5 Plots on Gender You Have to See (Weekly Plotly Roundup)
We’ve posted a new roundup of the latest and greatest Plotly plots! Check out our full post with the interactive plots embedded to find more awesome content.
The data for this area plot comes from a study in which researchers sent thousands of identical emails to professors across the country and signed them with names signalling different genders and ethnicities. Basically, in every department outside the Fine Arts, emails signed with a “white male” name received more attention than almost any of the others — even when the professors were themselves women or members of a minority group. Read more…
Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.
Take note: The moment people stopped reblogging and tweeting and writing news articles and calling attention to Ferguson, they brought back the armored cars. It is not over. They were waiting for the world to lose interest and knew it would.
That last comment .
Just a few days ago. Signal boost!
We didn’t know that our activism and our peaceful displays would result in guns literally looking down our eyes. Literally looking down our eyes. Guns.
And I had young people who were willing to die. For justice.
I had a young person — and he’s definitely the example of many young people that I represent who said "I didn’t think I would make it to twenty-one years old so I’m ready to die now. Let’s do it now."
State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN) speaks on the Senate floor about the events she witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri in the weeks following the execution of Mike Brown. Senator Chappelle-Nadal was one of many protesters tear gassed for three hours without reprieve by the Ferguson PD.
She has been consistent and unrelenting in her criticism of Governor Jay Nixon — to the point of tweeting him “FUCK you, Governor!” — for his lack of action over the violation of citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully protest, and passionately vocal about the violent ways in which protesters were abused by the police.
World’s Largest Turban – Indian Man Wears Headgear That Weighs 100 Pounds
Avtar Singh Mauni, from Punjab, India, is the proud owner of the world’s largest turban. The devout Sikh’s enormous headgear consists of no less than 645 meters of fabric, weighing 100 pounds. It took him a staggering 16 years to assemble, and he needs to spend six hours just to put it on. And you thought you had problems getting ready in the morning!
The 60-year-old is rather proud of his unusual, multi-colored turban; he declared that he will continue to wear it until he has no strength left in his limbs to carry it. “I don’t consider it a burden. I’m most happy when I wear it,” he explained.
In fact, Avtar Singh is so used to the turban that he finds it odd when he isn’t wearing it. “On the rare times I don’t have my turban on, I keep getting this feeling of being incomplete, that some part of me is missing,” he said. “I get afraid that I may fall and I keep wondering ‘have I lost something, where is my turban?’”
The 645m creation has taken 16 years to assemble and looks set to smash the existing Guinness World Record of 400m.
It means the 60-year-old holy man is carrying 100lb on his head every day; about the weight of a moped.
Photo: NBT Mumbai/FacebookWacth the video:
Q:Apparently that dude who lived in the Maine woods for decades is a model of rugged independence. Never mind that he stole literally all the food he ate from people nearby. And clothes and children's toys and fuck this would be a perfect parody of white dudes except it's a thing that actually happened. PS he got less than a year in jail instead of getting shot by the police or a homeowner.
I also like how libertarian assholes in particular always like to front like they’re the model of independence and responsibility, and refuse to admit that they fucking benefit and leech off the shit that we all got together to protect, clean, regulate or whatever. It’s like, hey dipshits, if you’re so fucking independent, stop breathing this clean air we fought for.
Emily Blincoe: Color-coded photography
We’ve already featured talented Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe a couple of times on iGNANT. Her output is amazingly creative and never fails to make us smile. Emily is probably best known for her color-coded arrangements.
For her latest works she collected color permutation of tomatoes, oranges, eggs, ice cream and leaves and sorted them into groups and gradients for each image