i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that
rupi kaur  (via thatkindofwoman)

Five Flowers Lake, Jiuzhai | China (by Eric Xingang)

Okay, I called a little after one and immediately got the answering machine, so I just left a polite message asking about my status and hung up. I guess I’ll give them about a week to get back to me, since there’s a major holiday this weekend and everything?

Ack, I just wanna know!


One for Ed and Winry!


One for Ed and Winry!

Still haven’t heard anything from either job I interviewed with. I’m going to call one of them in a few minutes just to ask what’s up, but I’m not exactly sure how to phrase things. ‘Cause they called me, and at the end of the conversation the woman I talked to asked if the number she had was the best to reach me (it was), so I assumed they’d be getting back to me shortly. That was 10 days ago.

Gahhh, that’s probably not super unusual, but I’m going a little stir-crazy here. Any words of wisdom, guys?


San Francisco, California, USA

 by tt83x 

"Where I live, there are a lot of apathetic people. People who don’t care at all about what they do or how they do it. They let the world wash over them and barely notice anyone else is even there. Leslie Knope is not one of these people. She cares about everything and everyone in our town. I don’t know how she does it. People come to her with the pettiest, stupidest problems and she cares, like, really, actually cares what happens to them. And if you’re lucky enough to be her friend, your life gets better every day. She spends every waking moment thinking of new ways to make her friends happy. There is something wonderful about seeing someone who has found her true purpose on Earth. For some people, I guess, that’s being an astronaut or a hot-dog eating champion. For Leslie, her true purpose on Earth, her true meaning is making people’s lives better. That’s what I love about her."
Empowerment Feminism and the Korra vs. Asami Wars


The following is an illustration of something I said yesterday about the ways in which internal battles on the political left lap over into fandom, but it is also a response to owldee's published ask response about pro-bending and ikkinthekitsune's response to the response. To sum up, there is a particular segment of the Korra fandom/hatedom that argues that The Legend of Korra is anti-feminist because of the way it privileges stories of female characters who exhibit more stereotypically masculine traits (Korra, Lin) than those that exhibit stereotypically feminine traits (Asami, Pema, Senna).

Because this is going to get rather long, I’m going to place it under a “read more.”

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