(Also the hilarious case of [people] crying about racism due to it)
Yes, I did.
Doodle Time by Sarah Anderson [tumblr | twitter | facebook]
That is totally me. I always have the twitch (that’s what I call it)..and then, inevitably, I will witness the most horrible tantrum ever and my ovaries just close up.
Telling my child he’s white also won’t help him understand why children who were less than one-quarter Japanese were interned during World War II; why a stranger would look at him and say there are no “pure races” anymore; why a leading theatre company in our city unabashedly staged a yellowface production of an operetta; why kids on the playground pull back their eyes in a slant and spit out one of those ridiculous anti-Asian chants that just won’t go away. When I tell my son that he is Asian, mixed-race, multiracial, and a person of color, I’m not denying him parts of his ancestral-ethnic heritage. I’m teaching him about the race politics that intrude upon our lives whether we want them to or not. I’m preparing him to exist in a world that obstinately persists in being racially divided. And I’m trying to let him know something about the ways he has and will continue to be judged throughout his life, not because he’s white — but because he’s mixed with color. — Why Mixed with White isn’t White | Hyphen magazine - Asian American arts, culture, and politics
A Child’s Host
Seriously, the State Senator of Virginia referred to a woman as a child’s host? Women aren’t even people. WTF
When you start seeing your worth, you’ll find it harder to stay around people who don’t. — Worth by Emily S. P. (via bermira)
(Source: emilythefitblr, via clichepunk)
There can be something enjoyable, even revelatory about that feeling of self-protection, which is why we seek out circumstances in which we can feel more acutely the contrast between the outside world and our inner selves. — Joshua Rothman on Virginia Woolf’s idea of privacy: http://nyr.kr/1kIis8a (via newyorker)
(Source: newyorker.com, via ayse)
Omg my fan girl just went nuts!! I love #foodnetwork I’m a huge fan of #danielradcliffe (you just have to look at my sketchbook to know that…) and his going to be on #TheKitchen!! *happy freacking dance*
So, I just watched a different episode of this show and I am going to pass. They were showing “Go to Snacks” and one of the hosts basically put old donuts and squished them in a panini press and was like “Here you go!” Everyone else has a recipe of some kind and put stuff together.
Then it was like the rest of the hosts had to pretend they thought it was amazing. Seriously! pressing old donuts in a panini press????? that’s your incredible snack?!?! Then she also tried to say that a frozen banana/nutella/peanut butter ice cream thing was “fat free.” SERIOUSLY!!!!???!!!! I’m just going to say that on weight watchers a tablespoon of peanut butter is like 7 points!!!
The show might be ok but that girl needs to go or work on a new schtick because she was not that compelling a host. I was going to try to figure out her name but why bother…
(Source: The Drop Kings)
I have been trying to talk to my kids about how failing is good thing. Maybe they don’t look at failing as failing though. I sometimes feel they see it as “it just didn’t work out.” But it is hard to get kids to just try something and not get completely frustrated when it doesn’t work the first time.
How did our society get so far from just letting folks mess up???