“Funny: I once sat on a panel with Adam Mansbach, the author of the best-selling parody “Go the F— to Sleep.” At one point in the discussion, he conceded that his partner put his child to bed most nights. He may have written a book about the tyranny of toddlers at bedtime, but in his house, it was mainly Mom’s problem.”—
Jennifer Senior’s All Joy and No Fun is great — in some cases better than the source material it draws heavily from (I couldn’t get through The Philosophical Baby) — but I wanted to specially excerpt this here. Available in a chapter(ish) she published at WSJ. (via cureforbedbugs)
I saw this guy on a panel once and he speaks in person using AAVE. It’s real weird.
Kathleen Hale on getting too many mulligans in what was always her favorite game.
"All in all I Iost my virginity five times. After Tyler, there was Sam, then Zach, then Brandon. All nice boys. All virgins. By the time graduation rolled around, I’d “seriously” dated them all in order to fuck them. Like Tyler, each one needed me to be a virgin, too, in order to fuck me."
OP here. I am a bisexual and didn't mean to come off as rude I just think it's very different to like the way naked breasts look and to actually functionally be in a same sex relationship. I feel like some use bisexual leanings as a way to get attention or look edgy/sexier. It brings the rest of us down. Sorry for getting tumblr all in a lather
If someone identifies as something, I’d tend toward taking them at their word. It’s hard enough as is for all of us. Let’s not nitpick each other.
The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.
This is an old article but Nicole Cliffe just reposted it and it is heartbreaking.
Have you ever dated a woman? I have a friend who says she is bi but this seems to be purely based on liking how woman's bodies look in tumblr pictures...
This is a gross question to ask a bisexual person. You’re essentially requesting I prove that I like women “for real” and the implication is that I am “pretending” for some reason. Would you ever ask a straight person if they were actually straight even though they’d never had a partner? Would you doubt the identity of a gay person who was a “virgin?” It’s mostly bisexuals who get this sort of “You can’t possibly know unless…” and it’s shitty.
deciding i was pretty was the best thing that i ever did
one day i was just like
fuck this im pretty
and i was
i’m reblogging this twice because this is probably the truest statement I’ve ever come across. And it holds power and ability for every person struggling within themselves. use this because it will make a difference in your life.
“I think it’s just the simple nature of the story, it’s about the little moments, something that is glossed over in almost all modern entertainment. It’s the supposedly boring moments, the things that supposedly don’t matter. But in reality, I think those are things that do matter, not these big set-piece moments, the things you’re told are going to define you. The first kiss doesn’t really matter that much. The film explores that and how important your relationships are with your family members. It’s very easy to become resentful of the people that raised you or the people that you raise, just because you’re so close to them. It’s hard to see them sympathetically for the person that they are. And part of what the film expresses is that we’re all trying.”—Ellar Coltrane, star of Boyhood, TIME Magazine
“If you’ve ever been to an open-mic: Men are not funny…. No-one is funny! …”I’m on tinder! I’m white! My dick, something…” I’m so bored by white male comics, when they get on stage and they’re like, buttoned-down shirt, they love Louis CK, they have a beard… They’re like “Oh yeah, Louis CK said some great things about feminism”. You know who else said something great about feminism? Tons of women throughout history. Any woman who you’re not even listening to because you have to hear it from some bald guy.”—