student: hey government can I have some money to go to university
uk government: sure here you go. you’ll have to pay it back but only when you’re earning £21,000+ a year, and if you don’t pay it off after 30 years we’ll just write it off, don’t worry about it man
scottish government: nah man just go to uni we ain’t gonna charge you
us government: no. you gotta pay it yourself. upfront. your parents have to save up from the moment you’re born. good luck, fucker.
Scandinavian governments: Yo, university is free and here’s a chunk of money each month for five years so you don’t need to work to pay for bills, rent or food - because we want you to exclusively study so that you get the most out of your studies. But books you gotta buy yourself though, sorry.
We Go to the Gallery is a hilarious parody book created by artist and comedy writer Miriam Elia, - The book pokes fun at the art world using the visual language of the classic Ladybird books - Thanks to @Shaunwoods for the shout.
I love this! I need this book.
FROM UGANDA, WITH LOVE
"The bill will decide the future of gay people in Uganda. If the bill comes, we as activists will be the first ones to be arrested. They know us.
I used to be religious, but I’m not anymore. I lost my religion because of all the hatred preached by the Christians here. I’d rather go to my room and pray by myself to God. I know that God is there.
This guy asked me whether I was married. I said no, I love men, I don’t love women. He was interested, we exchanged numbers. We met the next day and he took me on his boda (motorcycle). Then he said he had run out of fuel, so I got off. There were policemen waiting. One slapped me. The one from my tribe said I was shaming them. He said he would call the media and put my picture in the newspaper. I got very scared. They took me to the police station. I had to write that I wanted to sodomize the guy. I refused. They were humiliating me, pushing me with their guns. They told me the guy wanted 1.5 million shillings. I had 15,000 in my wallet. They took it. I said I could raise only 300,000. It was money to pay my brother’s school fees. I hired a taxi and went to my place with two policemen. The driver and one policeman stood outside. I went inside with the other policeman and gave him the money. I was released at 3:00 am”.
Photo by Tadej Žnidarčič
FROM UGANDA, WITH LOVE:
"I was in the papers so many times. They listed all the lesbians in Kampala and where they live. I get thrown out of many bars, so sometimes I don’t go out. Sometimes men in bars say, “We will rape you, beat you, gang rape you until you become sensible.” It happens in bars when they want me, and I don’t respond to them.
I want to live with my girlfriend, marry, and have a kid or two”.
Photo by Tadej Žnidarčič.