I need feminism because “Want to hear a joke? Women’s rights” isn’t funny.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied: Why she kicks ass
- She is an Australian mechanical engineer and founder of the non government organisation based in Australia named Youth Without Borders.
- Youth without Borders is an advocacy group designed to empower youth in their communities. It provides a structured journey into volunteering and global citizenship for young Australians aged 13 to 20. It takes the idea of a gap year and turned it on its head to create an extended volunteering placement in Australia or Asia-Pacific. "Young People Without Borders will transform a generation, embedding the notion of contribution and giving back to society into the DNA of all young Australians."
- Her achievements bear this out: she was presented with the ‘Young Queenslander of the Year’ award in 2010 for her contribution to the community, In 2007 she was named Young Australian Muslim of the Year, In 2012 she was named Young Leader in the Australian Financial Review and she also won the inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards.
- She also coaches a football team for Muslim girls called ‘Shinpads and Hijabs’.
- She also aims to use her degree to go into the field of motorsport, and perhaps become the first female Muslim Formula 1 driver. In the more distant future, her friends see a political career beckoning, and something she sees as a very real possibility.
- She is currently blogging regularly for two websites, Richard’s F1 as the V8 Supercars correspondent and at Future Challenges, writing as a local correspondent, and contributes to the Brisbane Times and the Griffith Review. She also runs her own blog at redefiningthenarrative.
I love the ad, but I’m just enough of a vodka snob to hate the fact it is for smirnoff.
This ad speaks to me because the only way I’ll ever be able to enjoy playing the soprano Bb clarinet is if I was drunk off my ass
Okay I play clarinet and Smirnoff is always great so this is just great.
Quality Graphic Design by yours truly.
"ordinary" women react to being photoshopped into cover models
Calvin and Hobbes. Paraphrasing Carl Sagan and promoting science literacy since ‘85.
“The significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life’s meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable. If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space