Waking up in the middle of the night....
…wrapped around your partner, sobbing about something you barely remember is extremely unpleasant. Add it to the list of Things I Do Not Recommend.
how to be a "real woman": a guide
ofgeography: 1. do you identify as a woman 2. congratulations you’re a real woman
I had my first job interview since 2009.
UPDATE: Never mind. I got the job. For 12 hours a week at a bookstore in a small town. Pretty sure I didn’t get the job. I worked full-time at Borders for 3 years. Part of basically the best book-sellin’ crew that there ever was. This is the first time I’ve interviewed for a job and wasn’t offered the position… I cannot believe that I couldn’t get hired for a...
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a...– Barry Switzer, former football coach for college and professional teams, giving what I think is a marvelous definition of privilege. (via whitegirlblog)
i wanna respect everybody’s opinion but some opinions are just so terrible
Like a fucking boss.
wafflesforstephanie: nofatebutyourself: siuilaruin: aria-brook: gentlenight: wallflowersperk: penchant-for-raising-cain: “You fight like a girl.” I’m sorry I didn’t realise that was a bad thing Reblogging because I’m sure the comic readers out there could add some more. yeah so sorry i can’t hear you over the sound of me crushing my...
Just a reminder, ladies, that you may graduate from Wellesley, then Yale Law...– From the article Here’s the New York Post with the Most Sexist Headline of the Year on the New York Post’s cover of Hillary Clinton (with a scared-looking Bill in the corner) testifying during the congressional hearing over the embassy attack in Benghazi. (via sugaryumyum)
George R.R. Martin on writing women
George Stroumboulopoulos: There's one thing that's interesting about your books. I noticed that you write women really well and really different. Where does that come from?
George R.R. Martin: You know, I've always considered women to be people.
No one is a slut. “Slut” is a made-up word to keep women from having as much fun...– 20 Things We Need To Stop Talking About In 2013 (via maarkhoppus) Dat’s me! (via gabydunn)
I. Am. Not. Good. At. It.
One teacher's approach to preventing gender...
togetherforjacksoncountykids: “It’s Okay to be Neither,” By Melissa Bollow Tempel Alie arrived at our 1st-grade classroom wearing a sweatshirt with a hood. I asked her to take off her hood, and she refused. I thought she was just being difficult and ignored it. After breakfast we got in line for art, and I noticed that she still had not removed her hood. When we arrived at the art room, I said:...
I think Nabokov once said that genius is finding the invisible link between...– Michelle Williams in the October Issue of Vogue (via musingsinfemininity)
I barely use tumblr. I just look at other people’s pretty pictures.
It's not about money, not about politics. It's...
We are Americans. We consider ourselves one of, in not the most, developed nation on the planet. We are as much a nation as we are an idea. We should be ashamed if just one man, woman or child dies from lack of adequate care within our borders. We should be ashamed that an illness that we are able to treat, an injury we can heal, claims any life. That you would declare one person more deserving of...
Oh phantom spaceman.
I’m rarely given to self-pity, so please bear with me. I’m just… discombobulated. It’s been several weeks in Winona, and I am not able to find a job. I can’t even find a place that is hiring. In Cleveland, it’s possible to have a 30 minute commute to work every day. There are sure to be days that it will take you 45 minutes, but it isn’t unreasonable to...
PETA is a Bunch of Bull | Bitch Magazine →
Gender Bias and the Preakness Stakes - Community →
When even Grampa notices the sexism, you know it’s bad.
Bridechkas, Bridezillas, and The Wedding...
I’ve been a little stressed out lately. Wedding stuff appears to be the culprit, but it’s just an easy scapegoat. My actual issue is living up to (or failing) expectations other people have. Well, that and moving. Oh yeah, joblessness too. Let’s not forget feeling as though that joblessness will lead me to be a drain on my significant other, resulting in tension and...
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When all this wedding crap starts to get to me, when I feel overwhelmed by the expectations of others, I will do my best to remember this story. Things are tough right now, and they won’t be easy for awhile. But they could be much, much worse.
Mark Regnerus -- Freedom to Marry Young -... →
At this juncture, the most eloquent response I can muster is “Bullshit.” Stay tuned.
My roomie and I annihalated the disorganized mess that was our garage. It is now clean, organized and ex-husband’s-crap free. Oh, and there is more than enough space for me to re-upholster and re-finish my furniture! Wahoo! After that, while we were still in the “zone,” we cleaned the house and did yard work. The cure for chronic insomnia? Bone deep exhaustion from physical...
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Hopefully, there will be a day you can look at any American and say “That is what a feminist looks like.” It’s nice to score one for our side.
Denim Day 2009 - Community →
Me: ____, since you're the only badass teenage girl I know, may I ask you a question?
Her: Sure thing.
Me: What would you do if there was a Zombie Apocalypse?
Her: Do you know something I don't know?
Me: Would you be comfortable slicing a zombie in half with a broadsword?
Her: I'd shank that bitch through the neck. They'd be running scared, 'cause I don't give a fuck. Stupid zombies messing with my stuff, trying to eat my brain. I'd tell 'em "Eat this sucka!"
Me: Just wondered. You know, for research purposes.
Her: Okay. Love you buddy! Can we go to Chipotle this week?
My name is _________. I, like so many people in our state, was recently laid off from my job. Due to budget constraints and a lack of seniority, I was released from a position I excelled in. I am applying to your organization because you have posted a position I find interesting. It may or may not be the most amazing career opportunity I have ever found. I have this to say: Hire me. Just do it....
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Zombies are the new Vampires.– Me. Mark my words, bitches. Zombie is the new black.
I am inspired by revolutionaries and whistle-blowers. I am in awe of those who walk it like they talk it. Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Dorothy Day, Madeleine Albright, Betty Friedan, Kathleen Hanna, Tim Russert, Thich Nhat Hahn, my significant other. Well, I have someone to add to the list. While looking lazily through blogs, I came across a few badges the read “I Read Nie Nie.”...