Today is the second time classes have been cancelled due to road conditions. Today is also the second time a Quantitative Analysis exam has been cancelled due to campus closing. These were the only two tests I’ve been looking forward to.
Girls Who Read’
Written and performed by Mark Grist
This weekend I’m going to drink myself into oblivion, write a drunk research paper, study chemistry drunk, go to the children’s science museum drunk, drunk knit with terribly expensive yarn, and then drink some more.
straight white dudebros of the world: lord byron would be that guy at the party in skin-tight leather pants and no shirt and eyeliner who every girl wanted to get with (and a lot of the boys) and who laughed at you when he asked you to dance and you looked disgusted
later, he got with your girlfriend and now she’s leaving you for him (and possibly also his best friend??? it’s complicated)
you would not have got on with the romantics, dudebros
why would you even drop acid? people are gonna slip on it and hurt themselves!
only drop the acid if you can neutralize it by dropping the base
I finally understand dubstep
The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high.
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”
Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.
And guys don’t understand why she was upset.
Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.
“The Ride” by Rodolphe Guenoden