A Womyn’s Centre that focuses on feminism and females? Radical stuff.

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The latest news from the Third Space collective (formerly the University of Victoria Women’s Centre) comes from a source who received a letter from the collective’s governing body, the UVic Students Society. According to the letter, the staff have left or quit, and no one is currently running programs at the Third Space. Kay Gallivan’s term as Communications Coordinator has ended, and Nadia Hamdon has stepped down from her role as Finance Coordinator, the source said.

We can understand why people might distance themselves from the advocacy group, especially since it voted in August 2016 to “donate” thousands of dollars of university money to its own former Finance Coordinator, Daphne Shaed – the self-proclaimed “tranny cyborg Hindu goddess” who looks to us like a white man with a huge case of entitlement.

The Third Space collective has been in a state of chaos since it started making…

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     “One cannot simultaneously call oneself a leftist while defending a multi billion dollar industry that profits from the exploitation and degradation of women. One cannot call oneself “progressive” while refusing to stand up against the commodification of women and while refusing to challenge an industry that depends upon the absolute selfishness of men who tell themselves that their orgasms are more important that women’s humanity. One cannot claim to care about equality while choosing to defend men’s hurt feelings over women’s hurt bodies. There is no debate. If you are a leftist, you oppose capitalism and you oppose the exploitation, commodification, and abuse of your fellow human beings. You oppose hierarchy, oppressive systems of power, and imagery and ideas that naturalize and sexualize inequality.”

-Meghan Murphy

Visit Ms.Murphy’s website – The Feminist Current.

Bach started composing these works around 1703, while at Weimar, and the set was completed by 1720, when Bach was a Kapellmeister in Köthen.[2] He was almost certainly inspired by Johann Paul von Westhoff’s partitas for solo violin, since he worked alongside Westhoff at Weimar, and the older composer’s pieces share some stylistic similarities with Bach’s. Solo violin repertoire was actively growing at the time: Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’s celebrated solo passacaglia appeared c.1676, Westhoff’s collections of solo violin music were published in 1682 and 1696, Johann Joseph Vilsmayr’s Artificiosus Concentus pro Camera in 1715, and finally, Johann Georg Pisendel’s solo violin sonata was composed around 1716. The tradition of writing for solo violin did not die after Bach, either; Georg Philipp Telemann published 12 Fantasias for solo violin in 1735.

Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003

Grave
Fuga
Andante
Allegro

This sonata was later transcribed for harpsichord by the composer, catalogued as BWV 964.

Designer babies, the end of diseases, genetically modified humans that never age. Outrageous things that used to be science fiction are suddenly becoming reality. The only thing we know for sure is that things will change irreversibly.

Well, if we don’t immolate ourselves first, some interesting things await for us in the future. :)

The world’s oldest profession is easily the world’s worst ‘profession’.

“We know working in prostitution causes higher rates of ptsd than participating in war, we know women are severely abused during sex, we know sex industry is heavily linked with child trafficking and human trafficking, we know most participants have to be severely drugged in order to be able to participate, we know a lot of women trapped in porn industry are coerced and have no other choice but to do it, we know a lot of them aren’t even aware they’re being trafficked, we know a lot of them aren’t aware what they’re going through is slavery, we know women’s consent isn’t respected in sex prostitutionindustry, we know they’re being forced to do more and more and damage their bodies more than they would ever consent to, we know men are getting off on humiliation, degradation, dehumanization and destruction of women’s bodies, we know it’s damaging the women this is done to, we know it’s forming the entire society’s idea of sexuality and how sex and female bodies should look like and be handled, we know porn causes higher rates of rape, we know porn causes violent and painful sexual experiences for women, we know that porn causes child-on-child rape, we know it hijacks everyone’s sexuality, we know as a society we no longer have a clue what healthy sex looks like. 

How could anyone with a smallest bit of compassion and empathy defend it? How could anyone disregard millions of victims and their experiences? How could anyone insist sex industry should keep existing despite catastrophic amount of damage to everyone, not just people involved, but to everyone ever exposed to it? Porn can be stopped, if everyone who still has their compassion stood up against it, it can be stopped. Let’s start working on it. Let’s make porn a painful, catastrophic history.”

FuriousRadfem

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Brilliant strip from Tatsuya Ishida illustrating that ironic moment when the notion of ‘victim-less crime’ goes up in smoke and shit proceeds to get real.  Go to sinfest.net to read the rest of the story.

trees    Trees on streets and boulevards reduce crime.  Do we know the how or why of this particular correlation, nope.  But we do know that trees on private lots also tend to reduce criminal activity, with the proviso that they are over 42 feet high.  The studies linked are quite fascinating and most definitely worth a read.

But recent research suggests the opposite:  trees don’t give burglars and highwaymen a place to hide, rather they may reduce crime in a neighbourhood.

One piece of research from 2001 focused on a public housing project in Chicago, where some buildings had trees out front, others did not. The research found that buildings with fewer trees or barren yards had more crime reports, while buildings with trees had fewer crimes. Because residents of the project were randomly assigned to various apartments, the differences in crime couldn’t be attributed to factors like income.

A more recently published article in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning focused on Cincinnati. The city’s trees were being killed by the Emerald Ash Borer beetle. Researchers took advantage of the spread of the beetle to study the relationship between trees and crime. They found that when a tree is killed and removed, crime in the area tends to go up.

[Source: CBC radio]

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