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All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless
How 12 teens invented a solar-powered tent for the homeless
As Daniela Orozco picks off excess plastic bordering a 3D-printed box, she recalls how many homeless people she saw on her way to school when she was a high school freshman.
Just one.
Four years later, the number has multiplied. People live on a main thoroughfare near the school, at a nearby park, and below the off-ramps and bridges in her hometown of San Fernando, which is about 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. In the San Fernando Valley, homelessness increased 36% to 7,094 people last year, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency's annual count. Daniela and her friends wanted to help, but giving money wasn’t an option.
"Because we come from low-income families ourselves, we can't give them money," the high school senior says.
"We wanted to offer something besides money," her classmate, Veronica Gonzalez, chimes in.
teenager  women  society 
18 hours ago by rgl7194
White women voters are sticking -- not just with Kemp, but Trump, too
On some recent polling data (Oct. 2018) showing that white women in Georgia continue to support both Donald Trump and GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp against Stacy Abrams, the Democratic nominee who would be the first African American woman governor ever if elected.
women_and_politics  PSC_217  women  gender  politics  elections  election_2018 
19 hours ago by johnmfrench
YouTube -- Janice Fiamengo: Women Overvalue Themselves - TFF Episode 39
'In Episode 39 Professor Fiamengo wonders whether women are right to undervalue themselves since they are accustomed to men doing most of the hard work.' -- "In a society that did not value women, would we really have so many studies worrying about the fact that women don't properly value themselves?" -- Your inferiority complex is exceeded only by your superiority complex.
women  feminism  victimhood  threatnarrative 
yesterday by adamcrowe
Guy-Blache: The untold story of first female film director - BBC News
Hollywood actress Jodie Foster has narrated a documentary paying tribute to Alice Guy-Blache who is credited with being the world’s first female film director.

Blache made her first movie in 1896 and was subsequently involved in the production of some 1,000 films from shorts to features.
movie  movies  women  feminism  history  media  film  films 
yesterday by msszczep
50 Celebrities Who Train a Form of Martial Arts | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Naomi Watts

Actress Naomi Watts has trained judo for many years, and actually competed in amateur Judo championships from 1989 to 1992. She currently trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
women  MartialArts  SevenStar 
yesterday by cpalo
50 Celebrities Who Train a Form of Martial Arts | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Sarah Michelle Geller
The Buffy The Vampire Slayer star is a 1st Dan black belt in taekwondo. She's also trained kickboxing, boxing and street-fighting. Those vampires never stood a chance.
SevenStar  MartialArts  women 
yesterday by cpalo
Lucy Liu Finds Strength in Martial Arts
If somebody is confrontational or rude, it makes me more confident. It’s like, ‘No, you don’t treat somebody that way.’ It gives you an inner strength And that’s what martial arts should be; it should come from inside.″
SevenStar  MartialArts  women 
yesterday by cpalo
Lauren Williams gives Math Department a dose of algebraic combinatorics – Harvard Gazette
The Gazette sits down with Lauren Williams, the second woman to be tenured in Harvard’s Math Department and the Seaver Professor at the Radcliffe Institute.
maths  women  university  combinatorics 
yesterday by pozorvlak
VC LONDON
VC LONDON - Celebrating, empowering & supporting women to get out on the road less travelled.
magazine  motorcycle  women  events 
yesterday by asaltydog
YouTube -- Turd Flinging Monkey: How to Argue for Taking Women's Rights Away (TFM 42O)
"The 'far right' wants to have a higher birth rate...they see the demographic winter facing white people...and so: 'Taking women's rights away will raise your fertility rate; it's the only thing that works.' ... The 'centrists', the 'classical liberals', they're not going to be swayed by demographic winters, they are going to be swayed by an appeal to justice and balance...'Women's rights must be balanced by responsibilities. Therefore, if men are to be responsible for women [via welfare, concessions and privileges], they must have authority over women – you must have authority over that for which you are responsible. ... [We'll] create a balanced society – not an equal society – a balanced society that balances rights and responsibilities – and thus a just society.' ... Once you go to the 'far left', the male feminists and everyone like that – that is an extremely hard sell because the 'far left' guys just want their pee-pee touched...The best I can come up with is to offer them sex robots and artificial wombs, and hopefully they'll stop worshiping vagina... 'Hey, man, you don't want that purple-haired, fat feminist who is just going to accuse you of rape; have this beautiful Waifu who will love you for who you are.' That's the best I've got."
men  women  gynocentrism  feminism  statism  politics 
2 days ago by adamcrowe
YouTube -- Turd Flinging Monkey: News: All Quiet In the Western Cunt (TFM 42O)
"Women don't think, they feel...women do not understand abstract concepts, they understand stories. And because of their natural solipsism, they conceptualize [!] stories and they personalize it to them. This is why the story of Marie Curie is a 'victory for all women', whereas a man can look at any of the hundreds of thousands of Nobel laureates who were men and not care because it wasn't them. This is because men have the ability to think abstractly...This is where men's out-group preference comes from whereas women have an in-group preference [Women like women more than men like men: http://www.purdue.edu/uns/html4ever/2004/041213.Goodwin.gender.html]. When a woman sees another woman, she sees herself. This is where women's in-group preference comes from. When a man sees a man, he sees another man – he doesn't see himself in other men, so [he doesn't] take credit for what other men do because they realize that wasn't me. But women take credit for what other women do because of their solipsism, honestly. So when they see a man like Donald Trump or Brett Kavanaugh, in their child-like brain, they think *all* men have all the power because *this* man has power. They don't see the men at the bottom; they don't see the trash collectors, they don't see the street sweepers, they don't see the homeless men at the bottom; all they see is the men at the very top and they conceptualize [!] that to *all* men."
men  women  solipsism  apexfallacy 
2 days ago by adamcrowe

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