I don’t want to be a feminist anymore. Like a five-year-old, I want to close my...– I don’t want to be a feminist anymore. (via gingerrqueer)
I asked all of the gay male students in the room to raise their hand if in the...– Gay Men’s Sexism and Women’s Bodies by Yolo Akili (via plightofthepretty)
Stop telling women that we should find ourselves beautiful and that we should...– Elyse Mofo, “Don’t Tell Me to Love My Body” (via nightrevelations)
Celebrating the successes of my morning by buying...
These successes include being up before 8am, showering, going to the library, buying a new travel cup, attending a dissertation lecture and handing in my last piece of coursework of the semester - and then returning home to find my super-organised, super-early-rising flatmate is still not up (because she was on shift until 2am last night BUT STILL). If you too have minor successes to...
And my primary problem with this Dove ad is that it’s not really challenging the...– I couldn’t agree more with this post about that Dove advert. Jazz makes some really excellent points about the representation of women of colour and other troubling aspects of this campaign. (From “Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me...
You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to...– You don’t have to be pretty. (via colporteur)
dailybeatles: Across The Universe - The Beatles
The “wives, sisters, daughters” line of argument comes up all the fucking time....– The Believer Logger: I am not your wife, sister or daughter One of the most incisive responses to some of the rhetoric we’ve been hearing in the wake of the Steubenville rape verdict is this blog post over at The Belle Jar. (via drinkyourjuice) This article is really really excellent and I...
The fundamentally conservative nature of the marriage contract is why, I think,...– “Why I Support Same Sex Marriage as a Civil Right, but Not as a Strategy to Achieve Structural Change.” (via wertheyouth)
The Letter | Linda Gregg
I’m not feeling strong yet, but I am taking good care of myself. The weather is perfect. I read and walk all day and then walk to the sea. I expect to swim soon. For now I am content. I am not sure what I hope for. I feel I am doing my best. It reminds me of when I was sixteen dreaming of Lorca, the gentle trees outside and the creek. Perhaps poetry replaces something in me that others receive...
It’s taboo to admit that you’re lonely. You can make jokes about it, of course....– You’re Not Making The Most Of Your 20s by Ryan O’Connell (via colporteur)
Pope Benedict XVI officially ending his pontificate last night with a final...– Maybe I don’t know a lot about the life of pilgrims, but does anyone else see a glaring incongruity in this?
It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or...– David Cain, “Procrastination Is Not Laziness” (via sociolab) (via thecatwhisperer) I can’t tell if this is comforting (I’m not lazy, apathetic or have a poor work ethic, apparently!), or really worrying (I am neurotic because my parents had insanely high expectations for me! My...
So I'm going to be on the radio. →
rosareads: Not as exciting as it sounds - I’m going to be on my university radio station, appearing on a literary-type show (honestly, I’m not entirely sure what the deal is), and talking about my poetry, poetry in general, other…stuff? Apologies for being vague, but if you’re interested then click above and then click “listen live”. I’ll be on the show that runs from 4 - 5pm today. Putting...
A Les Mis Review That Will Undoubtedly Piss A...
Okay, a bit of context first. I love Les Misérables. I’ve known every word to every song for years, and recently I was lucky enough to see the West End show for the first time. Just to be clear about how I feel about this musical: I was sat in the front row, and was sobbing so visibly that Jean Valjean gave me a pitying wink during the curtain call. Seriously. So understandably, I was...
One of the abiding themes of British politics over the last 200 years or more...– Andrew Sparrow snarking it up on The Guardian’s Politics LiveBlog, regarding the equal marriage debate.
After the Storm - Mumford & Sons And I took...
A tearful farewell.
JUST KIDDING, I’M OFF DOWN TO LONDON TO SEE LES MIS (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) AND HANG OUT AND BE COOL SO I WON’T MISS YOU GUYS AT ALL. LATERZ.
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The Way I Loved You - Taylor Swift I’m not...
sylviagetyourheadouttheoven: Emily Kokal -...
Diet ideas: Eat whatever you want, and if anyone tries to lecture you about your weight, eat them too.
Just had to blacklist Les Mis
and do you know how hard that was for me? I CANNOT DEAL WITH THE AMOUNT OF GIFSETS ON MY DASHBOARD OF A FILM THAT I AM UNABLE TO SEE UNTIL I GO SEE THE REAL WEST END SHOW. WHICH I AM DOING THIS WEEKEND. Which I am uncontrollably excited about and YOU ARE DROWNING OUT MY EXCITEMENT WITH YOUR OWN AND IT IS UNACCEPTABLE. Also this is an age-old traditional hipster-asshole rant about how I loved...