What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to accomplish with his new photo project, “Weapons of Choice.”
The series uses a makeup artist to put bruises and scars on photo subjects. Embedded in these violent marks are some hateful words typically associated with abuse, such as “Stupid,” “Dumb,” “Trash” and others that are much, much worse.
One of these women is despised and hated for being awkward.
The other is applauded and worshipped for the exact same reason.
I know other factors come into play.
But something isn’t right there.
ones an extrovert and ones an introvert voila la différence
One had to portray a disaster of a character, one didn’t
Both were doing their jobs as actresses. One was better written.
there was this one time i was at my dentist’s office, and my dentist likes making small talk and all that, and so he was like “how’s life?” and i didn’t know what to say, so i just said “short” and then now he doesn’t make small talk with me
i went to the dentist recently, and he sort of cautiously asked me “how’s life?” and i just remembered to NOT say “short” this time, and so then i said “too long” and dammit i screwed it up again.
#castiel#yo remember when castiel was working overtime to impress dean#shiny shit and busted lights#zapping dudes up to fucking outer space like no biggie hello dean how are you#everything was a great big glowing explosion back then#hey dean how’s it going BOOM CRACKLE POW ZAP oh nothing much just some heaven business nothing to worry about#yeah good to see you too ZOW SNAP BOOOOOM#casualstiel rocking his power#let it never be said that castiel’s above making a joke#or some cheap theatrics#to get a date (via robotmango)
This thing looks like a huge thermos, and it is. By keeping rotavirus and pneumonia vaccines cold for 50 days, it saves kids’ lives. I saw it work perfectly in a rural health outpost with no running water or electricity, just an amazing health worker using technology suited to her needs.
There are coolers that keep sperm and eggs frozen for decades.
Yeah, but those coolers need electricity, something in very short supply in rural Ethiopia. (More than 60 million Ethiopians live outside or urban centers, and most of them—and most of the health centers that serve them—are without power or running water.) There are refrigerators that use propane or gas to keep cool, but propane can be expensive and difficult to keep in steady supply, so these ridiculously efficient Thermoses are (literally) a life-saver.
It’s difficult to overstate the poverty here: Most of the plowing of fields is done with wooden plows drawn by cattle, and there are almost no cars on the roads. (Most people travel by foot or on handmade carts drawn by animals). That Ethiopia has been able to reduce under-5 mortality from 25% to 8% in the past 20 years despite this poverty and a very rural population is a tremendous success story, and with effectively outfitted health posts, that percentage will get even lower—hopefully within the next decade Ethiopia’s child mortality rate will fall below the current world average of 5%.