This'll Show Abercrombie & Fitch →
stfuconservatives: In response to Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries not wanting “not so cool” kids or women who wear size large to wear his company’s clothes, Greg Karber has come up with a funny and creative way to readjust the Abercrombie & Fitch brand. Yeahhhh… I have some serious issues with this #FitchtheHomeless thing. I get the idea: stick it to Abercrombie! But the method...
STFU, Conservatives: Gender-Neutral Restrooms... →
transqueery: When Mayor Michael Nutter signed legislation Thursday to afford equal rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, he said he hoped Philadelphia would become “the most LGBT-friendly” city in the world. One piece of that comprehnsive legislation will forever…
Seriously, if we believe a 14 year old is too immature to know how to take a...– “Hey, FDA: Drop the Plan B Age Restriction,” my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti) No fucking shit. Hey, your call dummies: Do you want a) a bunch of teenage girls taking morning after pills or b) a bunch of pregnant teenage girls? Because there is no option c here. Lightning round, bonus...
What would you do with a $50k lottery ticket? →
…if you were homeless?
Empathy for loved ones AND strangers →
George and John in 1997 →
I love you
I don’t have more love for one than another; I have more love for one and another.
A Meditation on Mindfulness
Notice your feelings Keep still while reeling Think first and then act Add love, hate subtract Divide by zero, and multiply all Listening and hearing Loving and fearing Practice makes perfect First act, then direct Do what you will be: humanity’s call ~Inner Light April 4, 2013 @ 7pm
My "Father beats daughters for twerking video"...
I got bare-ass spankings as a child from my step-dad. Once the belt on a clothed behind from my dad. I was also struck with wooden spoons, wet rags, hairbrushes, or whatever was handy at the time by my mom. My grandmom confirms her daughters’ claims that she wielded her infamous yardstick against them many times. While there are a few other disciplinary experiences I had that went...
If I did this, I'd have shared what he said →
But this is beautiful, nonetheless
My letter to one and all this International... →
Dear Marci and all of you reading: You asked for advice, so here goes. I hope this inspires you (all) to re-think a few statements you (may) have made and/or behaviors you (may) have practiced… 1. Being an open book is great and will only turn off those with whom you’re not compatible. Keep that up! Being self-deprecating is a turn off to many (with whom you may otherwise be...
The art of asking →
by Amanda Fucking Palmer
WSJ piece argues that a $9 minimum wage already... →
stfuconservatives: goodcleanchristianfun: sittingonhellave: stfuconservatives: Unsurprisingly, a Wall Street Journal opinion writer thinks poor people don’t need a raise. He says that if you factor in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), *technically* poor people are already making $9 an hour. Couple things: When you’re poor, you can’t pay the electric company by saying, “Well, in April...
And this might put you off polynormativity →
Which would be a good thing
This might put you off eggs →
And if it doesn’t, it might get you pondering about all sorts of things…
Are you a cog? →
I have the best father-in-law →
Clitoris 101 →
You have the perfect penis →
(You Have) The Perfect Vagina →
Not civil war, it's just a drill →
I’m drafting my letter to the world…
America Is Now Flirting with the Dark Side of...
anoncentral: You think mass killings of political dissidents couldn’t happen in the United States? Think again.
end of extreme wealth = end of world poverty →
“It is time our leaders reformed the system so that it works in the interests of the whole of humanity rather than a global elite,” the report said.
Next Day Regret - a Pollyanna poem
Next Day Regret She made it up, next day regret Her story here, I can’t forget They had two dates, or so he thought First kiss, okay - the second, naught Fourth of July he stole her kiss She took it back, said “not like this” “Don’t be that way, just be my friend” And so they drank until night’s end On their ride home he pled his case Her pity tears he did efface Too drunk to drive,...
I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes...– Sister Joan Chittister, Catholic Nun (via timehasflewn) holy shit i love this quote (via glitter-femin1sts) I vote we stop using the term “pro-life” and change to “pro-birth”, and every time someone asks “What does that mean?”, you can explain this and the other racialized, classist, misogynist,...
Nice guys are rapists too = false →
What is true, researchers have found, is that cultural opposition to rape myths makes men less likely to commit assault, and acceptance of those myths makes sexual assault more likely.
Has this ever happened to you? →
I haven’t had exactly this experience, but strangers just seem to talk to me too.
UFOs are real...(that's the message?!) →
Speaking for myself, I would not be surprised to find it true – aliens probably do exist, and are avoiding us for reasons of their own. Speaking for our species, I don’t think the human race is prepared to accept an Other, when we haven’t yet accepted each other (i.e., racism, nationalism, etc.). Perhaps being faced with the necessity of accepting this Other would force us to accept each other...
STFU, Conservatives: I don't see anything wrong... →
supersoygrrrl: nanner: lepus: shieldmaidenred: lepus: shieldmaidenred: lepus: shieldmaidenred: If we throw something away, we at least have to look at it first. And we’re not dealing…
A moment of irrational fear
After I just finished eating a delicious breakfast (good any time of day or night!) that I had delivered, I got a caller who said simply “Delivery” to which I responded “I just had a delivery and you’re not outside” while I looked through my door’s window. When he hung up without a word, I had a panicky movie-scene thought that he could have followed the...
You voted for two dead guys. →
I just don’t understand the desire to “vote the party line” when we are all individuals in our personal politics and practices. Do you really want each of those people you just voted for to do those particular jobs, or did you take the lazy way out and not research anyone to just blindly “do your duty” on election day? Something else? I just don’t get...
Guess they'd better get crackalackin' →
“Experts feel it will take at least 40 years to fully dismantle the Fukushima nuclear plant.”
Do your ears hang low? →
Do they tumble to and fro?
Sounding off on rape and abortion →
After watching this video and clicking the first two links, I’m moved to quote: First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. ~Congressman Todd Akin (R-Mo) I don’t know what Mr. Akin’s doctors are telling him, but I still remember learning in health class how the female body DOES...
Only once have I witnessed someone being bullied
And I physically stood by her every step of the way as her boyfriend dragged her across the parking lot by her jacket, throwing her against the car and spitting in her face while yelling about what she was wearing (a sweatsuit) and where she had been (out of the house). When he screamed at her I said, “I think she can hear you.” My sister gasped and said “shut up!”...
How media clearly reflects the sexism and the... →
bana05: I wanted my first-year film students to understand what happens to a story when actual human beings inhabit your characters, and the way they can inspire storytelling. And I wanted to teach them how to look at headshots and what you might be able to tell from a headshot. So for the past few years I’ve done a small experiment with them. Some troubling shit always occurs. It works like...
How to Kill a Troll →
“Civility isn’t fancy-talk for “being nice.” It’s the essential quality we require to live together in complex social structures built on our jumpy, irrational primate brains. Online, where we increasingly live, we need it more than ever. (We also need it offline, and our civic support network must include a justice system that will convict rapists and abusers, law enforcement officers who...
We are all brainwashed →
Choose your stories carefully and consciously
My poor friends are rich. Are your rich friends...
I was given an amazing gift! A friend lent me one of his notebooks of poetry, and granted his permission for me to share my choice of his works at a poetry event. I’m going to return the favor by gifting him a few self-published chapbooks when I return the notebook so he can then share his words with others while keeping his originals. What an awesome guy - he somehow manages to smile and...
You're gonna hurt yourself in this leap →
“I, like most Americans, believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms,” Obama told the National Urban League convention in New Orleans. “I think we recognize the traditions of gun ownership that passed on from generation to generation. That hunting and shooting are part of a cherished national heritage.” Obama continued: “But I...
Walk in her shoes a minute, if you can. →