“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”


Sara: English major/Gender and Sexuality Studies minor, working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.

I post and reblog: things I think are pretty, things that intrigue me, things I'm a fan of, and things I care about.

Common themes include: books, writing, movies, more books, cozy beds, breakfasts, Doctor Who, Sherlock, feminist issues, and occasional pieces of my life.




meggannn:

kamiexe:

chicken-fingers:

this movie was way too heavy for its intended age group

it’s actually really perfect for all ages because when kids learn this stuff early in life it stays with them 

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DW +  Favorite Scenes

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jomarch:


Ok, so, I work for an org that works to get young women interested in politics, but we also do tons of mentoring, particularly surrounding the young women in our network needing help getting a job.

It’s incredibly common to feel like there aren’t any jobs—even entry-level jobs—that you’re totally qualified for. Everyone’s familiar with the entry-level position that requires 3 years of experience, right? Or there’s a job you can totally see yourself doing and loving and excelling at, but they have a list of 15 qualifications and you only meet 8.

So, what do you do?
Well, here’s my answer, based on being jointly responsible for hiring multiple rounds of interns, on hearing from tons of professionals about their career paths, and on hearing direct advice from professionals who hire people:
***Don’t make the mistake of only applying to things you feel perfectly qualified for based on the descriptions!***

More advice with plenty of gifs below. Seriously, it’s good info and includes a great example of a really cool woman who works at the White House!

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jomarch:

Ok, so, I work for an org that works to get young women interested in politics, but we also do tons of mentoring, particularly surrounding the young women in our network needing help getting a job.

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It’s incredibly common to feel like there aren’t any jobs—even entry-level jobs—that you’re totally qualified for. Everyone’s familiar with the entry-level position that requires 3 years of experience, right? Or there’s a job you can totally see yourself doing and loving and excelling at, but they have a list of 15 qualifications and you only meet 8.

image

So, what do you do?

Well, here’s my answer, based on being jointly responsible for hiring multiple rounds of interns, on hearing from tons of professionals about their career paths, and on hearing direct advice from professionals who hire people:

***Don’t make the mistake of only applying to things you feel perfectly qualified for based on the descriptions!***

image

More advice with plenty of gifs below. Seriously, it’s good info and includes a great example of a really cool woman who works at the White House!

Read More



ronanczernys:

women in history meme ➝ 8 authors

We teach girls shame. “Close your legs. Cover yourself.” We make them feel as though being born female they’re already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up — and this is the worst thing we do to girls — they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an art form. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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huffingtonpost:

Jon Stewart’s Priceless Response To Fox News On Ferguson

Jon Stewart is back from vacation, and he’s not wasting any time going after one of his favorite targets: Fox News.

Watch his the full brilliant 10  minute monologue on racism and Ferguson  here. 

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molliedollie:

the-last-enemy:

Robbie Coltrane with his double Martin Bayfield

I want them to hold hands everywhere they go

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itsraininbritishmen:

type40:

roachpatrol:

court-of-ocelot:

laureljupiter:

court-of-ocelot:

culturalrebel:

aka “Elitism is my middle name”

I like how Moffat would say that Reinette - a female character that he wrote into the show - is obviously a perfect match for the Doctor based on her level of ‘civilization’ and education.

As opposed to oh say…Rose Tyler - a lower-class girl who never went to university - whom the Doctor actually fell in love with and did settle down with in another universe.

This quote just has it all, doesn’t it?

- The elitism

- The dig at Rose Tyler and RTD, by extension

- The elevation of ‘his’ character at the expense of existing ones.

- The implication that Madame de Pompadour - one of the most powerful women in the country - would of course drop everything she had worked for to go and ‘settle down’ with a man who is basically a homeless spacehobo.

People who call Moffat a talentless hack are mistaken.  It takes some skill to cram that much fail into just three sentences.

Hah, excellent Moffat-criticism here. He is so petty, and so unequipped to write insightful sci-fi.

Like, okay, let’s pretend for a second that by “educated and civilised” he means “has a lot of knowledge and social insight” (which is a valid thing to look for in a romantic partner) rather than, you know, “rich, fancy and subservient” (which is what Moffat expects people to look for in a romantic partner).

… I really don’t think that an 18th century aristocrat has more understanding of science and society than a 21st person without A levels but with a working television. And in any case, if the Doctor was really looking for people who are Intellectual Equals, he’d surely look in the future, when people understand time travel, and have wikipedia installed in their brains, or whatever. Or AIs! I can’t imagine anyone more educated and ‘civilised’ than AI people!

Just, one thing I really loved about RTD’s Who arcs - which Moffat clearly didn’t understand at all - was that EVERYTHING the companions knew was useful - Harry Potter trivia! Game-show quickness! Fast typing! - and that the, like, real-world hierarchy of skills and marketability was always shown as less important than courage and compassion.

WITHOUT A LEVELS BUT WITH A WORKING TELEVISION

YES THIS.

I’m imagining the real Madame de Pompadour and how very unimpressed she would be by Steven Moffat declaring his ~admiration for her, but

wow

did this man just admit that he think the position of Companion is actually the Doctor’s maîtresse-en-titre?  Jesus wept.

That is exactly what this man thinks, and what he writes also. He thinks women are wired to ‘cling’ and men are wired to want to escape them, and the only way a relationship can be agreeable to both parties is if the woman accepts that they can only spend time together when the dude initiates it.

… Suddenly I am kinda surprised that Sherlock and Irene didn’t set up a long-distance relationship where she spends her days in an orientalist parody of a villa, waiting for Sherlock and passing the time taking luxurious bubble-baths and emotionlessly spanking female nobility.

Oh my god this is some sick shit— and really, really, really highlights how much Moffat doesn’t understand the fundamental heart of the show he’s fucking running. If the Doctor was so hot for intelligent, well educated, civilized women why the fuck did he ever leave his home planet? Why has he only ever had one Gallifreyan companion after he left his granddaughter to go her own way? Romana was foisted on him by the time lord ellimist, he didn’t go picking her out of a catalogue. 

The Doctor runs around with soldiers and schoolkids and teachers and sailors and students and journalists and shop girls and alien refugees and orphans and robot dogs and barbarians and private detective penguins and renegade archaeologists. If he wanted a slice of properly civilized girlfriend he had the whole universe to go pick one out from, and he never did till Moffat wrote him launching himself smooch-first at the lady in the fancy dress and historically inaccurate boobies.

Goddamn I am so mad. 

Oh my god. OH my GOD. If you even like moffat, just read this. WHAT A FUCKING ASS> I AM SO MAD

People who call Moffat a talentless hack are mistaken.  It takes some skill to cram that much fail into just three sentences.

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#this movie gave me unrealistic expectations about everything #love #life #new york #the future of the book-selling industry #the underlying sincerity of men who fake an interest in pride and prejudice just to keep talking to you

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brookeeverdeen:

when you get your period at school

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Doctor Who - Season 8 - Intro

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themindprobe:

hiddleslon:

MISSING ME IS A TYPE OF ANNOYANCE SO I LIKE I WON KBAI



kateordie:

angelica-aswald:

mtvstyle:

want this moment burned on my eyelids

So many girls saw this. Bless.

All hail the queen.

kateordie:

angelica-aswald:

mtvstyle:

want this moment burned on my eyelids

So many girls saw this. Bless.

All hail the queen.

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#reblogged #photo #gif #beyonce #feminism #VMAs #feminist

thepasta-nerada:

deliverusfromsburb:

karemloo:

fuckyeahlukemyernaked:

never forget that for voldemort’s name to rearrange to “je suis voldemort” in the french translations, they had to make his middle name ‘Elvis’

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I CANT HANDLE THIS

are you telling me the french word for wand is ‘la baguette magique’

yes

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