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  • Mexican penis seat spreads awareness of harassment on the metro

    By on 30 March 2017

    Adweek today featured a truly disturbing ambient marketing PSA on sexual harassment, which has gained infamy on English-language social media as the “penis seat.” This moulded. anatomically-correct male torso and crotch appears in the seating area of a car...

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  • Scottish government declares revenge porn a crime scene

    Scottish government declares revenge porn a crime scene

    By on 28 March 2017

    New Scottish laws aimed at curbing the awful phenomenon of “revenge porn” could result in significant prison time for partners or ex-partners sharing intimate images without consent, according to the BBC. To raise awareness of the issue, Safer Scotland has produced a...

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  • Mother London exposes a massive breast for UK Mothers Day #FreeTheFeed

    By on 27 March 2017

    There it is, lurking like Rover from The Prisoner: A massive inflatable human breast, complete with 3-D areola. For once, though, this novelty boob wasn’t a “look at me!” stunt for breast cancer charities. This one was all about...

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  • Artist trolls a nation with blunt anti-Trump billboard

    By on 21 March 2017

    American artist Karen Fiorito recently erected a billboard in Phoenix, Arizona, that carries a blunt message about the current President Of The United States, Donald Trump. Ms. Fiorito told CBS News that the dollar sign swastikas and nuclear explosions represent, “corporate...

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  • Unexpected images. Powerful stories.

    By on 14 March 2017

    To mark the publication of a new report on the 6th anniversary of the conflict in Syria, Save the Children has commissioned a series of powerful images from photographer Nick Ballon, image-maker Alma Haser and art director Gem Fletcher. What...

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  • Bath Bomb

    A different kind of bath bomb

    By on 12 March 2017

    You’ve got to love LUSH. A major UK retailer of soaps and bath stuff and gooey things that smell nice, they’re a presence on every major high street and train station. And they also put their conscience right up...

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  • Plan Belgium: no more cutting

    FGM is terrifying shocking, even with paper

    By on 8 March 2017

    Plan Belgium came with this video in the first week of February to take part in the fight against Female Genital Mutulation (FGM), with global activities on 6 February. The organisation worked with Mandy Smith, who became famous with her...

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  • Archaeologist seeks to #RewriteBC colonial history with altered signs

    By on 4 March 2017

      Canadian archaeologist Joanne Hammond is disappointed with the Province of British Columbia. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure promised to update provincial point-of-interest signs, but in the end the new signs continued to favour European colonial history while ignoring...

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  • Art from the ashes

    By on 3 March 2017

    On 23rd May 2014, a fire devastated much of Glasgow’s School of Art. It was bad news for the students who were preparing their degree shows. But even worse, the school is an architectural and interior masterpiece, crafted in the...

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  • X-Hamster Redirects to Sex Education

    Porn site would rather you get your sex ed elsewhere

    By on 3 March 2017

    The Salt Lake Tribune reports that when the State Legislature of Utah, USA, voted against adopting a comprehensive sex education program (to replace their abstinence-only curriculum) porn site xHamster decided to step in. On the week of February 6, xHamster began redirecting web traffic...

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