Something for my feminist theory class.
I’d love to see the reactions to this from a crowd. I can kind of imagine a quiet, solemn understanding from the ladies and a lot of confused questions from the guys… If my memory of art school serves me.
In 9th grade English we read Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Speak”. For those of you who haven’t read it, the author makes it abundantly clear that the teenage protagonist, Melinda, was raped, before the protagonist actually says it.
Our English teacher asked the boys in the class what happened to Mel. They came up with the most ridiculous answers. Every girl in the class just knew.
This just goes to show…
Not all men menace women, but yes all women have felt menaced by a man.
Every girl understands this because every girl knows the fear implicit in this imag
SO APPARENTLY AFTER SITTING ON HOLD FOR 50 MINUTES
I finally give up and decided to call back and the number is busy. Like the entire customer service number.
And the I did a Google search on my phone. And there’s a fucking nation-wide outage?? Are you fucking kidding me?
The worst part about time warner cable’s shitty service is that I’ve been on hold for 42 minutes so far and the longer I’m on hold listening to intermittent ads for their unreliable service the more pissed off I get
And when someone finally picks up the person I’m complaining to won’t really have any power over the problem. And they probably have to deal with people screaming at them all day and blaming them for things that they can’t control. So I don’t want to be part of their bad day but also I’m really pissed about the fact that I need internet for school and it keeps going out on me for no good reason and so I’m paying for service that often cuts out right when I actually really need it for class (like now I’m taking a web class and I have to submit assignments and I shouldn’t have to go all the way to campus just because my internet is unreliable). And so I’m just in this shitty place of not wanting to be upset with someone who genuinely doesn’t deserve it but also having to be assertive enough for my problems to actually be fixed and ugh
Like honestly I think the company CEO should have to fucking answer these phones for a day (or more) just to see what it’s like, because they’re getting yelled at for doing their job and ultimately for things out of their control. And by creating a system where I literally get to spend 42 MINUTES listening to various ads for a company that is making my life difficult (like wow, it’s basically every two minutes they play some cheery voice trying to sell me on something when I’m already unhappy with their service) and then put me on the phone with someone who spends their day dealing with miserable people and probably getting paid very little to do it and getting blamed for things they can’t control and force me to complain to them and have them tell me round about answers that don’t really fix anything. And then just continue to provide shitty service so it keeps happening again and again and I probably can’t even change providers because it might be the only thing in my area so like you know who cares if my internet randomly cuts out for no real reason right?
I’ve been on hold for 44 minutes now I am so pissed and I don’t even get to talk to someone who actually deserves my anger and who probably can’t really help me even if they want to and this whole system is bullshit
haha! have fun at highschool today NERDS. i’m gonna be doing cool ADULT stuff like sleeping WHENEVER i want and CRYING
Once Upon a Time Cast + Ice Bucket Challenge
Well, you’re not the only girl at the table anymore.
deciding i was pretty was the best thing that i ever did
one day i was just like
fuck this im pretty
and i was
“The basis of most arguments against trans people is that we are not who we say we are, that we are always and only the gender that we were assigned at birth. And so much of that is about having a sense of certainty around gender, that when you were born with a certain set of genitalia, then that must dictate your entire life, and the reality is that that’s not true. A lot of people are not comfortable with that, because then that means they have to begin to question who they are.”- Laverne Cox
Every Character I Love: Tracy McConnell (How I Met Your Mother)
“Sometimes even three deep breaths can change everything.”