Jessica Valenti (via aquarie)
#TW: RAPE #I WAS SHOPPING WITH MY BROTHER LAST WEEK #IT WAS DARK OUT #I WAS ON AUTOMATIC PILOT #AND I DID MY NORMAL #CHECK THE BACKSEAT AS I WALK TO THE DOOR #THEN IMMEDIATELY LOCK THE DOOR #AND HE WAS LIKE #DUDE WHAT’S WITH THAT? #I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT #BUT THEN I DID #HE NEVER HAS TO DO ANY OF THAT #HE DOESN’T HAVE MACE LIKE I CARRY IN MY HAND#WHEN I’M AFRAID OF THE DARK #HE DOESN’T HAVE KEYS IN BETWEEN HIS FINGERS#READY TO JAB #AND WHEN I EXPLAINED TO HIM #WHY I LOOKED IN THE BACKSEAT#WHY I LOCKED THE DOORS SO FAST #HE JUST SAID #THAT’S WEIRD #NO BROTHER#THAT’S RAPE CULTURE(tags by anywhoozles)
Since I’ve started working I’ve become a lot more productive on the weekends. It probably has to do with the fact that I work so goddamn much that I feel the need to really seize the day on weekends, but, whatever the reason, it’s been an interesting adjustment. Like, yesterday I slept in, had a long brunch with a friend, went to the office for a few hours, worked out, sat in the steam room, treated myself to Ramen, saw “Gone Girl”, met a friend for drinks and had a fun night out that ended with sitting on the back porch with roommates drinking scotch at 2 am. When I was in law school, I don’t think I would have been able to summon the energy to do more than two of those things on any given weekend day.
it’s hard to know exactly where my health fits into the above. I’ve been anemic for like… 4 years? But it had gotten really bad lately (I’d fainted a few times and was having a really hard time concentrating, standing, doing laundry, etc. The little things.). Because of all the scar tissue I have in my intestines, pills and supplements aren’t an option for me, so I started iron infusions. And I was skeptical, but almost immediately I started to have more energy and feel more alert and happy than I have in a really, really long time. I can do things and not feel like I need to take a nap after! It’s amazing! Modern medicine!
So, yeah. I guess this is all just me trying to remind myself that I enjoy being a productive adult and I should try to keep my shit together. Binge-watching Parks and Rec in bed while eating nachos is super fun, don’t get me wrong, but I’d like to keep moving in the direction of a “productive weekend” lifestyle. I inevitably feel better when I do.
Read them all here, I felt like this should be remembered somewhere because it’s really good.
If you try to tell me the Hunger Games isn’t good enough to go toe-to-toe with shit like 1984, Lord of the Flies, and Farenheit 451 then we are gonna have to throw the fuck down
#oh it’s just a love triangle#NO IT’S ABOUT THE DEMEANING NARRATIVE GIRLS ARE FORCED TO PLAY#AS OBJECTS AND ROMANTICS#TRIVIAL AND SHALLOW AND RULED BY PASSIONS#IT’S ABOUT HOW MUCH OF KATNISS’S LIFE GETS WARPED THROUGH THE LENS OF TRITE TEENAGE ROMANCE#WHEN ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS BE HER OWN WOMAN#AND PROTECT HER OWN FAMILY#literally the female relationships in the book are devalued by everyone#the capital doesn’t give a fuck she’s doing all this for her sister they wanna see her smooch peeta#and isn’t it fucking hilarious that that’s what hollywood’s serving us as well???#ISN’T GODDAMN FUNNY#i will fight people about the hunger games forever don’t you test me
All of this is an awesome read
And maybe I’ll have to actually read the Hunger Games now…
I am so disgusted by how misogynistic “high literature” is.
I don’t care what literature enthusiasts claim, Literary Fiction is a genre and a preference, not anything resembling objective quality.