Marriage should be between a man and a woman only just like black people should go to the back to get their food and to separate water fountain to get water and to the back of the bus to get a seat… just like women shouldn’t be able to earn as much as male coworkers, must always submit to men, and can never break the glass ceiling… just like if they dress “sexy” they were asking for it, just like if they get drunk, it was consenting sex. Human rights and common decency and respect are no different, NO MATTER WHO IS INVOLVED. I’m a born again Christian, a believer of God, and ALWAYS a defender of those judged and condemned by unscrupulous people who know no better.

THANK YOU! Peter Rosenberg is a true DJ to recognize that Nicki Minaj IS whack musically AND for putting Lil Wayne in check for acting like Rosenberg was dissing women rather than the lameness that is the Minaj train wreck, talking about how he has “respect for women.”

Why is there no looting in Japan?

The landscape of parts of Japan looks like the aftermath of World War Two; no industrialised country since then has suffered such a death toll. The one tiny, tiny consolation is the extent to which it shows how humanity can rally round in times of adversity, with heroic British rescue teams joining colleagues from the US and elsewhere to fly out.

And solidarity seems especially strong in Japan itself. Perhaps even more impressive than Japan’s technological power is its social strength, with supermarkets cutting prices and vending machine owners giving out free drinks as people work together to survive. Most noticeably of all, there has been no looting, and I’m not the only one curious about this.

This is quite unusual among human cultures, and it’s unlikely it would be the case in Britain. During the 2007 floods in the West Countryabandoned cars were broken into and free packs of bottled water were stolen. There was looting in Chile after the earthquake last year – so much so that troops were sent in; in New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina saw looting on a shocking scale.

Why do some cultures react to disaster by reverting to everyone for himself, but others – especially the Japanese – display altruism even in adversity?

—By Ed West, The Telegraph

Japan’s orderliness and civility often impressed me during my years living in Japan, but never more so than after the Kobe quake. Pretty much the entire port of Kobe was destroyed, with shop windows broken all across the city. I looked all over for a case of looting, or violent jostling over rescue supplies. Finally, I was delighted to find a store owner who told me that he’d been robbed by two men. Somewhat melodramatically, I asked him something like: And were you surprised that fellow Japanese would take advantage of a natural disaster and turn to crime? He looked surprised and responded, as I recall: Who said anything about Japanese. They were foreigners.

Nicholas Kristof: Sympathy for Japan, and Admiration (via apsies)

This sounds about right. Live aggregated/original coverage here.

(via washingtonpoststyle)

I have always admired Japanese culture. They’re so humbled, thankful, and respectful. Their history is so rich and deep and never forgotten, even amongst globalization, economic endeavors, and modernization through technology. They have always remembered tradition and roots as they moved forward. I wish more people could take note of how they carry themselves.