“We only gain full individuality, Mead suggested, when we can see ourselves at least in part as others see us - and for this we need social learning. In the words of another great American sociologist, Charles Horton Cooley, “self and society are twinborn.” Imagining individuals as existing before and separate from society misunderstands both.”
— Craig Calhoun, Classical Sociological Theory (via socio-logic)
(Source: endwherewebegan, via socio-logic)
11:23 pm • 12 February 2014 • 61 notes
“Occasionally I’ll be sitting somewhere and I’ll be listening to someone perhaps not saying the kindest things about me. And I’ll look down at my hand and I’ll sort of pinch my skin to make sure it still has the requisite thickness I know Eleanor Roosevelt expects me to have.”
Hillary Clinton (x)
*sob* I love you HRC
(Source: audreyno, via justtknowingthattheworldisround)
1:29 pm • 12 February 2014 • 17,678 notes
The more I read about Seattle the more I think it’s perfect for me.
Like it never gets hotter than 30C and it never gets colder than 5C.
Plus I can deal with rain.
12:25 pm • 11 February 2014
My entire blog on Valentine’s Day is going to be those stupid comic sans valentines so you should probably just unfollow me now.
No seriously, I just counted and I have thirty-fucking-FIVE of them saved, you really should unfollow me unless you enjoy being spammed
I am really looking forward to these. Unless they are like supernatural/doctor who themed…
7:36 pm • 10 February 2014 • 6 notes
Poor students with degree worse off than rich students without one
According to the Pew Economic Mobility Project, children raised in high-income families who do not earn a college degree are 2.5 times more likely to end up wealthy than low-income students who actually do graduate from college.
LOL WOULDJA LOOK AT THAT? THE BOOTSTRAPS MYTH: GONE WITH THE WIND.
(Source: gingerche, via stfueverything)
11:57 am • 9 February 2014 • 24,077 notes
“You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it.”
— Ken Keyes Jr. (via surya-bhakti)
9:40 am • 7 February 2014 • 6,018 notes
I think tonight is gonna be one of those nights I’m going to be sad no matter what I do or think or what anyone else says or does.
10:37 pm • 4 February 2014
“"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.
White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always.”
— This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism” (via becauseiamawoman)
12:13 am • 30 January 2014 • 18,771 notes
Accepted into a PhD Program!!!!
Received an email tonight with an offer of admission from the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington!!!
12:45 am • 26 January 2014 • 1 note