“…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.
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Dragon protecting princesses because of abusive parents or forced marrying.
the dragon teaching princess how to protect herself, princess returning home riding her trusty dragon friend and killing everyone who tries to control her
Princess taking over throne and dragon continues to be loyal friend. Burning everyone and everything that disagrees with her.
Princess protecting dragon from thrill seeking princes who wish to hunt to make a name for themselves.
EVERYONE WHO LIKES/ED OR REBLOGS/GED THIS: May I refer you to Patricia C. Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles?
Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf
see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it
Quinn Keast has made a delightful and innovative use of my comic, give it a try!
I think I have the hang of it:
I used this recipe, but for a little less than half of the flour, I subbed in unbleached white whole wheat flour.
1. SPONGE. (Started the night before.)
2. Kneading. Thanks, Kitchenaid.
3. It has risen!
4. What a beauty.
5. Tasty crust.
6. It slices nicely.
7. I got impatient waiting for slices to toast, so I had a bit with butter and jam.
8. I upped the happiness: cheddar omelette, avocado, shallots and tomato, hard cider, and buttered toast.
9. Its bottom is equally beautiful. People should probably say this to each other.
Couldn’t find a list like this, so…
Wesley Lowery, Washington Post journalist who was arrested while sitting in a McDonald’s.
Local alderman Antonio French.
Huffington Post journalist Ryan Reilly, who was also arrested while reporting on the protests.
Local TV reporter Christina Coleman.
Guardian reporter Jon Swaine.
I’m sure there are many, many other good sources of information on the ground; hopefully, people will reblog with links to them.
For an overview of what’s happened in Ferguson, Missouri since police shot and killed an unarmed teenager named Michael Brown, this New York Times story has some background. You can also read about the story in the LA Times, and there are live updates at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
There’s livestream video here.
One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.
A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On
Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of any gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.
Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.
If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?" —
Excerpt from If I Admit That Hating Men is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning it Into a Self-fulfilling Prophecy?, by Lindy West (via lilac-time)
fucking THANK YOU
this is a BIG thing that men don’t get about feminism and patriarchy.
I’ve reblogged this before but it bears repeating
Everyone. Please read this. Please just stop what you’re doing, and please read this. This is so critical, so important. Please read.
What the flying fuck. The current flag in question (THIS HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE, IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT) is actually 30 feet by 22 feet.
Evidence of its location within the state of Virginia being one of the few downsides of my fantastic Arlington County.
‘Gay Cop Kiss’ Enrages Westboro Baptist Church, Unites Everybody Else
A cop has turned the tables on the Westboro Baptist Church after they posted a photo of him kissing his boyfriend in protest on Twitter…
this is amazing
Everything about this is perfect
Guys, he’s from my hometown where I still live, the absolutely fantastic Arlington, Virginia!
Related recent news about my beloved Arlington: "If a federal appeals court ruling goes unchallenged, Arlington County Clerk of the Circuit Court Paul Ferguson says his office is prepared to ‘start issuing marriage licenses to same sex applicants immediately.’"
Delicious results of yesterday’s cooking extravaganza: dinner for several days and various protein-rich breakfast options for the week. Yum!
I only consciously made the pancakes gluten free, and even then, I was using that recipe because it’s high in protein, not because I care about being gluten free. HOWEVER, it appears that EVERYTHING I made should be gluten free.
Scarlett Johansson for the Huffington Post [x]
More of her brilliant articles can be found here.
New from J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final