There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been....– Isaac Asimov (via loudandsoft) (via jjarichardson) (via frothyparadise)
As me! →
I will be on the internetz until 11:30, at which time I am going to put my computer away and not look at it until Sunday. No, for real. So, take this time to ask me your questions!
Evacuate: Kate MccGwire -An Installation →
Made from the feathers of all the birds that would have been cooked in the oven over the 300 year history of the house, EVACUATE is made up of feathers from pheasants, chickens, turkeys, mallard, goose, peacock, woodcock etc. Wow. “Horrifyingly beautiful, the installation suggests a new (or perhaps ancient) and menacing presence eminating from the cast iron oven. Coiling, pluming and creeping...
We are doing so much work to get ready for the relaunch of Equality101.net THIS MONDAY! It is so very exciting! If you thought things were good before, you ain’t read nothin’ yet! :-D
Why Vegetarian Children Will Rule the World |... →
According to a report in The British Medical Journal, children with higher IQs are more likely to grow up to be vegetarians. The study also found that vegetarians are more likely to be female, more likely to have a college degree, and more likely to come from a higher income family. Yup. Vegetarians have privilege and are more likely to come from privilege. Glad to see someone studying...
Ask anything you want. Even anonymously. I'm up... →
feministjillian asked: In case no one's asked this before... Which five albums you would take with you to a desert island? And which five books?
"feminist" bride-bashing →
This is the crap that made me want to take a break from feminist blogging. And also the crap that makes me ashamed to call myself a feminist. Why is feminist bride-bashing so rampant lately? Women have choices. It’s the basic principle of feminism. Women sometimes choose to have big weddings. You don’t have to like it; you just have to defend our right to choose it.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - The MOVIE!! →
I love this book so much, and I truly hope the movie lives up to it! Link via Jillian
My students are funny
Student: Miss, what can you do with a major in philosophy.
Me: Um... Philosopher?
Student: No. Really.
Me: Is this a joke?
Student: No. I'm just curious.
Me: Well, the interesting thing about philosophy is that it doesn't just teach you literal philosophy. It teaches you how to see the world and think critically about it. So there are lots of ways that could benefit you.
Student: Yea, but is there, like, a *job*?
Me: Well, you could go on to law school?
Student: That's what I thought. *walks away*
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering...– Elie Wiesel (via wordpainting) (via kat-ing)
Hello Tumblr. I'm back. :)
I’m back to blogging. And I’m really happy about it. I’m going to try to compartmentalize my blogging. I’m going to reserve Small Strokes for the “serious” and more analytical blogging, and I’m going to use this Tumblr to post fun pictures and quotes and links and funny conversations I have. I don’t know how much I’ll be on here, but for...
My break from the feminist blogosphere →
Very Funny Impromptu Speeches
My English 2 students are giving impomptu speehes today and they are hilarious! My topics for them have included things like: how to eat an Oreo, you are a salesperson trying to sell us your shirt, what are 3 uses for a pencil besides for writing, why should we vote for you for president, help Elmur Fudd catch Buggs Bunny, etc. And they are GREAT! The students really take these topics and run with...
Please do not prescribe to me how to live my life. This sort of goes against feminism, doesn’t it? I mean, isn’t the point of feminism that we should have choices about how to live our lives? And that whatever we choose should be good if it is the right choice for us? Personally? If I see one more post about how awful weddings are or how women shouldn’t change their names...
In reality, feminism wants you to be whoever you are—but with a political...– ManifestA by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards (via lipstick-feminists) (via apallicat)