Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society’s definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference—those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are Black, who are older—know that survival is not an academic skill. It is learning how to take our differences and make them strengths. For
the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. —
Audre Lorde, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”
If there’s an antidote for internet comments, it’s her.
I’m guessing no one on Andrea Mitchell’s staff bothered to look at all those tweets.
I’m not always a fan of stunt casting but why haven’t these two guest-starred together on an episode of The Mindy Project yet?
Everyone is too relaxed about Ebola tbh. It’s kind serious
I’m so fucking tired of dealing with the fragile straight white male ego.
Frankly I debated even including straight because I hate my own ego, but I’m not advocating mass shootings because the womenfolk are critiquing my toys nor am I “standing with” anyone who shoots unarmed black men, so I’ve got that going for me.
Confession: I’ve been afraid to look too closely at that FLOTUS turnip vine for fear of ragestroke from the inevitable racist comments.
Lucky (Pierre) me!
They said, ‘What’s in the box?’
I said, ‘a large gold medal,’ as one does.
So they opened it up and they said, ‘What’s it made out of?’
I said, ‘gold.’
And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’
‘The King of Sweden.’ — What It’s Like to Carry Your Nobel Prize through Airport Security | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network