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April 17, 2014 at 10:38am
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Reblogged from radfeminist

If men’s kindnesses toward women were really only kindnesses, a man would be pleased if another man or woman offered these kindnesses to him. He would be pleased if another man or woman lit his cigarette or pulled out his chair for him. He would be pleased to derive his income, prestige, power and even his identity from his partner. He would take pride in another man’s or woman’s offer to walk him to his car at night. But in fact, “one of the very nasty things that can happen to a man is his being treated or seen as a woman, or womanlike.

— 

(Frye 1983, p. 136).”

Dee L.R. Graham (1995), Loving to Survive

(via quoilecanard)

Yeah!  This reality hit me a few months ago when a teenage boy at work said to another teenage boy, “ladies first!” in order to insult him.  Chivalry is not about respect or kindness.

(via my-sundown)

Chivalry is not /always/ about kindness or respect. Like many other acts, it can be loving or presumptuous or self-serving.

I’m sure many men would feel insulted to be compared to a woman, even in the best way possible, that man would be reacting with sexism. However, how often is a woman insulted by being called manly? Masculine? Is that woman’s offense also sexist? What if the commenter meant it as complimentary? Is attaching gender to an attribute itself inherently sexist?

Perhaps some of us are offended not because we so thoroughly disrespect the opposite gender, but because we are being judged in a way that does not correlate to our own sense of self?

I’m sure we all have moments of both. I myself am a woman who many would attach stereotypically masculine traits to. And in doing so, also often make assumptions about my sexuality. When I was younger, this was extremely distressing. Now I’m largely unfazed. I don’t know what that says about me now.

Additionally, my husband looks very much like the quintessential man. Tall, well built, and with an attractive 5 o’clock shadow. He’s also gentle, nurturing, sensitive, and not very handy. He shies from conflict. Some would find these latter attributes positive in a woman. Some would see them as faults in a man.

Perhaps being mindful of judgmental stances in general will move us past sexist tendencies in our thoughts, comments, and actions.

I, myself, like holding the door for my husband and he has always thanked me for my kindness.

(Source: radfeminist, via in-the-nervous-light)

April 15, 2014 at 12:17pm
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Reblogged from timeisaflatcircus

(Source: timeisaflatcircus, via newsweek)

February 18, 2014 at 3:40pm
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Reblogged from powells
powells:


Melissa Harrison‏ @M_Z_Harrison

"I’m pretty sure a typo like this, on the first page of your book, was just as painful in 1830 as it is now."

Don’t care that we’re late to the “peeface” game, this had us giggling too hard not to share.


Ohhhhh man.

powells:

"I’m pretty sure a typo like this, on the first page of your book, was just as painful in 1830 as it is now."

Don’t care that we’re late to the “peeface” game, this had us giggling too hard not to share.

Ohhhhh man.

February 17, 2014 at 11:20am
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Apocalyptic. #sky #clouds #portland

Apocalyptic. #sky #clouds #portland

8:40am
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slaughterhouse90210:

“The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon.”  ― George Orwell, 1984

Completely addicted to True Detective right now (who isn’t?). Rust Cohle is probably one of my favorite characters in all of television.

slaughterhouse90210:

“The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon.”
― George Orwell, 1984

Completely addicted to True Detective right now (who isn’t?). Rust Cohle is probably one of my favorite characters in all of television.

January 30, 2014 at 10:19am
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What laundry looks like in a Powell’s employee’s house. #powellsbooks #portland #tshirtsfordays #books @natedub

What laundry looks like in a Powell’s employee’s house. #powellsbooks #portland #tshirtsfordays #books @natedub

7:09am
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slaughterhouse90210:

“I have always liked the phrase “nursing a grudge” because many people are tender of their resentments as of the thing nearest their hearts.” ― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

slaughterhouse90210:

“I have always liked the phrase “nursing a grudge” because many people are tender of their resentments as of the thing nearest their hearts.”
― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

January 22, 2014 at 12:40pm
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Reblogged from thestripbar
thestripbar:

strip #417: can’t stop, won’t stop

My dash really understands me today.

thestripbar:

strip #417: can’t stop, won’t stop

My dash really understands me today.

(via patfalco)

12:00pm
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Oh. My. Sweet. Lord.

Oh. My. Sweet. Lord.

(Source: versaceslut, via derplodge)

11:52am
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Reblogged from bookpatrol
bookpatrol:

3 wheel mobile library in rural Italy

Finally, I’ve found my true calling: rural mobile library driver.

bookpatrol:

3 wheel mobile library in rural Italy

Finally, I’ve found my true calling: rural mobile library driver.

(via robdelaney)