A growing body of social science has begun to compare straight and same-sex couples in an attempt to get at the question of what is female, what is male. Some of the findings are surprising. For instance: we know that heterosexual wives are more likely than husbands to initiate divorce. Social scientists have struggled to explain the discrepancy, variously attributing it to the sexual revolution; to women’s financial independence; to men’s failure to keep modern wives happy. Intriguingly, in Norway and Sweden, where registered partnerships for same-sex couples have been in place for about two decades (full-fledged marriage was introduced several years ago), research has found that lesbians are twice as likely as gay men to split up. If women become dissatisfied even when married to other women, maybe the problem with marriage isn’t men. Maybe women are too particular. Maybe even women don’t know what women want. These are the kinds of things that we will be able to tease out. —
The Gay Guide to Wedded Bliss - Liza Mundy - The Atlantic
Maybe women are too particular. Maybe even women don’t know what women want. These are the kinds of things that we will be able to tease out.
That statement rubs me in a really bad way.
We’ve burnt women at the stake, we’ve drilled holes in people’s heads. So much has been done wrong by powerful people in the name of religion. It’s not religion’s fault, it is powerful people’s fault. They will abuse anything you give them. If you replace religion with science or money, rich, old, white people are gonna burn women at the stake, they’re gonna do it for whatever reason, they’re gonna do it because they hate women. — Dan Harmon - Harmontown Episode 56 (via bittersongs)
I saw the show and I like the way the do not give the tips to the help, because that will help them to pull themselves up by their bootstraps!!” wrote Jim Donaldson on Facebook. “With God’s love anything is possible! —
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I like how Yahoo picked the DUMBEST defense of these people. I fucking hate people who say that people being treated badly is “God’s will”. BULLSHIT. God gave you the Bible so that he didn’t have to micro-manage your lives, not so that you can see someone destitute and think “Oh, God must WANT them to have an awful life!” IT DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT YOU DUMB FUCKING PEOPLE!
Joss Whedon’s profile at Whedonesque.com (x)
I just read this the other day after reading his comment on the whole Avengers 2 payday thing. He’s so wonderful.
How to Disappear Completely: Move for yourself, fuck everyone else. -
This is an open letter to overweight teenage girls.
I don’t know how you’ve found this, but if you have, and you’re anything like I was at your age, you’ve waited until no one is around to read this post. If you’re anything like I was as a teenager, you don’t have a healthy body image. You…
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Please reblog guys.
I REALLY love this. A lot.
Constitution USA premieres tomorrow night, May 7th, on PBS!
Calling all Jeopardy fans: Tune in to tonight’s game to see a special Category dedicated to the show!
Fans that I meet, they’re like me, they have this optimism to them. They’re smart enough to know how brutal the world is and they know all the ugly words for all the things that are bad about everything, but they’re compelled to want things to be better. They want to be happy. They want to like people. They want to hug people. They oftentimes don’t know how to do it. And they have a lot of stories about how they failed to do it right in a world full of people that know how to hug people and take it for granted. They are misfits that are proud to be misfits, but at the same time, desperately hunger to fit in because it feels good. — Dan Harmon, from this interview (via allthingsbrightandbold)