Wednesday, October 5, 2016

This Week's I Want To Go To There: Can I just hang out in bed all day
and call it a protest? (Also, Bed Peace.)
Photo by Nationaal Archief

The Lady Parts Justice League

If you told me that a women's rights advocacy group is out there using language like "Legis-hatin'" and "Abortion Schmabortion", I don't think I would have believed you. I would have been oh so wrong.

These ladies have got it going on with rights advocacy AND hilarity. Example text, introducing what they call the "goon squad": "meet some of the total losers who have dedicated their lives to going medieval on your ass. And all your other sexy parts for that matter."

Which leads to one very important question: why on earth do we think we have to turn into stodgy button-ups when we want to advocate for something? I mean, the answer is actually really straightforward, and it's that we are advocating to a bunch of stodgy button-ups and they listen better to people who are like them. But still. This is awesome.

Pay a visit to the Lady Parts Justice League.

Visual Size Comparisons

There is something stunning (and occasionally incredibly creepy) about artist Kevin Wisbith's series putting large things next to each other to give us a better sense of their scale.

Kevin Wisbith: The 2.6 Trillion Dollar Rock

Do Nothing

“To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world.”
— Oscar Wilde

Gratitude Prompts

Okay, I'll admit: I am a big fan of gratitude journalling. Not that I do it these days, but back when I was struggling with depression and major self-worth issues, I did, and it's one of the biggest item in my (imaginary) "things that saved me" word cloud.

Sometimes it's hard to find things to be grateful for, though. Here is a super-cheesy list of gratitude prompts. They are lame, yes. But some of the best things in life are lame. They're also just prompts - they are only there to get you started, not to be the super-cool conclusion.

Compare and Contrast: Geel vs. Bedlam

Generally our reaction to mental illness is to send people away. In Geel, Belgium, the tradition is different. They take the mentally ill into their homes and care for them as regular members of society, referring to them only as "boarders".


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