“…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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"women didn’t get the right to vote till 1920"
"what do you mea—?"
Well…this is confusing. Because while there were Jim Crow laws that for sure severely curtailed black enfranchisement (and there’s clearly a resurgence of this pattern now), the 14th Amendment (which allowed black men to vote) was, pretty obviously, before the 19th Amendment (which prohibited blocking enfranchisement based on sex).
So when you’re talking about 1920 as the start of universal suffrage for all genders, you’re clearly referencing the passage of 19th Amendment, and since the 14th was already there…at least Constitutionally, all women citizens of the United States gained the right to vote in 1920.
Tons of state and local laws sought to quash that, but as you can see, they didn’t hold up to Constitutional scrutiny.
People criticizing TFIOS because Gus sounds pretentious???
that was the point???
like literally at his fake funeral his best friend talks about how fucking pretentious he is and how annoying it was???
It was one of his character flaws? He was deliberately written that way?
You’re not being clever or critical by pointing it out, you are literally stating a fact about the novel that the author deliberately wrote
When I say “boys are dumb” what I really mean is “boys have been raised in a patriarchal society that forces them into an incorrect and problematic view of masculinity that not only forces them to strip away valuable virtues from themselves, like patience and gentleness, but also forces them them to view and treat women in unhealthy ways that devalues women as people and makes them into objects purely for a man’s benefit”
but it’s a lot faster to say “boys are dumb”
"i’m going to pay homage to this woman artist by removing women from the picture and making it all about me and i am a rich celebrity man and i understand the context of cindy shermans work is about women’s stories but also….NAH, IM GONNA DO IT ANYWAY and im gonna be financed effortlessly because of my male privilege"
What an asshole.
From scratch pineapple upside down bundt cake. It’s a teensy bit divine.
It turned out perfectly even though I had to bake it in my toaster oven because my oven oven isn’t working again, ugh.
Oh my god, I just can’t deal with the dudes in a Facebook thread getting all worked up about women pointing out that any requirement that a woman take her husband’s name is definitely sexist. No one is saying it should never, ever happen, but they’re still whining and declaring that chivalry is dead and that we’ll all be single forever because we don’t believe we should have to give up an important part of our identity in order to be labeled with our potential future husband’s identity.
what’s it called when you have friends but you’re still lonely
This is how you lose her.
You lose her when you forget to remember the little things that mean the world to her: the sincerity in a stranger’s voice during a trip to the grocery, the delight of finding something lost or forgotten like a sticker from when she was five, the selflessness of a child giving a part of his meal to another, the scent of new books in the store, the surprise short but honest notes she tucks in her journal and others you could only see if you look closely.
You must remember when she forgets.
You lose her when you don’t notice that she notices everything about you: your use of the proper punctuation that tells her continuation rather than finality, your silence when you’re about to ask a question but you think anything you’re about to say to her would be silly, your mindless humming when it is too quiet, your handwriting when you sign your name in blank sheets of paper, your muted laughter when you are trying to be polite, and more and more of what you are, which you don’t even know about yourself, because she pays attention.
She remembers when you forget.
You lose her for every second you make her feel less and less of the beauty that she is. When you make her feel that she is replaceable. She wants to feel cherished. When you make her feel that you are fleeting. She wants you to stay. When you make her feel inadequate. She wants to know that she is enough and she does not need to change for you, nor for anyone else because she is she and she is beautiful, kind and good.
You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her." —
Junot Díaz, This is How You Lose Her (via golden-notes)
it’s gotten to the point where i cant even call what im doing “procrastinating” anymore, i should just be calling it “jeopardizing my future”
“It was actually a huge disappointment for me, when I came of age and realized that I was sexually attracted to men. So when my sister came out, I thought, Thank God, someone in this family can truly represent my passions and beliefs.” - lena dunham
As if it weren’t depressing enough that Janeway / Red is super duper pro life, she’s also doing the voiceover for a movie about how the universe revolves around the earth. Not the sun. The earth. The planet we’re on right now.
I watched the trailer so you don’t have to. Here’s a summary: “Earth is the only planet that humans can live on! Don’t you think that MEANS something?!?!? Scientists disagree about lots of things, you know! Just seems suspicious that the earth is so special but we’re not the actual center of the universe ALLEGEDLY!!!111”
Its a Mocumentary. Its bogus.. its nice when one news place quotes another news place and neither check their facts….
Uh, no, it’s a real movie. Not a mockumentary. The movie hasn’t gotten much coverage, seeing as it’s not out yet (looks like it’s still in post-production), but here’s a Columbia prof talking about it, and here’s their extremely serious Facebook page. They have a very serious website as well, though I don’t want to link to it. (If you go looking for it, note that it has extremely loud auto-play music you can’t shut off.)
It does have some legit scientists in it, as you can see in the trailer. What most likely happened is they were interviewed for a documentary but didn’t realize it was about geocentrism. I don’t plan on seeing it, but I imagine the filmmaker edited what they said so that it sounds like they support his arguments about the universe revolving around the earth.