What I know now // 013
From the ‘44 stock photos…‘ article below. Tooga / Stone / Getty Images
- 44 Stock Photos That Hope To Change The Way We Look At Women. It seems heinous to source a buzzfeed article, but they did draw my attention tot his incredible project. Getty images in conjunction with LeanIn.org has launched a series of photos through the Lean In Collection which challenge our typical representation of women and girls in the media. As I’m studying visual rhetoric and culture so closely right now, I think it’s an incredible and much needed project that believe has the ability to make an impact. Even if it’s just 2,500 photos, it’s a start and I hope it starts a trend. Stock photos create the standards of what the world sure look like and here’s an opportunity to emphasize the real diversity the world has.
- Why patriarchy fears the scissors: for women, short hair is a political statement. It sounds kind of like an inflammatory title, but my friend Grant (former short-haircut-hater) sent me this to me and said it changed his mind about short hair cuts on women, so don’t even think that I’m getting all rant-y on you. It’s a thoughtful piece that I recommend.
- Ellen Page’s coming out speech on friday punched me in the heart and the brain at the same time (via GOOD). It was really well spoken. Also, Good Magazine has outrageously conversational titles.
- Hiroo Onoda, Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91. He didn’t think the World War II was over. For decades.
- Sallie Mae Publicly Shamed For Harassing A Dead Law Student’s Family. Title says it all, but if you want read it and justify your frown lines, you totally should.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
- What Drives Success? (via New York Times) Man, was this a good month for articles or what? I thought this article was fascinating and insist you read it. I find education amazing.
- Do Google’s Smart Contact Lenses Portend A Glassless Future? Google contact lens for measuring your blood sugar? that would be helpful for my dad. It’s funny that posts like these its like: all my design friends already know about this, all my regular life friends have no interest in technology.