Gina

Grad student.
New York City for now.

“I don’t think it’s terribly controversial to note that women, from a young age, are required to consider the reality of the opposite gender’s consciousness in a way that men aren’t. This isn’t to say that women don’t often misunderstand, mistreat, and stereotype men, both in literature and in life. But on a basic level, functioning in society requires that women register that men are fully conscious; it is not really possible for a woman to throw up her hands and write men off as eternally unknowable space aliens — and even if she says she has, she cannot really behave as though she has. Every element of her life — from reading books about boys and men to writing papers about the motivations of male characters to being attentive to her own safety to navigating most any institutional or professional or economic sphere — demands an ironclad familiarity with, and belief in, the idea that men really are fully human entities. And no matter how many men come to the same conclusions about women, the structure of society simply does not demand so strenuously that they do so. If you didn’t really deep down believe that women were, in general, exactly as conscious as you, you could probably still get by in life. You could probably still get a book deal. You could probably still get elected to office.”

– Jennifer duBois, Writing Across Gender (via feimineach)

"Brokeheart: Just like that" by Patrick Rosal »

saturnrising:

When the bass drops on Bill Withers’
Better Off Dead, it’s like 7 a.m. and I confess I’m looking
over my shoulder once or twice
just to make sure no one in Brooklyn
is peeking into my third-floor window
to see me in pajamas I haven’t washed
for three weeks before I slide
from sink to stove in one...
I was cleaning out my hard drive and found this photo of me taken in my first apartment (well, room) in New York. I lived with 3 strangers in Ditmas Park and we had both mice and roaches, however I was the only one that seemed to be bothered by their presence. Also our landlord was a scumbag that I never actually met face to face. He stole $600 from me in the form of a security deposit by never returning my calls when I moved out. Oh and a month before I moved in, they had a bedbug outbreak. So basically: I got it all out of the way early.

I was cleaning out my hard drive and found this photo of me taken in my first apartment (well, room) in New York. I lived with 3 strangers in Ditmas Park and we had both mice and roaches, however I was the only one that seemed to be bothered by their presence. Also our landlord was a scumbag that I never actually met face to face. He stole $600 from me in the form of a security deposit by never returning my calls when I moved out. Oh and a month before I moved in, they had a bedbug outbreak. So basically: I got it all out of the way early.