Nuns Dare Call it Treason
newsweek: Lisa Miller is really great in this story about the Catholic church’s war on American nuns: Earlier this month, in something of a surprise, a nun at a Catholic hospital in Phoenix was excommunicated for approving a first-trimester abortion last year at that hospital to save the life of a critically ill patient. “An unborn child is not a disease,” said Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the...
The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.– Roseanne Barr (via melissaheartphoto:missworld:tulletulle)
Illustrations of Women Scientists Improves Girls'... →
rocketboom: Researchers from Rutgers University gave a short chemistry exam to local 9th and 10th graders—29 male and 52 female. The students read three pages of a chemistry text and then took the test on the material. All the texts were the same, but they were illustrated differently. One third of the students saw pictures in which everyone was a man. For another, there were only women in the...
Something in us recognizes the cosmos as home. We are made of stellar ash. Our...– Carl Sagan, Cosmos (via fuckyeahspace)
I'm bored and I need a nap.
thecynicsyndrome: There’s nothing worse than feeling bad and not being able to tell you. Not because you’d kill me or it would kill you, or we don’t love each other. It’s space. The sky is grey and clear, with pink and blue shadows under each cloud. A tiny airliner drops its specks over the UN Building. My eyes, like millions of glassy squares, merely reflect. Everything sees through me, in the...
Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed!)
Lana Turner has collapsed! I was trotting along and suddenly it started raining and snowing and you said it was hailing but hailing hits you on the head hard so it was really snowing and raining and I was in such a hurry to meet you but the traffic was acting exactly like the sky and suddenly I see a headline LANA TURNER HAS COLLAPSED! there is no snow in Hollywood there is no rain in California I...
I just brewed 64 ounces of tea in a pot my mom...
I now have 64 ounces of chili flavored tea. This is terrible.
The worst thing about not believing in God, or...
When I don’t get what I want, I can only blame myself. I think about the various things I could have done to make it happen - the different paths I should have taken, but didn’t, because of my timidity.
Do you ever just get so excited for the rest of...
Because I’m pretty excited right now.
I did not realize tumblr’s archive function had gotten so functional. Damn gurl.
Marxism meets campus social strata:
(Two kids in a library).
Guy 1: So I was in class and I heard someone refer to hipsters as the Doucheoisie.
Guy 2: So, what does that make fratboys? The Broletariat?
Guy 1: Well it does make sense if you think about it. We always see a struggle between the broletariat and the doucheoisie.
I just want to be done with school.
This entire thing (aka college) feels like it has been a giant waste of time. I’m sure after I finally find a job I will change my mind. But right now… I just feel like, what have I been doing these past four years?