“…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: College class of 2012 (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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Wallpaper adapted from here.
The greatest damn tweet ever tweeted.
"Venezuelan opposition groups staged a third day of marches through Caracas today to demonstrate against record shortages and the world’s fastest inflation as Twitter Inc. said the government is blocking protest images on its website. President Nicolas Maduro, who banned protests Feb. 12, has asked his supporters to counter with a “march against fascism” tomorrow, in a week of social unrest that has left at least three Venezuelans dead.
In the absence of information from the government or local television outlets, Venezuelans have turned to foreign reporters and social media for news. Twitter users had been posting their photos of demonstrations started in provincial towns earlier this month, providing an alternative to state-controlled media. It’s unclear if photos are blocked by all Internet providers in Venezuela, said Nu Wexler, Twitter spokesman.”
Check out this charming instance of squashing expression.
Jesse Williams vs. the Michael Dunn trial.
The Waterstones twitter feed is literally perfect.
It is one of my actual favorites.
"It’s so much more fun to watch FOX when it’s someone else being blitzed & sacked! #Superbowl" - @Hillary Clinton
HRC for the win
THIS IS REAL
A few things about the whole Richard Sherman kerfuffle:
1) He and Michael Crabtree have had an ongoing beef going back at least to last summer
2) Literally less than 20 - 30min before the post game interview, Sherman and Crabtree had just had an on field altercation, and according to Sherman, another one minutes after the game
3) Also, literally less than 10min before the interview, Sherman had just made the winning deflection (in a close game) that ensured his team will go to the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl. As in, lifetime achievement realized. So yeah, he was amped up. Remember, while Sherman was speaking to Erin Andrews, he was very specifically addressing Crabtree: “I’m the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you gonna get. Don’t you ever talk about me.”
4) Without touching too much on all of the racism set off by “big, scary Black man *terrifying* little blonde White woman,” Richard Sherman is hardly a “thug” (if you simply have to talk smack about Sherman, at least try to use more clever racial code words) Sherman graduated 2nd from his high school, scored 1400/1600 on the S.A.T. and is a Stanford University graduate with a communications degree
note: Sherman never stopped making eye contact with the camera, spoke clearly, never cursed, and answered clearly the questions he was asked. While his bravado was genuine, Sherman knew exactly what he was doing - amping up his Seattle fans, ensuring some guest spots on upcoming talk shows, and perhaps getting a cover deal for the next Sports Illustrated and Madden game (or WWE?). IMHO
The problem here is, America has been deeply conditioned to view Black people, particularly Black men, in a very narrow spectrum: smiling buffoon (who may also be a criminal) or angry thug (who is definitely a criminal) Or maybe a ‘Will Smith’ or a ‘Barack Obama’…if you’re wealthy enough. "Angry Black man" and "thug" .are such common stereotypes/tropes for BM that they’re almost Hollywood descriptions for castings. A White athlete showing the exact same demeanor would not be called a thug, an ape, and especially not a ni***r. We have a lot of categories we could place a White athlete into in this situation: hyped, exuberant, excited, over-the-top, beast-mode, etc.
In the end, it’s a game, and—after way too many suggestions to the contrary—even Erin Andrews has said she wasn’t afraid (look at the video again: did she look even remotely sacred?)
That’s my 2¢, Here’s Sherman in his own words
The only time I’ve ever seen Erin Andrews look scared is when she realized a WHITE man was secretly following her around the country and video tapping her in her hotel room.
But, who’s the thug?
Jfc. I remember this too. I bet this gross creepy piece of shit was not nearly as hounded as Sherman is just for speaking. That puts it back into perspective, thank you for that additional info.
Being held accountable for defending homophobia and racism is not “being judged”, you sad little brat.
I love Loo.
Ahahaha, bless her heart. She’s just adorable.
LOO GETS US.
this is my favorite comment on a marching band video
If you’re not making sexists uncomfortable you’re making me uncomfortable… You haven’t transcended society. You don’t recognise your privilege and then it goes away. If you think that you didn’t understand privilege.
The incredibly talented and super smart Evan Rachel Wood called out the MPAA on their misogynistic, sexist crap after seeing the new cut of her movie and she ain’t wrong.