bookstores and libraries should be like churches, man
you’re not allowed to judge anyone in a bookstore no matter what kind of books they’re looking at
literary nuts can read trashy romance novels
adults can sit cross legged on the floor and read picture books
christians can read the koran and buddhists can read books about satanism
mother of four can read a self-help book on spicing up her sex life
divorced cop can read a book about sexuality
no one gets to judge and no one gets to say anything about it - that is sacred fuckin territory and as long as you aren’t ripping out pages and stuffing them in your pants, you can look at any kind of book you want
holy shit yes
even if you see a teenage girl tearing up as she nears the end of breaking dawn YOU KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND YOUR COMMENTS TO YOURSELF
It is ridiculous what I have to do to the MBTA trip planner to make it give me a sensible route.
Before: bus, subway for ONE STOP, bus again. Ten dollar round trip.
Now: subway, different subway line, bus. Seven dollar round trip, and gets me there closer to the time I wanted.
Ridic. We live a five minute walk from one subway line, and a ten minute walk from another, but more than half the time we have to put the actual T stop location as our leaving point so it’ll put us on the T and not half a dozen buses. The trip planner feature is helpful, but jfc, it can be annoying. I’d hate to be using it as someone who didn’t know the area at all.
Why is there very little utility to women’s clothing? Why don’t we get pockets which actually open? Why do we have to put up with the ‘false pockets’ that are frequently sewn onto women’s jackets and pants to give visual interest without ruining the ‘line’ of the garment? Why, when pockets are actually present, are they so rarely large, stable, or loose enough to accommodate a phone or a wallet? And why, given this is the case, do women go on to cop so much flack for carrying handbags around with them?
Oh wait. Is this one of those double standards which we feminists are always going on about; one of those innocuous little things which everybody just accepts because it is the norm?
Women carry handbags. It is known.
But why? I have watched my male friends get ready to go out. They slip their wallet into one pocket, their keys into another, their phone into a third pocket, and some of them even still have spare pockets large enough to carry a novel for the journey. Those of my friends who wear women’s clothes, though, face an entirely different situation. If they are wearing the right jeans or jacket, they may have up to two usable pockets (not at all guaranteed). However, in most cases they won’t have any pockets at all. Utility and style rarely meet in women’s fashion, so they grab a bag.
Contrary to all the jokes, most women don’t ‘have’ to leave the house with everything they pack in their day-to-day handbag. Most of the items in a woman’s everyday handbag are in there because, if she’s going to have to carry it anyway, she might as well make it worth her while. Excuse us for making use of the one useful item we find in our wardrobes.
The submitting official has been quoted as saying “No, I’ve seen special effects before, this looked too good. It was a thing that actually happened that I saw in the movies. My heart goes out to those effected in NYC. We’re taking action to hold the perpetrators responsible for their actions. “
No but seriously. Actor Mark Ruffalo was apparently added to a terror advisory list after organizing screenings of “Gasland”, a documentary about the dangers and methods of harvesting natural gas, and after publicly speaking out against the possible dangers toward public water supplies that could be caused by the natural gas industry.
This scares the bejesus out of me.
Draw your own conclusions, but to summarize: A noted actor was added to a Terror Watch list by the agency of a state with a significant Natural Gas industry for speaking publicly in opposition to Natural Gas drilling.
can i tell y’all about how when i was a teenager i was totally the same way and then got all MOM HOW DARE YOU ASK ME IF I’M GAY I MEAN HOW. DARE. YOU. JUST BECAUSE I’M NOT GIRLY DOESN’T MEAN I’M A LESBIAN!!!
and look at me now
You guys I have seen Journey’s angry babygay pics. They are the adorablest.
“I first met Anne and Ellen at last year’s Lilith Fair. I had decided wouldn’t it be fun to treat a small group of my female friends to an afternoon celebrating women. Now, it was a hot day, and it proceeded to get even hotter as we sat in the bleachers amongst the predominantly female, predominantly lesbian crowd. And I started to get my first feel…. [audience laughter] …I started to get my first feel for the appreciation—I will say appreciation is a good, safe word—for what this community feels for the character of Agent Dana Scully that I play on TV. [cheering]
Now, a lot of people have accused Scully of being gay. She’s single. She’s strong, independent, suit-wearing female who chooses not to shack up with whom some people consider the sexiest male on TV. And all I have to say to this is: thank you.”—
Gillian Anderson, from her presentation speech for Anne Heche at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center for Women’s Night ‘99. audio and transcript
this is how you respond to suggestions that a beloved character from TV or film is a lesbian