An Archive of Growth?

Month: October 2017

books

Rum ‘n cuppa

On days when he gave public readings from his novels, Charles Dickens had two tablespoons of rum with fresh cream for breakfast, and a pint of champagne for tea. (Source:…

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

Virginia Woolf

 

consent

Contraception, people!

An estimated 225 million women in developing countries would like to delay or stop childbearing but are not using any method of contraception. (Source: WHO)

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

–Elbert Hubbard

 

funny

Robo-Dick

There is a life-size android version of the SF writer Philip K. Dick, built in 2005 by David Hanson. It has been christened ‘Robo-Dick’.
consent

VAWA 2

Some studies show that up to 1 in 5 women reports being sexually abused before the age of 15. (Source: WHO)
science

Glaciers melting

In 1910 Glacier National Park was home to more an estimated 150 glaciers. That number has now shrunk to 25 as of December 2016. (Source: National Park Service)

If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee — that will do them in.

Bradley’s Bromide

 

feminism

That’ll learn ’em

The first American woman to go to medical school was admitted as a joke. When Elizabeth Blackwell applied to Geneva Medical School in 1847, the students thought it was a…