"But a female dummy didn’t become a mandatory part of frontal crash tests until last year. For all this time, the average American guy stood for us all.
That may have had a substantial impact on women’s auto safety. If airbags are designed for the average male, they will strike most men in the upper chest, creating a cushion for their bodies and heads. Yet small women might hit the airbag chin first, snapping their heads back, potentially leading to serious neck and spinal injuries.
In some cases, according to tests with female mannequins, small women were almost three times as likely as their average male counterparts to be seriously injured or killed. A study of actual crashes by the University of Virginia’s Center for Applied Biomechanics found that women wearing seatbelts were 47 percent more likely to be seriously injured than males in similar accidents.”"
I really wish there were a single word that meant “disgusted and speechless but also not at all surprised”
Why male as the default is a problem.
GOOD JOB, DANIEL
"I spent like 10 years of my life pretending to fly around on a broomstick and you’re asking me if preparing for a love scene was ‘tricky’ because the other person also had a penis? *facepalm*"
THIS IS WHAT I KEEP FUCKING SAYING.
I don’t give a shit if it’s legal to carry a weapon into Target or Starbucks or whatever. I don’t care if I recognize you as the fucking Pope. I don’t fucking know you.And pretty much no one else does, either. So the rest of us don’t know whether or not you’re going to shoot up the joint or whether you just like carrying a gun with you everywhere because somehow you actually feel a smidge less embarrassment this way than if you were holding your privates wherever you fucking went.
You’re not going to shoot me? That’s nice. I’ll be too busy fighting off a fucking panic attack to care.
I honesty feel like this is the complete opposite of what these people think it is. They think openly carrying a fucking AK-47 into a coffee shop makes them look like responsible gun owners. I think a responsible gun owner should have enough empathy and common sense not to scare the shit out of everyone in their path just because they can.
The leading flank in discovering how to use technology in cool, interesting, thoughtful ways will generally always be the amateurs. […]
I have a whole theory, actually, that the world of fan fiction is the most technologically explosive thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Every single technology that has come along, fan fiction people have come along and colonized it and stress-tested it and found the most amazing things. They were the first people to realize the potential of meta-tagging and bookmarking sites. Like, here’s a link with four tags, and then you go to a fan fiction person, and they have a link, and it has 70 tags. They are pushing this to absolute limit, and they are finding these amazing ways to sort knowledge.
It’s all because they’re passionate and nobody is making any money off of it and they don’t want to make any money off of it. They get some amazing stuff done. If you’re ever wondering about a future technology, just drop what you’re doing and find out what fan fiction people are doing with it. What are fan fiction people doing right now with WhatsApp? I don’t know. But, whatever it is, it’s the future.
- SXSW Interview: Author Clive Thompson Explains FOMO, the NSA, and His Latest Book, “Smarter Than You Think” (x)
Dear Miss Mills,
I trust this arrow missive finds you well, if it finds you at all. I’m still trying to fathom the notion that my words are somehow recorded onto your smartphone. After consideration, I agree it is wholly unjust that you are prohibited from attending the Masons assembly. I will rectify this the moment I arrive. Please join us as we strategize our plan of attack against the Horseman’s imminent arrival.
I am, most respectfully,
Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan on the sex scene [in Kill Your Darlings] that made headlines +