The “honor crime” has a history in the UN. It emerged as a potent cultural-legal category in the 1990s to become a popular international cause for feminists and progressive men. After all, who could be “for” familial violence? But violence against women is never as simple as the seductive category of the honor crime would have us believe. Violence is dense and multifaceted. It is economic, political, military, and sexual. Most of all, violence against women in the name of honor has a history. The category of the honor crime highlights violence in certain contexts while obscuring it in others. It locates the cause in barbaric cultures and enduring tradition, out of time but in particular places. The history of the laws that enable this category and the fact that they are derived from the Napoleonic Code is once again forgotten in lieu of an easier answer: traditions and cultures of violence.

Lila Abu-Lughod and Maya Mikdashi on “Tradition and the Anti-Politics Machine”

pinnapark:

I like replacing the words “social justice” and “politically correct” with “respect”

"I don’t want to tag triggers because its too much work just to be respectful"

"I don’t care about your respect bullshit."

"Being respectful is just stupid pandering."

suddenly a much clearer picture is painted

uispeccoll:

Here we have a modern take on an old classic.  This is a limited edition of The Divine Comedy, originally written by Dante Alighieri in the early 14th century.  This rendition, translated by Robert and Jean Hollander stays true to the story Dante had to tell and includes some very vivid images provided by Monika Beisner.  Beisner created 100 detailed paintings for this work and is credited with being the first woman to ever illustrate the entirety of The Divine Comedy.

Alighieri, Dante. The Divine Comedy. Translated by Robert & Jean Hollander ; Illustrated by Monika Beisner ; [introduction by Carlo Carena ; foreword by Roberto Benigni].  Verona : Edizioni Valdonega, 2007.

Special Collections x-Collection FOLIO PQ4315 .H6 2007 
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uispeccoll:

Here we have a modern take on an old classic.  This is a limited edition of The Divine Comedy, originally written by Dante Alighieri in the early 14th century.  This rendition, translated by Robert and Jean Hollander stays true to the story Dante had to tell and includes some very vivid images provided by Monika Beisner.  Beisner created 100 detailed paintings for this work and is credited with being the first woman to ever illustrate the entirety of The Divine Comedy.

Alighieri, Dante. The Divine Comedy. Translated by Robert & Jean Hollander ; Illustrated by Monika Beisner ; [introduction by Carlo Carena ; foreword by Roberto Benigni].  Verona : Edizioni Valdonega, 2007.

Special Collections x-Collection FOLIO PQ4315 .H6 2007 
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uispeccoll:

Here we have a modern take on an old classic.  This is a limited edition of The Divine Comedy, originally written by Dante Alighieri in the early 14th century.  This rendition, translated by Robert and Jean Hollander stays true to the story Dante had to tell and includes some very vivid images provided by Monika Beisner.  Beisner created 100 detailed paintings for this work and is credited with being the first woman to ever illustrate the entirety of The Divine Comedy.

Alighieri, Dante. The Divine Comedy. Translated by Robert & Jean Hollander ; Illustrated by Monika Beisner ; [introduction by Carlo Carena ; foreword by Roberto Benigni].  Verona : Edizioni Valdonega, 2007.

Special Collections x-Collection FOLIO PQ4315 .H6 2007 
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uispeccoll:

Here we have a modern take on an old classic.  This is a limited edition of The Divine Comedy, originally written by Dante Alighieri in the early 14th century.  This rendition, translated by Robert and Jean Hollander stays true to the story Dante had to tell and includes some very vivid images provided by Monika Beisner.  Beisner created 100 detailed paintings for this work and is credited with being the first woman to ever illustrate the entirety of The Divine Comedy.

Alighieri, Dante. The Divine Comedy. Translated by Robert & Jean Hollander ; Illustrated by Monika Beisner ; [introduction by Carlo Carena ; foreword by Roberto Benigni].  Verona : Edizioni Valdonega, 2007.

Special Collections x-Collection FOLIO PQ4315 .H6 2007 
Zoom Info

uispeccoll:

Here we have a modern take on an old classic.  This is a limited edition of The Divine Comedy, originally written by Dante Alighieri in the early 14th century.  This rendition, translated by Robert and Jean Hollander stays true to the story Dante had to tell and includes some very vivid images provided by Monika Beisner.  Beisner created 100 detailed paintings for this work and is credited with being the first woman to ever illustrate the entirety of The Divine Comedy.

Alighieri, Dante. The Divine Comedy. Translated by Robert & Jean Hollander ; Illustrated by Monika Beisner ; [introduction by Carlo Carena ; foreword by Roberto Benigni].  Verona : Edizioni Valdonega, 2007.

Special Collections x-Collection FOLIO PQ4315 .H6 2007 

theparisreview:

What kind of worker is a writer? On Tillie Olsen, who wrote in dribs and drabs while holding down menial jobs and raising four children: “Writing, Olsen reminded her readers, takes time, education, energy, and resources, and these things are unevenly distributed. She encouraged us to attend to unorthodox writing produced in unfavorable circumstances—letters, diaries, scrapbooks like her own—and, in doing so, to question what counts as literature.”
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

theparisreview:

What kind of worker is a writer? On Tillie Olsen, who wrote in dribs and drabs while holding down menial jobs and raising four children: “Writing, Olsen reminded her readers, takes time, education, energy, and resources, and these things are unevenly distributed. She encouraged us to attend to unorthodox writing produced in unfavorable circumstances—letters, diaries, scrapbooks like her own—and, in doing so, to question what counts as literature.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

I think sometimes when people get older they start to limit themselves and think that if they wanted to start singing or they wanted to start playing guitar or if they wanted to, I don’t know…become an archeologist - whatever it is, they think they just can’t do it anymore because they’ve hit a certain age and I just think that’s like putting yourself in jail. I realized a couple of years ago that the more that I did and made things and created things that I could love; it helped me to realize that I was actually loving myself and what came out of me.

Theresa Wayman

In the animal world we have seen that the vast majority of species live in societies, and that they find in association the best arms for the struggle for life: understood, of course, in its wide Darwinian sense – not as a struggle for the sheer means of existence, but as a struggle against all natural conditions unfavourable to the species. The animal species[…] in which individual struggle has been reduced to its narrowest limits[…] and the practice of mutual aid has attained the greatest development[…] are invariably the most numerous, the most prosperous, and the most open to further progress. The mutual protection which is obtained in this case, the possibility of attaining old age and of accumulating experience, the higher intellectual development, and the further growth of sociable habits, secure the maintenance of the species, its extension, and its further progressive evolution. The unsociable species, on the contrary, are doomed to decay.

Peter Kropotkin; Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution

queen-of-love-and-beauty:

Men who can’t cook, clean, or even do their own laundry are not “cute” and “in need of a woman to care for them”. They are spoiled brats so dependent on gender roles that they never bothered to learn the minimal skills to take care of themselves.

seriously though

{F}ences are an essential element of human communities. The people who patrol these fences are generally unkind to those they find in violation. The phrase “getting above your raising” is little more than anxious working-class border patrolling. The term “white trash” is little more than anxious ruling-class border patrolling.

Ta-Nehisi Coates; Acting French

Canadian government burns 100+ years of environmental data, books, and public records.

a-sassination:

climateadaptation:

Conservative government closed environmental libraries containing historic environment records. Scientists protest to no avail. Public silent.

Canadians have also fired thousands of scientists, gutted environmental laws, and replaced science posts with oil executives.

We’ve also closed Health Canada libraries and outsourced inter-library loans to a private company that’s, from what I’ve heard, both expensive and incompetent. Scientists are literally stockpiling books in their basements to make sure they’ll have access to the sources they need for their work.

tony-the-intelligent-goon:

ashiibaka:

Science.

I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either
scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
the idea to put ants on stilts
there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
confused ants

tony-the-intelligent-goon:

ashiibaka:

Science.

I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either

  • scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
  • the idea to put ants on stilts
  • there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
  • confused ants
mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

cracked:

sorenbowie:

codyjohnston:

shinji-kun69:

Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.

HI UM NOPE
This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.
The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:

“Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”

Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.
Anyway. The tale of an entire mob attacking this man was
followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:

This is all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.
ALSO also?

So really, “Black Man Punches White Man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is actually through the fucking roof.
And yet…

Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.

Cracked shouldn’t be the “journalists” catching this kind of thing. If you read something that sounds outrageous but tickles that part of your brain that wants it to be true, there’s a good chance it’s made up specifically to do that tickling. Take twenty minutes to research it before sharing or you sound like an idiot.

We can de-bullshit you on this kind of stuff but honestly it’s getting exhausting.

Bitch you tried

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

cracked:

sorenbowie:

codyjohnston:

shinji-kun69:

Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.

HI UM NOPE

This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:

Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”

Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.

Anyway. The tale of an entire mob attacking this man was

followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:

image

This is all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.

ALSO also?

image

So really, “Black Man Punches White Man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is actually through the fucking roof.

And yet…

image

Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.

Cracked shouldn’t be the “journalists” catching this kind of thing. If you read something that sounds outrageous but tickles that part of your brain that wants it to be true, there’s a good chance it’s made up specifically to do that tickling. Take twenty minutes to research it before sharing or you sound like an idiot.

We can de-bullshit you on this kind of stuff but honestly it’s getting exhausting.

Bitch you tried

linguisten:

futurejournalismproject:

Mapping Perspective
Via Al Jazeera:

Why do maps always show the north as up? For those who don’t just take it for granted, the common answer is that Europeans made the maps and they wanted to be on top. But there’s really no good reason for the north to claim top-notch cartographic real estate over any other bearing, as an examination of old maps from different places and periods can confirm…
…There is nothing inevitable or intrinsically correct — not in geographic, cartographic or even philosophical terms — about the north being represented as up, because up on a map is a human construction, not a natural one. Some of the very earliest Egyptian maps show the south as up, presumably equating the Nile’s northward flow with the force of gravity. And there was a long stretch in the medieval era when most European maps were drawn with the east on the top. If there was any doubt about this move’s religious significance, they eliminated it with their maps’ pious illustrations, whether of Adam and Eve or Christ enthroned. In the same period, Arab map makers often drew maps with the south facing up, possibly because this was how the Chinese did it.
Things changed with the age of exploration. Like the Renaissance, this era didn’t start in Northern Europe. It began in the Mediterranean, somewhere between Europe and the Arab world. In the 14th and 15th centuries, increasingly precise navigational maps of the Mediterranean Sea and its many ports called Portolan charts appeared. They were designed for use by mariners navigating the sea’s trade routes with the help of a recently adopted technology, the compass. These maps had no real up or down — pictures and words faced in all sorts of directions, generally pointing inward from the edge of the map — but they all included a compass rose with north clearly distinguished from the other directions.

Image: A perfectly good map. Select to embiggen.

I had that map in my office for 6 years. Not a week passed by without someone questioning my motive of putting it up. 

linguisten:

futurejournalismproject:

Mapping Perspective

Via Al Jazeera:

Why do maps always show the north as up? For those who don’t just take it for granted, the common answer is that Europeans made the maps and they wanted to be on top. But there’s really no good reason for the north to claim top-notch cartographic real estate over any other bearing, as an examination of old maps from different places and periods can confirm…

…There is nothing inevitable or intrinsically correct — not in geographic, cartographic or even philosophical terms — about the north being represented as up, because up on a map is a human construction, not a natural one. Some of the very earliest Egyptian maps show the south as up, presumably equating the Nile’s northward flow with the force of gravity. And there was a long stretch in the medieval era when most European maps were drawn with the east on the top. If there was any doubt about this move’s religious significance, they eliminated it with their maps’ pious illustrations, whether of Adam and Eve or Christ enthroned. In the same period, Arab map makers often drew maps with the south facing up, possibly because this was how the Chinese did it.

Things changed with the age of exploration. Like the Renaissance, this era didn’t start in Northern Europe. It began in the Mediterranean, somewhere between Europe and the Arab world. In the 14th and 15th centuries, increasingly precise navigational maps of the Mediterranean Sea and its many ports called Portolan charts appeared. They were designed for use by mariners navigating the sea’s trade routes with the help of a recently adopted technology, the compass. These maps had no real up or down — pictures and words faced in all sorts of directions, generally pointing inward from the edge of the map — but they all included a compass rose with north clearly distinguished from the other directions.

Image: A perfectly good map. Select to embiggen.

I had that map in my office for 6 years. Not a week passed by without someone questioning my motive of putting it up. 

korpsekobain:

don’t hurt BEES. they just want to pollinate flowers and make honey. hurt WASP’s. fuck them and their old money, big mansions, and country clubs

Craig Dykers: “Thinking and Doing: Recent Works at Snøhetta”

Architecture Spring 2009 Lecture Series - April 14, 2009 at Slocum Hall. Syracuse Architecture NYC visiting critic Craig Dykers is a founding partner of SNOHETTA, and has been involved in the design and construction of several major projects in the Middle East, Europe, and the US including the new library in Alexandria, Egypt, the new National Opera House in Oslo, Norway and most recently the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in NYC.