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Sei Kuroneko | 22 | México
This is a multifandom blog, anything could happen. Also you'll see posts about illustration, fashion, and some other stuff. Also personal rants from time to time
I'm a graphic designer and illustrator. I won't bite unless you bite me first.

Hypocrisy


April 23rdvia and source with 305,868 notes

pchoop:

breaks down


April 22ndvia and source with 22,451 notes

mexicanfoodporn:

Camarones con guacamole


April 22ndvia and source with 3,757 notes

gnorcs:

pleiadic:

gnorcs:

why are mini m&ms so much better than normal m&ms 

because there’s this thing called the square-cube law (x) which basically says that as volume decreases, so does the surface area, but not as quickly (by the square of the scaling factor, instead of by the cube), which means that smaller m&ms have a higher candy:chocolate ratio than normal ones

i was gonna call u a nerd… but.. thats actually….kinda…interesting


April 22ndvia and source with 159,637 notes

MEXICO NEEDS HELP

vinyl-heart:

Dear people from Tumblr:

Today, April 21st, the people from Mexico are facing a big threat to our freedom of speech and access to information due to a new law proposed by our president Enrique Peña Nieto, a law named “LeyTelecom”

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This new law has the intention to give…


April 21stvia and source with 942 notes

croma-design:

#EPNvsInternet#ContraElSilencioMX#NoMasPoderAlPoder


April 21stvia and source with 35 notes

bereweillschmidt:

globalvoices:

To top it off, security measures in the law would allow authorities to track user activity in real time using geolocation tools, without obtaining prior court approval.

A joint mass action between civil organizations and activist is pushing to revert the Telecommunications Bill proposal sent by president Enrique Peña Nieto for Congress’ approval.

#EPNvsInternet: Mass Campaign against Mexican Communications Bill

So, bad news for México: our President wants to censor the INTERNET.

April 21stvia and source with 26 notes

jonn-lock:

A quick doodle of dresses for Chrome, Twitter, and Tumblr. I tried to make them pretty simple in design. I might do the guy’s version if I can get around it. I’d appreciate it if I didn’t get any suggestions on what dresses to do >3> Thank you and enjoy! 


April 21stvia and with 3,395 notes

sunflower-mama:

nieceoftheserpent:

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jnenifre:

From Facebook

After spending years developing a simple machine to make inexpensive sanitary pads, Arunachalam Muruganantham has become the unlikely leader of a menstrual health revolution in rural India. Over sixteen years, Muruganantham’s machine has spread to 1,300 villages in 23 states and since most of his clients are NGOs and women’s self-help groups who produce and sell the pads directly in a “by the women, for the women, and to the women” model, the average machine also provides employment for ten women. 

Muruganantham’s interest in menstrual health began in 1998 when, as a young, newly married man, he saw his wife, Shanthi, hiding the rags she used as menstrual cloths. Like most men in his village, he had no idea about the reality of menstruation and was horrified that cloths that “I would not even use… to clean my scooter” were his wife’s solution to menstrual sanitation. When he asked why she didn’t buy sanitary pads, she told him that the expense would prevent her from buying staples like milk for the family. 

Muruganantham, who left school at age 14 to start working, decided to try making his own sanitary pads for less but the testing of his first prototype ran into a snag almost immediately: Muruganantham had no idea that periods were monthly. “I can’t wait a month for each feedback, it’ll take two decades!” he said, and sought volunteers among the women in his community. He discovered that less than 10% of the women in his area used sanitary pads, instead using rags, sawdust, leaves, or ash. Even if they did use cloths, they were too embarrassed to dry them in the sun, meaning that they never got disinfected — contributing to the approximately 70% of all reproductive diseases in India that are caused by poor menstrual hygiene. 

Finding volunteers was nearly impossible: women were embarrassed, or afraid of myths about sanitary pads that say that women who use them will go blind or never marry. Muruganantham came up with an ingenious solution: “I became the man who wore a sanitary pad,” he says. He made an artificial uterus, filled it with goat’s blood, and wore it throughout the day. But his determination had severe consequences: his village concluded he was a pervert with a sexual disease, his mother left his household in shame and his wife left him. As he remarks in the documentary “Menstrual Man” about his experience, “So you see God’s sense of humour. I’d started the research for my wife and after 18 months she left me!”

After years of research, Muruganantham perfected his machine and now works with NGOs and women’s self-help groups to distribute it. Women can use it to make sanitary napkins for themselves, but he encourages them to make pads to sell as well to provide employment for women in poor communities. And, since 23% of girls drop out of school once they start menstruating, he also works with schools, teaching girls to make their own pads: “Why wait till they are women? Why not empower girls?” 

As communities accepted his machine, opinions of his “crazy” behavior changed. Five and a half years after she left, Shanthi contacted him, and they are now living together again. She says it was hard living with the ostracization that came from his project, but now, she helps spread the word about sanitary napkins to other women. “Initially I used to be very shy when talking to people about it, but after all this time, people have started to open up. Now they come and talk to me, they ask questions and they also get sanitary napkins to try them.”

In 2009, Muruganantham was honored with a national Innovation Award in 2009 by then President of India, Pratibha Patil, beating out nearly 1,000 other entries. Now, he’s looking at expanding to other countries and believes that 106 countries could benefit from his invention. 

Muruganantham is proud to have made such a difference: “from childhood I know no human being died because of poverty — everything happens because of ignorance… I have accumulated no money but I accumulate a lot of happiness.” His proudest moment? A year after he installed one of the machines in a village so poor that, for generations, no one had earned enough for their children to attend school. Then he received a call from one of the women selling sanitary pads who told him that, thanks to the income, her daughter was now able to go to school. 

To read more about Muruganantham’s story, the BBC featured a recent profile on him at http://bbc.in/1i8tebG or watch his TED talk at http://bit.ly/1n594l6. You can also view his company’s website at http://newinventions.in/

To learn more about the 2013 documentary Menstrual Man about Muruganantham, visit http://www.menstrualman.com/

For resources to help girls prepare for and understand their periods - including several first period kits - visit our post on: “That Time of the Month: Teaching Your Mighty Girl about Her Menstrual Cycle” at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=3281

To help your tween understand the changes she’s experiencing both physically and emotionally during puberty, check out the books recommended in our post on “Talking with Tweens and Teens About Their Bodies” at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=2229

And, if you’re looking for ways to encourage your children to become the next engineering and technology innovators, visit A Mighty Girl’s STEM toy section athttp://www.amightygirl.com/toys/toys-games/science-math

Awesome, dude. Awesome. I mean, AWESOME.

WHAT AN EPIC BADASS!

This man is awesome!

This is one of the best things I have ever read!!


April 21stvia and source with 53,699 notes

INTERRUMPIMOS SU DASH, ES IMPORTANTE, MÉXICO ESTÁ EN RIESGO: 5 cosas que debes saber sobre la Ley Telecom

internetsequedalibre:

 @favulas

La Ley de Telecomunicaciones que presentó Enrique Peña Nieto al Senado pone en riesgo la libertad en Internet. Aquí cinco razones sobre cómo la iniciativa de reglamentaria en telecomunicaciones nos afecta como usuarios.

1. Los proveedores podrán exigir un pago extra a los usuarios para obtener un trato preferencial. ¿Qué significa eso? que para tener una conexión estable tendremos que pagar más. En otras palabras, ¿quieres ver Netflix? Paga extra. ¿Quieres jugar videojuegos? Paga extra.

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 Internet se parecerá más a los sistemas de televisión, con menos contenidos gratuitos y más publicidad. 

2. Abre la puerta a la censura por derechos de autor. Adiós a las tardes de películas y música fresca. La Ley prohibe reproducir o compartir fragmentos de contenidos y música protegidos con copyright, incluso para burlarnos de ellos. 

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Adiós a los videos de Peña equivocándose una y otra vez en un mismo discurso. Pensándolo bien, si yo fuera él, también impulsaría esta iniciativa.

3. Permite el almacenamiento de datos de los usuarios sin orden judicial. ¿Quién nos garantiza que las autoridades con acceso a nuestra información no estarán vinculadas con actividades delictivas y que no seremos presa de extorsiones? Porque claro, la corrupción de la policía no es un problema en México… ¿cierto? ¿Quién garantiza que nuestra información personal no será vendida a empresas particulares con fines comerciales?

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Los proveedores de servicios -Telcel, Iusacell, etc.- deberán almacenar los datos de los usuarios por tiempo indeterminado y para que estén a disposición de todo tipo de autoridades -Ejército, Gobernación, PGR, Marina, etc.-, lo que viola el principio de privacidad sobre el que la Suprema Corte mexicana ya se ha pronunciado.

4. La propuesta permite que  proveedores de Internet censuren de forma previa los contenidos. Como en los peores años de la guerra sucia en México, el gobierno podría censurar contenidos que afectan a sus intereses.            

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La iniciativa busca legalizar casos de censura como el que documentó y denunció el portal 1dmx.org. Ver más… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2zpjJteZPI 

5. El gobierno podría bloquear, inhibir o anular de manera temporal la señal en eventos y lugares críticos.

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Durante las manifestaciones, podría impedir que ciudadanos y periodistas  informen en tiempo real sobre abusos policiacos y violaciones a derechos humanos.


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