August 1st, 2012

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Body Image

Olympic weightlifter Zoe Smith discusses body image and her indifference to the opinions of men who are wankers.

Me, I think she looks hot, but I'm more attracted by the strength and personality.  I'd love to see more art of women shaped like her.  I think she'd make an excellent model for a superhera: muscled without looking like a caricature.
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Plans and Goals

Sometimes it helps to talk out the things you want to do and the projects you want to work on, and get cheers for stuff you've finished.

  • What are some of your upcoming plans and goals?

  • Are any of them things you'll need help with, and if so, what kind of help?

  • What are some plans/goals that you have recently completed?

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Trapping Children Indoors

Here's an illustration of how children's freedom has been curtailed over the generations.

If it's not "safe" for children to roam free, then either we have failed at creating a decent society, or we have failed to prepare young people for life; or some combination of those two.  If they are not taught how to navigate the world, assess and deal with its risks, then they will arrive at adulthood without those crucial survival skills.  And they will have access to far more dangerous things than a sidewalk to bike down or a tree to climb.  They'll be driving cars and managing their sexuality, and gods help us all if they don't know how to handle dangers safely before then.