nprglobalhealth:

Like any piece of clothing, the hijab isn’t one size fits all.
Women around the world choose to wear — or not to wear — a headscarf or veil for many reasons.
A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So Swami and one of his graduate students looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.
Read more: Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women’s Body Image

nprglobalhealth:

Like any piece of clothing, the hijab isn’t one size fits all.

Women around the world choose to wear — or not to wear — a headscarf or veil for many reasons.

A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So Swami and one of his graduate students looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.

Read more: Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women’s Body Image

(via npr)

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18mr:

Fast food workers struggling for a wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize participated in a nonviolent civil disobedience action last week. 

This is Emily Nguyen (ponytail) and Kalia Vang (visor). Emily is 20 years-old and a sophomore at Sacramento City College. She’s worked in fast food for a year and a half and makes California minimum wage ($9 an hour). She says, “I’m just working to breathe, to stay alive. I’m not really living life. We won’t stop till we meet our destination, till our wages go up.”

 Watch the emotional video of their arrest here, and be sure to support them on Facebook here!

-JS

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patchesthegreat:

so where are all the libertarians for Ferguson

like I know they hate the idea of a militarized police state so they should be eating this shit up

but all my libertarian friends seem awful quiet about it 

I wonder why 

(jk we all know why)

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socialjusticekoolaid:

What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

@1 month ago with 138798 notes

Black Dentist In All-White Practice Forced To Resign Over Ferguson Posts 

dynastylnoire:

crooksandliars:

Black Dentist In All-White Practice Forced To Resign Over Ferguson Posts

Will those stellar free-speech advocates on the right stand up for Dr. Misee Harris, or will they remain silent?

Dr. Misee Harris, who also was the Black Bachelorette, just found herself in an impossible situation after posting support for Ferguson and Mike Brown’s family on her private Facebook page. Dr. Harris was given a choice to resign or shut up. Here’s the story:

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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

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hellabitcoins:

rdthms:

m00nchaser:

If bees become extinct we will have exactly 4 YEARS to live on this planet. I don’t understand how “not giving a fuck” is more important than your life…

it’s actually not even GMOs it’s the pesticides in non-organic produce that’s decimating not only bees but pollinator populations like the monarch butterfly so support your local organic farmers and plant a butterfly/ pollinator garden this summer save the world 2k14

fruit is healthy :-)

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18mr:

Another side effect of what’s going on in ‪#‎Ferguson‬ is the closing of schools. Here’s a handy infographic from the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.
A crowdsourcing page has been set up to feed the students of Ferguson who would normally receive free or reduced lunch! All donations go to the St. Louis Foodbank. -JS

18mr:

Another side effect of what’s going on in ‪#‎Ferguson‬ is the closing of schools. Here’s a handy infographic from the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.

A crowdsourcing page has been set up to feed the students of Ferguson who would normally receive free or reduced lunch! All donations go to the St. Louis Foodbank. -JS

@1 month ago with 679 notes

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson’s public library welcomes students and teachers this week, while schools are still closed. 

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

As police keep to the sidelines, protests continue to be peaceful in Ferguson tonight; Tuesday, August 19th

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