If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.
I reblogged this at like 4am and I’ve spent the whole day thinking about it and randomly laughing
Bunny realizes you’re making life difficult for no good reason.Go Bunny go! =:3
Oh, South Carolina, bless your little soul for consistently producing some of the most truly head-scratching stories of ignorance in the country. The most recent example? The University of South Carolina Upstate is canceling a performance called How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less, because, apparently, no one has a sense of humor. State Senator Mike Fair seems to believe that the show is a “recruiting” event and, to be honest, I actually have no words to respond to that.
Senator Fair, I hate to break it to you, but we don’t actually recruit. If we did, however, I think our field guide might look something like this.
Bwahahahaha! But damn, I want that toaster…
i’m not very good at small talk, i want 2 talk about dying and aliens and sex and meaning and the sky i am terrible at asking about school and weather
This type of semantic squabbling is a very effective way of getting women to shut up. After all, most of us grew up learning that being a good girl was all about putting other people’s feelings ahead of our own. We aren’t supposed to say what we think if there’s a chance it might upset somebody else or, worse, make them angry. So we stifle our speech with apologies, caveats and soothing sounds. We reassure our friends and loved ones that “you’re not one of those men who hate women”.
What we don’t say is: of course not all men hate women. But culture hates women, so men who grow up in a sexist culture have a tendency to do and say sexist things, often without meaning to. We aren’t judging you for who you are but that doesn’t mean we’re not asking you to change your behaviour. What you feel about women in your heart is of less immediate importance than how you treat them on a daily basis.
You can be the gentlest, sweetest man in the world yet still benefit from sexism. That’s how oppression works.
|—||Of course all men don’t hate women. But all men must know they benefit from sexism (via albinwonderland)|
Allison Moon, Lunatic Fringe
Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.
Canadian Inuit are using sealfies — photos with seal skins and meat — to demonstrate the role the seal hunt plays in their lives and protest Ellen DeGeneres’s Oscars-selfie-related donation to the Humane…
These American celebrities need to do their research (instead of jumping on the latest craze). The Inuit are our native people. People who had their land stolen from them by us. Ever heard of residential schools? Look it up. Canada has a terribly sordid past when it comes to its native people. They need to be able to keep some of who they are. Since we all but stole that away from them.
I’m using the term ‘native people’ to encompass the entirety of our original settlers. The Inuit only being one group of many in Canada. The native people in Canada total more than 1.4 million.
Updated marriage equality map! Congrats Michigan!!
wisconsin we have you surrounded just surrender already
Why is this still a thing? Just concede already.
At my age, in this still hierarchical time, people often ask me if I’m “passing the torch.” I explain that I’m keeping my torch, thank you very much—and I’m using it to light the torches of others.
Because only if each of us has a torch will there be enough light.
- Gloria Steinem
HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY MAMA G
|—||Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love (via charlottexroy)|