Cid's Obscure Nostalgia

Sep 02

quote I’m a very ordinary human being; I just happen to like reading books.

— Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (via bookmania)
Sep 01

mediamattersforamerica:

"Let men be men": Fox hosts eagerly agreed with the NY Post article that claimed “catcalls are flattering.” 

A few more gems from this segment

  • "They mean it in a nice way."
  • "It’s nice to get compliments."
  • "As long as you don’t come within arms length, it’s fine."

But for many women, catcalls are humiliating and degrading. Some blame themselves, wondering what they could have done differently to prevent it. And the consequences can considerably affect a person’s social behavior and habits, as women report they avoid eye contact and walking alone in public, or change their outfits or routes to avoid harassment.”  

In reality, this is no small problem. According to Stop Street Harassment, “at least 65% of women have experienced catcalls, leers, and unwanted sexual propositions,” disproportionately affecting those with low incomes, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. And while there are federal laws protecting women from workplace harassment, street harassment is addressed on a state-by-state basis.

Let’s bring some voices of reason into this discussion:

Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY:

Catcalling does not mean you are beautiful, smart, strong or interesting. Catcalling means a stranger values you so little he doesn’t care if he makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

Margaret Eby, Brooklyn Magazine:

Catcalling is about control, not about your cute shorts. It’s an assertion that women are just visitors in a male space, there to be assessed by appearance and summarily dismissed or flirted with.

Ashley Ross, TIME:

To legitimize catcalling is to give voice to those who don’t deserve it: the man who told me he wanted to perform oral sex on me, the man who said he wanted it the other way around and the man who said he could have me if he wanted me.

The dehumanizing culture of catcalling must stop, but conservative media outlets like Fox aren’t helping. It’s up to us all to educate ourselves about the harms of harassment, so that women can truly be free in the streets of America.

Aug 31

amnhnyc:

Cougar - Summer, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park offers ideal habitat for cougars: shade to escape the heat, rugged terrain in which to ambush prey and nooks to eat carcasses in private. Typically solitary, males and females travel together only during the few days out of the year when they are mating. 

Cougars are sometimes called mountain lions, although they are not closely related to lions in Africa. They are also called pumas, Florida panthers, catamounts and painters.

This diorama is located in the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals.

Aug 31

ponyo-and-sosuke:

rock-flag-and-jerkface:

THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER

they both look a little nervous about what the other one might write

then just the biggest smiles when they are reassured yet again how much they just love each other

I’m actually jealous rn
Aug 31
good:

The Immortal Jellyfish

good:

The Immortal Jellyfish

Aug 31

Still Loving You – Scorpions →

As a kid, I never would’ve thought this song to be cheesy.

Aug 27
englishproblems:

 
Aug 27
no-assholes:

no-assholes:

You have until midnight on July 31st to submit your poetry, fiction, nonfiction, illustrations, comics, or hybrid works to issue 8!
As a special sneak peek, here’s a cover illustration by the amazing Isabella Rotman (ThisMightHurt.tumblr.com).

Just a reminder that we extended our deadline to the end of August!

no-assholes:

no-assholes:

You have until midnight on July 31st to submit your poetry, fiction, nonfiction, illustrations, comics, or hybrid works to issue 8!

As a special sneak peek, here’s a cover illustration by the amazing Isabella Rotman (ThisMightHurt.tumblr.com).

Just a reminder that we extended our deadline to the end of August!

Aug 24

quote We all go a little mad sometimes.

— Norman Bates (via politicalprof)
Aug 24

room42:

same in perpetuity