The little I have learnt about this place makes me realise that I am very...– BBC News correspondent Mark Doyle stated that he is uncomfortable being described as an “Africa expert” (via b-sama)
There is little precedent for fat androgyny. Generally our androgynous icons are...– Fat Queer Tells All: On Fatness and Gender Flatness - By Allie Shyer (via cassket)
Moffat’s “feisty” female characters all seem to speak in the same quickfire,...– Matt Hills (reviewing Asylum of the Daleks)
atheism” … reminds one of children, assuring everyone who is ready to listen to...– Marx, Letter to Arnold Ruge; 30 November 1842 (via fuzzyhorns)
Seinfelt: The Typist →
seinfelt: Jerry buys an old typewriter to write his new material “in a classier way,” but when he discovers that all his new jokes seem to be coming true in real life, he starts writing stories about himself with increasingly improved living conditions and romantic ventures. Laryngitis renders Elaine’s…
Rap music is so diverse in its themes, its style, its content but when it...– bell hooks, cultural criticism — rap: authentic expression or market construct? (via sukforhonesty)
If you say that a woman wearing revealing clothes deserves to be sexually...– (via vagabonddaiz)
FIVE-YEAR-OLD DISCOVERS DINOSAUR, NAMES IT AFTER... →
apolloadama: On a fossil-hunting trip with her family, five-year-old Daisy Morris found the remains of a previously undiscovered dinosaur, which is now named Vertidraco daisymorrisae. The new dino is not only a previously unknown species, but an unknown genus, making Daisy’s find a really big deal. It’s a pterosaur — a winged flying dino — about the size of a crow, which lived 115 million years...
[CW: rape culture, misogyny] I suspect it’s difficult for men to imagine a...– Stop Catcalling Me (via albinwonderland)
I think the problem is that many people in America think that racism is an...– Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) answering a question about racism, sexism, and capitalism. Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tug8RJyLoz0 (via disciplesofmalcolm)
These pretzels are making me thirsty.– Sylvia Plath (via incorrectsylviaplathquotes)
Why is the term “friend zone” so popular when the term “unrequited love” already...– Amanda Marcotte’s post on Feminism | Latest updates on Sulia (via veruca-assault) This is awesome. Even if I have to agree with Amanda Marcotte on something. (via lifeonthisside)
Junot Diaz on Men Who Write About Women
The Atlantic: It sounds like you're saying that literary "talent" doesn't inoculate a writer—especially a male writer—from making gross, false misjudgments about gender. You'd think being a great writer would give you empathy and the ability to understand people who are unlike you—whether we're talking about gender or another category. But that doesn't seem to be the case.
Junot Diaz: I think that unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations. Without fail. The only way not to do them is to admit to yourself [that] you're fucked up, admit to yourself that you're not good at this shit, and to be conscious in the way that you create these characters. It's so funny what people call inspiration. I have so many young writers who're like, "Well I was inspired. This was my story." And I'm like, "OK. Sir, your inspiration for your stories is like every other male's inspiration for their stories: that the female is only in there to provide sexual service." There comes a time when this mythical inspiration is exposed for doing exactly what it's truthfully doing: to underscore and reinforce cultural structures, or I'd say, cultural asymmetry.
I think therefore I am depressed.: gowns:... →
gowns: lower-income people tend to be “hoarders” and richer people are able to do more “minimalist” living spaces. if u don’t have much, you will hold onto any little thing that comes across your way. you got a new tv, but you still keep the old tv because you know things can break. you keep extra boxes of macaroni and cheese lying around because there will be a week when you don’t have money...
What people don’t understand is when we say “Teach men not to rape,” we’re not...– Kalitena on Facebook (via oldloveinyoungbodies)