As you might have heard, I got married in June. Didn’t believe me? Here’s proof!
Monthly reminder that I keep a running playlist of my favorite songs of 2014.
(said playlist would be vastly more complete if Myrone and Darlia would get their shit up on Spotify)
I think this sums up the current state of affairs quite nicely
Not really an infographic, but here’s something about Derek Jeter. http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/dj-28thsept2014.html
hmmm. gender is by its nature performative. if performance of dominance and control are an inherent part of maleness, then it might be that feelings DO negate gender, no?
I’d back that feelings don’t negate the privilege that comes with one’s presumed gender tho.
Of course you could argue there’s a difference between feeling emasculated (feeling like you don’t have power) and actually being emasculated (actually being removed from that power) too.
Never thought anyone could make a Robyn song completely heartbreaking, but if you’re in the need of a real cathartic cry, here you are.
Don’t get me wrong, I love this cover (actually the whole Allison Weiss EP is some next-level shit and real likely to land in my year-end Top 10).
But I can’t back this idea that the original isn’t completely heartbreaking. Or, like, at least a half dozen other Robyn songs too.
This month, long time friend of the blog Rebecca Traister wrote a stunning profile of candidate Lucy Flores for Elle Magazine. Flores, the Democratic hopeful for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada decimates other political origin stories – she’s Mexican-American, one of 13 siblings, the child of immigrants, and former gang member. She turned her life around, started at community college, became a lawyer, and decided to run for office. She’s unapologetically pro-choice (and one of the rare candidates that will share her own story.) Domestic violence shaped her world – and her life experiences lead to a very pro-populist platform.
But what really gives Flores’ story bite is her unique position in politics – not only who she is, but what she represents for the Democratic party:
"When a governor steps down in the state [of Nevada], the lieutenant governor, who’s not necessarily of the same party, assumes the post. Nevada’s current governor is the immensely popular Republican Brian Sandoval, whom Politico Magazine dubbed “The Man Who Keeps Harry Reid Up at Night.” That’s because many believe he’ll challenge the majority leader for his Senate seat in 2016, if, that is, the person who’d take his place is a fellow Republican: Flores’ opponent Mark Hutchison. Which makes Flores, to use Politico-speak, “The Woman Who Could Save Harry Reid’s Hide—and Keep the Senate in Democratic Hands.”
Go read it. Read it all.
Reblog if you want your followers to anonymously ask you one thing they want to know about you.
I doubt anyone will ask but what the heck.