j-groffy:

treat other ladies like leslie knope treats ann perkins 

01 Aug 14 @ 1:16 am  —  via + org  —  reblog

For the last two weeks, I’ve been training the 200+ employees in the Trade division of my company, in 20+ different sessions, on the new system my boss and I spent 7 months implementing. Today was my last session, and afterward I got an email from my boss, who congratulated me on my fine work. Then HER boss replied back, copying the PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY, echoing her praise and telling me he’d gotten unsolicited feedback from other employees about what a good job I’d done. 

31 Jul 14 @ 5:36 pm  —  reblog
❝ I use to care what people thought about me until one day I tried to pay my bills with their opinions.
— Kim Scott (via alexandraelle)
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cats-in-tardis:

white people complaining when a canonically white character appears poc is like Dudley Dursley complaining when he got 37 presents instead of 38

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giandujakiss:

i’m betting it was mark ruffalo who told

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Anonymous asks:

I was wondering if i could get your advice/opinion on something. My gf just recently broke up with me saying that she wasn't ready for a relationship that was that serious. We had been dating for 3 months, with a month of long distance when I went back home in which she called me on skype every single day however she was the one who asked me out and told me she loved me first. I haven't spoken to her since its been about a week and a half. Thoughts?

I think 3 months is soon to be saying I Love You, but who am I to say than love has a timetable.

I think that long distance is hard and maybe she decided it wasn’t something she wanted to do, even though she might have loved you and meant it.

I think a lot of things about this, but ultimately it doesn’t make a lot of difference, because she made a decision based on her needs in a relationship and it’s not my place to question that decision. You could talk to her and ask her why she had the sudden change of heart, but her decision is still her decision.

30 Jul 14 @ 7:31 pm  —  reblog

shiftglass:

thisisnotatrashcan:

noblealice:

shiftglass:

Take that, Bembridge Scholars!

The Mummy is a film about a woman having a marvellous time, and I think that’s so beautiful.

#i had a marvellous time watching her have a marvellous time 

Yes, let’s just ignore that whole part in the middle where she was being hunted by a mummy who tried to use her body as a vessel for his dead lover.

I’ve seen a handful of comments like this and I just wanted to address it because I think it’s worth talking about. I realise my summation of the film is flippant; it was an attempt at irony because obviously the movie is full of gruesome death and dismemberment, and I fully agree that Evie is terrorized. But that’s not what the film is about. It’s not about Evie the human sacrifice - that’s something that happens to her but it isn’t who she is.

The point is, the whole plot of The Mummy literally could not happen without Evie pursuing the thing that she loves.

They go out to Hamunaptra because Evie is passionate about knowledge and discovery, and when they get there she is in her element - she is loving every minute of it and she is proud of herself and she is absolutely going to kiss Mr O’Connell. But once that thirst for knowledge and discovery inadvertantly raises Imhotep, and there is literally fire and brimstone raining from the sky, and everyone else is running and hiding, she never ever once despairs. She accepts responsibility, she owns her mistake and she refuses to believe there is nothing to be done. She follows her passions again and decides that more knowledge and more discovery is what’s required. And she’s right. She finds the answer and she takes triumphant pleasure in proving to herself that she is a greater scholar than the ones at Bembridge, the ones who have repeatedly found her lacking.

Do you realise how rare it is for a female character’s intellectual pursuit to be the thing that kicks off the action and the thing that saves the day, AND a source of ultimate joy in her life?

When Imhotep comes for her she goes without a fight, to save her companions’ lives, because she knows that’s the best chance they have. When Rick and Jonathan and Ardeth come to save her she is pivotal in her own rescue. She is never a Damsel, she is always part of the team.

And then Evie SAVES THE WORLD. She saves the world by doing the thing that she loves and is good at. She saves the world, she gets the guy, and they ride off into the sunset with some treasure. And really, that’s a pretty good end to a day.

30 Jul 14 @ 7:26 pm  —  via + org  —  reblog
My boss bought me lunch today. #doublestuf

My boss bought me lunch today. #doublestuf

30 Jul 14 @ 4:54 pm  —  reblog
❝ At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?
— Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings (via yball)
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