A man once asked me … how I managed in my books to write such natural...– Dorothy L. Sayers (via fullmetalfeminist)
Busman's Honeymoon (and other Dorothy L. Sayers... →
arcanities: These are legally public domain in Canada, because Canadian copyright law is somewhat less ridiculous than the U.S.’s! In How I Came to Invent the Character of Lord Peter Wimsey, Sayers wrote: Lord Peter’s large income… I deliberately gave him… After all it cost me nothing and at the time I was particularly hard up and it gave me pleasure to spend his fortune for him. When I...
Where the inspirational figure is selected for us, and the gap between their...– For BBC’s Mental Health Awareness Week, Mark Brown questions the value of glorifying role models who share our own disabilities and pathologies. A flipside of the same coin to consider is the perilous “tortured genius” myth of creativity, which implies that depression, addiction, and other mental...
The question is how we react to this great prejudice against women. The rule of...– Pioneering software engineer Ellen Ullman, author of the fascinating Close to the Machine, on how to be a ‘woman programmer.’ Pair with Margaret Atwood on literature’s ‘woman problem’ and Caitlin Moran on how to be a woman. (via explore-blog)
I don’t think we take enough time to appreciate the periods in our life when our noses aren’t runny. Is your nose runny right now? No? Think about that. Honestly reflect on it. Enjoy this era of peace. There are dark times on the horizon
Discovery, Animal Planet, and History Channel... →
jtotheizzoe: climateadaptation: These channels are failing the spirit of conservationism and education. They are failing inspiring awe in young people. Failing much needed inspiration in a very confused and conflicted world. These shows are failing their core values, their main purpose, which is leadership in environmentalism and cultural education. Far worse, they are failing millions of...
landscapelifescape: climateadaptation: Discovery Channel exploits wolf killing, garners highest cable TV ratings among males 25-54. Lately, these shows have also filmed killing of wolverines, lynx, grizzly bears, rattle snakes, and crocodiles for no reason other than ratings. The wolf, above, was no threat to Tanana. The show exploits viewer’s naivete about guns by shooting this animal with...
For the last three decades many Americans have puzzled over a system that gives...– Carrie Rickey (via fireworkselectricbright) “You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and yet would support a decision that is clearly a product of a patriarchy-dominant society, which tries to control how women are depicted on screen. The MPAA is okay...
I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like...– Patrick Rothfuss (via wordpainting)
During the act of reading engaging fiction, we can lose all sense of time. By...– New study by Dutch researchers confirms previous theories that reading fiction makes you a better person by expanding your capacity for empathy. Also see how storytelling makes us human. (via meggannn)
'Purity' culture: bad for women, worse for... →
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generalkandas: regarding ros - i know what you mean, they had built her up so nicely, and i don’t understand why they have to put her through joffrey again, but maybe because she’s not actually in the book, they are getting rid of her? because she is becoming influential over time and that doesn’t happen in the proper story and her presence can alter events if she stays (you don’t have to...
pumpkinbreadisgood: danpudi: the first day of physical science in eighth grade we all got to the classroom and sat around for the first five minutes without a teacher and we were all really confused because no one came in but then music started blasting out of nowhere and our teacher popped out of the equipment closet in a tuxedo and jumped across the room on top of our lab desks and shouted...
Science does not purvey absolute truth, science is a mechanism. It’s a way of...– Isaac Asimov (via explore-blog)
The best remedy for a bruised heart is not, as so many people seem to think,...– Dorothy L. Sayers, Have His Carcase
Tupperwolf: Wealth, risk, and stuff →
vruba: Via Anne Galloway on Twitter, I just saw Living With Less. A Lot Less, an opinion piece in the New York Times. I run into some version of this essay by some moneybags twig-bishop about once a year, and it bugs me every time. Here’s the thing. Wealth is not a number of dollars. It is not a…