It’s a curious contradiction, this accusation of failure leveled at feminism...– Clemetine Ford, Stop blaming feminists for the world’s problems (via starsgowaltzing) And just to be clear: *this* feminist is determined to keep fighting the good feminist fight at home and internationally to the best of her abilities.
This is how my Nan was banned from Church
thecuntmentality: ankhst: fuckyeahgenderstudies: lgbtlaughs: shutupmerlin: My sweet, elderly nan was banned from the Catholic church because she interrupted a sermon and told the entire congregation to go to Hell after they shunned my Uncle for coming out. She also called the Father (or whatever) a cock sucker, and said she was proud her son was one. (Ha!) So yes, my nan is a...
Most favoritest German word I have learned...
myvivavoce: Zeitkameraden. It’s German, and my teacher indicated we should translate it as contemporaries, as in “She was well-respected among her contemporaries.” But. It literally translates to “time comrades”, and this is so much more awesome of a translation. It sounds like some kind of Soviet comic book featuring a clever and resourceful band of time-traveling communists. Translation is...
megan rosalarian gedris: You can do it, DC. I know... →
rosalarian: DCWomenKickingAss just posted an entry called “Hide the girl! The troubling approach to movie marketing”. Seems DC decided that despite the fact that this new (straight to video) movie stars Supergirl, they would put Batman and Superman’s name on the cover… but not hers. The reasoning:…
Reich Blames Economy's Woes On Income Disparity @... →
An economist basically stating that SURPRISE the giant disparity in incomes are a big reason why the economy can’t just “restart”. He compares it to right before the Great Depression (again SURPRISE!) .
People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It...– Garrison Keillor (via hoticecream) (via pyrrhosrepublic) While I do agree with his point about the same chain stores in the same malls in every town, I disagree with the sentiment that it no longer means anything to be from a specific region. I see huge differences in people from different regions...
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our...– Isaac Asimov (via scipsy) This sums up so much of politics today
Renewed Love Affairs with Music
Tonight I went to see one of my formerly favorite bands. C & I were both really, really into them for awhile. Then their music got a little too polished & pop-py. And they stopped coming through our town for almost 2 years. They came back tonight. After working almost 10 hours straight, I headed into the already-in-progress show to meet up with C. I was thinking only of heading to the...
Just Saw a Terrible, Awful, "horror" Movie
It’s titled “Demonic”. Do not ever waste your precious time with this crap. (Look - it got a “D+” on Yahoo movies review and that’s really generous). It didn’t even warrant an IMDB entry. It’s horror movie season, so I’ll be watching tons of them for the next month or so.
As a reminder, in the US today, 1% of the... →
oportspangles: And during the robber baron years, we blamed the robber barons. Today we blame people living below the poverty line. We should totally bring back the term ‘robber baron’.
Today I'm going to band practice, biking to...
Oh. And I reserved two books on gender from the library. How could this not be a spectacular day? Feel free to leave stuff in my ask box while I am gone.
What Movie Should I Watch →
In a movie watching mood, but no idea what to watch. SLC Punk? Harry Potter? Other suggestions?
corona--graminea asked: What do you think about while biking?
I'm Gonna Find Some Food & Go On a Bike Ride.... →
[ask kungfucarrie a question]
ANI FUCKING DIFRANCO
veggielezzyfemmie: is a Righteous Babe. Reblog for TRUTH
theoceanandthesky1 asked: haha! i currently live with my mom and she doesn't want a cat. but i will definitely get one when i finish school.
theoceanandthesky1 asked: my condolences. thank you. <3
But what if that’s not good enough for you? What if you’re the kind of...– Have you tried not being so sexy? « Shapely Prose Sorry for the second quotation from the same article, but I couldn’t resist! This is just TOO good, and TOO spot-on. I love it. What better way to put it is there? (via dazzleandoutshine) THIS. FUCK YES, THIS. (via malefeminists) This...
Insurance Companies End Coverage For Children →
kateoplis: Marking the six-month anniversary of health care reform, the White House has launched a new website to explain what it does (and doesn’t) do. At the same time, several big, ever-noble insurance companies have announced they will no longer cover children (under child-only policies) because the new law won’t let them turn away sick ones - ie: they can no longer deny coverage to kids...
Mohandas Gandhi: By the way.... →
mohandasgandhi: Do you really want to be a citizen of an industrialized country that ranks 26th in math and 21st in science? Do you want to be a citizen of a country whose populace is dumbing down rather than becoming smarter with each generation? It’s embarrassing, really, really embarrassing. Education is a… Earlier today I was thinking about the story going around yesterday about...
Why must every show about a woman come down to her...
clitorisaurusrex: This is a really fucking good question. Because the majority of shows are written by men, or rather usually teams that are mostly men. And we’re all taught that women are supposed to “get” a man as her big prize in life - it’s always all about them. Thanks, patriarchy!
Sliced bread was invented in 1926 by Otto...
ohyeahfacts: When you really think about this, it’s kind of a disappointment it took us humans so long to think of this.
ceridwen.: Weekly Open Discussions →
crustyriotqueer: recently i talked to a friend of mine who identifies as a gay man, and lamented about feeling pressured to become more involved in the gay rights movement. he said he’d rather hang around at home since he gets burnt out quickly and feels like “someone else should do it”. many young adults struggle with apathy, but i wonder if this can be simply chalked up to a lack of...
wild child, full of grace: 1/3 of Sex Ed Doesn't... →
sisterhoodispowerful: According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control, although almost all teens get sex education in school, about a third of them haven’t gotten any education in methods of birth control. About 97 percent of teens said they received formal sex education by the time they were 18. Formal sex education was defined in the report as instruction at a school, church,...
My dash is currently filled with Merlin picspams,...
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Taking myself out to see Easy A! Really, really want to ride my bike. I never end up biking to movies because I don’t want to leave my bike locked up out of view for 2 hours at a time. I should really just get a second (cable) lock to double up w/ my ulock. But who wants to carry all that around? Also got invited to a horror-movie watching fest tonight. Guess it’s a movie day.