How late does someone have to be before it’s ok to just ghost home without telling them? Especially if it’s fairly voluntary and they aren’t particularly apologetic about it?
One of the most radical things you can do is to actually believe women when they talk about their experiences.
Are you fucking kidding me with this, CNN?
Romance novels have been a release valve. It made it easier to cope and I’ve been reading them steadily ever since. (I also used to read advice columns to deal with stress. I think I like the idea that something can be solved in writing.)
Mindy Hung, quoted here: What Are Your Stress-Reads? - NYTimes.com
It’s always great when you share similar tendencies with others and feel less … random? I stress read advice columns, historical fiction, romance, and twitter.(via sarahchristine)
Oh hey, I do both of these things for exactly the same reasons!
But I mean, also I am not trying to imply that Queen Victoria was ACTUALLY awesome because HELLO BRITISH EMPIRE
It never fails to astonish me that the same conservatives who argue that every last aspect of big government is irreparably broken and corrupt inevitably see a capital punishment system that is perfect and just. If you genuinely believe that the state can’t even fix a pothole without self-dealing and corruption, how is it possible to imagine that police departments and prosecutors’ offices are beyond suspicion, even though they are subject to immeasurable political pressure to wrap up cases, even when the evidence is shaky and ill-gotten, and even as there are other avenues that have gone unexplored?
Dahlia Lithwick, via Lawyers, Guns and Money (via politicalprof)
I know, right?!(via pol102)
The first thing that made me feel better about turning 30 next week:
- Beyoncé is 33. She will always be older than me, and she will always be the paragon I strive to be. IT WILL Be OK.