1 I am a person who was sexually abused and tortured as a child. I no longer define myself in terms of my survival of the experience, but what I learned from surviving it is central to my political and spiritual practice. The…
I’m crying in the library.
"About how having to resist too much, too young, locks us into rigid stances of resistance that interfere with intimacy, which ultimately requires vulnerability and surrender."
We don’t lift weights in order to look hot, especially for the likes of men like that. What makes them think that we even WANT them to find us attractive? If you do, thanks very much, we’re flattered. But if you don’t, why do you really need to voice this opinion in the first place, and what makes you think we actually give a toss that you, personally, do not find us attractive? What do you want us to do? Shall we stop weightlifting, amend our diet in order to completely get rid of our ‘manly’ muscles, and become housewives in the sheer hope that one day you will look more favourably upon us and we might actually have a shot with you?! Cause you are clearly the kindest, most attractive type of man to grace the earth with your presence.
, 18 year old weightlifter currently representing Great Britain at the Olympics, responding to tweets labelling her muscles “unattractive” and “unfeminine”. (via rawwomen
[Image: Two images. The first is of the late comedian Mitch Hedberg, a white man with shoulder length blonde hair, holding a microphone and smiling. The caption reads: “I don’t need a receipt for a donut. I’ll just give you the money, you give me the donut. End of transaction. We don’t need to bring ink and paper into this. I just cannot imagine a scenario where I would have to prove that I bought a donut.”
The second image is of comedian Patrice O’Neal, a black man speaking while holding a microphone. The caption reads: “I do a lot of stuff to protect myself. I keep my receipts. I collect receipts cause that’s a trail of where you been man. Everywhere I go I get a receipt. And I never go more than a half hour without buying something cause you could kill somebody in a half hour, and then you need an alibi.”]
Perspective and receipts.
White people hate receipts. My momma always told me to get a receipt for this very reason
Damn. Truth. And white supremacist shielding in a nutshell.
Also, it’s even doubly ironic because Mitch Hedberg was well known to have used a lot of drugs and a lot of his stand up was based on being a “stoner”. Which means that basically, he was funny by flaunting publicly that he did narcotics. And yet, even as a drug user, he never felt the need to keep receipts. Never imagined why - even as a person who regularly did things that broke the law (yes, even a shitty law) - he’d need to prove he bought a donut somewhere.
Patrice O’Neal who has never publicly - to my knowledge - talked about doing drugs, much less based his comedy on it - keeps receipts and can well imagine that he needs to have every half hour of his life accounted for.
Seriously. PERFECT EXAMPLE OF RACISM AND WHITE SUPREMACY.
Your daily dose of gorgeous.
friends on Facebook don’t seem to understand when it is okay to use the N-word so I made this chart to clear things up.
"She Has," a blackout by Paul Soupiset, San Antonio, TX, USA
Some Advice from a Mother to Her Married Son
- Judith Viorst
The answer to do you love me isn’t, I married you, didn’t I?
Or, Can’t we discuss this after the ballgame is through?
It isn’t, Well that all depends on what you mean by ‘love’.
Or even, Come to bed and I’ll prove that I do.
The answer isn’t, How can I talk about love when
the bacon is burned and the house is an absolute mess and
the children are screaming their heads off and
I’m going to miss my bus?
The answer is yes.
The answer is yes.
The answer is yes.
Overheard on the Titanic - a 20x200 print by Austin Kleon
One of my all-time favorite blackout poems is now available as an affordable print on 20x200.com.
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