“In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced.”—Robert Sexton (via itheewed)
This is why I believe in marriage and marriage equality.
“If you’re one of these women don’t worry: the (Supreme) Court says it’s still okay for you to sue Wal-Mart — just be sure you hire the best legal team an eight-dollar-an-hour cashier can buy. Because thanks to the Supreme Court, you will have to sue them as an individual — but the $420 billion corporation gets to fight you as a team.”—
“Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything.”
“Ask her what she’s reading. What does she like and dislike, and why? There are no wrong answers. You’re just generating an intelligent conversation that respects her brain. For older girls, ask her about current events issues: pollution, wars, school budgets slashed. What bothers her out there in the world? How would she fix it if she had a magic wand? You may get some intriguing answers. Tell her about your ideas and accomplishments and your favorite books. Model for her what a thinking woman says and does.”
As for an actual explanation as to why men are increasingly involved with wedding planning, let’s look to — you guessed it — the economy. Considering how many couples are now paying out of their own pockets for their pending nuptials, it only makes sense that affected parties (even if they’re, gasp, men) might want a say in the particulars.
Anyone follow food tumblrs or blogs that are any good? I want to start following some food bloggers since I’ve been cooking/baking so much. Vegetarian/flexitarian (veggie meals you can add meat to) are preferred.
“Technology is a tool. In the hands of a good teacher, one that can be used for much good. In the hands of a slacker, it is just another way to babysit.”—Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher (via coolcatteacher)
“Because beauty is an ideal, an absolute, such as truth and goodness, the pursuit of it does not require justification. An ideal, by definition, can be met by only a minority of those who strive for it. If too many women are able to meet the beauty standards of a particular time and place, then those standards must change in order to maintain their extraordinary nature. The value of beauty standards depends on their being special and unusual and is one of the reasons why the ideal changes over time. When images of beauty change, female bodies are expected to change, too. Different aspects of the female body and varying images of each body part are modified to meet the constantly fluctuating ideal. The ideal is always that which is most difficult to achieve and most unnatural in a given time period. Because these ideals are nearly impossible to achieve, failure and disappointment are inevitable.”—Elayne Saltzberg and Joan C. Chrisler (via shameonseamus)