hey babes, i’m making a mix for the women in beer event!

any songs come to mind that i should add?

(i.e. think all the way from wolfmother’s ‘woman’ to dancing the line of cheezy/unabashedly falling over it a la eurythmic’s ‘sisters are doing it for themselves’ et cetera)

i only bug you with said request because you have such smashing taste in music, duh

my roommate bought a copy of self magazine recently.
i, gladly, haven’t looked at one of these types of magazines since my early twenties, as it always ended up making me feel like shit
i was curious if anything changed.
NOPE.
still spewing DAMAGING ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT.

my roommate bought a copy of self magazine recently.

i, gladly, haven’t looked at one of these types of magazines since my early twenties, as it always ended up making me feel like shit

i was curious if anything changed.

NOPE.

still spewing DAMAGING ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT.

nbcnews:

A Rosie the Riveter original, still on the job at 93
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Meet Elinor Otto, 93, who gets up at 4 a.m. each workday and drives to the Boeing plant in Long Beach, Calif., where she inserts rivets into the wing sections of C-17 cargo planes. It’s a job she’s been doing at various aircraft assembly plants since 1942. That’s right — she’s one of the original “Rosie the Riveter” girls, and still at it.
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nbcnews:

A Rosie the Riveter original, still on the job at 93

(Photo: NBC Nightly News)

Meet Elinor Otto, 93, who gets up at 4 a.m. each workday and drives to the Boeing plant in Long Beach, Calif., where she inserts rivets into the wing sections of C-17 cargo planes. It’s a job she’s been doing at various aircraft assembly plants since 1942. That’s right — she’s one of the original “Rosie the Riveter” girls, and still at it.

More from NBC Nightly News

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it’s happening.

i’ve worked at three different beer bars.

each time, i mentioned to the management ‘how about we have an event celebrating women in the beer industry? we could feature beers brewed by women!’

the first beer bar said ‘i don’t know if there would be enough interest.’

the second beer bar said ‘i don’t know of any women brewing beer.’ and a week later released a list of skinny cocktail happy hour specials for ‘ladies.’

the third said ‘that is a great idea! … there is stoudts, and sixpoint, and half full…’

and then i said ‘we could even think bigger, and the women on staff here could collaborate on a beer for the event?’

and that is the story of how we are going to a CT brewery on the 20th to brew a beer for an event i’ve wanted to make happen for years.

'…the Senate considered a bill to appropriate money for transportation, housing and urban development.'

then..

'“I’ve never seen him work harder to kill a bill,” said Collins. “And this is my 17th year here.” '

side note: i sure wish my paychecks would still keep rolling in despite my ineffectiveness.

oceanicsteam:

motherjones:

Gonna take a pass on that one, ACTUAL FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR. But maybe you should read this.

The anti choice crowd at work. Let me also add on holy shit.

they aren’t even hiding their hatred of women anymore.

oceanicsteam:

motherjones:

Gonna take a pass on that one, ACTUAL FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR. But maybe you should read this.

The anti choice crowd at work. Let me also add on holy shit.

they aren’t even hiding their hatred of women anymore.

thepeoplesrecord:

seriouslyamerica:

This woman RIPS the Texas legislature apart, before being physically dragged from the hearing room by multiple security officers.

Seriously, just watch it.

And they drag her away and summon a man up to speak instead.

they are clearly afraid of powerful women.

(via opalinebaby)

publicshaming:

28 year old French tennis player Marion Bartoli is your 2013 Women’s Singles Wimbledon champion!

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That’s Bartoli there on your left. And I’m sure you can see the problem here. You don’t? Oh, that might be because you’re not a BIG SEXIST ASSHOLE. Because, if you were, you’d take one good look…

oh my fucking word.

youneedtolookatthis:

thehappyfangirl:

makingfists:

It’s like this…

You’re fourteen and you’re reading Larry Niven’s “The Protector” because it’s your father’s favorite book and you like your father and you think he has good taste and the creature on the cover of the book looks interesting and you want to know what it’s about. And in it the female character does something better than the male character - because she’s been doing it her whole life and he’s only just learned - and he gets mad that she’s better at it than him. And you don’t understand why he would be mad about that, because, logically, she’d be better at it than him. She’s done it more. And he’s got a picture of a woman painted on the inside of his spacesuit, like a pinup girl, and it bothers you.

But you’re fourteen and you don’t know how to put this into words.

And then you’re fifteen and you’re reading “Orphans of the Sky” because it’s by a famous sci-fi author and it’s about a lost generation ship and how cool is that?!? but the women on the ship aren’t given a name until they’re married and you spend more time wondering what people call those women up until their marriage than you do focusing on the rest of the story. Even though this tidbit of information has nothing to do with the plot line of the story and is only brought up once in passing.

But it’s a random thing to get worked up about in an otherwise all right book.

Then you’re sixteen and you read “Dune” because your brother gave it to you for Christmas and it’s one of those books you have to read to earn your geek card. You spend an entire afternoon arguing over who is the main character - Paul or Jessica. And the more you contend Jessica, the more he says Paul, and you can’t make him see how the real hero is her. And you love Chani cause she’s tough and good with a knife, but at the end of the day, her killing Paul’s challengers is just a way to degrade them because those weenies lost to a girl.

Then you’re seventeen and you don’t want to read “Stranger in a Strange Land” after the first seventy pages because something about it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth. All of this talk of water-brothers. You can’t even pin it down.

And then you’re eighteen and you’ve given up on classic sci-fi, but that doesn’t stop your brother or your father from trying to get you to read more.

Even when you bring them the books and bring them the passages and show them how the authors didn’t treat women like people.

Your brother says, “Well, that was because of the time it was written in.”

You get all worked up because these men couldn’t imagine a world in which women were equal, in which women were empowered and intelligent and literate and capable. 

You tell him - this, this is science fiction. This is all about imagining the world that could be and they couldn’t stand back long enough and dare to imagine how, not only technology would grow in time, but society would grow. 

But he blows you off because he can’t understand how it feels to be fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen and desperately wanting to like the books your father likes, because your father has good taste, and being unable to, because most of those books tell you that you’re not a full person in ways that are too subtle to put into words. It’s all cognitive dissonance: a little like a song played a bit out of tempo - enough that you recognize it’s off, but not enough to pin down what exactly is wrong.

And then one day you’re twenty-two and studying sociology and some kind teacher finally gives you the words to explain all those little feelings that built and penned around inside of you for years.

It’s like the world clicking into place. 

And that’s something your brother never had to struggle with.

IMPORTANT READING

Oh yes, so much this.  SO MUCH this.

"You get all worked up because these men couldn’t imagine a world in which women were equal”

(Source: stavingdarkness, via oldtobegin)

sexistfacebookdudes:

petitesurrealiste:

girl-non-grata:

As an added bonus, the dummy target’s shirt is ripped, exposing the bra and implying sexual assault.

Way to go, NRA.

How is this acceptable

the fuck

TW graphic violence against women, gun violence, domestic violence

What the actual fuck????

They’re called Zombie Industries, this is their website: http://zombieindustries.com/shop/terrorist/

Their twitter: https://twitter.com/ZombieInd (@ZombieInd)

we didn’t need any more reasons to hate the NRA, but this one is beyond fucked up.

(via thisisrapeculture)