Archive for October 8th, 2011

October 8th, 2011

If this show is not back on the air soon I’m going to go…



If this show is not back on the air soon I’m going to go occupy 19th century rural England.

October 8th, 2011

unicornology: i don’t ask for much, just this guy to show up at…



unicornology:

i don’t ask for much, just this guy to show up at my door with some fairy bread.

White jeans win every time. EVERY TIME.

October 8th, 2011

"You don’t get to have everything or everyone you want. And a lifetime of wanting is less poetic than…"

“You don’t get to have everything or everyone you want. And a lifetime of wanting is less poetic than you once thought. Let him/her go.”

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-Miranda July (via sundaymatineee)

This is obviously impossible.

October 8th, 2011

"Don’t you, when strangers and friends come to call, straighten the cushions, kick the books under…"

““Don’t you, when strangers and friends come to call, straighten the cushions, kick the books under the bed and put away the letter you were writing? How many of us want any of us to see us as we really are? Isn’t the mirror hostile enough?””

- Jeanette Winterson (via daydreameres)
October 8th, 2011

Akiba Solomon at Colorlines: FBI to Revise Hopelessly Narrow Definition of Rape

Akiba Solomon at Colorlines: FBI to Revise Hopelessly Narrow Definition of Rape:

The Uniform Crime Report, which is supposed to be the federal gold standard of crime statistics, currentlydefines rape as “the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will” and notes that “attempts or assaults to commit rape by force or threat of force are also included; however, statutory rape (without force) and other sex offenses are excluded.”

As I’ve noted here before, this definition straight-up excludes the rape of men. It also discounts forced oral and anal sex and an assault with an object. The result: What is very likely mass underreporting of a dehumanizing, devastating crime. And a powerful statistical contribution to the “she-cried-rape” argument that discounts victims of all stripes. This makes no sense. None.

Akiba is the best best lady.

October 8th, 2011

"My friend has this idea of forming a feminist plumbing collective and I, for one, am tempted to join…"

“My friend has this idea of forming a feminist plumbing collective and I, for one, am tempted to join her.”

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Michelle Dean

This has various meanings for me.

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