What a close read of the Isla Vista shooter’s horrific manifesto, “My Twisted World,” says about his values—and ours

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10 GREAT Tweets from #YesAllWomen

@ZAmmi: because “I have a boyfriend” is more likely to get a guy to back off than “no”, because they respect other men more than women

@AdelaideKane: Not ALL men harass women. But ALL women have, at some point, been harassed by men. Food for thought.

@wheresaddie: Because men don’t text eachother that they got home safe.

@feliciaday: When a woman makes a video, most comments are about tearing apart her looks. Or if they’d “do” her. With a man, almost none.

@Firstladyofatl: “Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” -Maya Angelou

@rubinafillion: “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” -Maya Angelou

@bluntystyles: If more men said “don’t be that guy” to each other instead of “not all men” to women… what a wonderful world this could be.

@mckennaplewis: “When a man says no in this culture, it’s the end of the discussion. When a woman says no, it’s the beginning of a negotiation”

 @schemaly: because our bodies and reproduction are regulated like public property

@ayeshamattu: Time to address cultural constructs of violent masculinity + male entitlement. Misogyny kills.  (Upworthy video link.)

Game of Thrones – “The Laws of Gods and Men”

Cultural Learnings

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“The Laws of Gods and Men”

May 11, 2014

“We prefer the stories they tell. More plain, less open to interpretation.”

This is why the Iron Bank of Braavos prefers numbers.

They’re strange, in this way: whereas the other groups who jostle for power in Westeros (and across the Narrow Sea) are interested in histories and lineages, the Iron Bank is only concerned with numbers. It’s why they’re unmoved by Stannis’ claim to the throne by blood, and why they’re won over by Davos’ claim that Stannis is the closest Westeros has to a stable ruler should Tywin Lannister meet his end.

Interpretation is at the heart of law, of course, and of the men and women who enact it. Although the majority of the episode is taken up by an actual trial, the storylines that precede it show the reverberations of other forms of justice, in which similarly cruel…

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