applying an althusserian “symptomatic reading” to this comment as a “text,” or an ideological project, we reveal its problematic in the form of its underlying assumptions. this text focuses on the group “feminists,” implying they are against equality because they have a problem with another group, “MRAs,” but what is left unsaid in this text is the inverse - are MRAs therefore against equality too because they have a problem with feminists? the text positions feminists as those who should be the object of our scrutiny, and by doing so, draws our attention away from MRAs precisely by mentioning them in a way that positions them as peripheral. the ideology inherent in this comment does not and cannot account for the anti-equality behavior of MRAs; to do so would be to reveal a contradiction, which is what ideology, by default, must avoid in order to appear coherent, thorough, and universal. therefore this text answers the question “what about MRAs?” without ever posing this question. this unasked, absent question constitutes the text’s problematic, and its attempt to preemptively account for what it unconsciously knows to be a threat to the ideology it espouses.
They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.
Let me restate this in case it didn’t sink in the first time
Researchers physically DELETED ALL TRACES of the HIV virus from a human cell.
ALL OF IT.
IF YOU ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT HIV IS
I hope that this image travels the world … “While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life: Dilma, “The new president of Brazil, has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world). It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Indians will have to find another place to live. The natural habitat destruction, deforestation and the disappearance of many species is a fact.”
What moves me in my very bowels , making me ashamed of being part of Western culture, is the reaction of the chief of the Kayapo community when he learned of the decision—his gesture of dignity and helplessness before the advance of capitalist progress, modern predatory civilization that does not respect the differences …
But we know that a picture is worth a thousand words, showing the reality of the true price of our bourgeois “quality of life”.
This explanation is fake. Chief Raoni is not crying because of the construction of the dam. He is ,in fact, actively fighting against the Brazilian government and has made allies locally, regionally and internationally. He is present on social media and has also created an online petition with over 450 000 signatures against the construction of that particular dam.(http://raoni.com/signature-petition-against-belo-monte.php)
“I did not cry because of the authorization for construction and the beginning of the work of Belo Monte. As long as I will live, I will continue to fight against this construction. I want to tell President Dilma, to Lula, to the President of FUNAI, to the President of IBAMA, to the Minister of Energy Lobão, that I am on my way to Brasilia and that I will take along all my warriors to fight against the Belo Monte. I will not stop.
It is President Dilma who will cry, not me. I wish to know who published this picture and spread this information. I would like to see this person. Instead of constructing the dam of Belo Monte, why is President Dilma not taking care of the bandits of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and why does she not stop the destruction of the environment? Does she have no authority?
It has to stop. The President Dilma will have to kill me in front of the Palace of Planalto. Only then will you be able to build the dam of Belo Monte. As long as it has not happened, I will fight until the end. I am before the city council of Colider to show who I am : Raoni! And I will also demonstrate it in Brasilia.” [Source]
Read more about it at: http://ak.vbroek.org/2013/04/15/this-image-should-not-be-seen-by-the-whole-world/
This post has to stop because it perpetuates the idea that Indigenous people are inherently powerless and need «Western saving».
"I just hope that the husbands don’t mistake me as one of the dark."
Remember that time that white lady traveled to Namibia, wanting to be dressed as a traditional Himba women, and they all laughed at her ol dumb ass? “The women’s howls of laughter are still ringing in my ears.” Pure comedy lmao.