Pop Culture Link Round Up 10.9.14

Any Star Trek fans out there?

Any fans of Star Trek bling?

Thanks to The Mary Sue, I give you: Star Trek jewelry from indie jewelry designers RockLove!

    

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Archie (yes, that Archie) meets the Predator (yes, that Predator)

 That has to be one of the oddest oddball ideas ever.  I mean, it might be workable, but still…seriously?

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Fake documentary shows terrifying war against the Martians in 1913

I feel the need to copy Seriously Cat from above.

On its 100th anniversary, The Great Martian War tells the story of the catastrophic events and unimaginable horrors of 1913-17, when Humankind was pitted against a savage Alien invasion.

With powerful and detailed First World War parallels, The Great Martian War fuses sci-fi fantasy with specialist factual history to explore the real-world tragedies and unique horror of World War One.

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What does your skeleton look like when you’re doing yoga? Watch this video and find out!

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Read This Teen Girl’s Perfect Response to Rape-Promoting Sex Ed Class

Agatha Tan is a Singaporean teenager who was recently subjected to a sexual education workshop. While sex ed workshops can often be informative and educational, this one was nothing of the sort. It reinforced sexist stereotypes, promoted Rape Culture, and failed to acknowledge the existence of LGBT people.  Tan decided to give her principal a piece of her mind in a lengthy letter posted on Facebook.  Among the many things Tan had to say:

“While I do have many concerns with regards to this workshop and its content which I consider to be pressing, the most pressing is perhaps that the workshop and booklet actively serve to promote rape culture in school.” On the cover page of the booklet itself, it is written, ‘no means yes?’ and ‘yes means no?’ The facilitators from FotF neglected to mention that thinking a girl means ‘yes’ when she says ‘no’ is actually completely wrong. Rather, they spent their four hours with us discussing things such as what a girl ‘really means’ when she says something else, as opposed to guys who are ‘direct’ and “always mean what they say.’ By telling the student population this, FotF sends a dangerous message: that you should always assume that a girl means something else (like ‘yes’) when really she just means ‘no’.”

Incidentally, that FotF that she’s referring to is Focus on the Family, an extremely socially conservative organization that has no place offering sexual education workshops:

Focus on the Family’s stated mission is “nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide.” It promotes abstinence-only sexual education; adoption by married, opposite-sex parents; creationism; school prayer; and traditional gender roles. It opposes abortion; divorce; gambling; LGBT rights, particularly LGBT adoption and same-sex marriage;pornography; pre-marital sex; and substance abuse.Psychologists, psychiatrists, and social scientists have criticized Focus on the Family for misrepresenting their research to bolster FOTF’s political agenda and ideology.

Thankfully, the workshop will stop by the end of the year. Oh, and just to provide the icing on top of the cake:

However the best actual worst part of this story is that Focus on the Family, the group who conducted this workshop, plagiarized quite a lot of the content. Not just from any old equally terrible sex ed booklet, though — from a humor site. Rape and homophobia, LOL! This makes that birthing video I had to watch in 8th grade look like a cinematic masterpiece.

Pop Culture Link Round Up 10.9.14
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