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actual german compound nouns:
Staubsauger (vaccuum cleaner, literally “DUST SUCKER”)
Vorhang (curtain, literally “HANGS IN FRONT”)
Wasserkocher (kettle, literally “WATER BOILER”)
I smile every time I remember German birth control pills are called “antibabypillen”. Though in the interest of fairness, “fireplace”.
Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.
It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.
As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:
Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?
Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?
How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?
As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.
Marriage Equality Is Destroying “Traditional Marriage,” And Why That’s A Good Thing (An Open Letter) | Carina Kolodny for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via samtarly)
Also because if you feel so attached to your “traditionalism” that you cause harm (even non-physical harm) to someone for something that doesn’t even begin to affect you and isn’t really a bad thing anyway, that system needs to be altered anyway.
A photo campaign explores the diverse experience that black students at Harvard have to face.
This is a jar full of major characters
Actually it is a jar full of chocolate covered raisins on top of a dirty TV tray. But pretend the raisins are interesting and well rounded fictional characters with significant roles in their stories.
We’re sharing these…
Louis C.K.keeping it 100.
Yeah, don’t grab superheroes asses. They tend to get annoyed and then smash your head into a table.
This made my love for Helena to grow instantly
Helena Bertinelli knows the right way to deal with creepers <3Oh, real huntress…
And now we have an Oscar winning black actress whom I would love to see as a superheroine!
Actually, I’d like to see her as one of the ones the last Oscar winning black…
Ha! Catwoman?! Catwoman?!
No wait, don’t get me wrong, I would watch a Lupita Nyong’o Catwoman movie. I would….
Yeah, I thought they were talking about Catwoman too.
Personally? You know what’d be brilliant?
Lupita Nyong’o as… WONDER WOMAN.
It would make every white comic book nerd’s head explode.
It’d be GLORIOUS.