Remember, Remember the fifth of November!
Q: How many male novelists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: He lit a cigarette. His glass of whiskey lit a cigarette too. “I can only truly love my best friend,” he said, “but not in a gay way. Women wouldn’t understand it. They’re too gay.” Both of the cigarettes agreed. —
Male Novelist Jokes (via The Toast)
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source for the thing I reblogged earlier!
NEVER OVER “The terrible sex had made him feel deeply interesting, like a murder victim.”
(Source: absurdical, via existentialcrisisfactory)
*Emer-ism*: unapologetically-black: “There’s a form of mental torture called... -
“There’s a form of mental torture called “gaslighting,” its name taken from a play in which a man convinces his wife that the gas lights in their home she sees brightening and dimming are, in fact, maintaining a steady glow. His ultimate goal is to drive her…
Reframing the Purpose of Education -
Video on msnbc.com: History teacher Jesse Hagopian from Seattle talks during Education Nation’s Teacher Town Hall about standardized tests and “reframing the purpose of education.”
Jesse Hagopian, a Seattle high school teacher, has been getting national attention for his message that standardized testing is hurting our students and our future. I’ve been watching Jesse work up to this for years - he’s a brilliant speaker and a tireless activist and just generally a great guy to hang out with.
Check out this video of him totally killing it on NBC’s “Education Nation”, and if you’re interested in teaching or the future of education or what it’s going to take to raise a world of kids that are going to save the world, check out his blog, I Am An Educator: http://iamaneducator.com/ .
The World Is Fucking Insane -
I’ve been talking about the cycle of stress > stuff > guilt for years now, but I never really wrote an awesome blog post about it, complete with pictures, from England.
I say it a lot: this is why I’m a socialist.
People who support the capitalist system (mostly people who own businesses that sell dumb shit and people who listen to them) will tell you that they’re just giving the people what they want.
People just want reality television and Cosmo and food that has absolutely no nutritional content but satisfies the sugar and salt cravings we all must naturally have.
NONE OF IT IS FUCKING TRUE.
The ONLY reason these things are being sold and bought is because we’ve slowly but steadily created a cultural, emotional and physical dependency on them. It’s the creation of desire, not the satisfaction of it.
Here’s the cycle:
Then we regret and guilt ourselves and feel disgusting and buy magazines helping us learn to be better people.
THIS IS NOT A CONSPIRACY THEORY. This is HOW BUSINESS WORKS. And all these industries are working together, benefiting from one another, and it’s fucking us up.
Soviet propaganda posters on display at the Lonsky Prison Memorial Museum, Lviv
Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people. —
Words of great wisdom on strong female characters~ by madlori (via booksandhotchocolate)
thank God someone said this
(Source: iwantwhatheswearing, via existentialcrisisfactory)