Thursday, February 26, 2015

Interesting Videos: The Power of Herd Immunity; Protecting Women from Honor Killings

From TED

Video 1
How do vaccines prevent disease — even among people too young to get vaccinated? It's a concept called "herd immunity," and it relies on a critical mass of people getting their shots to break the chain of infection. Health researcher Romina Libster shows how herd immunity contained a deadly outbreak of H1N1 in her hometown. (In Spanish with subtitles.)






Video 2
Nearly 1000 "honor" killings are reported in Pakistan each year, murders by a family member for behavior deemed "shameful," such as a relationship outside of marriage. When Khalida Brohi lost a close friend to the practice, she resolved to campaign against it. Yet she met resistance from an unlikely source: the very community she hoped to protect. In this powerful, honest talk, Brohi shares how she took a hard look at her own process, and offers sharp insights for other passionate activists.



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jennifer Lopez- Ain't it Funny

From 2011, love how she is performing for the troops.




Here she is today singing the same song. I like the flamenco beat.


Monday, February 23, 2015

Lady Gaga Wows at Oscars 2015 with Sound of Music Tribute

For anyone who thought that Lady Gaga was simply a flash in the pan with no talent, listen to her tribute to The Sound of Music. This lady has some mean pipes.

Friday, February 20, 2015

100 Years of Beauty

A provocative You Tube series by cut.com

In one minute they go through 100 years of beauty for Caucasian women, then African-American women in western society. They also have an interesting comparison video.

The latest video is of Iranian women. The reality there is watching how the rights of Iranian women have actually gone backwards due to the Islamic revolution.



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

RIP- Lesley Gore, original feminist

Lesley Gore, nee Goldstein, died yesterday. She is best remembered as a 60s pop icon. But what people forget is that her songs brought about a new kind of freedom of thought for women. She was all about female empowerment and independence before anyone actually used those words to describe women's rights. She is one of the original feminist icons with songs like "You Don't Own Me."  Here are some of her famous tunes: