Protests

Vimeo of the Week: Tahrir Square, Cairo, Feb 1 2011

Article: Vimeo of the Week: Tahrir Square, Cairo, Feb 1 2011

Tahrir Square, Cairo, Feb 1 2011 from Oliver Wilkins on Vimeo. The world is watching Egypt. Television news and newspapers are covering the uprising daily, hourly. Yet it was the above film, shot on February 1, 2011, is the most powerful image I’ve seen of the protests. In it a series of signs, and the…

Egyptian protesters' improvised helmets

Article: Egyptian protesters' improvised helmets

Over at this German news website is this photo gallery of the various improvised helmets and protective gear worn by Egyptian protesters to protect themselves against pro-Mubarak forces. [Via]

Boobquake roundup

Article: Boobquake roundup

If you haven’t heard of it by now, here’s the ten-second scoop: Iranian cleric blames the world’s earthquakes on women’s immodesty so Jen McCreight, a self-proclaimed “liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted, atheist feminist trapped in Indiana” at Purdue, organizes Boobquake, a day (yesterday, April 26th, 2010) for women to wear their most immodest outfit (that they would would wear on any other given day or a night out) to scientifically (sorta) study if the cleric’s claim holds any water. Well, the media went bat-shit crazy for this, so here’s a round-up: