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A little bit of heaven & a whole lot of hell

They think that a passionate desire for equality rises from a place of hatred rather than from an abiding sense of fairness.

Roxane Gay: I have feared white men and I have loved them

Hearing women singing about themselves - rather than men singing about women - makes everything seem suddenly wonderfully clear, and possible.

—Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl

It should not take everything you have to turn down someone’s offer for sex.

What Counts? Elizabeth Ellen and What Makes A Victim

In other words, while there are academic studies on the subject of girls screaming at concerts there are less than 10 total results on the Internet for people wondering about why men scream in similar contexts. It’s not hard to understand why. Heteronormative male culture is the default, and because it’s the default, no one questions why men do the totally normal things that they do, like get excited during exciting events.

The teens on Tumblr are all right

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In honor of the big Replacements show on Saturday, my friend Pat Ganley and I whipped up this map of the Mats’ beginnings in Minneapolis in the early 1980s. Click to read the high-res version.

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In honor of the big Replacements show on Saturday, my friend Pat Ganley and I whipped up this map of the Mats’ beginnings in Minneapolis in the early 1980s. Click to read the high-res version.

Part of living in a rape culture is the ongoing expectation that women are responsible for protecting themselves from abuse, and that means avoiding behaviour which might be later ‘exploited’ by the people who are conveniently never held to account for their actions.

This is why you shouldn’t click on the naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence

You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”.

You Don’t Have to Be Pretty

You tell us, dude. When a band this massively popular, this risk-averse, this patently un-weird takes heartfelt shots at the “norms,” it’s hard to decide whether to laugh, barf or weep for the future of rock-and-roll itself.

Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’: Still devoid of wit, subtlety and danger, now with bongos - The Washington Post

31 Yummy Yeast Breads To Bake This Fall

They may need to rise for a few hours, but making any of these breads is a sure fire way to impress friends and family.

Yeast breads can be intimidating, but they’re friggen amazing.

Keep in mind these basic tips:

Temperature is everything!
When starting a yeast dough, your water needs to be between 105 and 115 degrees fahrenheit to activate the yeast. Also, make sure to use room temp ingredients, and always run eggs under warm water before using them in a dough.

Follow recipes closely
Baking is science, and with yeast breads you need to be especially careful about measuring and following instructions.

Use the correct type of yeast
Yes, there is a difference between dry active and rapid rise.

Now that you’ve got the basics covered, here are some awesome breads to bake:

Now that you've got the basics covered, here are some awesome breads to bake:

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1. Fresh soft pretzels that will ruin you for their frozen cousins

1. Fresh soft pretzels that will ruin you for their frozen cousins

The secret to a good soft pretzel is boiling them in baking soda water before baking. Get the recipe and instructions here.

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