having a coke with you.

Taylor. 22. NYC.
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Monday, October 20
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There is no unmarked woman.

There is no woman’s hair style that can be called standard, that says nothing about her. The range of women’s hair styles is staggering, but a woman whose hair has no particular style is perceived as not caring about how she looks, which can disqualify her for many positions, and will subtly diminish her as a person in the eyes of some.

Women must choose between attractive shoes and comfortable shoes. When our group made an unexpected trek, the woman who wore flat, laced shoes arrived first. Last to arrive was the woman in spike heels, shoes in hand and a handful of men around her.

If a woman’s clothing is tight or revealing (in other words, sexy), it sends a message — an intended one of wanting to be attractive, but also a possibly unintended one of availability. If her clothes are not sexy, that too sends a message, lent meaning by the knowledge that they could have been. There are thousands of cosmetic products from which women can choose and myriad ways of applying them. Yet no makeup at all is anything but unmarked. Some men see it as a hostile refusal to please them.

Women can’t even fill out a form without telling stories about themselves. Most forms give four titles to choose from. “Mr.” carries no meaning other than that the respondent is male. But a woman who checks “Mrs.” or “Miss” communicates not only whether she has been married but also whether she has conservative tastes in forms of address — and probably other conservative values as well. Checking “Ms.” declines to let on about marriage (checking “Mr.” declines nothing since nothing was asked), but it also marks her as either liberated or rebellious, depending on the observer’s attitudes and assumptions.

Tags:   #very important #feminism


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Sunday, October 5
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jessehimself:

Ebola
illustration by André Carrilho

jessehimself:

Ebola

illustration by André Carrilho


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Saturday, September 27
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Tags:   #the most horrifying costume this halloween!


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Friday, September 26
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lezbehonestnow:

american education system

Tags:   #oh no it is so true #matilda


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martymegs:

Some amazing Smiths related X-Men artwork by Adam Vilacin

Tags:   #oh wut #x-men #the smiths


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Thursday, September 25
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jackrabbitslims:

That is some motherfucking choreography:

Stromae’s   Tous Les Mêmes

[Director -  Henry Schofield, Choreography - Marion Motin]

Tags:   #stromae


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Monday, September 22
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Here’s a sure-fire way to know that you hate women: when an incident of intimate partner violence in which a man knocks a woman unconscious gains national attention and every question or comment you think to make has to do with her behavior, you really hate women. Like, despise.

There is no other explanation. There is no “I need all the facts.” There is no excuse. You hate women. Own it.

Now, you probably don’t believe you hate women. You probably honestly think you’re being an objective observer whose only interest is the truth. You are delusional.

We have this problem in our discourse around the most important challenges we face where we feel we have to be “fair to both sides.” But sometimes, one of those sides is subjugation and oppression. If you’re OK with legitimizing that side in the interest of “fairness,” you’re essentially saying you’re OK with oppression as a part of the human condition. That’s some hateful shit.

Tags:   #yup #thank you


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Friday, September 19
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y0ung-lust:

THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN

y0ung-lust:

THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN

Tags:   #yes #thank you


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Wednesday, September 17
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kittydoom:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Breaking The Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call To Action

 (Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
 Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.

MIC DROP

Tags:   #thank you


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Tuesday, September 16
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real-faker:

virginmarx:

zebablah:

television history

i’ve been trying to explain this sketch to people for years

there is literally no way to explain this sketch it’s just a thing you have to see and even then I’m not sure why it’s so funny

(Source: stupidfuckingquestions)


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