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“It’s often thought that models have little career longevity. Belgian beauty Hanne Gaby Odiele has dispelled this myth: she has been one of the industry’s most visible faces for almost a decade, racking up high-profile clients including Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Versace in the process.
Last week, however, she made headlines for a different reason when she revealed in an interview with Vogue magazine that she was born intersex. Broadly speaking, the term ‘intersex’ refers to a series of conditions which lead to a child being born with a variation in sex anatomy. It’s not particularly rare – it’s estimated that around 2 percent of children are born intersex – yet knowledge and awareness of intersex identities is still disappointingly limited.
Odiele disclosed that she was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, a condition which meant that, even though she was genetically male in chromosomal terms, her body was resistant to male hormones. She was born with internal testes, no ovaries and no uterus. ‘I will never know how it is to have a period or have a baby,’ she revealed. ‘But I also don’t stand up peeing! I don’t have a penis! I am intersex, but I am much more female. I am not facing a biological clock – I have no clock!’”
“In the comic and cartoon worlds, ‘adult’ often refers to excessive gore and sexual material. But what happens when the art form is elevated to a higher level of thoughtfulness with diverse subject matter and lifted out of standard page sizes? Enter Kim Jung Gi, a Korean sketch artist breaking the confines of comic books and graphic novels to create large scale, detailed works ranging from scenes of everyday city life to surreal compositions.”
“Most women know exactly what’s up when a man walks too close to them, acting real shady. I don’t think there’s a single lady of my acquaintance who hasn’t been flashed at some point, especially if she lives in a city with lots of opportunities for determined perverts to trap her in crowded areas.
This guy is in Turkey, on the other side of the world, and I still recognized exactly what he was up to. Hunched shoulders, bag ready to cover the evidence, one hand messing around at your belt. Yep, we got a penis on the bus. Most guys who do this depend on a women being too scared, ashamed, or just too damned tired to fight back or say anything. Well, this dude chose the wrong mark, and security footage of the incident shows his public shaming.”
“For most of us, it’s hard to conceive of a life without power, yet a staggering 1.1 billion people on the planet do not have access to electricity. When artist-inventor-pyromaniac Jim Mason had his power shut off by the city of Berkeley, he rediscovered a sustainable power technology used during WWII, inadvertently “
(Via. Huffington Post)
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