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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.

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arlingtonvalib:

Artist Martha Jackson Jarvis’ mosaic fountain at Shirlington has fascinated kids and adults since 2006. #librariesofinstagram #arlingtonpublicart
 (at Arlington Public Library, Shirlington Branch)

Arlington boasts a ton of public art, including this mosaic fountain at a library. #notsoulless

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arlingtonvalib:

Artist Martha Jackson Jarvis’ mosaic fountain at Shirlington has fascinated kids and adults since 2006. #librariesofinstagram #arlingtonpublicart
(at Arlington Public Library, Shirlington Branch)

Arlington boasts a ton of public art, including this mosaic fountain at a library. #notsoulless

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #arlington public library    #art    #public art    #notsoulless    #not soulless    #libraries  
cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
Read more here

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!

Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.

Read more here

  #what the flying fuck    #unacceptable and so scary    #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #racism    #sexism    #misogyny    #police brutality  
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Katie Couric was born and grew up in Arlington, graduating from Yorktown High School. #notsoulless [x]

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Katie Couric was born and grew up in Arlington, graduating from Yorktown High School. #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #katie couric    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #yorktown high school    #yorktown    #not soulless    #notsoulless  
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"About 90% of all graduating high school seniors in Arlington go on to attend college." #notsoulless [x]

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"About 90% of all graduating high school seniors in Arlington go on to attend college." #notsoulless [x]

  #lol that's me    #gpoy    #me    #swarthmore    #swarthmore college    #swattie    #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #education    #notsoulless    #not soulless  
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"About 27 percent of Arlington residents speak a language other than English at home." #notsoulless [x, x]

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"About 27 percent of Arlington residents speak a language other than English at home." #notsoulless [x, x]

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #language    #languages    #diversity    #not soulless    #notsoulless  

This Is What an Abortion Looks Like

"In her memoir, ‘Forgetting to Be Afraid,’ which came out this week, Ms. Davis writes about the two wanted pregnancies she terminated. The first abortion ended a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy….The second pregnancy ended in the second trimester because the fetus had an acute brain abnormality.

Abortions like these represent the basic currency of the debate. These are the stories used to teach us the value of abortion, and the standard against which all other abortion stories must be gauged. By repeating only the gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, terrifying abortion stories, we protect a lie: that abortion isn’t normal. We have learned to think of abortion with shame and fear. We have accepted the damaging idea that a person who wants an abortion must grovel before the consciences of others.

I admire Ms. Davis for having the courage to say the word “abortion” over and over for 11 hours, as she did last year, while filibustering a Texas law that would have restricted access to the procedure. And I deeply respect her for telling her own stories now.

But those stories are not groundbreaking. They are politically safe, because no rational person could be anything but sympathetic and thankful that her experiences are extremely rare.

Abortion itself, however, is not rare.

- Merritt Tierce for the New York Times

Definitely read the whole thing, it so succinctly and with a subtle gentleness that hides an underlying firmness makes the case for backing off from using only particular stories of abortion to make the case for reproductive rights. It’s an excellent description in much nicer language of the oldie but goodie “abortion on demand and without apology”.

  #not reblogged    #text    #quote    #link    #merritt tierce    #abortion    #abortion rights    #abortion access    #reproductive justice    #reproductive rights    #reproductive health    #sexism    #misogyny    #body policing    #wendy davis    #the new york times    #who are we to judge    #so piss off    #gif  
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Arlington hosts many Farmer’s Markets. #notsoulless [x,x] 

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Arlington hosts many Farmer’s Markets. #notsoulless [x,x

  #reblogged    #photo    #link    #text    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #food    #farmer's market    #groceries    #not soulless    #notsoulless  

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Arlington is the home town of Dr. “Patch” Adams. #notsoulless [x,x]

  #reblogged    #photo    #photoset    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #patch adams    #notsoulless    #not soulless  
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Shirley MacLaine graduated from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington. #notsoulless [x]

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Shirley MacLaine graduated from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington. #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #washington-lee    #washington-lee high school    #shirley maclaine    #notsoulless    #not soulless  
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Arlington has 154 parks. #notsoulless [x]

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Arlington has 154 parks. #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #parks    #green spaces    #playgrounds    #not soulless  
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arlingtonvalib:

Drawing from “How Children Saw 9/11”http://library.arlingtonva.us/2014/09/09/how-children-saw-sept-11/ #arlingtonva #september11 #CenterForLocalHistory #worldtradecenter (at Arlington Public Library Center for Local History)

Arlington Public Library maintains deeply meaningful local history collections, including this 9/11 collection. #notsoulless [x]
Another 9/11 piece:

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arlingtonvalib:

Drawing from “How Children Saw 9/11”
http://library.arlingtonva.us/2014/09/09/how-children-saw-sept-11/ #arlingtonva #september11 #CenterForLocalHistory #worldtradecenter (at Arlington Public Library Center for Local History)

Arlington Public Library maintains deeply meaningful local history collections, including this 9/11 collection. #notsoulless [x]

Another 9/11 piece:

image

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #9/11    #911    #arlington public library    #librarians are the best people    #art    #children    #trauma    #thank you letter    #rescue workers    #pentagon    #the pentagon    #world trade center    #flight 93    #terrorism  
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Arlington has an award-winning theatre, Signature Theatre. #notsoulless [x]

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Arlington has an award-winning theatre, Signature Theatre. #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #photo    #link    #text    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #theater    #theatre    #culture    #signature theatre    #not soulless    #notsoulless  
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Arlington is “known for walkable urban villages”. #notsoulless [x]

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Arlington is “known for walkable urban villages”. #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #photo    #link    #text    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #urban planning    #walkability    #walkable    #urban    #notsoulless    #not soulless  
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Arlington is home to the beautiful and hallowed National Cemetery. #notsoulless [x]

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Arlington is home to the beautiful and hallowed National Cemetery. #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #arlington national cemetery    #national cemetery    #cemetery    #notsoulless    #not soulless  
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#notsoulless Arlington Clerk was poised to issue same-sex marriage licenses and only stopped because of SCOTUS. [x]

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#notsoulless Arlington Clerk was poised to issue same-sex marriage licenses and only stopped because of SCOTUS. [x]

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #marriage equality    #same sex marriage    #gay marriage    #lgbt    #not soulless    #notsoulless