Cheers and cries of pure joy erupted as the judge handed down the ruling in the world's first ever climate liability suit.
886 Dutch citizens, including teachers, entrepreneurs, grandparents and students united to sue their government for its inaction on climate change. In a decision likely to reverberate across the world, the court ordered the state to reduce emissions by 25% within 5 years to protect its citizens from climate change.
A HUGE congratulations to all involved, including Urgenda, the group that brought the suit on behalf of the citizens.
I have taken nude photos of myself and sent them to lovers. I've taken nude photos of myself when I'm bored. I've taken nude photos just because I have a smart phone and it's fun. None of that means I have asked for my privacy to be violated, my photos stolen and my very self made available for public humiliation and judgment. Consent is everything.
When Channel 7's Sunrise asks 'when will women learn' instead of 'why do men continue to view women as objects they can defile and violate while the world watches and tut-tuts', they are victim blaming. They are saying it's the responsibility of victims of crime and assault to prevent it and not the responsibility of society to make such crimes intolerable and unacceptable.
When will women learn? Learn what? That our bodies do not belong to us? That we have no right to determine who sees those bodies, touches those bodies, fucks those bodies, and shares in those bodies? Honey, we don't need to learn that. We already know the answer. We don't have those rights. We are not allowed to be the masters of ourselves, only the gatekeepers.
Fuck your bullshit, Sunrise. You're an antiquated, pedestrian piece of rubbish and you truck in misogyny and everyday sexism. Consent is what happens when you give permission. Theft and assault is what happens when people take it from you despite you saying no.
I'm not normally into using nudity as a form of protest. I've kept my actual breasts out of this shot so it can be shared on FB without attracting the censorship of an organisation that's afraid of women loving their own bodies but comfortable with men ridiculing and shaming them.
Like I said, I have taken nude photos and I have chosen who gets to see them. That doesn't make me a fool or 'asking for trouble' or somehow deserving of assault. It means that I expect they'll be kept private and treated as personal. It means that I expect to live in a world where sexual predators, revenge pornographers and misogynists aren't defended on morning television shows while their victims are demonised as having made a mistake. What do you know, it turns out that I actually think we should act as if men are better than that.
Anyway, feel free to share this status and image. That's what consent looks like. Also, I took this photo while sitting on the toilet because that's about the amount of respect I have for Sunrise and the parade of morons who produce the whole sorry mess of it.
UPDATE: Dan's remains were found on 21 March 2016. Thank you to everyone who kept an eye out for him - it meant the world to our family.
In absolute awe of Mum and Dad’s strength. Today they’re off to some of the harder-to-reach places in this massive country (northern WA + western NT) with our new posters, hot off the press! Please SHARE it and help us reach even further <3
My class loves our Quiet Critters & often ask if they can be brought out.
I only use these sparingly & when the class needs to concentrate on a task quietly. 😊
I've saved the label I made here: http://reliefteachingideas.com/quiet-critters/
QuietCritters live in a soundproof jar & only come out when it's quiet. ;) Loud noises hurt their ears, but whispering is ok (or however you want to work it). They love to sit on students' desks & watch & learn from the students. They don't mind being patted but they get scared if anyone picks them up or tries to play with them. If the student is too loud, they get moved to the other side of their desk. If they continue to be loud they go back into their jar. At the end of the quiet lesson whoever still has a Quiet Critter on their desk can have points, a sticker or whatever incentives you have in the room.
There are lots of different examples online showing how to make & use them. I just used a hot glue gun to attach the googly eyes & felt love heart shapes as feet to the pom poms. There are lots more examples on Pinterest! Some more elaborate than others.
I've now changed the container to a plastic one, just in case anyone was worried. :)
10 Amazing Things You Probably Didn't Know About Australia....
🐨 - 84% of Australia’s mammals are unique to the country. 🌊 - If you visited one new beach in Australia every day, it would take over 27 years to see them all. 📫 - The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure, and it even has its own postbox! ⛄ - The Australian Alps receive more snowfall than Switzerland. 🚙 - Around 160,000 vehicles cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge every single day. 🌴- More than 85% of Australians live within 50km of the coast. 💨 - Cape Grim in Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world. 🐧 - Of the 828 bird species listed in Australia, about half are found nowhere else. 👧 - The “selfie” is an Australian invention. 🐳 - Over 50% of the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises are found in Australian waters.
Our little koala joey clip from Symbio Wildlife Park got over a million views and international news coverage over the weekend. Here's another clip of the adorable mother and daughter together. Too much cuteness going on here.
**** Would you know what to do if lights and sirens are approaching? ****
If an emergency vehicle is approaching and is sounding an alarm or showing flashing lights, you must move out of the path of the emergency vehicle as soon as you can do so safely.
Here’s some tips:
• Again, do not panic. • Slow down, but do not brake rapidly. • Use your indicators. • Be aware of other motorists. • Do not move suddenly or move into the path of the emergency vehicle. • Move as far to the left of the road as you can and come to a stop. • If you cannot move left safely, stay where you are and let the emergency vehicle drive around you.