The Emperor’s New Socks


Me and my sister got a pair of TriFil’s Sapatilha Invisivel (Invisible Socks), meant to be worn with heels and other open shoes that require minimal or no socks at all. But there’s a catch: only extremely intelligent people are capable of not seeing the socks. For anyone with low intellect they appear like plain cafe-au-lait socks. Because I think I’m pretty smart I really tried to tell myself that I couldn’t see anything. Until a kid (my younger sister) said “Hey, this is not invisible at all”…

Reality

See how the product appears in the package, and then what it really looks like when you wear it: false propaganda!



International Women’s Day


Tomorrow, Monday, March 8th, we have International Women’s Day coming.

To remark the importance of such date, me and the psychologist from one of the clinics where I work will be doing a workshop on Women’s Health & Violence Against Women.

The target public is selected women from factories and offices whom, for reasons too long to explain here, end up missing the lectures offered by public primary care facilities¹. The workshops started out last week, and will go on throughout next week as well.  The event is pro bono. The number of atendants ranges from 20-50 women per session. We took care not to extrapolate that number in order to keep quality over quantity, allowing better participation of the public via questions and debate.

I’m the one talking about women’s health, while the psychologist will aproach violence  against women.

I’m trully excited about this since I’m a public health doctor gone rogue, and I miss doing preventive and educational work directly with the public.

I’m writing a little essay on women’s health to be published in the form of a flyer/booklet to be distributed to general public and firms associated with our clinic.

I consider education and information the best weapon to fight violence against women. Im’ still young but in half a decade of seeing all kinds of unimaginable absurdities as a consequence of my work, I know enough no know that education and information are a  critical issue, independent of any religious or racial aspect. If you try to educate someone and they don’t get it the first time, then you try a second time. If they don’t get it the second time, you try a third time. And so on. And if still they don’t get it, someday something will happen to them that will make them understand it . Then they’ll know what you meant. And then my friends, it all pays off. 🙂


¹ In Brazil, public primary care facilities are called “PSF” (Posto de Saúde da Família or Family Healthcare Unit) and/or “ESF”(Estratégia de Saúde da Família or Family Healthcare Strategy) – it’s all the same thing, govt just keep changing names all the time.



“Activism” Twitter List


“Activism” Twitter List, by Olivia Lovag, on Listorious

Please check my list for twitter updates on human rights, NGO’s, animal rights, women’s rights, LGBT, climate change, ecology and green activism, aid/relief work, conflict areas (palestine, for instance), education, human traffic, sex traffic, slavery, pedophilia, child abuse, sanitization, food safety, poverty, female genital mutilation, neglected tropical diseases, africa, racism, abortion discussion, feminism, minorities.

The listed twitters are (mostly) non-profit and not affiliated to any religion. As a rule, I try to keep out entities that use twitter as a tool to collect donations. The reason behind that: I created the list with the purpose of debate and information (translating: this is NOT a charity list. Naturally, I have nothing against charity! 😉 I actually vehemently encourage people to donate whenever they can. There are some great twitter charity lists running on twitter, too.)

I try to keep the list non-partisan, but I must be honest here and confess that’s a very, very hard task, so, yes, you will find a few partisan twitters on the list.

You can suggest a user to my list via the Listorious form by clicking the link on top of the post. Make sure the user you are suggesting fits the criteria I mentioned above.You can follow the list directly by  clicking here @plasticmadness/activism

I think  It’s all coming out great, so please make sure you check it out and follow it if it pleases you! 🙂

Thank you,

Olivia



Activism Twitter List by Olivia Lovag on Listorious


Please check my list for updates on human rights, NGO’s, animal rights, women’s rights, LGBT, climate change, ecology and green activism, aid work and conflicts, education, human traffic, sex traffic, slavery, pedophilia, child abuse and non-profit organisations.
All are non-profit and mostly non-religious entities. I try to leave out entities that use twitter to ask for donations because I want the list to be mostly informative (that is, this is not a “charity” list). I tried to keep the list non-partisan, but that’s a hard task, so, yes, there are quite a few (very) partisan twitters on the list.
But It’s coming out great, please make sure you check it and follow! 🙂

Thank you very much,
Olivia

 



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