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  • “India bans import of animal-tested cosmetics…” [#geekgirl]

    [From this article at dnaindia.com] “India has banned the import of animal tested cosmetics.

    Coming just few months after implementation of a national ban on cosmetics testing in India’s labs on animals, the import ban now makes India the first animal tested cosmetics free zone in South Asia.

    The ban comes in the form of Rule 135-B that states, ‘Prohibition of import of cosmetics tested on animals. – No cosmetic that has been tested on animals after the commencement of Drugs and Cosmetics (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2014 shall be imported into the country’. The notification will come into effect on 13 November, 2014 (30 days from the date of notification).

    Alokparna Sengupta, Humane Society International campaigns manager, said; ‘With today’s historic ban on the import of newly animal-tested cosmetics, India has made history for animals in South Asia. This is a huge achievement that could not have been possible without the compassion of our government, consumers and industry. We feel confident that if this vision is applied to other areas of product testing, this can be a defining moment in the modernization of India’s safety science, with potentially hundreds of thousands more animals spared pain and suffering.'”

  • Sexist Contest by #OnePlus Pulled [#geekgirl]

    [Image Credit: The Verge]

    [Image Credit: The Verge]

    [From this article at The Verge] ‘If you’re having trouble imagining why OnePlus might have just a few female fans, there’s a good chance that it’s related to the wholly off-putting, condescending, and inconsiderate attitudes that this contest demonstrates. The entire contest looks like guys from the depths of the internet finally found some amount of social currency and are using it to coax women into putting on a show for them, or somehow mixing that with a strange form of advertising. OnePlus is hardly the only member of the tech industry that’s making a lack of respect for women so pervasive, but this is a truly blatant, bad, and public example of it.

    OnePlus has received a few submissions so far, but it’s received about as many fake submissions from guys Photoshopping OnePlus logos onto womens’ bodies as it has actual submissions. Other comments are men leering over the womens’ photos, while others just note that there aren’t actually that many women on the forums. A few of the photos have been women standing up against the contest though, with one woman flipping OnePlus off and another woman holding up a sign that reads “This contest is sexist and insulting. Way to inflict self-esteem issues, we don’t have enough of those in our society.”‘

  • “Minister Scott Morrison, this policy is not saving lives…” [#geekgirl]

  • Arts In Oz [#geekgirl]

    [Via artfacts]

    [Via artfacts]

  • ‘Reverse The Cycle’ [#geekgirl]

    Pedal Power from One to One Development Trust on Vimeo.

  • “Plastic Free July: Take The Challenge!” [#geekgirl]

    [From 1millionwomen.com.au] “What’s the challenge? The aim is simple: don’t use any single use plastic for the whole month of July. The execution takes a bit more creativity, but alternatives are readily available if we just make that extra effort. Check out plasticfreejuly.org for loads of tips and to sign up to the challenge.”

  • World’s Worst Treasurer [#geekgirl]

    World's Worst Treasurer

  • World’s Deadliest Animals [#geekgirl]

    [Image Via Business Insider]

    [Image Via Business Insider]

  • “Facebook Knows Everything About You, And If You Don’t Believe Us Here’s Proof…” [#geekgirl]

    [From this Huffington Post article] “A marketing stunt for the upcoming Ubisoft game “Watch Dogs” is inadvertently allowing users to check how well they’ve set up their Facebook privacy settings.

    The campaign called “Digital Shadow”, which currently is available only in the US, requests permission to access a user’s account and then pulls information to build a comprehensive dossier of the user as if he or she were an assassin’s target. And we do mean comprehensive.”

  • “How to treat a lady right…” [#AnimalKindness] [#geekgirl]