Basic principle: There is a hierarchy in the world of who has the resources. If you are asking a favor of someone with more resources, it would certainly help your cause to offer a mutual benefit – for example, you could offer to put an organization’s logo on your project as a sponsor in exchange for the publicity — but it’s also fine to just go ahead and ask, beg, plead, etc. But if you are asking down, you should offer some kind of reciprocity in proportion to the differential in resources (privilege, money, power, etc.)
Before you even try to understand race in the south you should watch this. It doesn’t answer with any finality the complicated questions it raises, but that’s life in a racially charged environment. This is the smoking gun of the argument that we’re a long way from a “post race” society.
I’ve always had this tendency to apologize for everything—even things that aren’t my fault, things that actually hurt me or were wrongs against me.
It’s become automatic, a compulsion I am constantly fighting. Even more disturbingly, I’ve discovered in conversations with my female friends that…
Oh, this is fantastic. Long post, but read the whole thing. Unlikeable heroines 4eva.
These are the “difficult” characters. They demand our love but they won’t make it easy. The unlikable heroine provokes us. She is murky and muddled. We don’t always understand her. She may not flaunt her flaws but she won’t deny them. She experiences moral dilemmas, and most of the time recognizes when she has done something wrong, but in the meantime she will let herself be angry, and it isn’t endearing, cute, or fleeting. It is mighty and it is terrifying. It puts her at odds with her surroundings, and it isn’t always easy for readers to swallow.
She isn’t always courageous. She may not be conventionally strong; her strength may be difficult to see. She doesn’t always stand up for herself, or for what is right. She is not always nice. She is a hellion, a harpy, a bitch, a shrew, a whiner, a crybaby, a coward. She lies even to herself.
In other words, she fails to walk the fine line we have drawn for our heroines, the narrow parameters in which a heroine must exist to achieve that elusive “likability.”
no one is allowed to picture me in sexual fantasies or thoughts never imagine me depicted as nude or fucking if u absolutely HAVE to sexualize me ill be fully modestly dressed and stone faced with perfect makeup and hair cold gaze scrutinizing your mortal flesh from the foot of your bed like an apparition
“Does giving up a baby for adoption erase all the extra personal expenses shelled out over the course of a pregnancy? Does it magically restore any pay or chance at advancement that you might have lost? Does the act of adoption fully return your body to its pre-pregnancy, uninjured state, such that you don’t need time off work to recover afterward? Does it decrease the cost of taking care of pregnancy-induced diabetes or other pregnancy-related conditions that don’t heal up right away? I don’t think so.”—Reproductive Choice Is About More Than Getting ‘Fat’—It’s About Bodily and Economic Autonomy (via brutereason)
For the Christmas season with Molly Crabapple, we designed a number of two-colour apparel prints.. Unlike poster printing, two or more colour t-shirt printing requires a bit more precision.
Since you’re using a silkscreen press, the screens need to be the same size, because your images need to be measured to the exact same place on both. This is because your t-shirt must remain in the same…
the government of canada is currently seeking public opinion on the reform of laws regarding sex work. the former laws were struck down in a supreme court ruling last year that gave the government 12 months to draft new policies, as the old laws were deemed to be “…