1. brookehatfield:

    earlier this year i released a zine of flannery o’connor portraits, and yesterday the bitter southerner was kind enough to feature it. check it out to see all the illustrations from the zine, as well as some really incredible writing from the five stellar ladies who read at the release party at mint gallery last month. i also talked a little bit about the genesis of the project. particularly proud that 15-year-old jolisa brown, my mentee in the 2013 kipp scribes program, is in here, making her the youngest contributor the bitter southern has ever had. tl; dr if your friends are talented and you play well together DO IT DO IT

    yepppp

    Reblogged from: brookehatfield
  2. This is a tumblr of my coworker trying on our jackets while we’re not at our desk. This is my brand new, never worn, H&M grey fake leather number. Which apparently fits him. LOVELY.

    This is a tumblr of my coworker trying on our jackets while we’re not at our desk. This is my brand new, never worn, H&M grey fake leather number. Which apparently fits him. LOVELY.

    Reblogged from: manipeddy
  3. See, weasly old rednecks get their strength from making others feel small, and strong Southern girls get their strength from finding what’s big inside of themselves.

    Flannery O’Connor Walks Among Us Still — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

    This quote in the piece by Carleigh in this overall awesome Flannery tribute is absolutely perfect. Proud of my people today.

  4. I went to have a couple beers with my coworker, favorite buddy Joel this evening. My Milwaukee schedule shifted and he offered to treat me to a drink and catch up and chat about some stuff. We talked about how he’s going to end things with his lady friend, work, our weekends, that a man was killed by a cop a block from my house last night, and Ray Rice.

    The shooting and what happened and the potential sketchiness was a topic for a spell. Launching into my comments about being robbed, how I’d never really heard gunshots, and didn’t hear them last night. It was a frank and intense conversation. Admitting we were so lucky in this city. So many in Chicago don’t have the luxury of wondering, “huh have I ever heard real gunshots?” It’s sad and galling.

    At some point after, I mentioned Smith and his comments. He agreed they were dumb and I launched into my perspective and this story. This buddy is a man who I’ve spent lots and lots of time with. Who knows my dating history pretty thoroughly — as I know his. We are close. We discuss stuff that’s intense and embarrassing and uncomfortable all the time. 

    As I was talking about my experiences with DV, upbeat and relaxed. To the point, matter of fact, unemotional. He asked me to stop. He didn’t want to hear about it. It bothered him. It upset him. I said oh it doesn’t faze me, I’d really like to finish my point, cool? He looked pained and said … okay.

    I know part of his hesitation was concern for me and not wanting to confront that. But I’m fine now. I’ve been fine a long time. I, of course, stated my “it’s really important for me to be able to openly discuss these things” position. But it is. For so many reasons. It’s not attention or sympathy, it’s publicity. Spread the word, shit is common. And shouldn’t be. 

    He paused and told me gets it. And didn’t stop me further. So I continued and he listened and that’s all I needed. All lots of us need. Not a victim, not broken, not even emotional. It’s something that happens and we want to share. Feel we should or must and please don’t begrudge anyone an open ear and a little understanding. And zero need for you to feel sorry for me or anyone really. Victims, survivors, people of all types are just trying to live and we all have shit and maybe let people tell you about theirs.

  5. megwhat:

re: Uber

4.4! High five!

    megwhat:

    re: Uber

    4.4! High five!

    Reblogged from: megwhat
  6. My favorite type of antifeminism whinging is “WHAT ABOUT THE MEN OH NO HOW DARE YOU” whinging. Guess what ladies: lots of those bros don’t give one fuck about you or your equality. But yep keep paying them lip service. Trust me, they’re fine. They’ll manage without your support. That’s the whole fucking point.

  7. womenagainstfeminism:

submit your own pic, all pics stay anonymoushttp://womenagainstfeminism.tumblr.com/submitwomenagainstfeminism@gmail.com 
also visitwww.facebook.com/WomenAgainstFeminism

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF MASCULISM BECAME A THING
OMG. This is trolling right? No way this is at all valid? No fucking way.
New favorite tumblr alert /heart eye emoji

    womenagainstfeminism:

    submit your own pic, all pics stay anonymous
    http://womenagainstfeminism.tumblr.com/submit
    womenagainstfeminism@gmail.com 

    also visit
    www.facebook.com/WomenAgainstFeminism

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF MASCULISM BECAME A THING

    OMG. This is trolling right? No way this is at all valid? No fucking way.

    New favorite tumblr alert /heart eye emoji

    Reblogged from: womenagainstfeminism
  8. womenagainstfeminism:

submit your own pic (anonymous)http://womenagainstfeminism.tumblr.com/submitwomenagainstfeminism@gmail.com 
also visitwww.facebook.com/WomenAgainstFeminism

This is my favorite thing in the entire world. 
The logic is outstanding and flawless. 
"I have a boyfriend and he’s nice to me so feminism is moot." I’m glad you have that boyfriend, you’re too dumb to navigate this world alone. 
If this “movement” or tumblr or whatever wants to be taken seriously it shouldn’t publish this completely bizarre shit. You are undercutting your movement by being incredibly stupid.

    womenagainstfeminism:

    submit your own pic (anonymous)
    http://womenagainstfeminism.tumblr.com/submit
    womenagainstfeminism@gmail.com 

    also visit
    www.facebook.com/WomenAgainstFeminism

    This is my favorite thing in the entire world. 

    The logic is outstanding and flawless. 

    "I have a boyfriend and he’s nice to me so feminism is moot." I’m glad you have that boyfriend, you’re too dumb to navigate this world alone. 

    If this “movement” or tumblr or whatever wants to be taken seriously it shouldn’t publish this completely bizarre shit. You are undercutting your movement by being incredibly stupid.

    Reblogged from: womenagainstfeminism
  9. Is Every Speed Limit Too Low?

    jeffgiddens:

    Photo Credit: NDF
    When Lieutenant Gary Megge of the Michigan State Police attends a meeting, he sometimes asks, “How many of you broke the speed limit on your…

    This is pretty fascinating and as someone with upwards of 20 speeding tickets in 15 years … validating.

    Reblogged from: jeffgiddens
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