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“I didn’t even have a life jacket because I had given it to one of the passengers. I was trying to get people to get into the boats in an orderly fashion. Suddenly, since the ship was at a 60-70° angle, I tripped and I ended up in one of the boats. That’s how I found myself in the lifeboat.” -Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, which struck rocks off the coast of Tuscany last week....read more
The ultra-Orthodox men in Israel who are exerting control over women claim that they are honoring women. In effect they are saying: We do not treat women as sex objects as you in Western society do. Our women are about more than their bodies, and that is why their bodies must be fully covered.
I have admittedly never watched 2 Broke Girls, mostly because it looked really fucking stupid (I have, however, watched multiple episodes of The Bachelor and Kourtney & Kim Take New York, so that says something). But apparently in addition to being really fucking stupid, it is also really fucking racist:...read more