all right, buzzfeed, dammit. you got me.
Like every new law, every new product rollout, there are going to be some glitches in the sign-up process along the way that we will fix," he said. "Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days, they found a glitch, so they fixed it." "I don’t remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads or threatening to shut down the company if they didn’t," Obama continued. "That’s not how we do things in America. We don’t actively root for failure.President Obama compares buggy new healthcare site to iOS 7 | The Verge (via betanyc)
We spotted droolworthy bookstore windows from Chicago to Budapest:
The trouble is that, for women, being “nice” often translates into putting up with things we should never put up with. How many times has some creep sat uncomfortably close to me on the bus and stared me down, yet I’m too afraid to just get up and move, lest I offend him?Women And Girls Don’t Need To Be Told To Be Nicer (via thelilywhite)
We smile when we’re harassed on the street or hit on by jerks. We laugh at sexist jokes. We learn that when we have strong opinions, we’ll be called bitches and that if we get angry, we’ll be called hysterical. When we say what we want, we’re called pushy or aggressive.
Part of learning “ladylike” behavior is about learning to smile politely when someone is being crude. Femininity has long been attached to passivity and to being docile. Men fight, women giggle and fume silently.
Scholars are divided over which of these men is Abraham Lincoln, pictured at Gettysburg: http://usat.ly/16EOxGV
If either of the men in Lincoln, it’s only the second photo ever to show him at Gettysburg.
(Photo: 5W Infographics - Alexander Gardner Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)