The hardware store for women.– A billboard in my town advertising a jewelry store. As a woman who prefers power tools to jewelry, this makes me feel like an outsider - like I don’t count. It seems to insinuate that men are productive and women are decorative. (via microaggressions)
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On libraries: They are magical
queryquagmire: Every time I hear someone say something along the lines of, “I have so many books I want to read, but no money with which to buy them!” I want to (politely, but not without a little condescension) ask them, “Sweetie, why don’t you have a fucking library card?” The library is this fabulous invention that lets you get books… for free! No kidding! They let you walk in, pick any old...
panasonicyouth: thedailywhat: Say What Now of the Day: Fox News anchor Jon Scott asks Bill Nye if volcanoes on the moon disprove human-influenced climate change. Fox News: If you can’t beat ‘em, confuse the hell out of ‘em. [mediamatters.] OH MY GOD BILL NYE. The look on his face HOLY SHIT. I love him.
Brussels sprouts are straight-up repulsive....
librariansoul: Cucumbers are nasty. I’ll choke them down if they’re covered in salad dressing or something, but I can’t stand them. Unless they are in dill pickle form. Then they’re delicious. Green peas and green limas? Barf. Split peas and dry limas? Yum. Green bell peppers. That shit needs to ripen a while longer, yo. Cooked carrots and parsnips? Sweet and cloying and weird. Raw carrots...
Thoughts on menstruation supplies
lesbo-a-gogo: bubonickitten: I refuse to call them ~*feminine hygiene*~ supplies. Anyway… why are the boxes all dainty and soft? It’s all pastel pink, pastel blue, flowers, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I like pastels and soft colours, but I think there’s a lot of untapped potential here. Think about it. I bleed for days on end. Without dying. That’s pretty fucking metal. So why can’t boxes for...
Fuck yeah, feminists!: Right, apparently people... →
cydne-the-trekupine: If I choose to make porn (which I am choosing to do, incidentally), or if I choose to be an escort (which I did, once upon a time), I am not ‘selling myself’. I am not for sale. My body, my mind, my personality… these things are not for sale. What is for sale, is the…
allaboutvangogh: Excerpt from the episode “Vincent and the Doctor” (S05E10) – Doctor Who. The Doctor: In a hundred words, where do you think van Gogh rates in the history of art? Dr. Black: Big question, but… to me, van Gogh is the finest painter of them all; certainly the most popular great painter of all time; the most beloved; his command of colour the most magnificent. He transformed the...
Note to self:
whatfreshhellisthis: IT IS OK To not always be happy, life is so much more than happy; you do not owe people happy It is ok To not have the energy to even reply to their ‘I love yous’; they did not send those words for them It is ok To be sad and scared, angry, confused and broken-down; you are not a bad person You are worthy of love and attention No matter what or how you feel about...
DC Comics SDCC panels: uncomfortable questions...
dcwomenkickingass: The DC Comics panels at SDCC have been filled with what I being told are uncomfortable and awkward moments around the issues of female creators and characters. Much of this is being driven by a woman attending the DC panels with her young daughter. From people I’ve spoken to the daughter is a tweener — under 14. The woman is dressed at Batgirl; her daughter as Spoiler....
So, my roommate has this cat, but my roommate had to go home to Chicago for a while, and so I’m watching the cat. And I couldn’t get the cat to stop scratching the couch, no matter what I did, so I went to the pet shop and looked at the scratching posts. I couldn’t even pretend to be able to afford a scratching post, except for maybe the small $20-30 ones (lol, not even then,...