She’s mad at me for being gone for two days so she’s laying on my pillows to prevent me from going to bed until I have met the attention quotient. #olivia
Rewatching the season 3 finale of The Walking Dead because I’m a masochist who likes the feeling of having her soul ripped out through her nostrils.
Sporting goods version of the Bechdel test: find a pair of shorts in the women’s section that are 1) not skin tight, 2) long enough to align with the “past the finger tips” rule, and 3) not a neon color.
Triple plus bonus if they have pockets.
A young black woman got on the 4 train with me this morning. She stood in the center of the car and started to speak, and I thought she might have been another panhandler asking for money. But instead she pulled out a stack of notecards and read a poem she’d written called “Are You Satisfied?”, about the strides made by black Americans between times of slavery and today, and how inherent racism in our social structure has held them back. She asked the people on the car for a call and response before she started, so when each verse ended with the question, “Are you satisfied?” we were expected to answer, “No.” But no one said anything, even though the majority of the car was black. I was engaged, I listened, but didn’t feel it was appropriate for me to be the first one to respond. When she finished, she called us out on it, that we hadn’t said anything, and told the car to not be silent when confronted by bigotry. Someone tried to give her money, like she was busking with poetry instead of a guitar or a song, but she refused to take it. She said she didn’t want money, just to make sure were listening to the message, that people should stand up for themselves and others.
Good to know.
Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time.
New theme to go along with my new (stolen; thanks mtvstyle!) sidebar image.
sexuality: Beyonce standing on stage backlit by a giant helvetica FEMINIST