I love tumblr so much because it’s like “Here’s a serious essay on gentrification now cleanse your palate with this shirtless man.”
the essence of my blog, except with puppies
how come every article about dressing for a small bust is like, “don’t wear a bra!”?
no, thanks, i like bras? now can you recommend something that doesn’t require pasties?
Oliver the Dog and Arashi the Cat: the cutest best friends ever!
The psychology of how daily routine and work environment affect writing and creative flow (via explore-blog)
This is pretty cool. It offers an explanation for why I did my readings at a coffee shop but wrote my papers alone in my apartment.
1. That you are going to spend hundreds of dollars on books that you will probably never use/read again in life. But see, you can always sell your books back to a used bookstore for a pretty good price.
2. That no matter how well you think you know your committee, it is always possible that during your all-important oral exam, one of your professors goes AWOL on you, slinging at you from out of nowhere, leaving you feeling absolutely hopeless.
3. There is going to be that one person in your seminars who always has ALL the answers.
Amazingly, not The Onion:
“[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”
i thought this was the onion
BOO HOO HOO
This is basically saying some young men are afraid of being falsely accused of sexual assault, they aren’t actually adopting practices of consent into their lives.
the biggest fuck you to every beyonce hate article written by a white feminist
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
"Some basic, yet essential questions about getting published in a scholarly journal"
One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.
I’m pointing this especially at The Washington Post and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (be wary of anyone whose sole goal is the “prevention” of suicide; they will do dangerous things to suicidal people in the name of preventing it) for their collaboration on this wonderfully bullshit article, and also to the dicks at NAMI who shared said article (not that I expected anything better from NAMI, but still).
I needed this perspective today.
The first ever count of India’s transgender population has found nearly 500,000 who were prepared to say they were transgender in filling out census papers – though activists say the real number may be far higher.
I hope this helps widen the world’s sometimes super-white reading of trans folks and their partners/community - this is so interested to read. Boyfriend and I are both not white so I’m always excited to read about intersections of gender identity and race!
Of the half-million who identified as trans, over a tenth of them were children under six who were counted by their parents! So awesome!
just thought it might be relevant to mention that the reason many of these trans people were excluded from the census in the first place was because of the transphobia and overall queerphobia deeply instilled in colonial south asia by british colonists. not because of ‘dirty ignorant indians’ as many white queer people may assume. this is a huge victory for india in overcoming its postcolonial conditionings.
“Street harassment is almost never about sex. It’s about power. Which is the same way we view rape. So saying street harassment is not a big deal is opening up the doorway for men to view women as an object to be obtained.”
This is a good video. The only thing I would say, is at one point a few women mention that survivors of harassment or assault should speak back, which I think isn’t always an option. We know incidences of women who have rejected harassment or assault only to have the perpetrator escalate the level of violence. I try and give the middle finger or a “fuck off” to harassers on the street, but there have also been incidences like the time six men followed me and a friend, talking about our bodies, and I felt terrified to do anything except walk faster to our destination.