29 Moments That Show Another Side Of The Baltimore Riots

“Our people were not only trying to stop the acts of violence, but also saving and helping those in need.”

via 29 Moments That Show Another Side Of The Baltimore Riots – BuzzFeed News.

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Pesticide Drift and the Politics of Scale

“California’s Central Valley is a bread basket of America. It is the source of much of the country’s grapes, tree fruit, nuts, and vegetables. Many of the farms are massive, requiring large amounts of capital, land, and labor.

In the nearby small towns are the homes of the state’s farm laborers. They are primarily Latino. About half are undocumented. Most are poor and few have health care. Politically and economically weak, they are the primary human victims of pesticide drift.”

via Pesticide Drift and the Politics of Scale » Sociological Images.

As Riots Follow Freddie Gray’s Death in Baltimore, Calls for Calm Ring Hollow

“When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse.”

via As Riots Follow Freddie Gray’s Death in Baltimore, Calls for Calm Ring Hollow – The Atlantic.

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Link to “Me, My Sex and I” (2011)

“What is the truth about the sexes? It is a deeply-held assumption that every person is either male or female; but many people are now questioning whether this belief is correct.

This compelling and sensitive documentary unlocks the stories of people born neither entirely male nor female. Conditions like these have been known as intersex and shrouded in unnecessary shame and secrecy for decades.”

via Me, My Sex and I (2011) – Top Documentary Films.

Lumbersexuals and White Heteromasculine Pageantry

“Similar to hipster masculinity, “lumbersexual” is a classification largely reserved for young, straight, white, and arguably class-privileged men. While some position lumbersexuals as the antithesis of the metrosexual, others understand lumbersexuals as within a spectrum of identity options made available by metrosexuality. Urbandicionary.com defines the lumbersexual as “a sexy man who dresses in denim, leather, and flannel, and has a ruggedly sensual beard.”

via Lumbersexuals and White Heteromasculine Pageantry » Sociological Images.

The New Adulthood

“Yes, it’s tougher to become — or to be — an adult today than it was half a century ago.

And yes, young and old alike regard adulthood with ambivalence. Young people are embarrassed and anxious by their prolonged dependence on their parents, but they also hate the idea of a mortgage, a disgruntled spouse, never-ending debt, and a life that binds them to a boring job.”

via The New Adulthood – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Cameron Russell: Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.

“Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old.”

via Cameron Russell: Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model. – YouTube.

Power and the Gaze: What Does Resistance Look Like?

“In 1975, Mulvey conceptualized the gaze as the power derived by the viewer when they cast their glance upon a hierarchized, usually female, body. This idea perfectly captures the way a subject on film is both frozen in a time and space, and consumed. I want to turn that around, in a more kyriarchal and postmodern fashion, and allot power to the subject.”

via Power and the Gaze: What Does Resistance Look Like? » Sociological Images.

Children, Chores, and the Gender Pay Gap at Home

“Girls do more chores than boys and are less likely to get an allowance in exchange for their work. When they do, they are paid less.”

via Children, Chores, and the Gender Pay Gap at Home » Sociological Images.

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