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anonymous asked:

This has probably been discussed, but I'm tired of the writers bringing in love intrests for Emily and not keeping them around. Sabrina (although I hate to say it) is probably not going to work out and that is the issue. Why is Emily, an open LGBT character, not deserving of a long-lasting relationship like the other liars. It's bad representation and makes me so angry. Sabrina, Samara, it's not fair and it's so annoying

It has been discussed, it’s always being discussed now, which is important and I’m glad people are talking about it. 

I know Marlene has defended her choices, saying there’s a reason why Emily goes from bed to bed to bed. Which is bullshit, in my humble opinion. 

I know a lot of people try to say she’s treated like a regular character, just like the rest of the girls, but when you put her side by side, it’s just not true. I think Marlene tries and I think that’s always been her intentions, to make Emily written as equally as the other girls, but somewhere along the way, I think she lost it. 

I think a big part of it is it’s going to be attached to Emily’s struggle with her feelings for Alison, which is understandable, but has been written just…awfully. I don’t know. I don’t know what else to say at this point. :/

How India’s “Menstruation Man” Changed the Lives of Millions of Women

Meet Arunachalam Muruganantham, an award-winning social entrepreneur from Coimbatore, India, better known as the nation’s ‘Menstruation Man’.

Deeply disturbed by the unhygienic menstruation practices among women in rural India, Muruganantham took it upon himself to find a solution to the problem.

After several years of hard work, he invented a machine that women can use to produce their own sanitary napkins, at less than a third of the cost of commercial ones.

Muruganantham raised funds to set up ‘Jayaashree Industries’, a company that sells these $950 machines to several female self-help groups (SHGs) across rural India.

1,300 such machines have been sold so far to women in 27 of India’s 29 states, to produce their own napkins and sell the surplus.

This has generated employment for women – 877 local brands are currently making pads using Muruganantham’s machine.

The machines are also being exported to 17 other developing countries in the world, but he refuses to sell them to large corporations.

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