Dear Taylor Swift, When your entire self-cultivated, public identity is that...– My Open Letter to Taylor Swift (via raceclassandgender) Preach!
We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s.– Kifah Shah (via chubby-bunnies)
RedEye-Chicago: Please read →
redeyechicago: This image of an article from Monday’s (March 4) edition of RedEye has been passed around by many on social media. It highlights a condensed article about overnight violence in Chicago, including a shooting in West Rogers Park and shootings in the Back of the Yards, Englewood, Gage Park and… Wow. Just… wow.
The initial, heedless reactions to Ms. Sandberg’s book spoke to a larger...– Anna Holmes weighs in on the backlash to Sheryl Sandberg and her book “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead”: http://nyr.kr/12p6dcR (via newyorker)
Pop Culture Disillusionment
(Watching President & Abbey Bartlett argue with each other on The West Wing.)
Me: I love the way they talk to each other. I wish we talked like that - used big words and impeccable grammar.
Tim: And had 6 people writing the lines for us and rehearsing them 200 times and then filming 50 takes?
Me: (opening my phone)
Tim: Stop tweeting my genius.
The online world might be scary, but it can be a... →
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So, I guess I’m back on Tumblr?
Assuming. We all know what that does.
Some guy selling something door-to-door: We're offering free estimates as a courtesy to the neighbors. Is there a time I can come back to speak with you and your husband?
Me: That's awfully presumptuous of you to assume I have a husband.
SGSSDTD: I'm sorry. I should have been politically correct and said you and your spouse.
Me: My spouse? So I have to be married to own this house then.
SGSSDTD: (in a tone of shock) So you are the sole homeowner?
Me: I'm not interested.
PS-Yes, I realize I'm married and own this house with my husband so maybe that was mean of me, but I know A LOT of homeowners who are cohabiting or sole homeowners themselves. People need to realize what they say and how they say it matters. Just saying.
Time is the longest distance between two places.– Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie (via melodyofdiction)
I like to watch people. Sometimes I ride the subway all day and look at them and...– Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 Love. Always.
Bending Toward the Sun: Women Are Always a Part of... →
emilyheroy: Today, over at the Teaching Tolerance blog, there’s a short post called, “Ten Things You Should Know About the 1963 March on Washington,” about the iconic civil rights march. It lists some interesting facts that I was unaware of. For example, did you that W.E.B. DuBois died on the morning of… Nice!
I’ve loved you ever since the day you broke your slate over my head.– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Me: So am I a typical English major?
Me: by that definition, I'd say I'm more of a teacher than an English major.
Tim: Nope. You're a typical English major through and through.
Me: Why? Because I actually READ BOOKS, unlike you?
Just a Job
Tim's full of gems tonight!
Me: People were really in to the poets in college. I think they thought they were really in touch with their emotions.
Tim: And then they learn.
Me: Right. That was the reason I dated AND broke up with a few. You were the best of both worlds. You were an English major, but also don't really care about most feelings.
Tim: See, to me, being an English major is like a job. For most of them, they are English majors 24/7. For me, from 9-5 it's fine, but after that I need to turn on a basketball game or something.
Forgot about this one! From last Sunday.
Me: There isn't enough coffee in the world for today.
My mom: Good luck. Check in later when you switch to wine.
Me: Fearless Females meets on Mondays after school.
Tim: Cool. My work is on Thursdays after school.
Me: Cool. We'll never see each other again. Cheers!
Tim: Yayyyy marriage!
Cat Rocketship: 10 rules for students and life →
catrocketship: myownholybook: My painting prof had this pinned up in our studio. I think of it often, and I’m so glad to see it again! Source: brainpickings.org via Cat on Pinterest RULE ONE: Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile. RULE TWO: General duties of…
What Matters is How I Decide to See Every Day →
It’s back to school time, so it’s time to pump myself up! I’m ready to go back!
First Gender-Neutral Toy Department Opens at... →
deborahsiegel: Love this. Whoooo!
thisiswhiteprivilege: White privilege is when an NBC reporter says, “I bet African American girls everywhere would want to be Gabby right now.” But if it were just a white girl, the adjective African would be omitted and “American” would thrive alone.
You Can Clean The House And Still Be A Feminist →
Toys Start the Gender Equality Rift - NYTimes.com →
deborahsiegel: “It is a gigantic task, and one that goes well beyond the realm of toy stores.” Well put, Katrin Benhold. So, where do we start?
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Submissions are OPEN for the third edition of the... →
I’m hosting this month, and the theme is Feminism & Education. I’d love to hear from teachers, students, parents, administrators, and casual observers of the educational system alike! The deadline to submit is Wednesday, August 22. Please spread the word and submit your posts!