A Glasgow nightclub has installed a two-way mirror which allows male revellers in private booths to spy on unsuspecting women as they visit the toilet! With no notification or signage anywhere in the venue many female club goers have been left feeling embarrassed and used. Although they do briefly show the mirrors in a promo video, the club has been quickly deleting comments and posts on their social media from club goers trying to alert others to the situation. This is pretty much illegal and hugley violates privacy. Thank you The Shimmy Club for giving us a shiny, new, creative and cool take on objectification.
i’m never leaving my house again, this world is just too fucked up.
Here’s a handy bit of advice. The ‘Fingernail Test’ is actually flawed; it just shows the difference between first and second pane mirrors.
More accurately, to ascertain if the mirror is one or two way, trust the Mirropane people (the guys who make these mirrors).
A fake mirror will always be set into the wall like a window or a door, not hung. If you can slide a fingernail between the mirror and the wall, it’s almost certainly just a mirror. If it’s recessed, do the following:
Cup your hands around your face and peer into the mirror. Some light will seep into the other room and should be enough to illuminate just a little bit—which is enough to tell you that’s not your fucking reflection and you should GTFO.
Secondly, aural clues are your friend. A regular mirror, since it backs against a wall, will produce a dull thud when tapped, whereas an observation glass, sharing the same mechanics as an aquarium, will echo.
From there facebook page: “The Shimmy Club’s two-way mirror is a design feature created as a bit of fun, an interactive feature which we hoped would act as a talking point for people visiting The Shimmy”
“Intertactive”? For whom? What interaction is going on here? This is simply men objectifying women in A GODDAMN BATHROOM so much that they don’t see the fucking problem with watching real people like a T.V. show. What they fuck is interactive about any of this?
Cloning The First Human (BBC) 
Doctors Panayiotis Zavos and Severino Antinori claim they are ready to embark on the greatest human experiment of our age. They say they will attempt to clone a human being before the year is out. Most people think the objections to this are ethical - human cloning would create many moral dilemmas.
There is another question that few ever ask: is the science actually ready yet for cloning healthy humans? Horizon follows the latest research, which has led many scientists to believe that Zavos and Antinori’s plans to clone the first human could end in tragedy. The programme also meets couples like Matthew and Desire Racquer who think cloning offers them the only way to raise a child who is truly their own.
For decades, cloning remained within the realms of science fiction. The idea that instead of combining a sperm and an egg, a new human could be made from a single cell taken from an adult, seemed completely absurd. But that all changed in February 1997, when the Roslin Institute introduced the world to Dolly the sheep - the first animal cloned from an adult. Ever since Dolly, scientists have been continuing to experiment with cloning animals. So far, they have succeeded in cloning sheep, cattle, pigs, goats and mice, fuelling the belief that humans could be next.