…The purpose of feminism isn’t to make a particular TYPE of woman. The idea that there are inherently wrong and inherently right “types” of women is what’s screwed feminism for so long—this belief that “we” wouldn’t accept slaggy birds, dim birds, birds that bitch, birds that hire cleaners, birds that stay at home with their kids, birds that have pink Mini Metros with ‘POWERED BY FAIRY DUST!’ bumper stickers, birds in burkas, or birds that like to pretend, in their heads, that they’re married to Zach Braff from ‘Scrubs’ and that you sometimes have sex in an ambulance while the rest of the cast watch and, latterly, clap. You know what? Feminism will have all of you.
What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy, and smug they might be.
Are you a feminist? Hahaha. Of course you are.
Ridiculous thought of the day:
“You know… if I were ever to suffer a massive head trauma, maybe I’d luck out and develop acquired savant syndrome!”
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I had a dream this morning; it’s the first one I can remember in a long time, probably because I wanted so badly for it to be real.
I heard the whispered “hey” before I felt someone’s lips graze the middle of my forehead. I smiled, comfortable and happy in the warm embrace of pillows, blankets and bed. I was let down the moment I opened my eyes - greeted with the sight of a cheap IKEA pillowcase inches from my face. There was no lover, no kiss, no breathy morning greeting.
I spent the next hour crawling out of bed to hit the Snooze button before diving back under the covers, unable to accept I couldn’t bring back whatever ghost I might have been sleeping alongside.
Sherry Turkle at TED: Connected but Alone?
“We’re lonely, but we’re afraid of intimacy. And so from social networks to sociable robots, we’re designing technologies that will give us the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship.”
— Sherry Turkle
I’d say I’m ambivalent about Valentine’s Day… but the new Luvstep came out today & I’m attending the Tragic Tattoo Tales lecture later. So… I’m cool with this shit if you are, Internet.