Hey, put on a coat! It’s like 20 degrees outside!
aww, someone made snow angles
what acute picture
Dear British Museum, Musée du Louvre, and Pergamon Museum, please return my heritage.
Berlin, Germany 2013
Photo: Zeidon Alkinani
Not to mention The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, etc.
I remember going to Louvre museum in Paris couple of years ago, my mum sat down and started crying after seeing our history in a place where it does not belong.
How do you feel?
As much as I completely agree that areas are entitled to their culture and heritage, being an Ancient Historian has notified me to a number of priceless and invaluable buildings, monuments, and artefacts that have been destroyed. Whole areas have been devastated. In areas of war and conflict, steps have to be taken to ensure the survival of whatever heritage can be salvaged. Moving the irreplaceable decoration of the Ishtar Gate back to Iraq leaves it open to vandalism, looting, and, at worst, destruction.
When a country returns to stability, and can prove that they can respect and safeguard their heritage for the future only then can it be returned. Until then it is simply illogical to return such items.
Also, just in case people think I am blaming the situation entirely on local people or forces - I am fully aware of the atrocities committed by American and Polish forces to the ancient city of Babylon. The damage that they have done is irreparable (for instance, levelling a whole area of the city of a helicopter landing site). They should be held accountable for their actions. However, it is unlikely we will ever see them held accountable which is disgusting. The point remains that when an area is in conflict, no matter who the responsible party is, heritage should be moved to an area where it is not susceptible to threat.
Also, on a different level entirely (but still related to conflict) while that area is restricted, no one can appreciate it. Do people really want the heritage in their own country and threatened, than in another country and cherished until it is safe for the item(s) to return?
"According to reports, the sadly disfigured 26-year-old’s quality of life has been greatly diminished due to such a condition. Sources said the abnormal, visibly blemished creature has been repeatedly passed over for employment opportunities, frequently gawked at and harassed on the street by total strangers, and has faced near constant discrimination for over two decades, all due to the horrific and debilitating birth defect."
If you’re “not all like that”, please call out the people in your particular group or movement who are just like that, rather than snapping at the people who do it for you.
If you have the energy to spend chewing out people who have been victimized by your group directly or indirectly, you should spend it on fixing that shit, or acknowledge that you yourself are probably just like that.
so you’re telling me there’s an alien who regenerates into a completely random form, that he cannot control or determine himself, and who understandably could take millions of different appearances, but who all 13 times just turned into a different skinny white guy
I get “fake geek girl” BS in job interviews. I have skipped applying for programming jobs because the ads promote the “bro-centric company culture,” where it is common to drink beer and no one complains about your naughty sense of humor. I have applied at companies that won’t interview me for the position that I’m qualified for because the type of programming that I do is more typical for guys and this other type over here that I don’t do is more typical for girls; in order to show how inclusive of women they are, they strongly encourage me to apply for [girl job] despite me being grossly overqualified for [boy job that I can’t be interviewed for]. I have gone to interviews where it is made clear to me that I’m the affirmative action candidate, that they were intrigued by my claim to play video games [which I was tested on], and then had the technical interviewer act astounded because during my whiteboarding exercise, I followed a coding standard that prevents a security breach and no other applicants did— and then not gotten the job. I have had jobs where my opinion was dismissed by my superiors who were less qualified than me, who repeatedly interrupted me during demos to tell me that I’m doing the demo wrong on a product that the interrupter has never used— and then gotten fired for calmly standing up to him.
So let me tell you why there are so few games with strong female protagonists and so few games with characters that women can identify with as idealized heroes: games are made by men for themselves.