Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare...– Bill Watterson (via mikekarnell) This makes me wonder how much my obsession with Calvin and Hobbes has percolated into my outlook on work.
In the current abortion debate, there is no talk of children. Those who are...– SNL’s Nora Dunn and other women writers and comedians on the choice not to have children. (via explore-blog)
I had an auto-repair man once, who, on these intelligence tests, could not...– Isaac Asimov (via skinnybaras)
We live in a society where romantic love is idealized: if we search long enough,...– Laura Davis Complement with Elizabeth Gilbert on what a soulmate is and isn’t. (via explore-blog)
I am a mother of three girls, ages 2, 6, and 8. Two of them are Sandy Hook...– Excerpt from a letter by CARRIE LENDROTH BATTAGLIA, the mother of two children who survived the Sandy Hook school massacre. I dare the Republican members of Congress to take a meeting with her, or any other parent of the victim of gun violence. (via inothernews)
Public Shaming: The victim-blaming, slut-shaming... →
publicshaming: The victim-blaming, slut-shaming reactions to the Steubenville rape case keep pouring in. You can check out my first post on it here. Pointing out the worst responses and reactions to this all would not be complete without posting a clip of CNN grieving over the “ruined lives of the boys.” Watch…
For readers interested in learning more about how not to be labeled as...– Mallory Ortberg, laying waste to fools on GAWKER, today, regarding CNN’s offensively lovey-dovey coverage of the two high school football stars who were convicted on Sunday of sexually assaulting a blacked-out drunk 16 year old girl from a neighboring town at a party, and then sharing pictures of...
The difference between real material poison and intellectual poison is that most...– Tolstoy (via explore-blog)
There may be more that unites artists and scientists than divides them....– Beautiful essay on science and storytelling by artist Rachel Sussman, who for the past eight years has been photographing the oldest living organisms in the world. Complement with Sussman’s moving photoessay about visiting early polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s grave. (via explore-blog)
Although gender differences on average are not under dispute, the idea of...– In the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a new analysis of 122 different characteristics from 13,301 individuals across 13 studies throws cold water in the face of the assumption that men and women are inherently different. (via explore-blog)
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Trans Etiquette 101: No Offense, But That’s... →
neil-gaiman: artoftransliness: transpride: 1. Ask permission to ask questions. Even if you think you know they are comfortable answering, they may actually not be or maybe not in that setting, and it is just rude and pretty off-putting to not ask. Say, “Hey do you mind if I ask you some things about your transition? I’ve been a little curious – feel free to not answer or say no.” 2. Avoid...