an actual conversation i overheard on the train
- person 1: i'm not against gay marriage but i feel sorry for people with 2 dads
- person 2: what? why?
- person 1: they have to put up with twice the dad jokes
- person 2: omfg
ever since getting off BC my sex drive has been roaring through the roof and it’s like my uterus is all “yaaayyyy off birth control make a baby make a baby makeababymakebabymakeababymakeitmakeitmakeit” and i can FEEL the RENOVATIONS going on down there
let me study for quals in peace dammit
Helen Keller (letter to Senator Robert La Follette, 1924)
funny how the most popular narrative about helen keller is a harmless little girl who learns to communicate and then the story ends for some reason gee i wonder why that is
So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me ‘arch priestess of the sightless,’ ‘wonder woman,’ and a ‘modern miracle.’ But when it comes to a discussion of poverty, and I maintain that it is the result of wrong economics—that the industrial system under which we live is at the root of much of the physical deafness and blindness in the world—that is a different matter! It is laudable to give aid to the handicapped. Superficial charities make smooth the way of the prosperous; but to advocate that all human beings should have leisure and comfort, the decencies and refinements of life, is a Utopian dream, and one who seriously contemplates its realization indeed must be deaf, dumb, and blind.
most of my friends are dudes. and all of them know you dont do certain things around a woman cause you can scare her.
like my friend g said he never walks behind a woman alone at night never knocks on a womans car window, never gets too close to a stranger who is a woman etc
and all my friends agreed and said they do the same.
so im sittin here thinkin about this and how that makes it EXTRA scary if a dude does any of those things when a lot of men know that their actions can be seen as threatening.
basically if a dude is creeping you out in public you’re not overreacting you probably have a reason to.