just drinking my fair trade coffee here. totally not engaging in capitalist systems by articulating my social status through consumption of commodities that are only available to people of my socioeconomic class. no, i’m actually fighting capitalism in this starbucks
“I don’t think it’s terribly controversial to note that women, from a young age, are required to consider the reality of the opposite gender’s consciousness in a way that men aren’t. This isn’t to say that women don’t often misunderstand, mistreat, and stereotype men, both in literature and in life. But on a basic level, functioning in society requires that women register that men are fully conscious; it is not really possible for a woman to throw up her hands and write men off as eternally unknowable space aliens — and even if she says she has, she cannot really behave as though she has. Every element of her life — from reading books about boys and men to writing papers about the motivations of male characters to being attentive to her own safety to navigating most any institutional or professional or economic sphere — demands an ironclad familiarity with, and belief in, the idea that men really are fully human entities. And no matter how many men come to the same conclusions about women, the structure of society simply does not demand so strenuously that they do so. If you didn’t really deep down believe that women were, in general, exactly as conscious as you, you could probably still get by in life. You could probably still get a book deal. You could probably still get elected to office.”—Jennifer duBois, Writing Across Gender (via feimineach)
“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”—Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via anya-eye)
Goodness, I remember him from The Soup and before him, Greg Kinear.
Greg Kinear was before my time, but I used to watch The Soup religiously until probably my junior/senior year of high school, when I just stopped watching tv almost entirely. 14 year old me would be so jealous of me right now.
There were free tickets as part of our campus events group and since I actually wasn’t working this evening, I went. Also, managed to go by myself because I want to get more comfortable with doing things alone. He is not as hot in real life, but he was hilarious.His show was like 40% references to shows that were airing back when I watched The Soup. It was nostalgic. He also told weird stories about his family and I love weird family stories, especially little kid ones. The opening act was bad though…