Of all the bits of untold history floating around out there, this one’s a pretty cool look behind the scenes of one of the processes that have kept so many astronauts alive over the years. Hazel Fellows (pictured above), along with many other women, was a seamstress with the International Latex Corporation, and played an instrumental part in creating the now-iconic space suit.
Even though it’s been only a week since she narrowly escaped losing part of her leg and foot after a shark bit her, 6-year-old Lucy Magnum has already reached the forgiveness stage of her recovery.
After the attack, Lucy told her parents in a North Carolina hospital: “I hate sharks. I like dolphins way better.”
But when she appeared with Craig and Jordan Magnum on TODAY Tuesday as they spoke with Ann Curry from Greenville, N.C., she shyly burrowed her head in her father’s chest as her mother described her change of heart about the predator that attacked her in shallow water a week ago in Ocracoke Island, N.C.
“Last night we were chatting about it, and [Lucy] said, ‘I don’t care that the shark bit me. I forgive him,’ ’’ Jordan Magnum said with a smile.
Doctors expect Lucy to be walking, running and playing again in about six to eight weeks. “We told her as soon as the shark finds a mailbox, he’s going to send her a letter of apology,’’ Craig Magnum joked.
After all, Lucy’s parents assured her, it was just a case of mistaken identity.
“I think that we talked enough about it that this was a mistake,’’ Jordan said. “The shark didn’t want to eat her, and that’s why he just bit and left it there and swam away.’’
Created by designer Megan Lara, these posters are part of the Firefly Les Femmes poster set and are available at Quantum Mechanix Online. Except for the one above, which is set to be exclusively sold at San Diego Comic Con. They all look like burning hot beautiful propaganda, and it’s pretty awesome. After the jump, see the ones you can buy now!
A group of Egyptian women are taking a stand against sexual harassment and abuse with the creation of HarassMap, a crowdsourced way to monitor and protect women in Cairo.
The site asks women to report any sexual assault by calling, texting, emailing or tweeting (#harassmap) the site. The reports are then placed on a searchable map and colored by type of abuse. The acts reported can range from catcalls and ogling to more dangerous situations like stalking and even rape. Women who report incidents are given counsel on how to file a police report, find psychological help and self-defense classes.
Using that map, the site can identify abuse hot spots. Volunteers then make calls to local shopkeepers, residents and police explaining how they can make their at-risk communities safer for women.
The project is led by American-born Rebecca Chiao and a group of other local volunteers. Chiao sees the site as the start of a quiet sexual revolution on the heels of Egypt’s popular uprising. HarassMap, like the revolutions, will hopefully prove that social media and digital tools can continue to make a difference in Egypt.