Name: Elizabeth

Nickname: ElizabethPlaysPiano, among others

Birthday: April 4th

Sexuality: heterosexual

Height: 5’10”

Time zone: Eastern

What timeand date is it there: Auguest 29th, 23:25

Average hours of sleep I get a night: roughly 7, but it varies widely

Last thing I googled was: Amnesty International

Most used phrase: “good Lord”

First word that comes to mind: “morpheme”

What I last said to a family member: “I’ll be there in a minute” to my mother when she left the room

One place that makes me happy and why: St. Michael’s because I like it and feel like I belong, but they aren’t clingy. And the music.

How many blankets I sleep under: sheet +2 max

Favorite beverage: milk

Last movie I watched in the cinema: a French documentary called “Cours de Babel”

You all have to listen to this song: “Second Hand News” by Fleetwood Mac

I will tag: lcabb, hipsterwhisperer, batandsharkgirl

Feminists live in relationship with people who (whether consciously or unconsciously) are sexist and anti-feminist. We live with people whose lives have gone seemingly untouched by the women’s movement, or who lack an awareness of the political character of their personal decisions. Our world is one that has only been partially and imperfectly transformed by feminism; all of us who would be feminists live at odds with the world around us.
… This dilemma – that feminist political consciousness requires of us that we understand those we love and care about as having made nonfeminist or even anti-feminist choices, which understanding puts in jeopardy those same relationships – is pervasive for feminists living in a world only partially transformed by feminism. Our political views and consciousness necessitate judgments about those we love: about the gendered division of labor within a friend’s marriage, about the choice a sister makes to leave the workforce to stay at home with her children, about the way a teenage daughter wants to dress and act, about the sexist and homophobic jokes a friend likes to tell, about how one’s partner places his career goals above one’s own, about a colleague’s desire to have another child before tenure when her case is already shaky. Yet, if we articulate these judgments, or allow them to affect our relationships, we risk triggering passionate conflict – which makes relationship unpleasant if not impossible. However, if we suspend judgment in the context of our personal relationships, we seem to be failing in courage as feminists – for feminism is precisely about reworking and revisioning the personal.


11 ways to solve rape better than nail polish

The more we depend on women to prevent rape, the easier it is to blame them when it happens to them. Here’s a look at the well-documented ways we can actually stop rape. Maybe it’s time we invest a little more time and resources into implementing them before we send gallons of nail polish to colleges across the country.

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I think the average guy thinks they’re pro-woman, just because they think they’re a nice guy and someone has told them that they’re awesome. But the truth is far from it. Unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations.
Junot Diaz (via luciaferr)



America is some fucked up dystopian shit honestly like how are y’all even surviving? Paying for healthcare? $60,000 on tuition? POC getting shot in Wal-Marts? White men shooting up elementary schools? That’s terrifying I’m worried about all of you

America doesn’t seem that terribly horrible when you live here day to day and you’ve known nothing else but when somebody says something like this it fucks you up really good.