Spring time porch friends.
Bloomberg News: The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.
oh my god I’m so sick of the Miley Cyrus conversation ok
Miley isn’t a feminist icon because she uses black women as accessories, is culturally appropriative, objectifies black women, uses slurs, and hasn’t apologized for any of it. NOT because she dresses scandalously or expresses her sexuality.
Stop ignoring racism in the name of sexual politics.
Feminist “icons” are not feminist icons if they contribute to the marginalization of women. End of debate. Bye.
Report: Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign
The New York Times reports U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will resign on Friday, officials said.
The resignation ends a five-year tenure that was plagued by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Officials told the Times that President Obama accepted Sebelius’ resignation and will nominate Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace her on Friday.
Photo: Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)
Children in Iraq could be legally married before the age of nine under newly proposed legislation. Known as the Jaafari law, the legislation introduces new religious restrictions on women and girls. Currently, the legal age for marriage without parental consent is 18, though girls as young as 15 can marry with a guardian’s approval. The draft law also legalizes marital rape."The passage of the Jaafari law sets the ground for legalised inequality," says women’s rights activist, Basma al-Khateeb.
Read more via The Telegraph.
West Coast - Lana Del Rey
- “It’s 4am—
I’m crying.”— 6 word poem (via dramaticir0ny)
- “So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me ‘arch priestess of the sightless,’...”
- “While I think if we didn’t know what we know now we’d say “Ah, he’s a virtual slacker,” in fact, it seems to be a period of incredible self-education...”
- “Do you know what people really want? Everyone, I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking: I wish there was just one other person I could really talk...”
- “Are you scared? Or are you not ready? There is a difference.”— Unique Quietness (via modernhepburn)