- Woman: I'm smart.
- Patriarchy: Well, you're probably ugly then.
- Woman: I'm creative.
- Patriarchy: You mean unattractive, right?
- Woman: I have all these incredible accomplishments.
- Patriarchy: Yeah, but look how ugly you looked doing them.
- Woman: I have value.
- Patriarchy: Not if you're ugly.
- Woman: I'm conventionally-attractive & post self portraits on my blog.
- Patriarchy: I'm so sick of you empty-headed chicks only caring about your looks. Just because you are attractive and get attention from men doesn't mean you are special or deserve respect. Why don't you read a book or do something productive with your life, you dumb slut?
is why YOU NEVER, ever, use your job’s ethics department or your employer’s lawyers for a wrong doing. I too learned the HARD way, those people are looking out for the interest of the company. You? Replaceable.
They even told us in training, our first responsibilities is to management.
#justice for christopher dorner
So sorry he felt he was out of other options to clear his name.
I can’t get Borrowed, LeAnne Rimes’ cheater anthem out my head.
Who asked me to go listen to that dayum song? eh?
Eating at Panera with my free pastry thanks to having a birthday (woo for getting shit for doing literally nothing at all) and prepping for GRE studies, when this FABULOUS looking woman walks in the door and it’s all I can do NOT to whip out my phone and take a picture of her.
SHE LOOKS LIKE A MODEL. Skinny jeans, big boots, giant fur jacket, scarf, hair done up, with earmuffs and big-ass gold star earrings.
And flawless make-up.
Can I marry you?
this is refreshing- because usually you get women on here telling us about the flaws of perfect strangers- those strangers are usually women.
This speaks more to your character. Way to go!
How do I know one of our Department Head snores even though I’ve never spent a night with him?
hint: cubicle placement
Just realized that in Buckingham palace when Watson asked Sherlock if he was wearing pants, he was actually talking about underwear.
NRA president Wayne LaPierre.
This guy has the simple mind of a very young child. A binary world of good and bad. Statements that say “the only thing” when there are clearly more reasonable solutions.
LaPierre is living in a comic book world. We deserve better.
Binary world of good and bad, PERFECT analogy!
All Federal Employees stay your butt home on Monday!!!!
Hey Wayne LaPierre…
Wayne LaPierre is the bad guy…….
Having amazon prime is dangerous. Having credit card information saved already to the account is even more dangerous. Sorry babe, I’m staying away from the computer for the next week.
Yup- and having a kindle- a portable contraption device thingy were the internet follows you is even more dangerous.
make sure y’all blog about your apocalypse experiences.
Tumblr will be very entertaining.
Jokes aside- so I was once a member of a church where we had a series on Dec 21, 2012. The pastor did a whole run down of the snake god Kukulkan and how it was really Satan. I wish I could say I was lying because I’m embarrassed I believed such rubbish as I’ve always thought I was a forward thinking and logical individual. I sat there and believed most of what he preached. He actually explained in explicit terms how the world was going to end with supporting passages from the bible and the Mayan calender. His explanations consisted of angels/aliens, and a lot of other supernatural happenings. He even had an additional class for people who wanted to learn more and I remember when someone asked me if I was attending, I responded with “Dude, I’m all alien-ed out”. The information was overwhelming!
Okay, so I was a christian once and I thought this guy was smart and very knowledgeable. It is so weird to remember that day’s service now that I’m an atheist- I cannot tell you how deluded we were. I was. This was not one of those run of the mill churches, most of the congregation were scientists, pilots or had graduate degrees. As a matter of fact, I worked in the office of one of the members, a leading scientist in AIDS research.
Confession: Most of my anger stems from me being angry at myself for falling for religion- we’re harder on ourselves aren’t we. Some of it comes from being indoctrinated into religion against my will from birth and how much of my life I wasted being a theist.
Anyway- I’m still friends with some of the people from that church, and it will be interesting to see their reactions on Saturday. So far not one of them have mentioned anything on FB.
ETA: It appears they’re still teaching their delusion
nice facebook status it looked a lot nicer on tumblr with 30,000+ notes
nice text post it looked a lot nicer on the reddit front page
nice text post it looked a lot nicer when you were quiet
Nice tumblr post, it looked better two posts ago on my dashboard with 30,000+ notes.
I can’t answer that for you. Go out and learn it.
Go into the city with a female friend. Walk 20 feet behind her and listen.
Make an account on a social site. Use a female name and photo. Post something, anything.
Go to a Take Back The Night march. Listen to the survivors speak out afterwards.
Set a timer on your phone or watch for two minutes. When the alarm goes off, another woman in the United States has been sexually assaulted.
Make an account on a dating site as a woman. Check your messages.
Take a walk through a toy store. Look at which toys are “meant” for boys and which are “meant” for girls.
Hang out with six of your female friends. Statistically, one of them has been raped. The chance that her rapist served any jail time for it is 3%.
Watch a movie. Almost any movie will do. Who’s the hero? Who gets saved? Who speaks the most?
Listen to other guys insult each other when they REALLY want to put each other down. “Pussy.” “Bitch.” “Sissy.” The worst thing for a man to be is like a woman.
But most importantly, read. Read bell hooks, read Jessica Valenti, read Amanda Marcotte, read Gail Collins, read Julia Serano. Read blogs and essays. Read literature written by women. I bet they didn’t assign you much of that in high school English class.
If I had unlimited time and energy to debate with you and patiently explain Why You Should Care About Feminism and counter each of your points with all the books and articles I’ve read, believe me, I would. But I don’t.
So go out and learn.