I’m a feminist because I believe people are equal, regardless of their gender...– So my Taylor Swift post is ridiculously long. This is the crux of it.
I'm incredibly disappointed in this post from... →
I’m not saying the situation isn’t nuanced- we’ve had a pretty good and complex conversation around it for the last few days- but I can’t help put think they’re forgiving something they wouldn’t forgive in other shows, even though Mad Men has a long history of misunderstanding consent, sexual assault and rape.
As a 29-year-old single woman, many of my peers don’t appreciate my...– Josephine Asher: Confessions of a young anti-feminist | Article | The Punch (via clambistro) “Now, two thirds of Australian families with dependent children have two incomes. Women are more independent, and consequently they are less dependent on men.” I’m not seeing the negative? (via...
douglasmartini asked: I wanted to start off by saying that you are absolutely right in the "no means no" argument. I wasn't trying to justify Don's actions by saying "deep down, she wanted it" or "he knew she was going to like it," because it's still a despicable thing to do when someone doesn't give consent. I guess I was trying to delve into his personality and say...
entertain ideas of great communion: Arousal,... →
citizen-cam: naysayersspeak: Jonathan’s mentioned it – unsurprising, since we had a long chat about it last night after the show – but I was deeply uncomfortable with Don Draper’s (for want of a better term) rapeyness in last night’s Mad Men episode. Just as after he sexually assaulted Bobbie Barrett in Season 2, the… This is why I can’t watch shows like this. My twenty-first century brain...
Arousal, consent, and Mad Men
Jonathan’s mentioned it – unsurprising, since we had a long chat about it last night after the show – but I was deeply uncomfortable with Don Draper’s (for want of a better term) rapeyness in last night’s Mad Men episode. Just as after he sexually assaulted Bobbie Barrett in Season 2, the “but she clearly enjoyed it” is being used as a justification for his behavior....
#1 I admit I thought Rue was white. Probably because of all the comparisons to Prim. #2 When I saw that she was black in the movie, I though “oh yeah, that makes sense”. I then went back to the books and realised I’d missed that part, it was totally there, and that it makes a lot of sense geographically too. #3 I realised it was entirely my mistake and that I need to read...
On Saturday, I went to Rosehill alone, and just walked around, watched the races, saw the horses, went to see Bliss in her stable, ‘cause I love her, and was generally calm and happy. My mum thought I was pathetic, going to the Races on my own, but it was just what I needed- some quiet, some thinking time, and the excitement of the track. Then, I met my friend Kathryn at the Swans v. Giants...
Hi Tumblr. Guess what? My weekend was OK. I SAW MY FAVOURITE HORSE.
‘Pyes they always were and Pyes they always will be, world without end, amen.’– Anne’s House of Dreams (L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery) My happiness that the LM Montgomery books are free on the Kindle can not be measured. (via scitchet) OH MY GOD THEY ARE? I feel like if I made a list of ‘books one has to read before they understand Trish’ at least one of these books would be...
I GOT TICKETS. Both nights :)
Currently trying to get Sufjan tickets
The website is down, I can’t get through on the phone, AND I AM DYING.
This was my school →
It’s weird- it’s very weird- but it’s also bigger than that. It hints at a weird subculture in the lower Mountains- super “Christian”, but also super charged on cults of personality. Some are stranger than others, but as long as you believe, you belong. There was a high emphasis placed on faith and on community, and a low emphasis placed on critical thinking. And...
Attack of the unanticipated head cold.
Feminists did not hate men. In fact, they loved men. But just as my father had...– Byron Hurt, in his brilliant piece Why I Am A Male Feminist, which EVERYONE should read.
Seems like there’s always someone who disapproves They’ll judge it...– - Taylor Swift. My current favourite Taylor song. Happy Taylor Day
My IBS is playing up in a way it hasn’t for ages. It plays up when I’m upset or worried or excited. This week has been pretty stressful, but at the end of the day, it’s the excitement from TAYLOR that has caused it to play up. Too funny.
The State of Play
I wrote this in an email to a friend, and it wound up being a pretty useful summary, IMO, so I thought I’d share it more widely: It’s really over now. Romney is the nominee. I mean, it was really over after Florida, but now the media will have to stop pretending it’s a contest and Republicans will have to start acting like he’s the presumptive nominee. Though Newt and...
This is the beginning of the end of freedom in America. When they’ve got control...– Rick Santorum This was not about women’s wombs obviously. (via zainyk) Zain is a genius.