Women can get into the habit of apologizing before speaking, or using any other kind of “modifier” (i.e. “I hope this doesn’t sound weird, but…” or I hope you don’t mind me asking, but”).
We do this because we are socialized to rein ourselves in: staying silent, never offending anybody, being “seen and not heard” and generally trying not to be disruptive, even if that involves a lack of self-expression.
4:28 pm • 11 December 2013 • 3,146 notes
“High school, it seems, has changed. It has become competitive. Young men and women — 13 to 18 years old — must work more or less tirelessly to ensure their spot at a college deemed worthy to them and their families. So rather than living their adolescent lives — lives brimming with desires and vitality, with vim, vigor, and brewing lust — these kids are working at old age homes, cramming for tests, popping Adderall just to make the literal and proverbial grade. And for what? So they can go to a school that puts them in debt for the rest of their lives. School has become a great vehicle of capitalism: it quashes the revolution implicit in adolescence while simultaneously fomenting perpetual indebtedness.”
— Daniel Coffeen (via illumiinate)
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4:28 pm • 11 December 2013 • 98,182 notes
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4:24 pm • 11 December 2013 • 9,320 notes
[ding dong, ding dong]
Hello, sir and/or madam! Have you heard the good news?
4:23 pm • 11 December 2013 • 101,973 notes
“Also, Oprah made this huge speech at the ball praising Lady Gaga about how she is helping Americans to be the best of themselves. There’s millions of other Americans who represent that for me. Is it about numbers? About how much you’re selling? Is it truly about the journey? Because Lady Gaga’s journey isn’t that difficult: to go from the fucking Upper East Side to a fucking performing arts school and onto a stage at the museum of fucking wherever. That journey’s about four miles.”
— MIA on Lady Gaga (via stereograms)
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2:31 pm • 11 December 2013 • 18,082 notes