Thank you, scientist.

I had a dream that my biology teacher allowed me to come to his house where we played with his little daughter and ran around the whole house until we collapsed onto his bed altogether laughing and he said maybe I could be his girlfriend. But then his daughter ran out somewhere in the house and yelled like she was hurt so I went to find her but I just couldn’t see her, there was stuff everywhere, I was looking under blankets and everywhere but then my biology teacher came and she popped up in a high chair suddenly from under some junk that was on the high chair and my biology teacher said how could I be good at living with them if I don’t even know the normal places to look for children when they are hurt.


— 9 months ago with 1 note


do you ever wonder what you would look like at your full potential like perfect hair and clear skin and a perfect body like damn

Your full potential is you everyday that you wake up and breathe
with the lips you speak with
the eyes you see with
the skin you feel with
the mind you think with
the heart you live with
and every bit that has made you you since the day you were concieved,
moving and pulling and changing and weaving the story of
altogether becoming
this very moment

How mysterious, and beautiful is your history and current state when you understand that everything is everything and these parts that worry you so much, are one specific compilation of particles and sub-particles like NO OTHER LIVING OR NON-LIVING CREATURE KNOWN TO EARTH. And chances are even if there are extra-terrestrial beings , you are going to be different from them, too. This very moment, the moment of your whole life in the center two or more eternities stretching on either side of a universal or multi-universal timeline, has never happened and you are this very creature experiencing yourself. How beautiful you are.

(Source: averagefairy, via soulsearchingchild)

— 1 year ago with 373777 notes

When Stuyvesant says that women’s dress and bodies are distraction in a learning environment, for example, what they’re really saying is that they’re distracting to male students. The default student we are concerned about - the student whose learning we want to ensure is protected - is male. Never mind how “distracting” it is to be pulled from class, humiliated, and made to change outfits - publicly degrading young women is small price to pay to make sure that a boy doesn’t have to suffer through the momentary distraction of glancing at a girl’s legs. When this dentist in Iowa can fire his assistant for turning him on - even though she’s done absolutely nothing wrong - the message again is that it’s men’s ability to work that’s important.

And when rape victims are blamed for the crime committed against them, the message is the same: This is something that happened to the perpetrator, who was driven to assault by a skirt, or a date, or the oh-so-sexy invitation of being passed out drunk. Women have infringed on their right to exist without being turned on. (Ta-Nehisi Coates describes this centering of male sexual vulnerability quite well.) Our very presence is a disruption of the male status quo.

From my latest at The Nation, “Asking For It”  (via ceedling)

(Source: jessicavalenti, via benjaminspanklin)

— 1 year ago with 25502 notes


Just saw a CNN report where they interviewed people in India about sexism and thought it was best to play SITAR MUSIC in the background. It reminded me of the plethora of bad introductions I’ve gotten in stand-up comedy, including the one I describe in this video clip from Seattle in 2006.


— 1 year ago with 77 notes