In reference to [this] post and the requests in the comments and privately, here’s the instructions on how to make the K9 Shoulder Bag. The pattern images will print out a 1:1 ratio from what’s in the book so it’s good to go. Have fun!
“She came up to me [at SAG Awards] and said — ‘When I was in New York City, and I was starting to act, I wasn’t booking a lot of stuff, and my mom and I were talking about going back to Kentucky and maybe trying again when I was older. But I was really determined to not give up on acting, and I saw you in a newspaper as a boy from Kentucky who was making it in Hollywood. And I took it to my mom, and I was like, Look, he can do this. I can do this, too.’ (He pauses, smiling at the memory). So she’s nominated for an Academy Award and she’s telling me that I inspired her to keep going. It really took me back.”—Josh Hutcherson about Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence. Nylon Guys Magazine, March 2012 issue. (via girls-are-weird)
From birth we’re taught that we’re owed a beautiful girl. We all think of ourselves as the hero of our own story, and we all (whether we admit it or not) think we’re heroes for just getting through our day.
So it’s very frustrating, and I mean frustrating to the point of violence, when we don’t get what we’re owed. A contract has been broken. These women, by exercising their own choices, are denying it to us. It’s why every Nice Guy is shocked to find that buying gifts for a girl and doing her favors won’t win him sex. It’s why we go to “slut” and “whore” as our default insults — we’re not mad that women enjoy sex. We’re mad that women are distributing to other people the sex that they owed us.
Yes, the women in these stories are being portrayed as wonderful and beautiful and perfect. But remember, there are two ways to dehumanize someone: by dismissing them, and by idolizing them.
”—David Wong, 5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women (via chirart)
i went into the bank and asked what day it was and the teller said “march 26th” so i asked “and the year?” and she kinda looked at me for a second before saying “2012”. i threw my hands up in the air and yelled “IT WORKED” before turning to leave.
THEN AS I WAS JOGGING OUT OF THE BANK SOME OTHER DUDE CAME UP TO ME LIKE “HOLY CRAP, YOUR MACHINE WORKED TOO?” AND WE HIGH FIVED AND RAN OFF.
Wonderful. Just. Wonderful. And I have to admit that I liked Peeta/Katniss a lot more than in the book. I’m all about Gale in the books because Katniss’ affection for him is based on genuine companionship, whereas I felt like she only develops an emotional attachment to Peeta based on being in an extremely emotional situation and him being the only one who isn’t trying to murder her. Plus we read her thoughts about him and until the last chapter is like “we’re playing it up for the cameras this is crap” BUT W/E I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS.
And an extra big FUCK YOU to the racist assholes talking shit about Rue. The character and the actress both ruled. I liked her in the books and Amandla Stenberg is beautiful and perfect for the character. StenbergAsRue4Life tbh.
As much as I’d like to think Santorum is especially sociopathic, we all know every last one of those candidates has probably called Barack Obama a nigger in their spare time. Santorum is just the lucky goose who fucked up and said it on camera. You know Mittens is gonna watch that shit tomorrow and be like, “Damn, Rick. You can’t say that on television.”
“Women and men do not receive an equal education because outside of the classroom women are not perceived as sovereign beings but as prey…. the capacity to think independently, to take intellectual risks, to assert ourselves mentally is inseparable from our physical way of being in the world, our feelings of personal integrity. If it is dangerous for me to walk home late of an evening from the library because I am a woman and I can be raped then, how self possessed, how exuberant can I feel as I sit and work at the library? How much of my working energy is drained by by the subliminal knowledge that as a woman, I test my physical right to exist every time I go out alone.”—
Adrienne Rich, feminist writer who recently passed away. It is from a chapter called, “Taking Women Students Seriously” from her book called, On Lies, Secrets and Silence.
“for what it’s worth, I just asked my gf if she felt she had been discriminated against or had an unfair life because of her sex and she laughed at me. she said, ‘absolutely not.’ I asked her if any of her friends ever felt that way and she says no, not a single female that she is close to feels like they have an unfair life. shrug.”—
From a DudeBro DoucheBro after a long discussion on sexism and whether or not it exists or matters. Shrug, indeed. (via becausegretchensaidso)
Reminds me of a Philosophy class where the TA said guys feel just as much pressure to be physically attractive as women. I tried to explain that they may feel pressure, but are still valued beyond their appearance. He laughed at me. I shared what it feels like as a women to be valued for beauty and live under the male gaze. He asked a girl in heels if she felt oppressed and since she giggled and said “no,” he concluded I was wrong. She said she wore them because she liked them, not for anyone else. I said heels were designed to present a women as long, lean, (and often frail) and that whether or not we realize it, we have eternalized a lot of social norms on how a woman is supposed to look. We may “like” certain styles of clothes and makeup, but that’s because of the society we grew up in. I went into more depth about this, but I was the only women studies major in the course and the TA just kept laughing and saying how he sees billboards with strong men and that’s a lot of pressure. THIS WAS A PHILOSOPHY OF HUMAN RIGHTS COURSE.
My biggest problem with this is that even the women that say they haven’t been discriminated against have - I guaranfuckingtee - at some point had a “omg that guy was such a creep I said no like 10 times why didn’t he just get a clue?!” moment. Same thing. It’s just that in our society, that sort of sexism is “normal” so most of us write it off without much thought. The woman that feels she’s never been treated differently based on her sex is just working using a different definition of “discrimination”, the one that where someone says “it’s because you are a woman” to their face. Unfortunately, real discrimination happens every day, we just put up with it because we’re used to it.
I hope that on April 1st Rick Santorum announces that his entire campaign was just a big joke and that everyone got fooled and we’ll all have a nice laugh about the whole thing and forget that he was ever seriously considered as a candidate.