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Climactic Splashes

“…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: feminism and more.

hashtag-notsoulless:

.@APSVirginia significantly invests in closing achievement gaps between income groups. #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #photoset    #text    #link    #photo    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #arlington public schools    #education    #achievement gap    #low-income    #low-income students    #class    #education spending    #school funding    #notsoulless    #not soulless  
hashtag-notsoulless:

The first same-sex marriage in Virginia happened in Arlington. Congrats Erika and Jennifer! #notsoulless [x]

hashtag-notsoulless:

The first same-sex marriage in Virginia happened in Arlington. Congrats Erika and Jennifer! #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #text    #link    #photo    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #same sex marriage    #marriage equality    #gay marriage    #lgbt    #lgbt rights    #notsoulless    #not soulless    #virginia  
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Justice Sotomayor casually bumped into Hillary Clinton while casually shopping in Arlington. #notsoulless [x]

hashtag-notsoulless:

Justice Sotomayor casually bumped into Hillary Clinton while casually shopping in Arlington. #notsoulless [x]

  #i was so mad i wasn't there    #i don't even have a costco membership    #and i think i was out of town?    #BUT THIS HAPPENED WHERE I LIVE    #reblogged    #text    #link    #photo    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #justice sotomayor    #sonia sotomayor    #hillary clinton    #notsoulless    #not soulless    #role model    #role models    #women in politics    #women in government    #powerful women    #representation  
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.@Washcaps Canine Calendar benefiting @homewardtrails Animal Rescue is shot in Arlington, where they also practice. #notsoulless [x]

hashtag-notsoulless:

.@Washcaps Canine Calendar benefiting @homewardtrails Animal Rescue is shot in Arlington, where they also practice. #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #link    #text    #photo    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #hockey    #the capitals    #the washington capitals    #caps    #the caps    #washcaps    #dogs    #puppies    #animal rescue    #ice hockey    #sports    #men with dogs    #men with puppies    #not soulless    #notsoulless  

greengoldandgrey:

labratintraining:

Blake Lively’s lawyers sent a letter to Gawker asking them to take down their post about Preserve’s Antebellum South fetish (“Blake Liveley’s Fall Fashion Inspiration is Slaveowners”).

Apparently, “Gawker’s conduct has already caused Preserve and Ms. Lively financial and reputational harm.” Must be so hard to be her.

If you don’t want your reputation to be harmed…don’t do things to harm your reputation?

"Guysss! Stop pointing out that thing I did!" Like, I guess she can ask her lawyers to ask Gawker to take the post down, but she really has no leg to stand on? Blah blah freedom of speech blah blah it’s not slander if it’s true blah blah

  #i mean seriously    #reblogged    #link    #text    #gif    #blake lively    #preserve    #racism    #slavery    #antebellum    #antebellum south  
hashtag-notsoulless:

National and beloved burger chain @Five_Guys started in Arlington. #notsoulless [x, x]

hashtag-notsoulless:

National and beloved burger chain @Five_Guys started in Arlington. #notsoulless [x, x]

  #reblogged    #YUM    #text    #link    #photo    #five guys    #burgers    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #notsoulless    #not soulless  
hashtag-notsoulless:

Damn Yankees was basically written in this Arlington house. #notsoulless [x, x]

hashtag-notsoulless:

Damn Yankees was basically written in this Arlington house. #notsoulless [x, x]

  #reblogged    #text    #link    #photo    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #alcova    #alcova heights    #damn yankees    #not soulless    #notsoulless  
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Arlington is home to @ArlFreeClinic & 1 of its great volunteers, @chucktodd . #notsoulless [x]

hashtag-notsoulless:

Arlington is home to @ArlFreeClinic & 1 of its great volunteers, @chucktodd . #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #text    #link    #photo    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #arlington free clinic    #healthcare    #volunteering    #chuck todd    #not soulless    #notsoulless  
hashtag-notsoulless:

VA Atty General chose Arlington for press conference re: same-sex marriage today! #notsoulless 
from the Washington Post: "Same-sex marriages in Virginia can begin immediately"

hashtag-notsoulless:

VA Atty General chose Arlington for press conference re: same-sex marriage today! #notsoulless 

from the Washington Post: "Same-sex marriages in Virginia can begin immediately"

  #YAY!    #reblogged    #text    #link    #photo    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #mark herring    #attorney general    #virginia    #same sex marriage    #mariage equality    #notsoulless    #not soulless    #lgbt    #gay marriage  
sorexvagrans:

micdotcom:

Jennifer Lawrence broke her silence and just schooled everyone
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"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change," she said. "Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense,” she said. “You should cower with shame.” 

sorexvagrans:

micdotcom:

Jennifer Lawrence broke her silence and just schooled everyone

Follow micdotcom 

"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change," she said. "Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense,” she said. “You should cower with shame.” 

  #amen    #all around    #reblogged    #photo    #link    #text    #quote    #jennifer lawrence    #invasion of privacy    #sex crime    #sexism    #misogyny    #body policing    #body shaming    #slut shaming    #victim blaming  
vamarie:

delta-breezes:

Homemade Apple Fritters | Bakers Royale on We Heart It.

Omggggggggg

vamarie:

delta-breezes:

Homemade Apple Fritters | Bakers Royale on We Heart It.

Omggggggggg

  #reblogged    #photo    #breakfast    #fritters    #apple fritters    #link    #recipe    #coffee  

from: “On Sexism, Sexual Assault and the Threat of the ‘Non-Bro’”

One thing all of these groups have in common is that they are primarily populated by men who think they are not “bros.” Usually, they consider themselves intellectuals. Often, said men have a perma-vendetta against the sort of men they consider “bros.” For the most part, they’re not “alpha-males,” they weren’t jocks in high school–they were, more often, nerdy or even shy.

They are always the first to lock arms with you and rail against sexism coming from these other types of men. They are always happy to poke fun at Pat Robertson saying something horrifically misogynistic. They like to think of themselves as “the good guys” and the jocks and bros as “the bad guys.”

In some ways, these men align themselves with women. They were perhaps even picked on by the same “bro-dudes” that they believe are the sort of men that victimize women. Which is why they get all the more touchy when criticized for behaving exactly like them.

It’s like my mom said, in a way. They think they get a pass. Because they know all the progressive stuff to say, because they listen to NPR, because they didn’t join frats or play football, because they’re not “in finance.” Because they read lofty books rather than play beer pong, or whatever other idiotic stereotypes you want to throw out there.

It’s not just bros and jocks and finance dudes and yuppies and Christians and Republicans who are shitty to women. Being part of a counter-cultural or progressive community does not give you a free pass to be shitty to women without being called out on it. We need to hold our own communities to an even higher standard than we hold those in the opposition, we need to welcome criticism, and we to realize that the ones who call out shitty behavior in these communities are not the threat, but that those who protect it and shield it from criticism are.

- Robyn Pennacchia

  #this this this    #not reblogged    #text    #link    #quote    #sexual assault    #rape    #rape culture    #sexism    #misogyny    #nice guy tm    #nice guys  
hashtag-notsoulless:

Arlington approved a memorial for the 1st African American woman VA State Trooper, Jacqueline Vernon. #notsoulless [x]

(The title says she’s the first African American woman VST, but the article says she’s the first African American woman VST to be killed in the line of duty. Either way, what an admirable woman and good on Arlington for honoring her.)

hashtag-notsoulless:

Arlington approved a memorial for the 1st African American woman VA State Trooper, Jacqueline Vernon. #notsoulless [x]

(The title says she’s the first African American woman VST, but the article says she’s the first African American woman VST to be killed in the line of duty. Either way, what an admirable woman and good on Arlington for honoring her.)

  #reblogged    #text    #link    #photo    #police    #state trooper    #virginia state trooper    #ceiling breaker    #trailblazer    #representation    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #memorial    #notsoulless    #not soulless  
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.@wetatvfm , the @PBS station based in Arlington, is basically just awesome. #notsoulless [x]

The public broadcasting notables at WETA as of July became owners of the nationally broadcast PBS NewsHour…
Today the station has an $80 million operating budget and is revered as one of the top three public TV drivers of national public broadcasting content (along with WGBH in Boston and WNET in New York City).
WETA is home to the towering Ken Burns—whose next project, on cancer, “will be as big as his Civil War series,” predicts Rick Schneider, WETA’s chief operating officer.
WETA strives to be a good citizen of Arlington–its website carries the local history blog Boundary Stones by staffer Mark Jones.

hashtag-notsoulless:

.@wetatvfm , the @PBS station based in Arlington, is basically just awesome. #notsoulless [x]

  • The public broadcasting notables at WETA as of July became owners of the nationally broadcast PBS NewsHour…
  • Today the station has an $80 million operating budget and is revered as one of the top three public TV drivers of national public broadcasting content (along with WGBH in Boston and WNET in New York City).
  • WETA is home to the towering Ken Burns—whose next project, on cancer, “will be as big as his Civil War series,” predicts Rick Schneider, WETA’s chief operating officer.
  • WETA strives to be a good citizen of Arlington–its website carries the local history blog Boundary Stones by staffer Mark Jones.
  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #pbs    #weta    #public television    #ken burns    #news hour    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #not soulless    #notsoulless  
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This is what the Friends of the Arlington Planetarium kick-off event looks like. #notsoulless [x]

hashtag-notsoulless:

This is what the Friends of the Arlington Planetarium kick-off event looks like. #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #text    #link    #photo    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #planetarium    #astronomy    #science    #education