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Let me underscore the obvious here: Reading fiction is important. It is a vital means of imagining a life other than our own, which in turn makes us more empathetic beings. Following complex story lines stretches our brains beyond the 140 characters of sound-bite thinking, and staying within the world of a novel gives us the ability to be quiet and alone, two skills that are disappearing faster...
As an atheist, I see nothing “wrong” in believing in a God. I don’t think there...– Ricky Gervais: “Why I’m an Atheist” (via itscandidlycara)
[TW: rape culture, victim blaming] Men who want to flirt with women have to...– Attention, Space Cadets: Do Not Proposition Women in the Elevator (via sugarbooty) I reblog this a lot but I do like it. (via historicalslut)
Pro-Tip: Free speech does not mean "I can be an...
To be perfectly original one should think much and read little, and this is...– Lord Byron (via explore-blog)
I Kissed A Girl is a boner dyke anthem for straight girls who like to turn guys...– Beth Ditto (via prayforprada) Seriously Beth. I LOVE YOU (via voguefemme)
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I wrote an article on feminism and my problems with the modern ‘body image’ debates in the media for Settle Petal. Here’s an excerpt: When Germaine Greer recently attacked Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s ‘big arse’, I was ironically reminded of her previous assertion that women are often perceived ‘as bodies rather than people’ (The Whole Woman,...
For some reason, it is entirely OK for a strange man I don’t know to approach me...– Kat George, Things I Wish Were Not OK But Are Definitely OK (via shoshkablob) (via paleotrees)
Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday criticized President Obama’s support of gay marriage,...– SETH MEYERS, Weekend Update (via inothernews)
When you speak up about any sense of unfairness or injustice, you’re told that...– Jessica Valenti (via teaandcrumpetz)
Last week at Racialicious HQ, we were delighted to see the term “hipster...– See, you know it’s bad when your fooliganery brings someone out of retirement to cuss you out. But Jezebel’s failure to credit writers of color—specifically the R’s founder Carmen (Van Kerckhove) Sognonvi—for bringing the term “hipster racism” into the daily vocabulary brought back the R’s former...
Republicans: Let's pass a constitutional amendment to keep gays from marrying the people they love
Republicans: And let's make it as hard as possible for women (and other people who can get pregnant) to get abortions
Republicans: And let's make it harder for the poor, the elderly and minorities to vote
Republicans: And let's make it so that the police can stop brown people randomly to ask for their papers
Republicans: Because we believe in freedom*
sunili: Remember when Samantha Brick wrote that trolly op-ed saying how women hate her because she’s beautiful? (I won’t link to it because I’m posting mobi and CBF.) And then people said she’s actually kinda ugly and there was a big debate about feminism and beauty and stuff and then she went on TV and was like “OMG SEE PEOPLE ONLY SAY I’M UGLY BECAUSE THEY SO JELLY I’M SO HOT!!!1” Sorry,...
Nine Articles 'for Women' That Journalists Should... →