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Lesson One: Proper Citation
Men get quoted using surnames
Marx, Foucault, Habermas
But my professor keeps referring to my favorite theorists as
Iris, Emma, Rosa
or, because pronouns are hard, they ask me trick questions like
“Is it Judith or Jack now?”
knowing full well the answer is Halberstam.
My female professors get cited as Ann and Vicky
in articles written by their colleagues because
We’re all friends here, right?

Lesson Two: Decorum
At my first college debate tournament the men talked over every speech I gave
“She needs her partner to do the work for her because she’s an idiot”
while the judge sat there pretending not to hear
until I yelled “Fuck you” in the middle of my last speech.
The judge docked me speaker points because
using swear words is very unladylike.
He used my prep time to tell me so.

Lesson Three: Panel Etiquette
My adviser gave a talk on the politics of eating together at a conference
and spent her entire Q&A fielding thinly veiled jabs and questions like
“What if you don’t have a table” while the audience talked over her.
“If you don’t have a table, you take a table,” she spoke into the mic.
And I wondered if I could expect to be called honey and sweetie and young lady
at panels and if I cut off the speakers midway through and say
Imma let you finish but don’t EVER call me anything but my name again
would they use my speech time to chastise me for swearing?

Lesson Four: Constructing Arguments
When you’re the only feminist in the department, wear a skirt that’s too short and a pin in your lapel that says “Keep Warm, Burn the Rich”.
When the straight men tell you they don’t understand queer theory, tell them queer theory doesn’t understand them.
When they insult your work, insult their arguments. Is that ~political~ enough?
Don’t wait your turn. You don’t have to be polite.
Take the fucking table because you have earned your fucking seat.

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this school wasn’t meant for me to learn in // Rhiannon Love

15/30 is a day late SORRY I was drinking a milkshake and watching Fargo on FX.

(via rhiannonloveisnotarobot)

11 minutes ago on August 20th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Tagged as: #yes #words #sigh 
dynastylnoire:

niqabisinparis:

Citizens of Ferguson thanking Palestinians for tips on protests and tear gas remedies. 

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

dynastylnoire:

niqabisinparis:

Citizens of Ferguson thanking Palestinians for tips on protests and tear gas remedies. 

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

4 hours ago on August 20th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Tagged as: #ferguson #from gaze to ferguson #sigh 

natnovna:

"obama is fuckin up"

true 

"should have voted for the other guy"

FALSE 

4 hours ago on August 20th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

gxxdgxxn:

A$AP Rocky & Chanel Iman for Vogue September 2014

4 hours ago on August 20th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Tagged as: #damn 
How would fucking Nancy reply to anon hate

Anonymous

floccinaucinihilipilificationa:

4 hours ago on August 20th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
4 hours ago on August 20th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

nystic:

this is important please spread

4 hours ago on August 20th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Tagged as: #so disturbing #sigh #justiceformikebrown 
plays

buttonpoetry:

Ariana Brown & Arati Warrier - “Invisible” (CUPSI 2014)

"Before I know who is worthy, I have already opened my mouth for them."

A beautiful group piece from UT Austin, champions of this year’s College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

6 hours ago on August 19th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Tagged as: #still learning how to exist without doubting that im allowed to #slam poetry #video #beautiful 
cofierce:

Protester in ATL for #MikeBrown #Ferguson

cofierce:

Protester in ATL for #MikeBrown #Ferguson

6 hours ago on August 19th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Tagged as: #sigh #ferguson 

aconnormanning:

"So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality"

Actual idol

7 hours ago on August 19th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

micdotcom:

Truth can be found in the strangest places

Obviously, pop culture ephemera is often an inefficient (and, in some cases, grossly inappropriate) medium for explaining the intricacies of complex sociopolitical conflicts. But this episode, which was first broadcast on Nov. 11, 1991, resonates deeply in the wake of Ferguson (Jazz was worried about being shot six times; according to an autopsy reports, Michael Brown actually was). The sad fact is that Fresh Prince captured what remains, 23 years later, a disturbing truth for black Americans: They’re constantly in jeopardy for no other reason than “walking while black.” 

And this was true well before the death of Michael Brown

(GIFs via mvgl)

7 hours ago on August 19th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Tagged as: #sigh #fresh prince of belair #justiceformikebrown 

thegeekyblonde:

who else was gay for violet baudelaire growing up 

8 hours ago on August 19th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

I accept the nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and I hereby nominate Bill Murray, Andrew Gar-Field of Dreams, and Dame Maggie Smith.

10 hours ago on August 19th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Tagged as: #im here for #emma stone #andrew garfield of dreams you DORKS 

tastefullyoffensive:

[threepanelsoul]

10 hours ago on August 19th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
Tagged as: #cutest #comic 

fuck-benedict:

bellamy-at-221b:

so today it snowed for the first time this year and ive naturally been online all day and didnt know so i went to take out the garbage in bare feet and stepped in an inch snow and i just yelled "what the fUCK" and i just heard my neighbour in his backyard go “oh my god she’s outside”

this was the post that made me famous

this was it

this fucking post

goodbye

10 hours ago on August 19th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE