"There’s no point to a guy yelling, “Hey sexy baby” at me out of the passenger window of a car as it speeds past. Even if I was into creepy misogynists and wanted to give him my number, I couldn’t. The car didn’t even slow down. But that’s okay, because he wasn’t actually hitting on me. The point wasn’t to proposition me or chat me up. The only point was to remind me, and all women, that our bodies are his to stare at, assess, comment on, even touch. “Hey sexy baby” is the first part of a sentence that finishes, “this is your daily message from the patriarchy, reminding you that your body is public property”."- My First Name Ain’t Baby: ‘Hey Baby’ and Street Harassment (via official-mens-frights-activist)
"Whoever reflects recognizes that there are empty and lonely spaces between one’s experiences."-
Pioneering Harvard psychologist Jerome Bruner, who is 99 today, on art as a mode of knowing, its intersections with science, and its four psychological aspects – so good.
In Westminster you’ll find the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Horse Guards Parade and fantastic night time views from Westminster Bridge. It’s a sightseer’s paradise, and it’s starred in films like Skyfall and TV programmes like Doctor Who and the title sequence of Sherlock.
"Books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever. No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man’s eternal fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
From the series: World War II Posters, 1942 - 1945
Banned Books Week is September 21 - 27, 2014
This morning my boss called me up and asked if I want to run all operations at a new brewery. I had just woke up, not yet brushed my hair/teeth, and was wearing a Michelle Tanner shirt that exclaimed “HOW RUDE!” Once I realized that I was not still dreaming, I said yes. And thus began an epic adventure.
Via Electric Lit.
Not sure if this is more encouraging or daunting, but it’s definitely interesting!
File under: reasons I don’t want to read GOT