— by Kate Beaton (x)
so much love for credited postings! xoxo
This atomic sonnet that turns my kneecaps into jellyfish.
Tomas Rios throws truthbombs about Neyer’s statement that women don’t want to become sports-writers.
When I made my intention of (at least trying to) getting into sportscasting known, my (male) professor told me I should consider another career…
This also applies to most male-dominated industries.
"There’s a lot of talk about privilege these days, and so therefore a lot of talk in the media and the academy about what it is and how it works and who has it. In the past year, I have come to a new definition of what privilege looks like, and it’s this: if you published a first-person account of some tender part of your life, could you read the comments free from the fear that people would a) write about you using slurs from a period of genocide against your people, b) deconstruct, probably unkindly, your appearance in the accompanying photo, or c) threaten you with sexual violence? If you have no particular fear of these, then you are likely working with at least a hearty helping of privilege and are almost certainly a white person and quite likely a straight white man."
S. Bear Bergman, On Reading The Comments
dang girl are you my appendix because I don’t understand how you work but this feeling in my stomach makes me want to take you out
That is quite possibly the weirdest and most carefully thought out pickup line I’ve ever read. I applaud you.
"When I was younger it was popular for my leftie friends to ask “Why can’t we be like Western Europe?” We probably can. A good first step, it seems, would be fighting a genocidal war which results in massive relocations, more ethnic homogeneity, the near-extermination of one of our minorities (one guess at who that would be) and the reduction of our major cities to rubble."
Who really benefits from the pink ribbon campaigns: the cause or the company? In showing the real story of breast cancer and the lives of those who fight it, this film reveals the co-opting of what marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause.”
Everyone should take the time to watch the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc.
Watch it on
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What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she was someone who cried a lot, or texted too often, or had an eating disorder, or wanted too much/too little sex, or generally felt anything beyond the realm of emotionally undemanding agreement. That does not make these women crazy. That makes those women human beings, who have flaws, and emotional weak spots. However, deciding that any behavior that he does not like must be insane– well, that does make a man a jerk.
And when men do this on a regular basis, remember that, if you are a women, you are not the exception. You are not so cool and fabulous and levelheaded that they will totally get where you are coming from when you show emotions other than “pleasant agreement.”
When men say “most women are crazy, but not you, you’re so cool” the subtext is not, “I love you, be the mother to my children.” The subtext is “do not step out of line, here.” If you get close enough to the men who say things like this, eventually, you will do something that they do not find pleasant. They will decide you are crazy, because this is something they have already decided about women in general."