Long, strange trip
comedyforthosewhothink: Two of my coworkers were talking about pregnancy today. One of them said, “girl, I gaine over 100 pounds with my first pregnancy I weighed x lbs!” and the other co worker was like, “holy shit! That’s huge!” I currently weigh 25 pounds more than the first coworker did at the height of her pregnancy. /wrists I am the mom of a woman who identifies herself, with...
This is not the actual cake
This is only a nice picture of a random birthday cake (made by madamemigraine and me quite a few years back), posted here to catch your eye so I can discuss the birthday cake at the end of “The Godfather II.” Madamemigraine and I went to see the digitally-restored TGII last night on the big screen and, yes, it is as close to perfection as a film can be, BUT! I caught a couple of...
On Being Published.
manofaspen: Down and Out in Ada County, the book I wrote a chapter for, is finally finished! And even better, I just got confirmation that the chapter I wrote was good enough that they didn’t need to bring in a professional to fix it up -something they had to do for a couple of the other chapters. This means that I get full authorial credit! That right there is going on my resume. That right...
Here’s the thing about jokes. They only work when they’re aiming up. I wrote...– A Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism’ (via npr)
Home Away From: Guess what: I am a special... →
manofaspen: madamemigraine: I’m sick of hearing “you’re not a special snowflake.” when young women voice their opinions. Don’t get me wrong, I know this happens to boys, too, but I want to address the overwhelming use of this phrase against girls in particular. I know it’s edgy and cool to make people feel bad about… Thanks for putting this into words. I feel so deeply uncomfortable when I...
Working with the deranged
Yesterday, one of the higher-ups at my place of employment (it’s a home for young mothers) compared a resident to Charles Manson. I mean, how was I supposed to respond to that?
Two plus two is on my mind
I’ve been at my job for eight months, and my second supervisor just told me she is leaving in two weeks. The ship is sinking like the first three-fifths of the Titanic, friends.
sovegna vos a temps de ma dolor: whoneedsfeminism:... →
sovegnavos: whoneedsfeminism: I need feminism because I should be able to walk home at night without being catcalled and harassed. And I should be able to ignore that harassment without being called an “ugly bitch” and without men threatening to shoot me. *TRIGGERS FOR ASSAULT* I was once catcalled… The next time you relive that experience, please know that there is at least one...
If it were Easy, Everyone would be doing It:... →
madamemigraine: thingssistersknow: This morning, I found Fortune-teller Yoda in the kitchen, on top of the microwave, with his head uncharacteristically turned to one side, like this: “Oh,” says I, “did you do that yourself?” And then, since he is the fortune-teller edition of plastic Yodas, I turned him over and found that he… Creepy Yoda is creepy. And in my kitchen. I’m afraid...
This morning, I found Fortune-teller Yoda in the kitchen, on top of the microwave, with his head uncharacteristically turned to one side, like this: “Oh,” says I, “did you do that yourself?” And then, since he is the fortune-teller edition of plastic Yodas, I turned him over and found that he had made this response: (that’s a YES, in case it doesn’t show up...
Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men...– Ashley Judd, here. (via lewisandafrisbee) Patriarchy is a very real, systemic phenomenon, but it can be challenged and resisted. (via madamemigraine)
madamemigraine asked: Hey, your new Tumblr picture is really pretty. I could tell you this in person, because you are in the next room, but where would be the fun in that?