No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. - Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)
10 Women Google Doodles You Might Not Recognize
Google vice president Megan Smith has said she wants to use Google Doodles to highlight notable — though often overlooked — women in science and technology. But it’s not just STEM women that Google Doodles have honored in 2013, and here 10 female faces that showcase the diversity of women’s accomplishments around the world.
From top to bottom:
Maria Callas: renown American opera singer known for her impressive vocal range.
Wangari Maathai: Kenyan environmentalist, political activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.
Mary Leakey: Archaeologist and anthropologist who discovered the first fossilized Proconsul skull and became known as one of the world’s most distinguished fossil hunters.
Edith Head: Iconic costume designer who won eight Academy Awards during her career.
Katherine Mansfield: New Zealand modernist short fiction writer.
Maria Mitchell: American astronomer who discovered the “Miss Mitchell’s Comet” in 1847.
Maria Elena Walsh: Argentine poet, novelist and musician, most lauded for her children’s literature, which has been compared to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
Emma Gad: Danish writer, socialite and satirist best known for her book of etiquette.
Shoshana Damari: Yemenite–Israeli singer known as the “Queen of Hebrew Music.”
Shakuntala Devi: Indian writer and child prodigy, popularly known as the “human calculator.”
Mabel Normand reads.
- Samantha - I think my maid is using my vibrator.
- Charlotte - I don’t think you’re supposed to say ‘maid’ anymore.
- Carrie - I don’t think we’re supposed to say ‘vibrator’ over dinner.
- Samantha - I’m telling you…I went into the kitchen to get it…
- Miranda - Wait. Why was it in the kitchen?
- Samantha - I like to mix it up. But yesterday the batteries were dead. They were new the last time I used it, and I haven’t used it since Smith came back.
- Smith - Oh baby that’s sweet.
- Samantha - Now maybe in the other Republics people like to share vibrators…but this is America…land of plenty.
- Harry - I think you could have a potential lawsuit on your hands.
- Miranda - What? Breaking and vibrating?
- Stanford - As long as it’s not entering.
“For most women, the goal of the dinner party is to have your friends feel comfortable around your boyfriend. Other times, you wish your friends were not quite so comfortable.” -Carrie Bradshaw
The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.
Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone, The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing.