And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.” —
Also the study where they had women and men talking in a discussion and when women spoke around 30% of the time, men perceived them as dominating the discussion. They didn’t consider it “equal” until something like 5-10% of women talking.
Voila. A beautiful example of why fighting for equality becomes a gross exaggeration in the eyes of the oppressors.
- Kassie: I was amused to find the exact phrase "the lord of the rings" in Beowulf the other day
- Kassie: I mean, it is specifically talking about rings of chainmail but the words are right there
- Kassie: "hringa thengel"! It is in the bit I quoted on tumblr the other day actually
- Kassie: I knew "Theoden" meant "lord"
- Kassie: but also
- Kassie: "Edoras" means "buildings"
- Kassie: "Mearas" means "horses"
- Em: lololol
- Kassie: "Ent" means "giant/barbarian (?)"
- Kassie: etc
- Em: you do find yourself wondering how the Rohirrim name things
- Em: 'This is our capital! We call it... Buildings.'
- Kassie: hsdgfg yes
- Em: 'And these are our magic horses! We call them Horses.'
- Kassie: "Here is our king, his name is King."
A new bill proposed by the Arizona State Legislature (SB 1467) would prohibit teachers at all levels of public education, including colleges and universities, from “…engaging in speech or conduct that would violate the standards adopted by the Federal Communications Commission concerning obscenity, indecency and profanity if that speech or conduct were broadcast on television or radio…” at the risk of losing their jobs.
Read more about the implications this flagrant violation of the 1st Amendment’s vague terminology has for teachers and students here.
Read the text of the bill on the Arizona Legislature website here.
Had the most wonderful time this evening with Gabby and Desireé. Fun conversation on the drive up, an awesome performance by ASU theater students, coffee and goofing around afterward, and more fun on the drive home. I’d say today was a good day.
My mom told me to wait at home in case she comes back while my mom looks for her. I have never been more worried in my life.
IF YOU LIVE IN THE HOUSTON, TEXAS AREA AND YOU SEE A CAUCASIAN LITTLE GIRL WITH SHOULDER LENGTH BLOND HAIR, GREEN-BLUE EYES, AND A MISSING FRONT TOOTH, WHO LOOKS LOST, CALL 832-491-4149 IMMEDIATELY. I am begging you. Please reblog this to get the word out.
- limelight: sdfjkljksfs
- limelight: bridget class
- timaeusTestified: LMFAO
- timaeusTestified: 'How to Be Anime 101'
- limelight: omfg yes
- limelight: GUEST SPEAKER
- limelight: BRIDGET
- timaeusTestified: YESYESYES
- timaeusTestified: AND KINA
- limelight: YES
- timaeusTestified: FROM THOSE KINAMES WE MADE
- limelight: And Gabby and Desiree' too
- timaeusTestified: BOKU NO KINA LMFAO
- limelight: LMFAO YES
- timaeusTestified: 'HATOFUL BOYRIEND 101'
- limelight: EVERYONE WHO TEACHES ABOUT BRIDGET
- limelight: ASKJAKS
- limelight: IS A GUEST SPEAKER
- timaeusTestified: HAHAHAHAHAHHA
Let us tell the truth - a truth that for far too long has been neglected by public-policy makers throughout our country: the US “War On Drugs” is a failure. For many years, our Nation’s so-called “war on drugs” has not only been ineffective; it has resulted in tremendous harm to substance abusers, hundreds of thousands of American families, and taxpayers.
Instead of reducing and preventing drug abuse, our war on drugs has cost many American citizens their fundamental freedoms; it has destroyed families and individual lives through the incarceration of drug offenders for outrageously excessive periods; and it has fleeced the U.S. taxpayers of hundreds of billions of dollars for source-control and interdiction efforts, as well as the astronomical costs of unnecessary incarceration.
This war is devastating in terms of dollars, lives, and civil liberties; it is racially motivated and conducted in a racist manner; and it is completely ineffective in accomplishing the stated goals of its proponents.
Rather than continuing to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on ineffective interdiction and source-control efforts; rather than supporting a campaign that was conceived and expanded primarily for political gain; and rather than compounding and perpetuating the horrors faced by our citizens suffering from drug addictions; we should finally - working together - define our real goals and objectives, and then take measures that will actually help us achieve them.” —Rocky Anderson, A New Approach to Substance Abuse: Reducing Harm to Substance Abusers, Families, and Taxpayers (via drugpolicyreform) submission by solitaryforager (via wespeakfortheearth)