rachelfershleiser
rachelfershleiser:

low-on-know-how:

Today we met Cecile Richards, the President of Planned Parenthood and cried at her grace and optimism.
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Today is the day I stood up in front of my entire company and said I use Planned Parenthood and I think abortion rights are essential to my basic equality as a human being (I asked an actual question too, never fear) and afterwards Cecile Richards, Real American Hero, said to me “You have to be bold — and I can tell that you are.”
Dead. I am dead. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Planned Parenthood.

rachelfershleiser:

low-on-know-how:

Today we met Cecile Richards, the President of Planned Parenthood and cried at her grace and optimism.

I love all my feminist fangirls anniewerner rahmble onceablonde uglychu rachelfershleiser

Today is the day I stood up in front of my entire company and said I use Planned Parenthood and I think abortion rights are essential to my basic equality as a human being (I asked an actual question too, never fear) and afterwards Cecile Richards, Real American Hero, said to me “You have to be bold — and I can tell that you are.”

Dead. I am dead. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Planned Parenthood.

rachelfershleiser

rachelfershleiser:

authorstalker:

In need of a Monday pick-me-up? Take 10 minutes and watch Rachel Fershleiser’s TEDx talk, “Why I heart the Bookternet" and I guarantee you’ll be full of optimism and sunshine. 

1. That dress, those tights.

2. How can I achieve this level of public speaking excellence? 

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Aw thanks! Please, Pollyanna out with me on the great stuff authors, bookstores, and publishers are doing to embrace internet communities.

Rachel wins. Like normal.

padnick
What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she was someone who cried a lot, or texted too often, or had an eating disorder, or wanted too much/too little sex, or generally felt anything beyond the realm of emotionally undemanding agreement. That does not make these women crazy. That makes those women human beings, who have flaws, and emotional weak spots. However, deciding that any behavior that he does not like must be insane– well, that does make a man a jerk.

And when men do this on a regular basis, remember that, if you are a woman, you are not the exception. You are not so cool and fabulous and levelheaded that they will totally get where you are coming from when you show emotions other than “pleasant agreement.”

When men say “most women are crazy, but not you, you’re so cool” the subtext is not, “I love you, be the mother to my children.” The subtext is “do not step out of line, here.” If you get close enough to the men who say things like this, eventually, you will do something that they do not find pleasant. They will decide you are crazy, because this is something they have already decided about women in general.
Jennifer Wright, “Lady, You Really Aren’t ‘Crazy’”  (via mrsfscottfitzgerald)