Sussex Semester

3 Oct 2012

barackobama:

And that means the first presidential debate is tonight at 9pm ET. We’ll be watching at barackobama.com/debate, featuring a livestream, a live blog, and a few other live things, probably. See you there.

This, among other reasons, is why I am voting Obama 2012. There is a Mean Girls GIF on Obama’s Tumblr. YESSSSSSS.

barackobama:

And that means the first presidential debate is tonight at 9pm ET. We’ll be watching at barackobama.com/debate, featuring a livestream, a live blog, and a few other live things, probably. See you there.

This, among other reasons, is why I am voting Obama 2012. There is a Mean Girls GIF on Obama’s Tumblr. YESSSSSSS.

15 Aug 2012

anti-oppressivebabyanimals:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A BOSTON TERRIER PUPPY LOOKS TOWARDS THE FRONT WITH A MILDLY DESPONDENT LOOK ON ITS FACE. TEXT READS, “CHEW TOY? NO, THANKS. I’D RATHER TRANSFORM A RAPE CULTURE!”]

anti-oppressivebabyanimals:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A BOSTON TERRIER PUPPY LOOKS TOWARDS THE FRONT WITH A MILDLY DESPONDENT LOOK ON ITS FACE. TEXT READS, “CHEW TOY? NO, THANKS. I’D RATHER TRANSFORM A RAPE CULTURE!”]

23 Jul 2012

19thcenturytasare:

Look, I like naked women. I’m a bloke! We’re supposed to like them! We’re born like that! We like naked women as soon as we’re pulled out of one! Halfway down the birth canal we’re already enjoying the view. Look. It is the four pillars of the male heterosexual psyche. We like naked women, stockings, lesbians and Sean Connery best as James Bond. Because that is what being a boy is, and if you don’t like it, darling, join a film collective. I want to spend the rest of my life with the woman at the end of the table. But that does not stop me from wanting to see several thousand more naked bottoms before I die. Because that’s what being a bloke is. When man invented fire, he didn’t say “let’s cook.” he said “great, now we can see naked bottoms in the dark!”. As soon as Caxton invented the printing press, we were using it to make pictures of  hey- naked bottoms. We have turned the internet into an enormous international database of  naked bottoms. So you see, the story of male achievement, through the ages, feeble though it may have been, has been the story of our struggle to get a better look at your bottoms. Frankly girls, I’m really not sure how insulted you ought to be.

28 Jun 2012

pixelsandpearls:

motherjones:

current:

The Affordable Care Act has been upheld, with the individual mandate “reasonably characterised as a tax.” Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts, for your deciding vote. 

Numbers, people. Real numbers, real people.

:D

pixelsandpearls:

motherjones:

current:

The Affordable Care Act has been upheld, with the individual mandate “reasonably characterised as a tax.” Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts, for your deciding vote.

Numbers, people. Real numbers, real people.

:D

26 Jun 2012

“"Can you imagine hating someone for twenty years and staying with them?" - Nate
“What makes you think people stay together because it makes them happy?” - Brenda”
— Six Feet Under, Season 2, Episode 6 - “In Place of Anger”

25 Jun 2012

“Women are socialized to make men feel good. We’re socialized to “let you down easy.” We’re not socialized to say a clear and direct “no.” We’re socialized to speak in hints and boost egos and let people save face. People who don’t respect the social contract (rapists, predators, assholes, pickup artists) are good at taking advantage of this. “No” is something we have to learn. “No” is something we have to earn. In fact, I’d argue that the ability to just say “no” to something, without further comment, apology, explanation, guilt, or thinking about it is one of the great rites of passage in growing up, and when you start saying it and saying it regularly the world often pushes back. And calls you names.”

It took me so long to finally get here. No means no. A why? is not necessary. 

The art of “no.” « CaptainAwkward.com (via delascielo)

my life

(via smashedwordbrokenopen)

20 Jun 2012

In response to being shut out of the House floor in Michigan for saying “vagina” one of the two lawmakers performed the Vagina Monologues on the steps of the statehouse. From Feministing.com

In response to being shut out of the House floor in Michigan for saying “vagina” one of the two lawmakers performed the Vagina Monologues on the steps of the statehouse. From Feministing.com

19 Jun 2012

Michigan Women Lawmakers To Perform The Vagina Monologues On The Steps Of The State Capitol

The Detroit Free Press today reported that Michigan women legislators will be joined by Eve Ensler, author of “The Vagina Monologues,” in a performance of the play on the steps of the state capitol in Lansing.

The performance is in reaction to the indefinite banning of two Democratic women legislators for using the word vagina while speaking on the house floor. State Rep. Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield) spoke out against Michigan’s new anti-abortion law, saying, “I have not asked you to adopt and adhere to my religious beliefs. Why are you asking me to adopt yours? And finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but no means no.”

The mostly male Republican caucus went into an immediate uproar and banned Brown and Rep. Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga) from speaking on the house floor.

Rep. Mike Callton (R-Nashville) said, “What she said was offensive. It was so offensive, I don’t even want to say it in front of women. I would not say it in mixed company.”

The unreasoning and puritanical stance of the Republicans in the Michigan Legislature has infuriated women and they are hitting back. At least nine female legislators, author Eve Ensler and actresses from around the state will assemble on the steps of the state capitol on Monday, June 18 to perform “The Vagina Monologues.” It is slated to run from 5:00pm until 8:00pm EDT.

In an announcement on its Facebook page VAGINAS TAKE BACK THE CAPITOL, the performance will feature Ensler and Michigan lawmakers Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor), Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing), Rep. Barb Byrum (D- Onondaga), Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D-Saginaw), Rep. Dian Slavens (D- Canton Township), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D- Detroit), Rep. Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield), Rep. Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills) and Rep. Joan Bauer (D-Lansing) “with more announced soon!”

A glance at the newly produced Facebook page shows that women across the country have answered the call, with carpooling requests from as far away as North Carolina.

With only a few days planning, it will indeed be an interesting evening in Michigan’s capitol, where women will take the “dirty word” vagina and shout it out for all to hear. This is but the first of many events that will undoubtedly take place across the country in reaction to a concerted conservative attempt to roll back the rights of women.

By: Ann Werner of Addicting Info

18 Jun 2012

Lines in the pavement go past just like the lines around your eyes that held the weight of all these sad goodbyes… But here I sit and picture you your fingers worn, your shirt torn through. A heart so big it broke in two. Your mind drifting through all you knew. Afraid to love; afraid to lose; Afraid to start; afraid to choose; Afraid to live; afraid to die; Afraid to let these days slip by; Afraid to change or stay the same; Afraid to lose yourself again; Afraid of this truth that love could cause you so much pain.

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14 Jun 2012

I listened to this song at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and completely fell in love with it. It is the soundtrack to one of the Kandinsky pieces in the museum. Beautiful!

Recorded by Jacco Gardner