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[Content Note: Misogyny.]

Virtually every day, I document some example of misogyny used against Hillary Clinton. And virtually every day, I encounter numerous people who assert that there is no misogyny used against Hillary Clinton.

That the demonstrable fact Clinton is subject to misogyny is considered "debatable" absolutely enrages me.

There is, of course, all the constant dribbling detritus of a patriarchal culture, to which any woman is subjected by any old person. The obvious misogyny of slurs. Bitch. Cunt. Whore. The more insidious misogyny of language that means something different, something specific, when it's used against a woman. Entitled. Narcissistic. Untrustworthy. Loud. The policing of her appearance, her clothes, her hair, her voice, her tone, her likeability, her emotions, her sexuality, her mothering, her wifeliness, her "murderous cackle," her very womanhood.

There are the Remember Your Place photos, the misogynistic photoshops, the memes, the Hillary Clinton nutcracker.

This demeaning garbage can be found all over the place, all the time. The more hateful and belittling it is, the more quickly it proliferates, shared across platforms for people to laugh at; to satisfy their deep detestation of a woman, of women—to use it to try to "prove" something about Hillary Clinton.

No one loves this game more than the US media. They love to endlessly discuss her "likability," while running segments about how unlikable "some people" find her to be. They love that "some people" construction, which gives them a (laughable) measure of distance from calling her a cold bitch themselves. They depict her with devil horns and portray her as a towering man-crushing monster. They say that she "must be stopped," like she is a plague or, perhaps, Godzilla. They pit her against other women, and imply it says something profound and nefarious about her, if women fail to support her. They dismiss and demean defenders who call out misogyny, accuse them—and Clinton—of twisting words, of being oversensitive, of playing the gender card.

There is no more damning evidence of the unfathomable scope of misogyny to which Hillary Clinton is subjected than the fact that the US media's favorite game is trying to destroy her.

Lest you imagine that is hyperbole, here's a little stroll down memory lane: In 2008, Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy following an enormous number of pieces in the media about how she must run and end our long national nightmare of Republican governance. And, while she was at it, make history as the first female president. Right after she announced, then came the articles about how she felt entitled to the presidency, that she expected to be "coronated," that she was part of a dynasty and needed to GTFO.

Within months, there was so much pressure for Hillary Clinton to drop out of the Democratic Primary, even when she still had a decent chance of winning the nomination, that I started cataloging the public admonishments for her to go away in a series called Take Your Boobs and Go Home Watch.

Then, beginning literally immediately after President Obama's reelection in 2012, there began the pressure campaign for Hillary Clinton to run in 2016. By January of 2013, the media's pressure campaign was already so intense that President Obama was prompted to say, during a joint interview with Clinton: "You know, Steve, I gotta tell you, the—you guys in the press are incorrigible. I was literally inaugurated [looks at watch] four days ago. And you're talking about elections four years from now."

By 2013, fully three years before this election, the media was still pressuring Clinton to run, but that pressure had taken on an edge. Clinton was a liar for claiming she hadn't made up her mind about whether to run, and she was a bitch if she chose not to run. Stories were run quoting anonymous Democratic operatives who said stuff like this: "'We would be at sea in a lifeboat with no food, no water, and no land in sight,' said one veteran Democratic operative who has worked on presidential campaigns, and who, like most people interviewed for this story, asked for anonymity to speak candidly about the former first lady. 'There is no Plan B.' It would be, the operative said, a 'gut punch' to the Democratic party."

By the end of the year, the media was simultaneously telling Clinton she had to run and that she should not run. And by January 2014, Time was asking: "Can Anyone Stop Hillary?"

But they didn't really want her stopped. They wanted her run, and to run quickly. So we got pieces saying she had a moral obligation to run, and that she should "stop dithering." There were pieces about how she was hurting the Democrats by not announcing sooner. The pressure mounted.

Because unless and until Hillary Clinton announced she was running for president again, the game to destroy her couldn't begin.

There was never a happier day for the US media than when Clinton finally announced that she was running. On that very day, the game of destruction begun, as fingers started to fly, composing stories about how she views herself as "inevitable," and how that dishonest bitch knew she was going to run all along but delayed her announcement to screw over other potential candidates. To screw over all the menfolk who wanted to run for the nation's highest office and assume arguably the most influential position on the entire planet, but couldn't make their way down the path because of the gargantuan monster-woman blocking it.

And ever since, it's been wall-to-wall misogynist shit. Even when she wins, she can't fucking win, and the media barely bothered to mention that she was the first female president ever to win the Iowa Caucus, because they were too busy discussing all the ways in which Clinton winning Iowa was somehow actually a loss.

Now, they are salivating that she's lost New Hampshire, even though they know as well as I do that winning New Hampshire isn't a reliable indicator of who will be the eventual nominee.

Because they don't actually care about the Democratic primary. They care about destroying Hillary Clinton.

They have spent decades, since the time she was First Lady, building her up and pressuring her to take on increasingly prominent public challenges, only to immediately turn on her and unleash breathtaking misogyny against her when she steps up to the plate.

There is a sickness across our culture in which many people love watching people succeed and then love even more watching them fall. But there is a particular game the media plays with Clinton—begging her to run, cajoling her to run, telling her it is her duty to run—only to then do everything they can to defeat her.

They call her to the stage just to throw tomatoes. Over and over and over.

I don't imagine for a moment that Clinton has made her decision to run for president, twice, on the implorations of a media that she knows hates the fuck out of her. But it is cruel all the same.

And it is painful for me to watch. I hate it so desperately.

I hate that they do it, and I hate that they deny that they do it, and I hate that those of us who see it are gaslighted by despicable dirtbags who revel in the opportunity to humiliate a woman on such a grand and visible scale.

Who actively seek to destroy her, and then write narratives about how she feels "entitled."

I daresay no one is more keenly aware that Hillary Clinton is not entitled to the presidency than Hillary Clinton.

She of the reputed galactic ego, who continues to petition for an opportunity to serve a country that is filled with people who hate her.
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[pours one out for the Kristen Stewarts of yesteryear]

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Mick Huckabee has decided to withdraw from the Republican presidential race. The good people over at RH Reality Check on Facebook had some amazing responses.

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Fabletics Seeks New Subscribers By Opening Stores In Malls

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fabletics_ladiesFabletics is an athleticwear company for women that sells nice workout wear outfits for about $50. They operate on a subscription model: every month, you’ll get billed for a subscription unless you log in and decide not to buy anything that month. It’s like Columbia House for yoga pants. Yet the company is doing something sort of unexpected for a retailer that uses this business model: they’re opening a seventh real-life store, with the new one at the Mall of America in Minnesota.

Fabletics is part of the JustFab subscription-fashion empire, which sells nice private-label clothes and shoes to their “VIP members.” Members can log in at the beginning of every month and choose an outfit that they like, or opt out of receiving anything that month. If they don’t log in, they’re charged the membership fee of $40-$50 anyway.

In a recent speech that Buzzfeed News managed to get hold of, the company’s co-CEO compared the membership model to joining Costco or Amazon Prime, except that members don’t pay for their membership. Instead, he says, members are asked to commit to visiting the site at the beginning of the month.

“Instead of customers having to spend $50 a year, we ask for customers to make a commitment of their time,” he explained to the crowd at this year’s ICR conference. If they forget to log in, the company charges ’em $50 anyway.

The Fabletics business model is to offer discounts on a customer’s first purchase in exchange for signing up for a membership: this could be how the retail store works, or the point could simply be to get their products out there and find new customers that way.

(PRNewsWire via Chain Store Age)

FURTHER READING:
7 Things We Learned About The Shady Past And Problematic Business Practices Of JustFab
Fabletics And JustFab Keep Growing In Face Of Criticism [Buzzfeed]

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URGENT: STRAIGHT MALE ALLIES NEEDED TO SHUT DOWN LEGAL RAPE “INTERNATIONAL MEETING”

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This coming Saturday, February 6, at 8pm local time, followers of “Roosh V”- noted sexist, racist, homophobic, and overall horrible monster (not a human being)- will be holding secret meetings to rally for rape to be legalized. You didn’t read this wrong THEY WANT RAPE TO BE LEGALIZED. 

This shit is dangerous af, and as they have barred anyone who isn’t male or straight, so we need all our white male allies to gather and shut this shit down. If you are a straight man of colour, please be careful. Even though the website says the meeting is for straight men of all races, the Roosh V following has also been known to be very racist and xenophobic.

Here is how the meeting will take place, as according to their website (I’m not going to link it because it does not deserve any hits, but all the info here is authentic- you may google and see for yourself):

We will have 165 meetings in 43 countries for our international meetup day on February 6, 2016 at 8PM local time. Hosts have been instructed to wait at the meeting point from 8:00-8:20pm before moving on to the final location. If you arrive at the meeting point at 8:21pm, you will miss the meetup. Arriving on time within the window is absolutely paramount.

To identify your fellow tribesmen, ask the following question to a man you suspect is there for the meetup: “Do you know where I can find a pet shop?” If you are asked this question, answer in the affirmative: “Yes, it’s right here.” You can then introduce yourself and get details about where to proceed at 8:20. If you ask someone for the pet shop and they appear confused or actually try to direct you to a real pet shop, they’re not there for the meetup.

If you are a woman, DO NOT GO, your safety is at risk. Roosh V has made it very apparent that your presence might be met with violence.

I won’t be able to attend a shut down (obvs- brown gay turban guy), but we need to shut this down ASAP. So to all my white brothers who identify as allies, now is your time to stand up and act.

I will be calling the RCMP and reporting this, make sure you report this to your local police as well.

Here is a list of all the locations where these men will come together (Roosh V himself will be at the Washington DC location):

UNITED STATES

Alabama

  • Birmingham – In front of Ohenry’s coffee shop, downtown Homewood (not the Brookwood Mall Ohenry’s)

Alaska

  • Anchorage – Elderberry Park, near the Oscar Anderson House, a museum. Meet by the chairs and table. Address: 1297 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501.

Arizona

  • Phoenix – Meet in front of main entrance of tallest building of Phoenix Plaza (Qwest Tower).
  • Tucson – Arizona Historical Society (949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719). Meet at statue near corner of N Park Ave and E 2nd St. Image.

Arkansas

  • Little Rock – First Security Amphitheater , 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201. Image.

California

  • Long Beach – Parking lot of Glory Days Sports Bar, Carson Blvd and Woodruff Ave.
  • Los Angeles – L.A. Live in front of Starbucks entrance. Address: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Newport Beach – The outdoor fountain directly in front of Macy’s department store at Fashion Island. Image.
  • Orange County – The fountain in front of the Ferris wheel at the Irvine Spectrum Mall.
  • Palm Springs – Fountain at Mercado Plaza (Palm Canyon Drive)
  • Redwood City – Parking lot of IHOP. Address: 491 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Roseville – Royer Park (the large park on Douglas Blvd), next to the gatling gun statue. Image.
  • San Diego – Corner of 16th & Broadway, in parking lot of the Goodwill
  • San Diego (North) – The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Meet in front of The Baked Bear Shop.
  • San Francisco – Balboa Park Bart station, by the arched exit. Image.
  • San Leandro – Northwest corner of the intersection of E. 14th St. and Estudillo Av. Meet at the public fountain.
  • Santa Barbara – Steps of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, located on the corner of State Street and Anapamu Street in downtown Santa Barbara
  • Sherman Oaks – Sherman Oaks Galleria, between the fountain and Cheesecake Factory entrance. Image. Address: 15301 Ventura Blvd.

Colorado

  • Boulder – North Boulder Park, beside the shelter. Image.
  • Denver – 19th Ave and Gilpin Street, on the south side of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. Image.

Connecticut

  • New Haven – World War I Memorial, beside flagpole
  • Stamford – In the little square on the corner of Franklin St and Broad St. Image.

Florida

  • Orlando – The Red Chinese Tang pavilion at Lake Eola, beside red pagoda.
  • Tampa – Curtis Hixon Park, between fountains and grass. Image.
  • West Palm Beach – Clematis Street Fountains, on the side of North Clematis street

Georgia

  • Athens – The Arch at the University of Georgia
  • Atlanta – Piedmont Park, corner of 10th street and Charles Allen Dr by the sign. Image.

Hawaii

  • Honolulu – Pearl Ridge Downtown, underneath globe sign. Image. Address: 98 – 1005 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, HI 96701

Idaho

  • Boise – Idaho State Capital Building, 700 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702. Met by the statue of Abraham Lincoln.

Illinois

  • Chicago – Rogers Park, beside the flagpole. Image. Google Map.
  • Chicago (Homewood) – Parking lot of Balagio’s. Address: 17501 Dixie Hwy, Hazel Crest, IL 60430.

Iowa

  • Cedar Rapids – In Sokol Park beside the gazebo. 16th Ave SW
  • Des Moines – Parking lot of the VA Hospital beside pictured tree.Image. Address: 3600 30th St. Des Moines, IA. 50310

Louisiana

  • New Orleans – Magazine Street and Lawrence Square, besides the big tree, across the street from 4318 Magazine Street. Image.

Maine

  • Bangor – Bangor Public Library, in front of main entrance below the stairs (145 Harlow St)

Maryland

  • Annapolis – Downtown/Historic Annapolis Harbor, Main Street, by the Kunte Kinte memorial statue. Image.
  • Baltimore – In front of Cross Street Market entrance in Federal Hill

Massachusetts

  • Boston (North End) – Paul Revere Statue in Paul Revere Mall

Michigan

  • Ann-Arbor – Nickel’s Arcade in downtown Ann Arbor. Meet at the center column near the entrance off State Street.
  • Lansing – Lansing River Trail, top of the fish ladder steps. Image.
  • Macomb County/Clinton Township – The Mall at Partridge Creek. Meet in front of the fountain between Brio Tuscan Grille and P.F. Chang’s. Address: 17420 Hall Rd, Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48038
  • Rochester Hills – Elizabeth Park, beside center bush. Image.

Minnesota

  • Duluth – Leif Erickson Park by the stage. Address: 12th Ave E & London Road, Duluth, MN 55802

Missouri

  • Kansas City – North side of the World War 1 Museum, on sidewalk directly above monument. Image.

Nevada

New Hampshire

  • Portsmouth – In front of main entrance of The North Church. 2 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

New Jersey

  • Atlantic City – On the Boardwalk in front of main Taj Mahal entrance
  • Hoboken – In front of Mulligans Pub underneath the canopy. Address: 159 1st St.

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque – East side of University Of New Mexico Bookstore. Address: 2301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Image.

New York

  • New York – St. Catherine’s Park, next to the spiral kids slide. 1245 1st Ave between 67th and 68th st
  • New York – Washington Square Park under the arch
  • Rochester – Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604), Meet at intersection at Gibbs and Main, where the concert hall entrance is. Image.
  • Syracuse – Columbus Circle, next to the statue. Address: East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

North Carolina

  • Charlotte – Romare Bearden Park. Meet by the benches behind the gazebo-like structure on the corner of W Martin Luther King and Church St. Image.
  • Wilmington – Riverfront Park, across the river from USS North Carolina, beside map kiosk. Image.

Ohio

  • Cincinnati – I-75 and Sharon road has a large parking lot with a grass field next to a Speedway Gas Station. Meet on the grass.

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City – In front of Harkins Theater at 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. Image.

Pennsylvania

  • Harrisburg – Steps of Capitol on the west side. Image.
  • Philadelphia – Washington Square Park, between 5th and 6th St right off Walnut Street (it is the size of a city block). Meet specifically by the memorial to the Revolutionary War Soldiers eternal flame.

South Carolina

  • Anderson – The Carolina Wren Park located downtown at 111 E. Whitner St. 29621 in the Pavilion. Meet beside the fountain.
  • Camden – King Haigler Tower, main entrance. Image. Address: 950 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020

Tennessee

  • Chattanooga – In front of Dollar General. Image. Address: 5952 E. Brainerd Road
  • Mount Juliet – Parking lot in front of entrance to Big Star Cigar Lounge. Address: 3384 N Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 1100, Mount Juliet, TN 37122
  • Nashsville (North) – In front of Baileys in Rivergate Plaza Shopping Mall

Texas

  • Austin – Palm Park by the stone structure. Image. Address: 711 East 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701
  • Dallas – Meet at the old school phone booth In front of British Beverage Company (BBC). Address:
    2800 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201″
  • Denton – Denton Square, beside the little arch. Image. Address: 110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201.
  • El Paso – 301 W Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79901. Meet on corner next to statue of man. Image.
  • Houston – Near the arch of the Sam Houston Monument, adjacent to Houston Museum of Natural Science (5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030)
  • Nederland – By the gazebo in Doornbos Park AKA “Duck Park”. Address: S 24th ½ St, Nederland, TX 77627
  • San Antonio – In front of main door of the Alamo

Utah

  • Provo – Provo City Center Temple on the corner of University Avenue and Center Street. Meet at circle pathway in front of main entrance.
  • Salt Lake City – Salt Lake City Library, at the top of the amphitheater. Address: 210 E 400 S. Image.

Virginia

  • Charlottesville – Lee Park, beside the statue of Lee
  • Virginia Beach – Mt. Trashmore, at bottom of stairs. Image. Address: 310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Washington

  • Everett – Clark Park, next to the gazebo. Address: 2400 Lombard Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.
  • Seattle – In front of main entrance of Seattle Public Library. 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104.
  • Seattle (North) – Statue of Lenin. Address: Corner of Fremont PI N and N 36th St. Image.

Washington DC

  • Dupont Circle, on the north side by the Starbucks. Image.

Wisconsin

  • Kenosha – In front of Brat Stop. Address: 12304 75th St. Kenosha, WI 53142.
  • La Crosse – The large water fountain at Riverside Park.

GLOBAL (Alphabetically)

Australia

  • Brisbane – In the middle of King George Square in front of City Hall.Image.
  • Melbourne – In the middle of Federation Square. Image.
  • Perth – Ocean Beach Hotel on sidewalk. Image.
  • Sydney – Picnic benches in front of Coogee Pavilion on Coogee Beach
  • Sydney – Fountain in Hyde Park
  • Sydney (South) – Brighton Le Sands beach, close to the stairs leading to the local shops. Image.

Austria

  • Graz – In the dead center of Tummelplatz square
  • Wien – Museumsquartier, Treppe von Mumok (Stairs of Mumok). Museumsplatz 1, Wien 1010. Meet at bottom of steps.

Bahamas

  • Nassau – In front of main entrance to Fort Montagu

Belgium

  • Brussels – Place Royale, 1000 Brussels. Meet beside the statue. Image.

Bulgaria

  • Sofia – Statue of Saint Sofia. Map

Cambodia

  • Phnom Penh – The royal palace in front of main entrance. Meet at the bottom of the steps.

Canada

  • Calgary – The CORE Shopping Center, in front of Starbucks
  • Edmonton – Churchill Square, to the left of “Tix On The Square”.Image.
  • Montreal – Palais des Congrès, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, in between the pink trees (indoors). Image.
  • Ottawa – Right inside the front doors of the Arts Court Building (a former county courthouse). Address: Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave.Streetview
  • Surrey – City Central Mall, north entrance, in front of Blenz Coffee.Image.
  • Toronto – Edward VII Statue in the center of Queens Park
  • Vancouver – Vancouver Central Library, south side on Robson Street at library steps. Image. Address: 350 W. Georgia St.
  • Victoria – BC Legislature War Memorial. Image.
  • Windsor – The Burt Weeks Memorial Gardens, on mini-pier. Image.Homepage.
  • Winnipeg – St. Vital Mall right outside the entrance to Chapters.Image.

Chile

  • Santiago – Plaza Italia, next to the statue

China

  • Shanghai – People’s Square Exit 1, street-side, left corner. Image.

Colombia

  • Bogota – In the center of Parque de Usaquen

Czech Republic

  • Prague – Republic Square.

Finland

  • Helsinki – Kolmen sepän patsas (Three Smiths statue) in Helsinki next to Stockmann department store. Google Map.

France

  • Nantes – Crossing of Rue du Chateau and Rue Mathelin Rodier. In front of the main entrance of the castle is a little square with a statue of Anne de Bretagne. Meet beside the statue. Image.
  • Paris – Place de la République, beside the lion statue. Image.

Germany

  • Aachen – In the center point of Katschhof
  • Berlin – In front of main entrance to Cafe Lichtburg. Behmstrasse, 13357 Berlin. Map.
  • Frankfurt am Main – Bank entrance of Frankfurt Dome / Frankfurter Dom, in front of the souvenir shop with the red sign. Image
  • Hamburg – Hamburg Rathaus, in front of the main entrance
  • Munchen – München Olympiazentrum, BMW Welt, main entrance.Image 1. Image 2.
  • Nurnberg – Willy-Brandt-Denkmal (monument) at the Willy-Brandt-Platz, next to statue. Image.
  • Würzburg – Warriors Memorial near the Wurzburg Residence. Image.

Hong Kong

  • In front of Joe Banana’s Bar in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island (Jaffe Road and Laurd Road).

Iceland

  • Reykjavik – Leif Ericsson statue in Hallgrímstorg Church

India

  • Mumbai – D-mart in Powai, beside the tree by the main entrance.Image. Google Map.

Iran

  • Tehran – Niavaran Park, Tehran. Meet at the eastern side of the main fountain in front of the ice cream shop.

Ireland

  • Naas – In front of main entrance of Naas Courthouse

Israel

  • Tel Aviv – In front of the main entrance to Sarona Market

Italy

  • Bari – Parco 2 Giugno, in front of main entrance on Viale Einaudi.Image.
  • Reggio calabria – Museo Nazionale, in front of main entrance. Image.
  • Rome – At the Spanish Steps, in front of the Montcler store, at the corner of Via Condotti. Image.

Japan

  • Osaka – Next to the KFC beside HEP 5 shopping mall. Address: 6-15 Kakudacho, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0017, Japan.Image.
  • Tokyo – Ebisu Garden Place Glass Square, beside glass structure

Mexico

  • Mexico City – Beside Kiosko de Coyoacan. Image.

Morocco

Nepal

  • Kathmandu – Patan Durbar Square, between the two tall columns.Image.

Netherlands

  • Amsterdam – The center of ”Spui”, a square, meeting in front of the ”Maagdenhuis”. Image.
  • Utrecht – Center of Neude Square

New Zealand

  • Auckland – Aotea Square on Queen Street, next to the industrial statue
  • Dunedin – In front of of Dunedin Town Hall at archway below the steps. Image.
  • Wellington – Glover Park, in front of “The Rogue & The Vagabond” under the minarets art sculpture.

Philippines

  • Manila – Greenbelt mall beside the R-letter pedestal at the entrance near the Hermes store. Image 1, Image 2.

Poland

  • Gdansk – At Fontanna Neptuna
  • Katowice – Spodek (Saucer) in Katowice. Address: ul. Korfantego 35
  • Warsaw – In front of Starbucks across from the Mariott Hotel. Image.
  • Wroclaw – In the middle of Plac Solny (“Salt Square”/Flower Market), beside the Iglica (needle) statue. Stare Miasto 50-061/50-062, Wroclaw.

Portugal

  • Lisbon – Restauradores – Monument to the Restorers, in front of the obelisk, near Hard Rock Cafe Lisboa. Image.

Romania

  • Bucharest – Piata Universitatii – Fantana. Image.

Russia

  • Novosibirsk – Next to the statue of Vladimir Lenin on Lenin Square

Serbia

  • Belgrade – Trg Republike, in front of horse statue

Singapore

  • Singapore – Fort Canning Park, Dhoby Ghaut, underneath big arch.Image.

Slovenia

  • Ljubljana – “The Illyrian Provinces Monument” (Ilirski steber) at the “French Revolution Square” (Trg Francoske revolucije)

South Korea

  • Seoul – In front of Bosingak Belfry. Jonggak station, subway line 1, exit 4.

Spain

  • Barcelona – Underneath Arc de Triomf monument
  • Granada – In front of Granada Cathedral

Sweden

  • Stockholm – Medborgarplatsen, in front of first glass structure. Image.

Switzerland

  • Basel – Baarfuesserplatz Tram Stop, by the tall pole. Image.

Taiwan

  • Taipei – On Tap Pub, in front of main entrance. Address: No. 21, Alley 11, Lane 216, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106

Thailand

  • Bangkok – In front of Starbucks Terminal 21

United Arab Emirates

  • Dubai – Dubai Mall, in front of Tim Horton. Image.

United Kingdom

  • Cardiff – Beside female statue in front of Hilton Cardiff on Friary Road. Image.
  • Edinburgh – Covenanter’s Memorial in Grassmarket
  • Glasgow – George Square. Meet by the tall obelisk statue.
  • Leeds – The center of Millenium Square
  • London – Royal Airforce Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park (Hyde Park Corner side)
  • London – In front of Royal Exchange beside horseman statue (outside “Bank” tube station)
  • Manchester – In front of the main entrance to Sinclair’s Oyster Pub
  • Newcastle – Beside Grey’s monument
  • Shrewsbury – Frankwell car park, bottom of the pedestrian walkway.Image.

Please please pleeeease do not ignore this or simply “like” it. Reblog, share a permalink with your friends who are not on tumblr, and get this out.

This bullshit MUST be shut down.

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Report: Amazon Is Planning Hundreds Of Physical Bookstores Nationwide

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This is a bookstore. It is not Amazon’s bookstore. (Gina Herold)

If you thought Amazon was determined to eventually put all bookstores out of business, that isn’t quite true. Today, a mall CEO let slip that the Everything Store, which began by selling just books, wants to duplicate its real-life bookstore in Seattle across the country.

This surprising news came from Sandeep Mathrani, the CEO of General Growth Properties. The Wall Street Journal reports that Mathrani mentioned during an earnings call that Amazon plans to open between 300 and 400 mall bookstores across the country. When a reporter followed up, both companies declined to comment about his remark during the call.

In addition to being a fun and curated book-browsing experience, physical Amazon stores would get the company’s e-reader products into customers’ hands, as well as any future phones that the company sells.

physical Amazon stores could also possibly serve as pickup and return points for online orders from the retailer, which is what the on-campus Amazon facilities that have opened on college campuses across the country do.

Amazon Plans Hundreds of Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores, Mall CEO Says [Wall Street Journal]

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