Everyone is astoundingly sleazy
Many powerful photographs have been made in the aftermath of the devastating collapse of a garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. But one photo, by Bangladeshi photographer Taslima Akhter, has emerged as the most heart wrenching, capturing an entire country’s grief in a single image.
this makes me hold my breath and stare.
note: today while standing at a crosswalk, two young men having a very audible and conspicuous conversation about sweatshops approached the corner. one of them retorted “this is the way it works. we provide the materials and space and you MAKE the goods. deal with it. it’s your job”
Filed under: things I hoard
I’m not saying you have to never be selfish
— because then I’d be a hypocrite —
but just once today, ask yourself,
“Have I done anything of consequence to anyone?”
“Will someone’s life be better because of me?”
The world may owe you a lot, but that doesn’t mean
you shouldn’t participate.
did the attempted assassination of malala yousafzai not get substantial media coverage last year or was i just not being receptive? more people should know who this girl is. she’s a hero and what she did is so, so important. i was going to link you to a reuters piece on her but they misspelled her name which is pretty bad. if you want to know who she is, you’ll find out for yourself, and nothing i say really matters here.