A flower for Aisha.
My friends Rebecca Bradley and Janna Morton run the project Blooms of Nigeria, a blog whose goal is to present nearly 200 illustrated flowers, each for a different girl who was taken in the April kidnapping in Nigeria, and to keep the discussion and awareness of their plight alive. It’s a terrible crisis, and recently, there have been new kidnappings of almost 100 girls and boys as well. There isn’t much many of us reading about it from our computers can do to help directly with this situation, but at the very least, we can all keep talking about the problem, express our sadness and eagerness for a resolution. There is also an Amnesty International petition you can sign to help appeal to the Nigerian government for action.
Let’s not forget about these girls. Let’s all keep loudly hoping for their rescue.
you do not have to be paying close attention to something for conditioning to occur
you do not have to deliberately analyze a piece of media for the implicit messages to have an effect on you
attitudes can be impacted by things you never consciously picked up on
this is why it’s very important for us to continually analyze the media we consume and ask ourselves what messages it’s sending
Look at the gold borders on this one!!
you know, some freakin guy
You know, when I set out to watch Metropolis, I did not realise I would be watching a robot disguised as a girl being burnt at the stake in front of the cathedral for inciting the proletariat to rebel and bringing about the flooding of a city (and the believed death of all the proletariat’s children - which fortunately did not happen. Except for any babies down in the underground city).
I also did not expect erotic robotic dancing, but I got that too.