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I am not changing my last name. This should not come as a surprise to you. In fact, I believe most of us have addressed this fact at length. No, I have not hanged my mind. No, I will…
“Nationwide in 2006, the middle-school suspension rate for Black students generally exceeded that of other groups. Within that figure, there are acute racial disparities among girls. Black girls had a suspension rate of 18 percent, compared with 4 percent of white girls and 2 percent of Asian girls. The rates for Black, white and Asian males, respectively, were 28 percent, 10 percent and 6...
How do Wedding Planning and Activism Co-Exist? →
Tim and I have been struggling quite a bit lately about how to incorporate our pro-LGBTQ and pro-marriage equality activism and opinions into our wedding. We’re not quite sure the best…
Giedd’s results suggest that development in the frontal lobe continues...– Decision-making is Still a Work in Progress for Teenagers Today, I just feel like a kid teaching kids. My brain isn’t even done, it’s blind led by blind. Blah. (via kateybasye)
Equality 101 is looking for writers! And so am I! →
Hey lovely readers! I know I haven’t been around much lately, and that’s because I’m getting married in, oh, 17 DAYS. And, you know, I’ve been a little busy with that. But don’t…
Me: (looking in the wine bottle for dead fruit flies) Yes! Three dead!!
Tim: That's it. No more Dexter for you.
Guest Post: Feminism and Eco Friendly Family... →
When this post showed up in my inbox, I was drawn to it for a few different reasons. First and foremost, Diego, the author of this post, is a long time friend of mine from undergrad….
Guest Post: The Relationship Adventures of an... →
In this latest piece in a series about dating as a feminist, Not Guilty effectively and interestingly tackles the inevitable issues of compromise that arise in any relationship,…
Think of a time you were facing an important change in your life. What was that change? How did you handle it? Were you ready for it, or did you want everything to stay the way it…
Quoted: Ashley Lauren, on fighting for marriage... →
Guest Post: Feminism and the Glass Ceiling →
When I started my new job three years ago, the author of this post and I quickly discovered that we were very alike – we both consider ourselves feminists, we both work very hard to…
Why Marriage, Part 2 →
One of my lovely commenters said on my last post about why I chose marriage that “there’s something very powerful about speaking as a married person to say that you support…
Pastor Terry Jones said Thursday that he decided to cancel his protest because...– Nation & World | Fla. minister cancels burning of Qurans on 9/11 | Seattle Times Newspaper (via ekswitaj)
Clearly, we need to begin assigning Fahrenheit 451 as a required text in every single American high school from now on.
A Progressive Participle: Dear America, Superman,... →
kateybasye: Today, as I watched a class of eighth graders bust out of one of the trailer-classrooms and run out into the yard, I had one of those moments where I just wished the United States could watch its schools in action and realize that it’s looking in the mirror. I felt sick—I watched fifteen minutes… Click through to read the whole thing. Excellent post.
Guest Post: “I’d have moved over the moon…” →
I think is interesting how feminism and long-distance relationships seem to fit together and be mutually beneficial. I, myself, was in several long(er)-distance relationships…
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder? (And a new... →
No, this isn’t a post about feminism and relationships. I feel I’ve been absent from this blog for a while, even though I’ve been posting pretty regular guest posts and thoughts of my…
All these feelings of inadequacy on the part of the writer — this writer, anyway...– Susan Sontag (via wordpainting)
Ginsberg: Yeah, but you know, I was trying to imitate Kerouac.
GP: That's interesting.
Ginsberg: I was a student of Kerouac's, Kerouac broke ground, and I moved in on that territory. And he said, "You guys," me and Gary Snyder, "you guys call yourselves poets. I'm a poet, too, except that my verse line is longer than yours. I write verses that are two pages long!" Like the opening sentences in The Subterranians. Which are beautiful, poetic sentences, you know.
GP: He was the key influence, then.
Ginsberg: Yeah. I would say him and Burroughs. He was the key vocal influence or verbal, and Burroughs the key intellectual.
GP: And then, of course, as everyone's written about, also Blake and Pound and Whitman and Williams.
Ginsberg: Well, I had a good education, I had a regular Columbia education, but I also had the advantage of an education through Kerouac and Burroughs and the books they suggested, but also through my father, who was very well cultivated in poetry.
klindbeck: For all us teachers & students out there. NY Times: Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits - http://nyti.ms/bToyYc
I am so bored right now. →
I might start using this Tumblr to write poetry. It might be nice to have a space just for me that, while still feminist, is feminist in a different way. What do y’all think of that?
Writer’s block doesn’t mean that you don’t have anything to say. Writer’s block...– Sandra Cisneros (via superhussyisms)
Feminists are made, not born. One does not become an advocate of feminist...– bell hooks. (via kalakutaqueen)
I just saw a guy crossing the street with his two goats. Which is kind of hilarious, or at least incongruous, because I work in such an urban area. Very strange indeed.
I can say from experience that it’s true that being an unmarried, childless...– Now women can work twice as hard to be equal! word. I was having a conversation with a friend last night about our mutual workaholism and joking about what would happen when I actually attempted to try dating again. (via champagnecandy) (via rosietint)
I'm counting calories again.
I know, I know. Bad feminist body image vibes. But I pretty much sat on my butt this summer (which was much needed) and my scale says I gained 4 pounds in a matter of months. So this is the only way I know how to lose that weight. If anyone has any better suggestions, I’m open to them.