Humans aren’t as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were ‘reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.’

Neil deGrasse Tyson (via lostmystory)

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A growing number of female drivers have defied cultural norms and taken to the streets of Afghanistan, but their bravery has been met with opposition.17-year-old Zainab Zawol Shahidy was driving home from school when she was pulled over by gun-toting men who threatened to kidnap her. Despite the risk and danger, Shahidy says she loves to drive and will continue to do so. She has the support of her older brother Ali, who rides as a passenger when he is with her. “I want both men and women to see us together and to see her driving. The more people who see women driving on streets, the more common it becomes,” he said.Read more via Washington Post.

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A growing number of female drivers have defied cultural norms and taken to the streets of Afghanistan, but their bravery has been met with opposition.

17-year-old Zainab Zawol Shahidy was driving home from school when she was pulled over by gun-toting men who threatened to kidnap her. Despite the risk and danger, Shahidy says she loves to drive and will continue to do so. She has the support of her older brother Ali, who rides as a passenger when he is with her. “I want both men and women to see us together and to see her driving. The more people who see women driving on streets, the more common it becomes,” he said.

Read more via Washington Post.