merrymallard:

This duck has no sense of self.  Actually, I doubt that’s true.  I view this duck as the most normative, and I have a hard time relating to people who are super normative.  This is the kind of duck that’s all excited to get her pumpkin spice latte and doesn’t need feminism because she really likes married life and the PTA and is totally missing the concept of not only feminism but really everything.  I think it’s that the rainbow dots are applied so minimalistically that they can be viewed as ‘whimsy’ without going over the  top.  But if you’re over the top, just go over the top.  Don’t spend a lot of time worrying about whether or not it’s ‘too much’ if it makes you happy.  But no one told this duck.
And then I think that my feelings about this duck are over the top and should be scaled down and I have to go through the internal debate of what do I stand for and what am I doing, and it’s just easier to avert my eyes and look at my other ducks.

merrymallard:

This duck has no sense of self.  Actually, I doubt that’s true.  I view this duck as the most normative, and I have a hard time relating to people who are super normative.  This is the kind of duck that’s all excited to get her pumpkin spice latte and doesn’t need feminism because she really likes married life and the PTA and is totally missing the concept of not only feminism but really everything.  I think it’s that the rainbow dots are applied so minimalistically that they can be viewed as ‘whimsy’ without going over the  top.  But if you’re over the top, just go over the top.  Don’t spend a lot of time worrying about whether or not it’s ‘too much’ if it makes you happy.  But no one told this duck.

And then I think that my feelings about this duck are over the top and should be scaled down and I have to go through the internal debate of what do I stand for and what am I doing, and it’s just easier to avert my eyes and look at my other ducks.

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“I’m adding ‘gin’ as a snack in my food diary.”

Bailey

mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up

(via a-very-musical-ham)

“In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’”

Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)

Jay Smooth almost always a reblog

(via unrational)

Dude nailed it. We all need to work at being good. Even if we think we are.

(via jasmined)

(via upworthy)

minus18:

When you come out as trans, people sometimes take a while to adjust to your new pronouns, or don’t quite understand.

So we launched a new campaign to help! An article that introduces the topic, a video with a rundown from trans young people, and a web app where you can learn and practice pronouns!

Here’s our easy way to help your friends and family get your pronouns right and understand why it’s important.

(via fuckyeahlgbt)

roborenard:

absolutely destroy the idea that you have to be loved romantically and love romantically

destroy the idea that the end goal of life is to get into a romantic relationship/marriage

romantic love isn’t a requirement to live life and it never will be

(via cophinescockerspaniels)

Hiring new tech babies


makes me feel like the wispy white chick in After the Dark.

“To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.”

Oscar Wilde, De Profundis (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: psych-facts, via apoplecticskeptic)

asmallcoat said: cheers to being a serial intern. do you work in theatre in chicago or do you do sound tech for different stuff?

Hey there! I actually was interning for an economic development group on the north side of Chicago. Teching is fun, but it’s hard to make it pay the bills. So I’m looking for non-profit/community development work (-sarcastic laughter and quiet sobbing in the background-)