Excerpt from "My Strange Addiction"
During an episode of Real Housewives of Miami, aptly titled “Surrounded by Hot Water”, I realized I was not getting away with it anymore. Long and tearful conversations about the pains of infertility, silly pillow fights, relatable moments of drinking with the girls provided plentiful points of entry into the whirlwind world of the housewives. I couldn’t help but care when Karant’s father was...
yoisthisracist: anonymous asked: Yo, a Canadian court is forcing a woman who was sexually assaulted to remove her niqab in front of her rapist in order to testify that she was sexually assaulted. I’m not asking if this is racist this is more in the way of a PSA: Americans, we’re probably just as racist as you, if not more For real, nothing more important than the rights of a rapist, right????...
I found a sticky note with these dreams from over...
Dreams: -genderless witchcraft- killed girlfriend during non sexual moment. -went to church- new young minister coletti needed help with children- bus ride to a craft place for ccd. -started to date ***** -I started to lactate in a dressing room- asked for mom’s help, she comes in then leaves. -In Harvard yard watching some shakespeare interpretations keep walking by one skit...
the first real OkCupid message I ever sent
you fucking overblown trolling windbag, I am a victim of a violent sexual assault. in your valiant and deeply misguided, if not totally stupid and illogical, effort to right the wrongs of rape culture, you in fact triggered a survivor of rape. well done. in terms of the reductive logic of your argument, to enjoy a film of a man who knew a rapist does not mean you enjoy rape or think it is...
not cool, bro →
Thanks, Kellan! dirtyhands: someone i care about wrote this. i hope you read it and i really, really hope you keep the conversation going. please. start talking. keep talking. and we all need to be listening. http://feministing.com/2013/04/09/not-cool-bro/
Since the Steubenville verdict was read and the subsequent victim-blaming media coverage exploded, I have been asked by many friends and acquaintances whether or not I am happy. Inherent in this question is whether or not I am happy society has moved forward enough that a woman can get her just deserts in court. I nod quietly and change the subject as quickly as possible and here’s why. I am...
Dating advice from my Nana to a 12 yr old Lex
1) Never trust a man who orders you oysters. 2) Do not drink. 3) Rule two is impossible. 4) So, only ever drink vodka sodas in front of a man 5) You don’t like vodka? You are no grandchild of mine. 6) Fine, only drink clear beverages. 7) At most two 8) Maybe three 9) Never eat pizza in front of him, even after marriage. 10) I assure you, there will be no mystery after that. 11) If...
Daily effects of white privilege by Peggy McIntosh
1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time. 2. I can avoid spending time with people whom I was trained to mistrust and who have learned to mistrust my kind or me. 3. If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of renting or purchasing housing in an area which I can afford and in which I would want to live. 4. I can be pretty sure that my neighbors...
Love this poem!
Diving into the Wreck First having read the book of myths, and loaded the camera, and checked the edge of the knife-blade, I put on the body-armor of black rubber the absurd flippers the grave and awkward mask. I am having to do this not like Cousteau with his assiduous team aboard the sun-flooded schooner but here alone. There is a ladder. The ladder is always there hanging innocently close to...
crystalssnacks: I wish Rupaul would come out at the end of this debate and make Romney and Obama Lip sync for their presidential lives
I am writing such poems – allegorical – philosophical – poetical – ethical –...– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
REAL SEX talk →
stoya: I’m about to do something that is probably a terrible idea. I’m about to talk about STIs. I’m not a doctor. I am familiar with how things said on the internet are quoted out of context or read without full comprehension. I feel like these things need to be said anyway. The way that I see it,…