George R.R. Martin on writing women:
Interviewer: There's one thing that's interesting about your books. I noticed that you write women really well and really different. Where does that come from?
George R.R. Martin: You know, I've always considered women to be people.
… the socialization of boys regarding masculinity is often at the expense of...– Don McPherson, former NFL quarterback, feminist and educator (via albinwonderland) I want more dudes, specifically dudes entrenched in masculine culture, to think and talk like this.
SCAR protests USC staff Title IX violations
coveredinbandaids: Today, members of the Student Coalition Against Rape banded together to protest the recent (and ongoing) civil rights violations perpetrated by specific faculty — including DPS officers, employees at the Student Counseling Center and Engemann Student Health Center, SJACS committee members such as Raquel Torres-Retana, and the growing list of administrators who have not...
Princeton University psychologist Susan Fiske took brain scans of heterosexual...– The Equality Illusion (via lesilencieux) Just FYI. Objectification is a thing.
I love Los Angeles. I know a lot of people go there and they see just a huge...– Catching The Big Fish by David Lynch (via bbook.) I love it here, OK? And so does David Lynch.
Black guy kills some people.
Muslim guy kills some people.
Latino guy kills some people.
White guy kills some people.
News: Mental illness. (lost soul, complicated psyche, quiet loner, misunderstood, frustrated with life, experienced recent, traumatic, life-altering events that set him off; not to mention all the positive descriptors that are attached to him, i.e. intelligent, PhD candidate, honor roll student, etc.)
Excellent Post Spawns Mediocre Post
agnesgalore: It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that, though I didn’t think about this at the time, I probably started a blog because I need somewhere to vent my boundless rage that is not random people’s Facebook walls… So here’s the thing that got me all het up this week: gay marriage. Read More Agnesgalore’s post is so on point and I may mar it by adding my own two cents,...
Diets and Exercise: Health-Conscious or...
Hi friends! Time to end this trilogy-post. First, lets be real for a minute: we are, collectively, getting more unhealthy with our eating habits/ working out habits. This is true. But why is this happening? Well, first and foremost, it’s happening because our quality of life is actually going up. We don’t have to fucking forage for food, we don’t have to be on our feet all day...
What Can We Learn From Steubenville?
I know this post will be one of probably thousands dealing with this issue, but I’ll talk about it all the same. I believe that justice was served. Do I believe that these boys and other rapists should spend more time in prison? Hell yeah. It is infuriating to know that if they were caught with 3 ounces of meth they would probably spend more time in jail than they are going to for raping...
Just so we're clear
Cocaine possession: 3-5 years in prison
Crack possession: 15 years in prison
Pirating music: Civil lawsuit and/or up to five years in prison
What these little rapist shits got: One year in prison
Diets and Exercise: Health-Conscious or...
Round 2! Now that I’ve confessed to my obsession with how I eat and that it doesn’t come from a health-based place, I wanted to extrapolate on that. For now, I’m going to put aside the attractiveness usually associated with being thin and focus on the “health” aspect of it. Usually when someone discusses the body of an “overweight”...
Diets and Exercise: Health Conscious or...
I saw this story on Buzzfeed yesterday and it really struck me. The reality is no parent can really “protect” their child, generally female, from the societal focus on the feminine body and the demands we make on it. I went to the site where the story was initially posted, an Australian site, run by women. Thus, I will assume that most of the commenters are also women. I found that many comments...
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What I Thought of the Oscars (edition 1 gagillion...
I had some time to kill yesterday afternoon and after reading the headlines/ skimming some articles about how much of a misogynistic ass Seth MacFarlane is, I thought, “Gee I should spend three hours watching this to see what all the hullabaloo is about, rather than anything truly productive!” And watch I did. Let me begin by saying that it wasn’t as bad as I was anticipating. And by “bad”, I...
“We live in a country where politicians call rape a “gift from God” and suggest...– - Jessica Valenti, The Nation (via missrep) Yeah so Americans can climb right off that ‘India is so backwards w/r/t women’ high horse right now. (via uhohkinks) Truth Bombs all over the place.
Roxane Gay is Spelled With One "N": Hideous... →
roxanegay: Today, I am done with tired, gratuitous references to the appearances of attractive women writers in discussions of any kind about their books. And also, it’s weird that I have to be done with this in 2013. I literally had to double check my calendar last night, in case I was in a time warp. I was… Roxane Gay keeping it real. In the same vein, I also thought about this when...
Jay-Z AKA Shawn Knowles-Carter
A friend posted this article on Facebook the other day about Jay-Z also hyphenating his last name when he married Beyonce; and while this is clearly old news, I was stoked to find out about this. As in ALL-CAPS-LOCK-HOLY–CRAP-STOKED. Why, you ask. Allow me to get historical for a moment. This is probably not a surprise to anyone, but just in case you didn’t know, marriage was an institution not...