“Every love relationship rests on an unwritten agreement unthinkingly concluded by the lovers in the first weeks of their love. They are still in a kind of dream but at the same time, without knowing it, are drawing up, like uncompromising lawyers, the detailed clauses of their contract. O lovers! Be careful in those dangerous first days! Once you’ve brought breakfast in bed you’ll have to bring it forever, unless you want to be accused of lovelessness and betrayal.”—Milan Kundera (via venebelle)
As feminists, we tend to think a lot about male privilege (stuff like the fact that men are more likely to be bosses and CEOs and less likely to get raped), but not very much about female privilege. I stumbled across this, a list of female…
generally speaking, i’m not a very big fan of mashups, but there are two in particular that steal my heart every time: heart of glass by blondie vs. sprawl II by arcade fire, and get your freak on by missy elliott vs. love will tear us apart by joy division (love will freak us!).
listening to this while dancing in my kitchen alone, feeling like i’m reading to take 26 on like a champ. turning twenty six on the twenty sixth will definitely go down as one of my most memorable, fantastic birthdays. i’m totally spoiled rotten.
“Nobody tells an actor, “you’re playing a strong-minded man”. We assume that men are strong-minded. A strong-minded woman is a different animal.”—Meryl Streep, on being told she often plays “strong-minded women” (via feminishblog)
“I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I’m afraid I’ll stutter.”—Ned Vizzini (via misswallflower)
Newark, N.J. — After watching the official trailer for The Dark Knight Rises earlier today, Larry Hake, 24, asked to be put in a cryogenic state at The University Hospital at Newark. Mr. Hake elected to freeze himself with no promise of revival, because he could not bear to wait another six months for the final installment of the Nolan-directed Batman series.
“What’s the point?” said Mr. Hake as cryoprotectants were administered to his body in order to prevent freezing. “I have a shitty clerical job and no girlfriend. My life is a desert broken only by the occasional oasis that is Christopher Nolan.”
Cryogenicists at The University Hospital at Newark, N.J., preserved Mr. Hake’s body in low temperature, and will attempt to resuscitate him in July, just ahead of the movie’s release.
“Misogyny is a systematic and institutionalized form of bigotry and oppression that permeates through every aspect of our society in ways that can be obvious or more subtle (rape culture and its perpetuation can be obvious or subtle and can sometimes be difficult for a man who has never felt its effects to detect, but either way it’s horrifying.) Misandry is not systematic and it is not institutionalized. The distrust or hatred of men is a rational reaction to misogyny, which is ubiquitous and static. Statements like “can’t we all just be friends?” assume that there exists a level playing field. Until this level playing field truly exists, statements like these can easily be dismissed as childish, naive, shallow, frivolous and boring.”—
My response to a man asking “can’t we all just be friends?” and “isn’t misandry just as bad as misogyny?” (via sixtyforty)
ugh I want to staple this to the “what about the menz??!” faux-feminist guys on my course.
“Ask ten adults to define a slut and you’ll hear things like: a woman who has sex with lots of men; a women who sleeps around; a woman who has casual sex; a woman who flaunts her body. They’ll probably also use words like loose, easy, trashy, cheap and desperate. Someone might say: a woman who has the sexual appetites of a man. No one will say: a mythical creature dreamt up by people who are jealous of or threatened by female sexual expression.”—Emily Maguire - Princesses & Pornstars. (via valjeans)