i’m seeing beyonce
and jay zin 36 days
New York state lawmakers have passed a bill banning residents from taking “tiger selfies” — a rising trend on dating websites in which single men post photos of themselves posing with the ferocious felines in hopes of impressing potential mates. — Sentence to Ponder and Ponder and Ponder, via Marginal Revolution (via abbyjean)
This summer, Kim will take on one of the biggest travel challenges of his life. With three friends — including two classmates from Harvard — he will travel from Los Angeles to Boston in a wheelchair-accessible rental van, documenting the best and worst hotels, restaurants, and attractions in terms of accessibility, and then publish their findings. Let’s Go, the travel guide series written and edited entirely by Harvard students, will publish it online by the end of the year, Kim said. —
A coast-to-coast quest to craft accessibility guide
i don’t care about the harvard thing, but i look forward to the guide!(via disabilityhistory)
How Starbucks conned everyone with the promise of free college tuition -
Everything you’ve heard about Starbucks’ “revolutionary” college tuition program is a lie.
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I can do this
Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2014: #yesallwomen Includes Women with Disabilities. -
- Women with disabilities are at least twice as likely to be victims of domestic violence and sexual assault than women without disabilities.
- Women with disabilities experience abuse that lasts longer and is more intense than women without disabilities.
- Women with disabilities are less likely to report domestic violence or sexual assault. Approximately 70% - 85% of abuse against people with disabilities goes unreported.
- Studies estimate that 80% of women with disabilities have been sexually assaulted.
- One study showed that 47% of sexually abused women with disabilities reported assaults on more than ten occasions.
- Another study found that only 5% of reported crimes against people with disabilities were prosecuted, compared to 70% for serious crimes committed against people with no disabilities.
- Women with disabilities are often perceived to be weak, unwanted or asexual, making us more vulnerable to sexual violence.
- Some attackers have stated that they considered it a “favor” to rape and/or sexually assault women and girls with disabilities because they thought no one else would have sex with us, that we could not have sex otherwise, or they didn’t even view us as human beings.
- Abuse has a more severe negative effect on the self-esteem of women with physical disabilities than those without disabilities.
- Many women with disabilities have fewer economic resources, thereby increasing the risk of abuse.
- Women with disabilities face limited options for escaping abusive situations and accessing battered women’s programs.
- Women with disabilities are women too. Our voices, our thoughts, our bodies, and our lives matter.
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Current level of determination
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