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  2. malformalady:

    Japanese farmers have been experimenting with growing watermelon in shapes other than the traditional round or oblong shapes. Hirochi Kimura and his wife spent three years perfecting the art of growing these tokens of affection on their farm in Kumamoto, Japan. They say the shape symbolizes “their passion for farming and their affection for each other.”

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  3. halftheskymovement:

    A feminist group based in Guangzhou, China staged an online protest against the sexual exploitation of women in the workplace, revealing a photograph with a message boldly written in red on a whiteboard behind them: “My vagina does not come free with my labor.” More words were written on the women’s thighs, reiterating: “Not freebies.” 

    The campaign was in response to a recent fatal rape case involving a 20-year-old woman at a state-owned company who was asked by her boss to a dinner. She was sexually assaulted by her boss’s friend and died as a result of her injuries.“Don’t ask your staff to provide part-time escort services. Women should only be asked to provide knowledge or technical skills in the workplace, but not other things,” says Ye Haiyan, an advocate of women’s and children’s rights.

    Read more via The New York Times.

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  7. artbooksnat:

    Yoko had seven wardrobe changes (not including her original costume) in the 5-minute Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (天元突破グレンラガン) S.t.a.r.S. music video. Character designer Atsushi Nishigori (錦織敦史) created nearly all the looks—-Hiroyuki Imaishi (今石洋之) had a part in the Space Look since he illustrated the entire animation cut.

    (via asenshi)

     
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