The word gained momentum throughout the English-speaking world in 2013 as it evolved from a social media buzzword to mainstream shorthand for a self-portrait photograph. Its linguistic productivity is already evident in the creation of numerous related spin-off terms showcasing particular parts of the body like helfie (a picture of one’s hair) and belfie (a picture of one’s posterior); a particular activity – welfie(workout selfie) and drelfie (drunken selfie), and even items of furniture – shelfie and bookshelfie.”
The Word of the Year shortlist
- bedroom tax
A little disappointed that olinguito didn’t make Word of the Year, but we may be a little biased.
I like bitcoin and olinguito better than selfie
More new images from the 50th Anniversary, ‘Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor’.