Published on Sep 17, 2013
‘Jezebel’ contributor Kristina Wong joins Kamau on stage to express her frustration with men who fetishize Asian women, and send a message to Jeremy Lin. As of now, “Linsanity” is defined in the Urban Dictionary as “Kristina Wong on Totally Biased.”
Lyrics and annotations from Rap Genius
If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I’d roll outta bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted and go
Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I’d kick it with who I wanted
And I’d never get confronted for it
Cause they’d stick up for me
Home Economics Story, The (1951)
“Four years in the lives of four home economics students at Iowa State University.”
This swell little educational video was once the subject of a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode.
MST3K – The Home Economics Story
From the episode Viking Women vs. the Sea Serpent.
Crow – Trace Beaulieu
Joel Robinson – Joel Hodgson
Servo – Kevin Murphy
© 1991 Best Brains, Inc.
Why Study Home Economics? (1955)
This fine film attempts to cloak fifties “happy homemaker” stereotyping in the mantle of science. It opens as Janice and Carol, two sisters, try to decide which classes they want to attend next semester. Janice remarks that she wants to take some courses in Home Ec, to which Carol is aghast. “Home Economics?” she scoffs. “Why in the world do you want to take Home Economics?” Janice is not easily dissuaded, and replies “Why? Because that’s something I’m gonna need to KNOW. If I’m gonna be a homemaker the rest of my life, I want to know what I’m doing!”
To confirm her point of view, Janice visits “Miss Jenkins,” her Home Ec teacher, who explains that Home Economics isn’t just baking and sewing; it teaches “the fundamental principals of food buying” and “the psychology of clothing.” “Present-day textiles cannot be judged with confidence just by casual examination,” Miss Jenkins cautions, as we see shots of girls peering through microscopes and stretching cloth swatches on a mechanical rack. If Janice decides not to get married (“at least, not right away” Miss Jenkins chuckles) she can apply her Home Ec training to college courses such as chemistry and bacteriology, or so this film insists.
“Home economics training teaches ways of developing democratic practices within the home,” Miss Jenkins adds, patriotically, but she doesn’t have to say any more to convince Janice. “Anyone who’s going to be married and a homemaker would be foolish NOT to take Home Economics!”
Why Study Home Economics (clip)
Includes sociological research in comments.
Published on Feb 17, 2013
http://www.euronews.com/ Olympic heroes lead the way in school
Is taking part in school sport just a matter of keeping fit, or are there more unexpected benefits? And what of those pupils who want to make a career out of sport do they also need a good education?
Olympic champions Carl Lewis and Ian Thorpe conquered the world in their chosen sports, swimming and athletics.
The two sporting heroes advocate sport on the school curriculum and recall their days in the classroom.
*Beating the bullies through sport*
Sports lessons can tackle the problems of bullying and bad behaviour in school helping young people channel aggression and anger into healthy competition. A project in the USA is leading the way and shows why which shows why playing games matters in school matters.
*Sowing the seeds of excellence in Senegal*
Basketball is the key for a better future. That’s the belief behind the Seeds Academy, based 70km from Dakar, the capital of Senegal. It is where teenagers come to practice their favourite sport, and prepare for what might be their future career. Sacrifice, rigour and discipline are the key values at this academy.
Published on Feb 17, 2013
The Unification Church, whose followers are often called Moonies after the group’s late founder, has held a mass wedding in South Korea, the first such group nuptials since Reverend Sun Myung Moon died last year. Some 3,500 couples from 70 nations tied the knot at the Korean wedding and an additional 12,000 couples from 149 countries were also said to be attending the ceremony via satellite links.