burglar breaks into my house, points gun at me, demands all my valuables. sees that i am playing mario party 3 at 2 in the morning completely by myself. feels bad for me, sits down, plugs in second controller. a week later, we are dating. 3 months later, we break up, but it is amicable.
“I don’t know why people teach kids about "pimples" and "hormones" and "armpit hair," and refrain from telling them that if they don’t achieve their billion-dollar dreams at the age of twenty-one, there will still be much more to life. And that when you fail at your first job, it isn’t going to be the end of the world. And eventually you will realize that each person’s world is different and your only job is to figure out what your best world can be.”—Hannah Hart (otherwise known as Genius)
Someday I’m going to be hunched over in a library finishing a dissertation somewhere and I want to laugh over its origins. So here, have a little Twitter geek rant on the occasion of the bicentennial of my favorite thing.
I STILL DONT KNOW WHAT THIS WAR WAS ABOUT like we learned US history every goddamn year in elementary school and by the time we got to This Fucking War I had peaced the fuck out
Other things I never learned:
- why I’m supposed to remember the Alamo - did we go to war with Mexico or something? - why did no one tell me the Louisiana purchase was like THE ENTIRE MIDWEST - Wait so Texas was, like, annexed??? - French Indian War wtf - Most of American history - holy fuck I hated US history
Do you ever have that moment when a kid is looking at you and you realize that they’re looking at you as a grown up? Then its like no child im a children too, dont. Im sorry my outward appearance confuses you.
To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”
This invisibility is political.
”—Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader” (via thinkspeakstress)
my little cousin got bit by a house spider and she was crying so i went to get some stuff to soothe and numb it but before i could even walk out the door i heard her quietly whisper ‘i can’t handle the responsibility of being spiderman’