"The unit is engaged in the same kind of AI work that the world’s biggest tech companies, like Google, Facebook and China’s Baidu are doing in a race to apply machine learning to such functions as self-driving cars, analysis of salespeople’s telephone pitches and cybersecurity — or to fight Israel’s next war more intelligently."
“I’ve always loved algorithms. I was already involved with them in high school and worked in the field. When I [was] drafted I wanted to combine the technology with a combat,” Maj. Sefi Cohen, 34, recalls.
The unit’s only female member left recently. so for the moment it’s an all-male team. Cohen says: “Everyone who’s here is the tops.”
"Tiny IDF Unit Is Brains Behind Israeli Army Artificial Intelligence", Haaretz, 2017: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2017-08-15/ty-article/tiny-idf-unit-is-brains-behind-israeli-army-artificial-intelligence/0000017f-e35b-d7b2-a77f-e35fc8f40000
#startups #StartupNation #successStory #masculinity #manhood #manliness #force #patriarchy #elite #segregation #history #data #analytics #planning #C4I #ES2 #IDI #IDF #Habsora #merit #tech #techCulture #AI #sociology
"His most recent book (2010), Healing Civilization: Bringing Personal Transformation into the Societal Realm through Education and the Integration of the Intra-Psychic Family, is both a continuation of and a turning point in Naranjo's lifelong work. In this book, with a foreword by Jean Houston, Naranjo explored what he saw as the root cause of the destruction of human civilization (as evidenced in the 2000s (decade) as war, violence, oppression of women, child abuse, environmental endangerment, etc.) — #patriarchy — and brought both the problem and the solution home to an intra-psychic level. Patriarchy, he said, has taken root over millennia in the workings of our own conditioned minds. He also offered a remedy, which derives from the work of Tótila Albert regarding the "triune" being of our nature: the "Inner Father" (corresponding to the head), the "Inner Mother" (corresponding to the heart), and the "Inner Child" (corresponding to the instincts). As people learn to integrate these three "brains", Naranjo believed, they may bring about a functional, even divine, family within. And this, he believed, in addition to transforming education oriented to personal and collective evolution, could bring about the healing of civilization."
The Washington Post has published an opinion piece parroting right-wing talking points and telling women to just stop having opinions so they can get married: https://fair.org/home/wapo-tells-women-if-you-want-marriage-compromise-with-misogyny/
"Even after brothels were banned in metropolitan France in 1946, French military authorities illegally brought hundreds of Moroccan women to France to work in ‘Bordels militaires de campagne’ because of the Moroccan soldiers still present in the metropole. With poor living conditions, underage labour and a high workload, French military brothels exploited Moroccan women to theoretically ‘protect’ European women against sexual violence from Moroccan men."
Catherine Phipps (2023): https://academic.oup.com/fh/article/37/3/254/7099482
#patriarchy #stateViolence #brothels #prostitution #immigration #childLabour #bordels #military #army #sexWork #history #sociology #PoC #raceMaking #France #Morocco #coloniality #institutions #entitlement
Ambiguous impulses for your own mental cinema. Handcarved rubber stamps and acrylic colours on DIN-A4 paper, no NFTs:
#kunst #contemporaryArt #mentalCinema #handCarvedStamp #noNFT #saveBiodiversity #climateActionNow #systemChange #endFossilFuels #makeArtNotWar #fckFdp #fckAfd #fckPtn #fckHms #Нетвойны #manSitting #womanPosing #monkeyThinking #monkeyWithHeadphones #x #sexuality #sexSells #sexism #harassment #feminism #feminity #viewsOfWomen #perceptionOfWomen #masculinity #patriarchy
"The number of women dying every year at the hands of their husbands and partners in the Russian Federation is roughly equal to the total number of Soviet soldiers killed in the 10-year war in Afghanistan.”
#Patriarchy in Russia is murderous and directed not only against women but #LGBT and any deviation fromt the traditional role model of heteronormativity. It's one example of femicides worldwide. Women's liberation isn't done, globally it has just begun
"young women in Stepford, Massachusetts are increasingly struggling to find suitable male partners who don’t want to have them abducted & replaced with a programmed simulacrum that will tend to their husbands’ every whim.
Men, meanwhile, are increasingly struggling with... a rapidly shrinking population of young females still willing to vanish forever and be replaced by an animatronic that has no hopes or dreams"
Though international media aren't paying attention, last Saturday saw 500k people on the street to join the feminist cause to end the violence against women, and all other people the #patriarchy keeps hurting, everyday, everywhere, all the time.
**WOMEN AT FAULT FOR POLITICAL DIVIDE: MARRY A MAGA MAN!**
Ridiculous concern trolling by *The Washington Post's* editors, too cowardly to put a byline for the author, really showcases how #incel grievance has become normalized.
They argue *someone will have to compromise *(meaning women) or else marriage rates will tumble. I think women may have already found their own alternative.🤔
Ambiguous impulses for your own mental cinema. Handcarved rubber stamps and acrylic colours on DIN-A4 paper, no NFTs:
#kunst #contemporaryArt #mentalCinema #handCarvedStamp #noNFT #saveBiodiversity #climateActionNow #systemChange #endFossilFuels #makeArtNotWar #fckFdp #fckAfd #fckPtn #Нетвойны #womenPosing #sexuality #sexSells #harassment #sexism #patriarchy #emancipation #equalRights #feminism #feminity #masculinity #erotic #loneliness #relationship #love
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Just the fact that we need such day is a sad evidence of the dire state of our society.
At the dawn of another murder of a young woman in Italy, my head has been reflecting a lot about ‘monsters’ and ‘patriarchy’. I’ll be posting it during the weekend. For a little glimpse on what to expect, here my yesterday’s thread
Fc EWE: Understanding the importance of sexism in shaping climate denial and policy opposition. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-021-03193-y
#25November is tomorrow. I could have been that corpse, and I could have been (and per solidarity I am) that grieving sister.
When you embrace the feminist fight because of the International Day, try to pause a moment to realise that this is a constant fight. Patriarchy is everywhere, every time, all at once.
You can teach your daughter to run away from monsters, but there are no monsters, only healthy sons of the #patriarchy : they are everywhere, even inside their fathers.
Tomorrow is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This week, in Italy, the corpse of a 22-years-old woman, Giulia Cecchettin, likely murdered by her ex-boyfriend, after a video showed him violently assaulting and forcing her (still alive) in the car.
Giulia's sister, to headlines describing the him as a monster, answered: 'He's not a monster. He's a healthy son of the #patriarchy'.
Italian men from all spheres didn't like it.
A married woman’s residential status should not be viewed through a patriarchal prism, says Madras HC
Though a married woman ordinarily lives at her husband’s place, she cannot be presumed to have disowned her residential rights at her parents’ house on account of her marriage. The rules of marriage do not impose any such condition on a woman, and therefore, she can gain public employment by claiming to be a resident of her native village, the Madras High Court has said.
Whenever I enter a phrase using the French pronoun “son" out of context into #DeepL, it invariably spits out “his" as a translation, even though in French, it could be either his or her, depending on the context.
Yes, friends, if you plug the #patriarchy into your AI, it will spit the patriarchy right back in your face.
A bit more on #ShereHite and the new #documentary, #TheDisappearnceOfShereHite, directed by #NicoleNewnham (#director of #CripCamp) about #Shere's work and subsequent erasure by the terrified #patriarchy.
I recently played a game of Valorant where someone said I sounded hot. It was a few rounds in, not right away; it wasn't like I had just loaded in and someone was already thinking about my body. I wasn't put off by it, in fact I actually liked it. I smiled and said thanks.
Yesterday, I watched a Youtube video called something like "The Female Experience in Valorant Uncensored", which is a compilation of uncensored sexist and objectifying remarks a female Valorant player got in, like, a few weeks or months (I don't know the exact time frame, but when it was uploaded she was making videos like this every few months). It made me realize that unsolicited comments like that are (when directed at women) a form of patriarchal dominance. It's an expression of the way the patriarchy reduces women to simple sex objects which it's acceptable for anyone, even strangers, to desire. Even if I was into it, the average person wouldn't be, especially if they get catcalled regularly. Because I don't get catcalled, I didn't realize this, and ended up encouraging those "you sound hot" comments. That teammate of mine probably thinks it's okay to tell people they sound hot unprompted, in part because of me.
This is why, to be a good feminist as a non-woman, you have to actively listen to women. There are things that they understand that you don't because your lived experiences are so different. Unless you listen to those experiences, you risk encouraging misogynist behavior without realizing it. Sure, it's (to you, hopefully) common sense that catcalling women is bad, but if that's the extent of your knowledge, you won't see the ways you might be part of the problem. You can't "common sense" your way to good allyship.
And I do think that what we need, as a society, more than anything, is new values. Our current conceptions of bravery, strength, assertiveness, charisma, or confidence are what got us here just as much as #capitalism, #WhiteSupremacy, #patriarchy, #queerphobia and #ableism did. We're stuck in a world that's still holding up those old values and we're forced to judge ourselves by them, even as we try to cultivate new values, values that will help us survive in a world of #Ecocide, #pandemics, and #fascism.
I'm trying to remember that, to judge myself by these new values rather than the old ones. I'm trying to remember that if someone is judging me by those old values, they're not someone who's worthy of my time or attention. They're not someone who's going to make it in the #apocalypse.
New (properly edited) video is up! "Did Free the Nip(ple) Fail? | Topless Topics Reacts"
Image: uncensored nonsexual female nipples visible in the corner
New (properly edited) video is up! "Did Free the Nip(ple) Fail? | Topless Topics Reacts"
Image: uncensored nonsexual female nipples visible in the corner
"#paradox of being a #woman in modern #India: Sometimes the most direct escape route from the oppression of #patriarchy was marriage to a man willing to help challenge that system. A wife could enjoy whatever liberty her husband granted — but he could take it away at any time."
On Gadigal land, outside the office of Australia's federal Environment Minister @TanyaPlibersek's office, with a large group of school students and their allies, demanding the Australian government #EndFossilFuelSubsidies and commit to #NoNewFossilFuels. #SS4C
All of us can help #ShiftThePower away from #DirtyEnergy:
- Stop repeating their talking points & narratives (not sure which commonly-repeated tropes are part of their decades-long #ClimateDisinformation campaign? Never too late to learn)
- Stop voting for their paid representatives in parliament (typically found within both/most major parties). #DirtyEnergyDirtyPolitics #DirtyDonations #PutCorruptionLast
- Support actions happening near you (not sure what's happening or how to help? Search for your location & #ClimateAction #ClimateJustice).
- Learn more about why we're collectively still failing to implement (political/economic/societal/cultural) changes at a scale & pace commensurate with the scale & pace of the #ClimateCrisis (hint: too much power in too few hands: #plutocracy #colonialism #capitalism #patriarchy #individualism).
- Consider the stakes: life as we know it is incompatible with the public business plans of the most powerful corporations on the planet. One/both of those realities will definitely change. Will you?
No climate justice on occupied land!
Suppressing people that speak out on a climate march against the war in #Gaza reflects the desperate effort to stop the politization of the climate justice movement.
#GretaThunberg stands to her convictions which is a big problem for those who treat this movement as a deflection from attacking the power relations that push #extractivism #colonialism #patriarchy #capitalism.
This is not a one-issue thing but the universal fight for our lives
"Eunice Newton Foote showed that carbon dioxide traps the heat of the sun in 1856, beating the so-called father of the greenhouse effect by at least three years. Why was she forgotten?"
"Modern men are, sooner than later, becoming aware of their sensitive sides and emotions. It is beneficial for women and children, as well as for other men too."
It's still an incredibly difficult and painful process, but I'm doing the work, and I know I'm not alone in this.
There's a difference between hate and rage. To fight for the world to be saved from #Climatechange #colonialism #patriarchy you need a momentum for mobilization. That's what's happening around the globe - people made powerless by the war machines of aggressive nations states feel the pain and show their anger
That's why governments fear mass manifestations - it's power from down below - the only way for the weak to make the masters of war stop and push for a less unjust world
DMK’s Chennai Mayor R Priya is spoken over, patronised in meetings by male councillors
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam won a majority in Chennai’s local body elections in 2022, and was lauded for making Dalit member R Priya the GCC Mayor, a move many perceived as progressive. But at the council meetings, patriarchy continues.
Wow, just wow, Bazarov. And I thought I couldn't like you less.
"‘Why don’t you want to allow the idea of freedom of thought among women?’ he asked under his breath.
‘Because, mate, in my view, the only ones among women who think freely are bloody freaks.’"
Another quickly drawn #webcomic page idea. I could have drawn SO many more examples of what is considered a "newed" woman, all you need is so much as a centimeter of areeola showing, and suddenly it's "sheekshually expleesheet newdeetay", while the ONLY thing a MALE presenting person has to cover to be considered "clothed" is their actual jeanitalia. It's just the most blatant #sexism #misogyny #genderDiscrimination etc and it drives me nuts that so few people question or speak out about this.
Image: sketchily drawn cartoonish lineart showing "clothed" VS "naked" men and women
In my November blog, "The Patriarchy Persists, Negatively Impacting Women’s Advancement at Work,” I discuss two 2023 reports; one on a global level encompassing 85% of the world’s population and one that targets nearly a quarter of a million U.S. faculty. Both reports show persistent gender bias that infects the attitudes and behaviors of both men and women. This gender bias holds women back from reaching their full potential. Click here: https://wp.me/p4LWPX-vR
I think we should start viewing power-hungry men as inherently unstable human beings who should barely be trusted to make their own breakfast much less make decisions affecting anyone else's life. #patriarchy
Lamenting with my #photographer friend how effing stupid and nonsensical the rules for places like #stripe and #paypal are for what counts as "porn" or not (not to mention the #patriarchy version of #censorship as it applies to #freeTheNipple )
louder for the people in the fscking back
[T]he gendering of design as women's work is why people don't use the title "web designer" anymore. It's been belittled and othered away. It's why we've split that web design role into two; now you're either a UX designer and you can sit at that table over there or you're a front-end developer and you can sit at the table with the people that build websites.
Tens of thousands of #Icelandic #women, including the #primeminister, held a #strike from #paid and #unpaid #jobs on Tuesday (23 October) in a #protest against #gender #inequality, according to #labour #unions.
In its terror attack Hamas didn't target settler colonialists or ultraright fanatics but kibbutzim that are more liberal, leftist and interested in peace with Palestinians than the average Jewish citizens of Israel. That underwrites the fact that Hamas is not less than its Iranian supporters a force of the #religious #right, of #patriarchy and despotism. Palestinian #nationalism as its Israeli counterpart are to be overcome to put an end to this monstrous blodshed.
@KFuentesGeorge "I think that next to the myth that God made a #woman from man's rib to be his helper, the myth that man is the #hunter and woman is the gatherer is probably the second most enduring myth that naturalizes the inferiority of women," says Hamlin.” Wow, when #ethnology shatters the #patriarchy!
me: it's absurd that censorship of toplessness is applied only if you "look female," while those who "look male" are allowed to go topless anywhere they like without consequence. Either ban ALL #nipples or NO nipples.
every FUCKING time.
Just a lil reminder that my feminism-and-other-progressive-activism video series Topless Topics is "constantly banned from every platform you've heard of and some you haven't,"
so if you'd like to help me try to convince new people (and someday far in the future, the platforms themselves) that enforcing different levels of censorship based on "what gender you look like" is absurd and blatantly sexist,
please consider widely sharing, reblogging, and posting your own reply content (or just shouting out my channel) to my own posts, to help me get out of the shadowban-void I'm constantly fighting against (when my content isn't banned outright, as happens almost daily)
I have to change social media accounts fairly often as they get banned (always and only for the heinous unforgiveable sin of "female nipples") but here they are as of me writing this post:
(see the most up-to-date contact list at toplesstopics.org/contact )
Best Ways to Contact Cleo in Order of Preference:
Discord DM: @CeridwenRoth (previously Ceridwen#6967)
join our Topless Topics chatroom here: www.toplesstopics.org/chat
In the future I'm hoping to set up my own mastodon instance focused on progressive activists and creators, and their supporters, called the "Outcast Creator Collective." You can read up more about that here: https://www.toplesstopics.org/outcast/
Uncensored videos without descriptions: https://videos.trom.tf/c/toplesstopics
DELETED: the Topless Topics Twitter account, because fk Elon Musk!!!
Artistic nude digital photography: https://toplesstopics.gumroad.com
Alternate slightly-less-shadowbanned Instagram: @toplessTopicsOfficial instagram.com/toplesstopicsofficial/
And for receipts of just a few hundred or so times I've had my content banned, here are some screenshots:
Madonna, Pamela Anderson and I agree – take your idea of how a woman should look, and shove it
A woman in the public eye will be judged by an ever-changing standard: too strident, too provocative, too predatory, too thin, too fat, too muscly and very soon too old. The only dignified answer? Smash the patriarchy
“Oh Madge,” the columnist Sarah Vine wondered aloud in the Daily Mail, “isn’t it time you grew up?”
@NPR If you have it to spare, consider financially supporting the Chicago Abortion Fund: Since the Dobbs decision came down, 89% of their grantees are based outside of Illinois. For more information, their service area(s) and how to get help:
Visualizamos un mundo en el que todos tengan la libertad y la autonomía para tomar las decisiones reproductivas que sean mejores para ellos.
You don't have to be an expert or professional on anything, just somewhat knowledgable and passionate about what you want to speak about. Just a few topics we might get into are:
#feminism #intersectionalFeminism #mentalHealth #SexEducation #KinkEducation #EroticArt #sexWorkers #decriminalization #genderEquality #lgbtq #queer #disability #activism #censorship #patriarchy #misogyny #sexism and a whole lot else...
I'm also especially interested in #collaboration with other #contentCreator s so that we might combine our audiences (to educate and galvanize activism in as many people as possible, as this is the only way we can ever force real societal change). Of course I will happily share links to your content! I don't have a huge audience, but I'm happy to encourage what supporters I do have 😉
If you might be interested, you can fill out this collaboration form here, or just reply or DM to me if you have any questions or comments: https://www.toplesstopics.org/contact/collaborate/
And of course, since the cruel war in Syria Hezbollah is ally of Russian imperialism. 🥶
Patriarchy is a death cult!
#youtube posted this ominous warning at the top of my studio: "Under our existing external links policy, violative URLs posted within the video itself or in the video's metadata (titles, descriptions, and tags) may result in the video being removed."
If you click "learn more," it takes you to their "external links policy," which is laughably vague, just like their in-general #communityGuidelines #violation page. You can read it yourself here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9054257?hl Note how they repeatedly say "this is not an exhaustive list," and there's no mention of nudity, only "pornography"--meaning it's up to that particular algorithm's programming bias what counts as "prawn" or not (to say nothing of the insanely blatant #misogynist and #sexist viewpoint within the #patriarchy that "female-looking nipples are 'nudity' but male nipples aren't" 🙃)
The absolutely wildest thing is, if youtube would just give me half the effin leeway that they do these many other accounts that post FULL BODY, FULLY UNCENSORED nudity, I wouldn't need to direct people anywhere else to see the "patriarchy-unapproved" version of my videos. Honestly, this is pretty crazy...I learned long ago not to post any kind of clickable link anywhere in a youtube description or comment (after getting #strikes for linking to my own website, and a twitter post of mine, and a tumblr post, and a link to a discord server intended to serve as a resource guide and community for intersex people...) but getting these threats that even just having the url to my site on my page can get a video banned.
If you're a #contentCreator or #influencer who only posts your content to Youtube, I highly encourage you to start packing now, and get your feet into some less-faschy alternative platforms--#Peertube is a great place to start (you can comment if you want me to try to direct you towards more specific resources). Because if you "keep all your eggs in one basket," you're going to end up with egg all over your face (and none left to survive off of) once capitalism kicks that basket out of your hands.
What are the traps of #patriarchy?
What are the far Right attacks targeting?
No fault divorce, anti-child marriage laws
Reproductive healthcare, autonomy & birth control
Workplace equity protections, wage reform
Liberation demands escaping these traps.
So of course the Right is going to do what it can to protect those traps and stop white women from avoiding them.
(While WOC also exist under it, Patriarchy doesn't give a fig about WOC. We aren't the subjects that *matter.* Rather, we are lab rats so the control can really be refined.)
There is no protection under Patriarchy. Everything is control.
"Heard of a cool tech-bro-weeding interview technique the other day. A male and female engineer conduct the interview session together. If, when the female engineer asks the candidate a question, he directs his answer to the male engineer, then he's out. They said it happens a lot"
channel 4 (UK) just released a documentary about comedian/youtube-conspiracy-peddler russell brand's history of sexual violence.
i'm watching it now and it's a "jimmy savile situation" all over again. they even have a clip of him talking to jimmy saville about sending over naked women.
something i always forget about this kind of long-running exploitation is just how many people it takes to facilitate 1 man's violence against countless people. sadly, this show is reminding me. and of course, a lot of those facilitators were women who were working in tv production & didn't want to lose their jobs. i doubt they were "bad people", but the entire machinery of capitalist patriarchy put people into these roles where they're facilitating injustices that they would never want to do themselves. it makes everyone a perpetrator.
anyway, if you're outside the UK, you can watch it here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8o4deh
“A young woman walks down a street in Tehran, her hair uncovered, her jeans ripped, a bit of midriff exposed to the hot Iranian sun. An unmarried couple walk hand in hand. A woman holds her head high when asked by Iran's once-feared morality police to put a hijab on, and tells them: ‘Screw you!’”
Zimmer asks when precisely that golden era of free speech for which centrists hanker for us to return was in place. He answers:
"Unless we are talking about wealthy white Christian men only, it makes little sense to construct a version of U.S. history in which previous eras were characterized by greater freedom while the very recent past has been marked by a loss of free speech."
"The frequently invoked 'consensus' of the post-World War II era, for instance, was depending on both major parties agreeing that white patriarchal rule would remain largely untouched. …
"It wasn’t a coincidence that 'polarization' started when one party broke with the white elite consensus and supported – albeit reluctantly – the civil rights revolution of the 1960s."
Get this: his mother is on a hunger strike because she supports him. This is how #patriarchy works.
Spanish #soccer federation's regional leaders call on president to resign
It has been brought to my attention by a number of you that comparing the penis brains at the Spanish Football Federation to Neanderthals is patently unfair to Neanderthals.
I just wanted to state for the record that I agree wholeheartedly and apologise profusely for any offense caused to actual Neanderthals who, I’m sure, would have been appalled by the behaviour of the knuckle-draggers at the Spanish Football Federation.
Largest U.S. Women's Group Makes Early Biden Endorsement, Citing Abortion Rights Threats
The National Organization for Women (NOW) has offered its earliest-ever endorsement for a presidential re-election campaign.
#Politics #Women #WomensRights #WomensRightsAreHumanRights #HumanRights #sexism #misogyny #patriarchy #voters #voting #elections #BidenHarris #healthcare #health #hate #SexualAbuse #Democracy #Democrats #GOP #Republicans #VoteBlue #VoteBlueToProtectWomen