Semi Junior

Cis panromantic demisexual femme. Powered by caffeine and sugar. She/her. Militant feminist (or so I've been told)

…I think a bit more butter since what I’m doing here is seeking to offer protection from life solely through the means of butter, potato and cream.

—Nigella Lawson, on making mashed potatoes. (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: thehappysorceress, via letthecoloursbleed)

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’

—Toni Morrison (via ethiopienne)

(Source: thisislove, via thestrengthofmylife)

And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.