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Professor Marston & The Wonder Women opens tomorrow! (autoload video at site)
Cultural differences can affect how we experience depression.
“Your cultural context just tells you what is important to pay attention to,” Chentsova-Dutton said. “Usually when you develop depression, you are hit with so many changes in your mind. You’re thinking differently, you’re feeling differently. You’re essentially looking for some sort of explanation in your cultural environment, and if you happen to be in China and people around you talk about neurasthenia, they will tell you what is important to pay attention to.”
Things are really tough for a lot of people right now, so here’s an article about one person’s love of Harry Styles and the uninhibited joy of being a fan.
If you haven’t seen Suistudio’s ad campaign with women in suits and naked men draped about as decor, here you go.
Missing Mallory’s revised fairy tales? Gwen Lawson posted Adult Fairy Tales for Millenials on Medium.
Ijeoma Oluo: ‘I am drowning in whiteness’
People tell me to stop making things about race all of the time. But when you are not making things about race, you’re making them about whiteness all of the time.
Every decision that you make with ease is made with whiteness. Every door that opens for you is opened by whiteness. And I know this sounds like I am taking away all of your achievements, and I’m not. But I need you to understand that from the Constitution to our education system to our pop culture – everything that we do is steeped in whiteness.
And when you do not acknowledge that, you make it about race. Because then I have to navigate what you won’t see. I am tripping over the roadblocks that you don’t even know that you’re placing in front of me.
I am drowning in the whiteness, and you can’t help me if you can’t see it.
We now have evidence that the lymphatic system is present in our brains.
A Captain Awkward guest post on free and low-cost mental health resources.
Resist List, a resource for people who want to be involved in practical, progressive action in the UK.
Amanda Werner, the person who cosplayed the Monopoly Man at the Equifax hearings.
Werner and their activist colleagues decided they would launch a campaign on Capitol Hill this week during the Equifax hearings to raise more awareness about a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that some congressional reps are trying to do away with. They started by handing out “get out of jail free cards” symbolizing how forced arbitration lets banks get away with wrongdoing, then decided to dress Werner up like the Monopoly Man himself to attend hearings in Pennybags’s best. Werner wound up two rows back from the action, surrounded by Equifax execs and representatives who weren’t all that thrilled about the stunt.
“I was getting a lot of dirty looks, and folks were very uncomfortable with the fact that I was in the room,” Werner told VICE. “I think honestly they kept waiting for me to do something that was going to get me kicked out, but luckily I did my homework, I knew what I was allowed to do and not do.”
Rewire’s article on the Supreme Court’s reactions to the oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, which challenges electoral restrictions and gerrymandering efforts.
Shutting down unwanted behavior by newcomers to a culture quickly and concisely.
The college I attended was small and very LGBT friendly. One day someone came to visit and used the word “gay” as a pejorative, as was common in the early 2000s. A current student looked at the visitor and flatly said, “we don’t do that here.” The guest started getting defensive and explaining that they weren’t homophobic and didn’t mean anything by it. The student replied, “I’m sure that’s true, but all you need to know is we don’t do that here.” The interaction ended at that point, and everyone moved on to different topics. “We don’t do that here” was a polite but firm way to educate the newcomer about our culture.
The Kickstarter for No Man Shall Protect Us: Documenting the secret society of female bodyguards who defended the radical suffragettes. It’s not all white ladies, either!
More history: Women Spies of the Civil War, with Smithsonian Magazine putting Harriet Tubman at the top of the list.
Oksana Chusovitina, a 42-year-old gymnast from Uzbekistan, just participated in her 16th world championship competition this month and was elected to the FIG athletes commission as the representative for women’s artistic gymnastics.