"How to love your depressed lover.
Last night I thought I kissed the loneliness from out your belly button. I thought I did, but later you sat up, all bones and restless hands, and told me there is a knot in your body that I cannot undo. I never know what to say to these things. “It’s okay.” “Come back to bed.” “Please don’t go away again.” Sometimes you are gone for days at a time and it is all I can do not to call the police, file a missing person’s report, even though you are right there, still sleeping next to me in bed. But your eyes are like an empty house in winter: lights left on to scare away intruders. Except in this case I am the intruder and you are already locked up so tight that no one could possibly jimmy their way in. Last night I thought I gave you a reason not to be so sad when I held your body like a high note and we both trembled from the effort.
Some people, though, are sad against all reason, all sensibility, all love. I know better now. I know what to say to the things you admit to me in the dark, all bones and restless hands. “It’s okay.” “You can stay in bed.” “Please come back to me again."
"You can say “Bitch” on national television but you can’t say “Shit” because in our society it’s more acceptable to degrade women than poop."
"At first glance it may seem empowering for women, a largely marginalized group in publishing, to lay claim to a genre. But the trifecta of “By women, for women, about women” implies that women only want to read and write certain types of books, and that books “about” women only belong in one genre, something we all know (or should know, from personal experience if nothing else) isn’t true. Instead of empowering female readers and writers, the tag instead underscores—perhaps even reinforces to some—their marginalized position. Also, it makes romance novels sound super-boring."
The trained stage actress is an intellectual— she sees her preparation of a Jacobean text for a possible performance with the Royal Shakespeare Company as a fun mind game. "Good for the ol’ brain cells. I suppose I’m a bit of a geek that way. It’s lucky that I enjoy reading, because as an actor you have to do a fuck load of it, whether it be scripts or research." Natalie Dormer for V Magazine
humans are so cute, when we say goodbye we put our arms around each other and to show we love someone we bring them flowers. we say hello by holding each other’s hand, and sometimes tiny little dewdrops form in our eyes. for pleasure we listen to arrangements of sounds, press our lips together, smoke dried leaves, get drunk off of old fruit. we’re all just little animals, falling in love and having breakfast beneath billions of stars :~)
Admittedly, I would absolutely find this hilarious if I didn’t know the simple fact that the smiling woman is the Prime Minister of Denmark!
The PM and Obama have met lots of times now …
… which is probably why they’re seated next to one another. I mean, come ON, obviously it’s not some random man-stealing bimbo that was placed next to the President of the United States.
But the media loves to pin women up against each other, so for good measure here’s a picture of all three smiling together and one of the two women alone…
Please, signal boost this and stop the idiotic scenario where these two intelligent and powerful women are being reduced to petty women that care only about the attention of a man - even if it is the President of the United States.
The more you know. Now, go forth an have an AWESOME day!
Kinda sad that this post is even necessary.
read an amazing article on how the reception of Michelle Obama’s “disapproving look” reinforces the stereotype about the “mad black woman”. It’s pretty annoying how people simplify her and put her in a box
This Article by Roxane Gay is a great addition to this commentary!
thinking about all the sweets i’m gonna bake for you
thinking about all the photos i’m gonna take of you