Pete Davidson is my new comedy crush. He makes me ugly laugh.
There is no unmarked woman.
There is no woman’s hair style that can be called standard, that says nothing about her. The range of women’s hair styles is staggering, but a woman whose hair has no particular style is perceived as not caring about how she looks, which can disqualify her for many positions, and will subtly diminish her as a person in the eyes of some.
Women must choose between attractive shoes and comfortable shoes. When our group made an unexpected trek, the woman who wore flat, laced shoes arrived first. Last to arrive was the woman in spike heels, shoes in hand and a handful of men around her.
If a woman’s clothing is tight or revealing (in other words, sexy), it sends a message — an intended one of wanting to be attractive, but also a possibly unintended one of availability. If her clothes are not sexy, that too sends a message, lent meaning by the knowledge that they could have been. There are thousands of cosmetic products from which women can choose and myriad ways of applying them. Yet no makeup at all is anything but unmarked. Some men see it as a hostile refusal to please them.
Women can’t even fill out a form without telling stories about themselves. Most forms give four titles to choose from. “Mr.” carries no meaning other than that the respondent is male. But a woman who checks “Mrs.” or “Miss” communicates not only whether she has been married but also whether she has conservative tastes in forms of address — and probably other conservative values as well. Checking “Ms.” declines to let on about marriage (checking “Mr.” declines nothing since nothing was asked), but it also marks her as either liberated or rebellious, depending on the observer’s attitudes and assumptions."
"We wanted to do this celebration of the un-famous, and celebrate how everybody is interesting when they are interested in something,” Poehler said. “Sometimes this thing happens, where people think caring about something is lame. So we wanted to not be afraid of any earnestness."
Amy Poehler on Smart Girls at The Party (via benknope-wyatt)
I started enjoying life so much more when I stopped worrying about being cool. I said fuck it and let my enthusiasm for the things I love be known. It’s way better on this side.
“Those previous versions of herself were so distant now that remembering them was almost like remembering other people, acquaintances, young women whom she’d known a long time ago, and she felt such compassion for them. ‘I regret nothing,’ she told her reflection in the ladies’ room mirror, and believed it.”
—Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven
Best thing. BEST THING
How is that camera not shaking violently with the laughter of the person holding it?
[A series of tweets by Shaun King (@ShaunKing) on 17 October, 2014, about the circumstances surrounding the murder of Mike Brown.
I wonder if Wilson told authorities how angry he got after he drove away and saw that Mike & Dorian refused to get on the sidewalk.
Darren Wilson DROVE AWAY from Mike Brown & Dorian Johnson after telling them to get on the sidewalk. Follow me for a second.
He drove away. THEN 4 witnesses saw & heard him so violently shift his SUV into reverse that the tires screeched down Canfield Drive.
Eyewitnesses said that Dorian Johnson & Mike Brown were nearly hit by his SUV when he reversed it down Canfield.
Dorian Johnson said that when Darren Wilson so violently flung his door open that it hit him and “knocked the breath” out of Dorian.
The sheer size of Mike caused that SUV door to close back at Darren Wilson and he was PISSED. Instantly pissed.
He reached through that window and grabbed Mike Brown in anger. Several eyewitnesses saw Mike Brown TRYING HARD to get away.
And, if he didn’t know about the store incident, the SUV reversal alone is a deep insight into the energy and anger Darren Wilson possessed.
Remember, all he knew is that Mike Brown & Dorian Johnson were jaywalking AND he PULLED AWAY. He left. WILSON came back for the conflict.
If only he had kept driving away…
His goal was to kill someone black that day!
Note that this fits exactly with Dorian Johnson’s account. All of the eyewitness accounts match up perfectly. It’s the police who are lying and changing their story.
SHAUN KING’S SECOND BY SECOND ACCOUNT OF THE MURDER OF MIKE BROWN