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If reading softens one up, writing does the reverse. To write you have to be tough, do you not? - An Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  • #regram of Emma Watson being a real life Hermione Granger with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon #HeForShe

    #regram of Emma Watson being a real life Hermione Granger with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon #HeForShe

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  • He’s into conspiracy
    He’s into theophany
    He’s into phenomenology
    He’s into deeds
    He don’t mix his words
    listen to Bloc Party, grow your vocabulary.     
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  • Jon Stewart: 'Women have to be careful and not drink at these parties so they don't make themselves vulnerable to these types of sexual assault.' But nobody says, hey, maybe men should not drink because that might make them... it's mind boggling. It's all about women must dress differently. Women must walk differently. Women must drink differently. Why are we not able to hold men to account for this behavior? It is this idea of 'Dudes will be dudes!'
    Senator Gillibrand: It is the decision makers. The NFL clearly got this wrong. In the military the commanders want to stay in charge even though there were 26,000 rapes, sexual assaults, and unwanted sexual contact last year alone and only 3,000 were reported. And all the survivors, over and over and over, they keep saying 'we don't trust the chain of command, we don't believe justice is possible.' On college campuses you see the same thing: victim blaming, no justice, not dealing with these cases appropriately. Women's voices need to be heard.
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  • One of the biggest and earliest wins for fandom can be credited to a single shrewd nerd girl. In 1968, Trek superfan Betty Jo “Bjo” Trimble learned that NBC was planning on canceling the new show Star Trek, which wasn’t doing as well as expected after two seasons (at the time, shows that didn’t make it to three seasons didn’t get reruns and tended to fall through the cracks of TV history). Together with her husband, John, she organized a massive grassroots letter-writing campaign that rallied fans across the country to demand the show be saved. Obviously, the crusade worked, and thanks to third-season syndication, Trek has become one of the longest-running and most lucrative — not to mention one of the most socially progressive — franchises ever.
    "The Most Feminist Moments in Sci-fi History" from The Cut    
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  • "Shakespeare was the third born to his parents, but the first to survive infancy. Four of his siblings died young. His son, Hamnet, died at eleven and left behind a twin. Plague closed the theaters again and again, death flickering over the landscape. And now in a twilight once more lit by candles, the age of electricity come and gone, Titania turns to face her fairy king. ‘Therefore the moon, the governess of floods, pale in her anger, washes all the air, that rheumatic diseases do abound."
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is on bookshelves today. 

    "Shakespeare was the third born to his parents, but the first to survive infancy. Four of his siblings died young. His son, Hamnet, died at eleven and left behind a twin. Plague closed the theaters again and again, death flickering over the landscape. And now in a twilight once more lit by candles, the age of electricity come and gone, Titania turns to face her fairy king. ‘Therefore the moon, the governess of floods, pale in her anger, washes all the air, that rheumatic diseases do abound."

    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is on bookshelves today. 

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  • emilystjohnmandel:

Posted to Twitter just now by a London book blogger: a paragraph of things that I would not miss very much if civilization were to collapse tomorrow, although I’ve mostly enjoyed my time on the Internet and am certain that I’d retain some fond memories of it.

    emilystjohnmandel:

    Posted to Twitter just now by a London book blogger: a paragraph of things that I would not miss very much if civilization were to collapse tomorrow, although I’ve mostly enjoyed my time on the Internet and am certain that I’d retain some fond memories of it.

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  • Sprawl II

#reflektor #arcadefire

    Sprawl II

    #reflektor #arcadefire

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  • Smoot Bridge - yarn bombed! #boston

    Smoot Bridge - yarn bombed! #boston

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  • Postcards From Italy
    Florence And The Machine
    3,221 plays

    fuckyeahflorencewelch:

    was just reminded of this cover florence did of postcards from italy by beirut
    so simple but so beautiful

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  • purple

    purple

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