We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls ‘You can have ambition, but not too much.
‘You should aim to be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten The Man.’
Because I am a female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Marriage can be… a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or accomplishments which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men.
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are…
Feminist, a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes…
Just called an anorexia help line and the girl answered and immediately hearing I was male said “you’re real funny douche” and hung up. If you dot think that’s messed up, u messed up.
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME
WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!?! *is a fiery ball of rage*
- Stranger: But you're already thin. You don't want to end up like those skinny models.
- Me: My eating disorder has nothing to do with wanting to be thin. I wanted to disappear. I hated myself so much that I didn't want to be here anymore. I didn't want to "be thin". I just didn't want to be anymore.
So I woke up at 6:45 this morning to watch the first Spurs playoff game. Granted, I normally wake up at 6:45 every Sunday for work, but this was my day off (Easter), and I really wanted to watch a basketball game.
I watched the first quarter while in the gym at my apartments. Then I watched the rest of it remotely via Skype with my dad.
And I couldn’t stop smiling watching my boys play! I’m pretty sure the last NBA/Spurs game I was able to watch was last year’s finals. So long ago! I just love watching basketball. It’s so quick and athletic and sometimes graceful and sometimes ridiculous (especially Ginobili), and just so amazing. I’m glad I was finally able to watch a game, especially since I probably won’t be able to watch another one until after finals are done (May 7th) and/or I get home (May 12th).
I then proceeded to do 6 hours of homework/studying….But, despite that, the basketball made it a good Sunday! :D
Manu Ginobili - 4.20.14
Fake Pockets: A How To
dude. this comic was made for me.
So much yes. Fucking fake pockets…Or even small pockets that might as well just NOT be pockets…
So true. So so true.
Craig Sager JR interviews Gregg Popovich
cute date ideas:
- follow birds around
- talk to birds
- draw birds together
- go to the zoo to look at the birds
- go shopping and buy shirts with birds on them
If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.
I reblogged this at like 4am and I’ve spent the whole day thinking about it and randomly laughing
it’s that you will be so much happier and productive and joyful if you surround yourself with people who treat the world like their oyster, people who say Yes, people who see a problem as a challenge to be solved and not a detriment to progress. I became a much better person when I stopped spending energy on the apathetic, indifferent, the shallow, and instead inserted myself into situations with people who cherish the joy of life.
So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?
One note = one vote. Like or reblog to vote for your state! Go Colorado! http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/demandourstars
Colorado currently ranked #7 by my count :)
In that time:
- 1 Ecology Exam
- Coral Ecology Lab Report
- Presentation for Algal Diversity Class
- Small Environmental Microbiology Paper
- Physics Exam
- Algal Diversity Final
- Algal Diversity Literature Review Paper due on Fisheries Management and Primary Productivity
- Environmental Microbiology Final
- Ecology Final
10 more days of classes. 20 days until I’m done with finals. And 25 days until I’m home.
Aaaaaaaand, 37 days until I’ll be in Florida for my internship.
At the moment, at the start of my 3 day weekend, I am entirely unmotivated to do any work. But I’m not too stressed out? I’ve become a lot better at managing my stress, for the most part, though anxiety is still overwhelming at times. But I handled so much more than this in the last 3 weeks of spring semester last year. I can do this. I’ll be fine. :)
Now going to finish taking notes on epidemiology and then hopefully actually get more than 5.5 hours of sleep tonight… ;)
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