"“Not all men” also differs from “what about the men?” and other classic derails because it acknowledges that rape, sexism, and misogyny are real issues — just not, you know, real issues that the speaker is involved with in any way. The “not all men” man, at least in some cases, agrees with you and is perfectly willing to talk about how terrible those other guys are, just as soon as we get done establishing that he himself would never be such a cad. It’s infuriating and unhelpful, but in a way it represents a weird kind of progress."

Jess Zimmerman, theawl.com
@5 hours ago
#not all men #yesallwomen #the awl #weird kind of progress #talking to men about mysogyny #sexism #good guys #feminism #unhelpful 

aestheticgoddess:

Underwater Sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor

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#let me see this #jason deCaires Taylor #underwater #sculpture #people 

forsayingyes:

bepellet:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

Actually teared up when I watched this. So so super important.

But like… lipstick and femininity and science and engineering are not mutually exclusive. Let’s not tell anyone they can’t be pretty and a badass scientist too. (Basically let’s stop making “feminine” mean weak, in addition to not socializing half the population to need to be “feminine”)

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@5 days ago with 389187 notes
#feminine and badass #pretty and smart #verizon ad #female issues #science and math #female engineers #important #commentary 
OK BUT ACTUALLY READ THIS BECAUSE ITS AMAZING

yesmissmori:

THINX Underwear:

OH SHIT YOU GUYS THIS COMPANY IS MAKING UNDERWEAR THAT IS STAIN RESISTANT, ANTIMICROBIAL, AND WILL ABSORB UP TO 6 TEASPOONS OF LIQUID BUT STILL LOOKS FUCKING SEXY

AND DID I MENTION THIS PART:

For every pair of THINX you buy, you help one girl in the developing world stay in school by providing her with seven washable, reusable cloth pads.

AND WHY IS THAT SUCH A BIG DEAL? HERE’S WHY:

After doing some research, Agrawal says she found that more than 100 million girls in the developing world were missing a week of school because of their periods, and using things such as leaves, old rags, or plastic bags in the place of sanitary pads.

THE SIZES RUN FROM XS TO XXL AND THE PRICES ARE NOT INSANE, THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY HIGHER THAN THOSE 5 FOR $10 SALES AT TARGET BUT YOU WON’T HAVE TO THROW THEM OUT BECAUSE YOU MISCALCULATED YOUR FLOW AND BLED ALL OVER THEM BEFORE YOU COULD GET TO A BATHROOM

I’M SORRY FOR SHOUTING I’M JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS

LIKE HOLY FUCKBASKET IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME

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#girls with periods #female education #learning #underwear #donation #pads for girls #no more missing school #this is a big deal #female empowerment 
shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”
(at the Avis Frank Gallery, 1606 White Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77009)

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

(at the Avis Frank Gallery, 1606 White Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77009)

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#malala yousafzai #14 years old people #girls #who run the world #houston #education is freedom #afraid of no one #be brave #and mighty forces will come to your aid #pakistan #street art #women #the world 

Mementos Mori 

TRAILER FOR NEW MANUAL CINEMA WORK!

Find out what exactly this new art medium is,
The details of our next work,
Why I’m proud to be a part of it
and how you can support the show.

DID I MENTION THERE ARE GIFTS INVOLVED TO THE BACKERS??

GOGOGO WATCH THE DANG VIDEO

@1 day ago
#Manual Cinema #puppetry #museum of contemporary art #chicago #kickstarters #shadow puppetry #current work #mementos mori #shows about death duh #money #support the arts #new mediums 

24 HOURS TILL TUNE-YARDS AT PITCHFORK

GET YOUR FACE PAINT READY

@4 days ago
#face paint #tune-yards #music video #pitchfork #water fountain #concerts #chicago #summer day #female artists 
oh elaine. too sharp for this dulling world.


artifuss:

flavorpill:

This woman is a national treasure
10 Memorable Moments From Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch’s Career

<3 Will miss you my queen.
oh elaine. too sharp for this dulling world.

artifuss:

flavorpill:

This woman is a national treasure

10 Memorable Moments From Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch’s Career

<3 Will miss you my queen.

@5 days ago with 2049 notes
#elaine stritch #too sharp #national treasure #fabulous women #theater women #old and proud #drinking 

What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence In Chicago 

We have a default template for the way we process mass shootings. We scour through every available scrap of the perpetrators’ interior lives – Facebook postings, YouTube videos, interviews with former roommates — to try to find out what drove them to kill. The sites of the massacres become a kind of shorthand: Columbine, Sandy Hook, Fort Hood. We conduct protracted, unsatisfying conversations about gun rights, and about mental illness, and about how we have to make sure that they never happen again.

We also have a template for the kind of carnage we saw in Chicago last weekend, in which at least 80 people were shot in 21 separate shooting incidents. At least 14 people died. The conversation and the coverage here is different, less probing. There are no attempts to illuminate the killer’s psyche, no news coverage of the anniversaries of the shootings. These incidents are generally not treated as discrete events, but as part of a grim, undifferentiated parade of violence in the Chi. It’s a war zone. Welcome to Chiraq. Send in the National Guard.
What these templates have in common is that they blunt the contours of individual lives and their particular, tragic ends.

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@1 week ago with 17 notes
#what we talk about when we talk about violence in chicago #npr #guns #mass shootings 

agent cooper
is my dream boy.

get it

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@1 week ago with 2787 notes
#dream boy #twin peaks #dreams explained #why dreams are important #kyle maclachlan #90s tv #important things #break it down #men in suits