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The Stuff of Perfection
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disappointingpopsiclejokes:

Disappointing Popsicle Jokes

mariavontraphouse:

DontEmbarass your kids as a punishment

Dont Embarass your kids to entertain your friends

…I didn’t have an accountant, and I made out my own tax, so they sent for me because it was a joint tax, and I had [husband] Sam down as a loss ‑‑ you know, studio rent … Against my salary I deducted his loss. I was called by the board, and in those days they had three men, august gentleman, all of them sitting there. I brought our checkbook because we always had a joint account and I kept the books. Everything checked off but perfectly … These three men looked me over and then they told me to wait outside … Then they called me in again, and they asked me whether I would like to go out for a drink … I said, ‘No, I have to go back to work.’ They said, ‘You know, everything on the books is right, but we can’t understand how an attractive, young woman like you could be married to a total loss.’ I got so mad. I said, ‘If I’m not complaining, I don’t know why in the hell Uncle Sam should.’

Edith Halpert deals with tax scrutiny due to being the principle wage earner in her household. Hope you don’t have to face any panels of august gentlemen passing judgement on your lifestyle today!

Read more about Halpert’s remarkable life as a businesswoman and gallery owner, and listen to a clip of the interview here: Oral history interview with Edith Gregor Halpert, 1962-1963

(via archivesofamericanart)

paisleetermeh:

This was me the last time I cut my bangs tho.

(Source: i-eviscerate)

If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.

Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy

In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.

It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.

Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.

"Higher education is merely a symptom of a broader economic disease. As universities boast record endowments and spend millions on lavish infrastructure, administrators justify poor treatment of faculty by noting that said faculty:

  1. 'choose' to work for poverty wages, and
  2. picked specialisations that give them limited ‘market value’ - ignoring, of course, that almost no one is valued in this market, save those who are reaping its greatest profits.

The college major debate - in which ‘skill’ is increasingly redefined as a specific corporate contribution - extends this inequity to the undergraduate level, defining as worthless both the student’s field of study and the person teaching it.

But when worthlessness is determined by the people handing out - or withholding - monetary worth, we have cause for reassessment.

(via senjukannon)

(Source: sextus--empiricus)

teen-heat:

why do advertisers sexualize female m&ms

why do advertisers assign gender to m&ms

spookyfiretruckingcupcake:

miss-love:

if I ever see a girl in public who is clearly going for something really bold with her look (crazy hair, makeup, outfit) and looks like she’s maybe uncomfortable or nervous about rocking it, I make sure to go up to her and tell her she looks fierce. It took a lot of courage to go out like that and somebody ought to notice.

changes lives. be sure to do that at least once a day.

you’re the type of person this world needs

bless you

Men celebrated our sexual liberation — our willingness to freely give and enjoy blow jobs and group sex, our willingness to experiment with anal penetration — but ultimately many males revolted when we stated that our bodies were territories that they could not occupy at will. Men who were ready for female sexual liberation if it meant free pussy, no strings attached, were rarely ready for feminist female sexual agency. This agency gave us the right to say yes to sex, but it also empowered us to say no.

bell hooks, Communion: The Female Search for Love (via a-golden-lasso-of-my-own)

cosettefauchelevents:

what if they took west side story and made a version where it was set in verona in the 1400s and instead of gangs there are two powerful italian families. i just think that would be really cool

(Source: jonflanagans)

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