This is why you cant trust women, even when theyre mouth is closed theyre still lying to you
you do realize that this is really hurtful right?
i did not do this to show how i am ‘lying’ to men or anyone, it’s not about how you, as a man, should feel about it - it’s about myself.
to me your statement sounds as if the left side of this picture is something awful or horrible. and no, it’s not. it is my face - with and without makeup. and whether i chose to wear it or not is MY AND JUST MY decision. and when i do, i do it for myself - so that i feel good about myself - not for you.
So not only do men expect women to be 100% picture perfect looking, but when they actually wear makeup and look nice, they’re lying about their appearance!!! Wow, it’s like no matter what women do, they lose!!!!
"Wow, it’s like no matter what women do, they lose!!!!"
[TW: rape] I have gotten one question repeatedly from young men. These are guys who liked the book, but they are honestly confused. They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped.
The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high.
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”
Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.
And guys don’t understand why she was upset.
Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.
refers to the conservative christian owners of the giant Hobby Lobby chain of stores having won an injunction against Obamacare’s birth control requirement, allowing the for-profit company to withhold contraceptive coverage from its employees. The Supreme Court is now to review the case ..(here)
Guess where NOT to buy felt this holiday season?
The best books live on in your head long after they are finished. As you read, you are turning the pages faster and faster to find out what happens next, only to feel bereft when you reach the end.
The ACA provided states with federal funds to institute a Medicaid expansion. The states chose to expand the program also were able to set up their own state exchanges, which were relatively free from the problems the federal site had. Vermont decided to take it a step further by setting up their very own single payer system.
The slogan of the program: Everybody in, nobody out.
The program will be fully operational by 2017, and will be funded through Medicare, Medicaid, federal money for the ACA given to Vermont, and a slight increase in taxes. In exchange, there will be no more premiums, deductibles, copay’s, hospital bills or anything else aimed at making insurance companies a profit. Further, all hospitals and healthcare providers will now be nonprofit.
They estimate this will end up saving Vermont 25% per capita over the current system, in addition to preventing some proportion of the 45,000 preventable deaths that occur annually in the US due to the inability to afford treatment.
Hot damn, Vermont, you sexy maple loving beasts.
This *almost* makes me want to move to Vermont. However, I would never survive a single Winter there.
Q:Have you thought about doing a calendar? I was just thinking of a "2014 Dumbing of Age" calendar, each month would be a different scene from the school campus/dorms, with one or more of the cast in the pic, appropriate for the month. Maybe Walky/Dorothy in Feb, Spring Break scene in April, Classroom/Test Taking in May, Sal on her bike in June, fireworks over the fountain in July, etc.
I looked into calendars last year, but there aren’t any places that make them in small enough quantities at prices that wouldn’t be insane to turn around and then try to sell. Does anybody want a $50 DoA calendar? Probably not. These places were meant to offer personalized calendars for individual sale to grandmothers.
The only other option is to make like thousands of them and sell probably five and then lose a lot of money and eventually bury them all somewhere in Arizona.
Yikes! I wonder what kind of deal Howard Tayler got for his Schlock Mercenary calendar (and if he made a profit). I forgot how much the one I bought at GenCon 2012 was, but it certainly wasn’t $50.
Nancy [Tomodachi Forever]
Nancy needed a nose ring.
DID she? Did she really? ;p #oldman