Tiptoe Tempest

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I'm a university student self-medicating with coffee. I watch a whole slew of shows. I also like sharing delicious feministy rants. I post daily poems and quotes over at http://askashadow.tumblr.com/

This blog is 2 parts fangirl, 2 parts aesthetic appreciation, and 1 part social/political observation.

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— 1 week ago

goodold-fashionedlovergirl:

Don’t unfollow an European during Eurovision or you will be cursed. You will forever be surrounded by glitter, Russian grannies and gay vampires from Romania.

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— 2 months ago with 24819 notes

She said things like: "When I met Johnny, I was pure virgin. He changed that. He was my first everything. My first real kiss. My first real boyfriend. My first fiancé. The first guy I had sex with. So he’ll always be in my heart. Forever. Kind of funny that word."  He responded with: ”I’d die for her. I love her so much. I don’t know what I would do without her. She’s going through a lot right now. I wish I could just kiss away the pain, make it go away, stop it, kill it! If she, you know, I don’t know what I would do. I’d kill myself. I love that girl. I love her. I love her almost more than I love myself.” Or: “Believe me, this Winona Forever tattoo is not something I took lightly…Her eyes kill me”.

She said things like: "When I met Johnny, I was pure virgin. He changed that. He was my first everything. My first real kiss. My first real boyfriend. My first fiancé. The first guy I had sex with. So he’ll always be in my heart. Forever. Kind of funny that word."  
He responded with: ”I’d die for her. I love her so much. I don’t know what I would do without her. She’s going through a lot right now. I wish I could just kiss away the pain, make it go away, stop it, kill it! If she, you know, I don’t know what I would do. I’d kill myself. I love that girl. I love her. I love her almost more than I love myself.” Or: “Believe me, this Winona Forever tattoo is not something I took lightly…Her eyes kill me”.

(Source: shine-on-me-crazy-diamond, via rouxx)

— 3 months ago with 188565 notes
Professors Love Answering Cold Emails from White Dudes, "Meh" on Everyone Else →

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sarahjhuynh:

writeswrongs:

Two more kickers: “There’s absolutely no benefit seen when women reach out to female faculty, nor do we see benefits from black students reaching out to black faculty or Hispanic students reaching out to Hispanic faculty,” and, “In business academia, we see a 25 percentage point gap in the response rate to Caucasian males vs. women and minorities.” Word, this sounds great, we’re doing great. [NPR]

But white male privilege doesn’t exist?

And then there’s this:

Milkman found there were very large disparities between academic departments and between schools. Faculty at private schools were significantly more likely to discriminate against women and minorities than faculty at public schools. And faculty in fields that were very lucrative were also more likely to discriminate. So there was very little discrimination in the humanities. There was more discrimination among faculty at the natural sciences. And there was a lot of discrimination among the faculty at business schools.

Uh-huh tell me again how science and money are ideologically neutral.

Wowza.

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— 3 months ago with 20901 notes
cartoonpolitics:

references assertions in the news that for every dollar paid to men in the USA, women earn only $0.77. In the case of  African American women that drops to $0.66 and for Hispanic women $0.58… (some background here)

cartoonpolitics:

references assertions in the news that for every dollar paid to men in the USA, women earn only $0.77. In the case of  African American women that drops to $0.66 and for Hispanic women $0.58… (some background here)

(Source: editorialcartoonists.com, via caterinasforzas)

— 3 months ago with 6354 notes