A Rusty Little Box

"C'est drôle la vie. Quand on est gosse, le temps n'en finit pas de se trainer, et puis du jour au lendemain on a comme ça 50 ans. Et l'enfance tout ce qui l'en reste ça tient dans une petite boite. Une petite boite rouillée."

fuckyeahtattoos:

Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough At Last” tattoo done by Antonio Roque MD,US

This is maybe the most emotionally disturbing tattoo I’ve ever seen.  This episode deeply scarred me as a child.

fuckyeahtattoos:

Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough At Last” tattoo done by Antonio Roque MD,US

This is maybe the most emotionally disturbing tattoo I’ve ever seen.  This episode deeply scarred me as a child.

“So if a man writes about the same subject as a woman, I think it’s edited differently, I think it’s marketed differently, I think the covers are different. It really does affect the way that it ends up going. So yes, it’s a good thing to talk about who’s getting reviewed, but I also think it’s important to talk about who’s being published and how are they being published. Are we putting a sort of lilac cover with a flower on the cover because it’s now girly and then are we making the man’s cover look like it’s just great literature?”

—   Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via writingquotes)

(via unabridgedchick)

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

—   Libby Anne (via awelltraveledwoman)

(Source: dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry, via awelltraveledwoman)

“Unless you’re Christopher Hitchens, who can write about dying while you’re dying, I think most writers need some distance from their calamities. I suppose I was being a quiet American on that cruise ship—amid three thousand passengers—and in that contemplative space the spectre of my mother’s death transformed itself into a story.”

—   Saïd Sayrafiezadeh discusses his short story in this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1trtYKP (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via unabridgedchick)


Love Food? This blog is for you.

I just burst out laughing in the cafe at work.

Love Food? This blog is for you.

I just burst out laughing in the cafe at work.

(via radicalfeministuprising)

“You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.”

—   Eliezer Yudkowsky (via awelltraveledwoman)

(Source: abundance-mine, via awelltraveledwoman)

ccushty:

punkgender:

one of the worst things about becoming educated on social issues is when people are like ‘you used to have a sense of humor’

no i used to have internalized prejudices which i’ve worked really hard to overcome and i realize now that your jokes are shitty

Always reblog this because becoming more socially aware makes you dislike a lot of people

I’ve been slowly coming to the conclusion that there are worse things to be considered than “humourless” (also some tactless, insensitive joker deciding you’re humourless doesn’t mean shit about whether you are or not, anyway).

Also, why the fuck has “Social Justice Warrior/SJW” become such a pejorative?!  Oh yeah, ‘cuz it’s really sooo dramatic and lame to be trying to live your life acknowledging your privilege and being more empathetic. </s>

(via bad-dominicana)

katerpotater:

this is basically all i ever want out of a relationship

Ha, for real. Like two weeks into dating, Jeff and I discovered the beauty of ordering ribs and wings in bed, and it was a traditional that stuck around for the entire length of time before we moved in together (ie away from that wing place).  Maybe not as appealing to your vegan self, but it was pretty fucking great :)

katerpotater:

this is basically all i ever want out of a relationship

Ha, for real. Like two weeks into dating, Jeff and I discovered the beauty of ordering ribs and wings in bed, and it was a traditional that stuck around for the entire length of time before we moved in together (ie away from that wing place).  Maybe not as appealing to your vegan self, but it was pretty fucking great :)

(Source: flowersforbones)

“Female voters in the US have been called “soccer moms” and “security moms”. In 2004, single women were “Sex and the City voters”. Now – because apparently women can’t ever just be “citizens” or “voters”, or more likely because conservatives prefer to call us names instead of delving too deep into women’s issues – we are “Beyoncé voters”. Bow down, bitches.

Most single ladies would generally be thrilled with a comparison to Queen Bey in any way, shape or form, but the cutesy nicknames for politically-engaged women need to stop. Surely pundits and the political media culture can deal with the collective electoral power of the majority voting bloc in this country in some better way than symbolically calling us “sweetheart”, complete with head pat.”

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Jessica Valenti: Nick-naming women ‘Beyoncé voters’ is exactly why we don’t vote Republican (via sjunka)

<3 <3 <3

(Source: jessicavalenti, via katerpotater)

@WorstMuse

A few of these made me chuckle out loud.

(Source: jabletown, via lizlemming)