"Feminism is not about who opens the jar.

It is not about who pays for the date. It is not about who moves the couch. It is not about who kills the bugs. It is not about who cooks the dinner. It’s not even about who stays home with the kids, as long as the decision was made together, after thinking carefully about your situation and coming to an agreement that makes sense for your particular marriage and family.

It is about making sure that nobody ever has to do anything by “default” because of their gender. The stronger person should move the couch. The person who enjoys cooking more, has more time for it, and/or is better at it should do the cooking. Sometimes the stronger person is male, sometimes not. Sometimes the person who is best suited for cooking is female, sometimes not. You should do what works.

But it is also about letting people know that it is okay to change. If you’re a woman who wants to become stronger, that’s great. If you’re a man who wants to learn how to cook, that’s also great. You might start out with a relationship where the guy opens all the jars and the girl cooks all the meals, but you might find that you want to try something else. So try it."
"They say, best men are molded out of faults,
And, for the most, become much more the better
For being a little bad."
— William Shakespeare (via renaissance-art)
The Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire.

This thing was great. I bought a wooden pirate sword, and finally ate a giant turkey leg like Henry VIII The Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire.

This thing was great. I bought a wooden pirate sword, and finally ate a giant turkey leg like Henry VIII The Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire.

This thing was great. I bought a wooden pirate sword, and finally ate a giant turkey leg like Henry VIII The Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire.

This thing was great. I bought a wooden pirate sword, and finally ate a giant turkey leg like Henry VIII The Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire.

This thing was great. I bought a wooden pirate sword, and finally ate a giant turkey leg like Henry VIII The Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire.

This thing was great. I bought a wooden pirate sword, and finally ate a giant turkey leg like Henry VIII The Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire.

This thing was great. I bought a wooden pirate sword, and finally ate a giant turkey leg like Henry VIII The Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire.

This thing was great. I bought a wooden pirate sword, and finally ate a giant turkey leg like Henry VIII The Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire.

This thing was great. I bought a wooden pirate sword, and finally ate a giant turkey leg like Henry VIII

The Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire.

This thing was great. I bought a wooden pirate sword, and finally ate a giant turkey leg like Henry VIII

mountstar:

Types of matter

mediamattersforamerica:

"Let men be men": Fox hosts eagerly agreed with the NY Post article that claimed “catcalls are flattering.” 
A few more gems from this segment: 
"They mean it in a nice way."
"It’s nice to get compliments."
"As long as you don’t come within arms length, it’s fine."
But for many women, catcalls are humiliating and degrading. Some blame themselves, wondering what they could have done differently to prevent it. And the consequences can considerably affect a person’s social behavior and habits, as women report “they avoid eye contact and walking alone in public, or change their outfits or routes to avoid harassment.”  
In reality, this is no small problem. According to Stop Street Harassment, “at least 65% of women have experienced catcalls, leers, and unwanted sexual propositions,” disproportionately affecting those with low incomes, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. And while there are federal laws protecting women from workplace harassment, street harassment is addressed on a state-by-state basis.
Let’s bring some voices of reason into this discussion:
Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY:

Catcalling does not mean you are beautiful, smart, strong or interesting. Catcalling means a stranger values you so little he doesn’t care if he makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

Margaret Eby, Brooklyn Magazine:

Catcalling is about control, not about your cute shorts. It’s an assertion that women are just visitors in a male space, there to be assessed by appearance and summarily dismissed or flirted with.

Ashley Ross, TIME:

To legitimize catcalling is to give voice to those who don’t deserve it: the man who told me he wanted to perform oral sex on me, the man who said he wanted it the other way around and the man who said he could have me if he wanted me. 

The dehumanizing culture of catcalling must stop, but conservative media outlets like Fox aren’t helping. It’s up to us all to educate ourselves about the harms of harassment, so that women can truly be free in the streets of America.
mediamattersforamerica:

"Let men be men": Fox hosts eagerly agreed with the NY Post article that claimed “catcalls are flattering.” 
A few more gems from this segment: 
"They mean it in a nice way."
"It’s nice to get compliments."
"As long as you don’t come within arms length, it’s fine."
But for many women, catcalls are humiliating and degrading. Some blame themselves, wondering what they could have done differently to prevent it. And the consequences can considerably affect a person’s social behavior and habits, as women report “they avoid eye contact and walking alone in public, or change their outfits or routes to avoid harassment.”  
In reality, this is no small problem. According to Stop Street Harassment, “at least 65% of women have experienced catcalls, leers, and unwanted sexual propositions,” disproportionately affecting those with low incomes, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. And while there are federal laws protecting women from workplace harassment, street harassment is addressed on a state-by-state basis.
Let’s bring some voices of reason into this discussion:
Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY:

Catcalling does not mean you are beautiful, smart, strong or interesting. Catcalling means a stranger values you so little he doesn’t care if he makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

Margaret Eby, Brooklyn Magazine:

Catcalling is about control, not about your cute shorts. It’s an assertion that women are just visitors in a male space, there to be assessed by appearance and summarily dismissed or flirted with.

Ashley Ross, TIME:

To legitimize catcalling is to give voice to those who don’t deserve it: the man who told me he wanted to perform oral sex on me, the man who said he wanted it the other way around and the man who said he could have me if he wanted me. 

The dehumanizing culture of catcalling must stop, but conservative media outlets like Fox aren’t helping. It’s up to us all to educate ourselves about the harms of harassment, so that women can truly be free in the streets of America.

mediamattersforamerica:

"Let men be men": Fox hosts eagerly agreed with the NY Post article that claimed “catcalls are flattering.” 

A few more gems from this segment

  • "They mean it in a nice way."
  • "It’s nice to get compliments."
  • "As long as you don’t come within arms length, it’s fine."

But for many women, catcalls are humiliating and degrading. Some blame themselves, wondering what they could have done differently to prevent it. And the consequences can considerably affect a person’s social behavior and habits, as women report they avoid eye contact and walking alone in public, or change their outfits or routes to avoid harassment.”  

In reality, this is no small problem. According to Stop Street Harassment, “at least 65% of women have experienced catcalls, leers, and unwanted sexual propositions,” disproportionately affecting those with low incomes, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. And while there are federal laws protecting women from workplace harassment, street harassment is addressed on a state-by-state basis.

Let’s bring some voices of reason into this discussion:

Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY:

Catcalling does not mean you are beautiful, smart, strong or interesting. Catcalling means a stranger values you so little he doesn’t care if he makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

Margaret Eby, Brooklyn Magazine:

Catcalling is about control, not about your cute shorts. It’s an assertion that women are just visitors in a male space, there to be assessed by appearance and summarily dismissed or flirted with.

Ashley Ross, TIME:

To legitimize catcalling is to give voice to those who don’t deserve it: the man who told me he wanted to perform oral sex on me, the man who said he wanted it the other way around and the man who said he could have me if he wanted me.

The dehumanizing culture of catcalling must stop, but conservative media outlets like Fox aren’t helping. It’s up to us all to educate ourselves about the harms of harassment, so that women can truly be free in the streets of America.

belleeau:

untitled - Alnwick, Northumberland, England by ardemonia . on Flickr.

Pittsburgh.
Jewel of the Allegheny.
Paris of the Monongahela.

I feel like I’m home.

US Steel factory, Monroeville, PA.

20 minutes from Pittsburgh station.

Really, Amtrak, that little thing of gin is supposed to be enough for a cocktail?

Good thing I bought my own in Philadelphia, and have been on the wagon since 1. Really, Amtrak, that little thing of gin is supposed to be enough for a cocktail?

Good thing I bought my own in Philadelphia, and have been on the wagon since 1.

Really, Amtrak, that little thing of gin is supposed to be enough for a cocktail?

Good thing I bought my own in Philadelphia, and have been on the wagon since 1.

I hate altoona, PA.

I love trains.

I had the entire Thomas the Tank Engine set, in wood and metal,when I was eight. I went to Steamtown every fall for years. I reblog pictures of trains for you people all the time.

But between the people from altoona sitting behind me, and the WiFi that is intermittently garbage, this is enough with this goddamn trip.

lonequixote:

The Flight of the Nymphs  ~ Henri-Edmond Cross

rawpixxx:

F!LMNO!R by Neave Bozorgi on Hold.

(Source: sirneave)

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/125th
  4. Focal Length: 74mm
People need to stop putting pictures of me on the internet

People need to stop putting pictures of me on the internet

(Source: gregxrypeck)