Update: 11 year old trans girl lost appeal →
tomhiddlestonssmile: msamberhazard: msamberhazard: tal9000: transawareness: The above article is an update. Her mother went to appeal to keep her out of the psychiatric ward and lost. She will be institutionalized because of her expression of her gender. She will be held until she conforms to male gender and then released to foster care, not her mother who was supporting her. Please,...
writing a normal paper: We can only truly appreciate the great works of past philosophers if we read their works ourselves.
writing a philosophy paper: "We" can only "truly" "appreciate" the "great" works of "past" "philosophers" if we read "their" works our"selves".
I exist, that is all, and I find it nauseating.– Jean-Paul Sartre (via kisumai)
Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and...– Susan Cain, Quiet (via myheadisweak)
They’re fucking gross, man. Look, I love beautiful girls too. I think everyone...– Amy Poehler on American Apparel ads (via youngfolksociety)
U.S. Vegan Population Doubles in Only Two Years →
veryhappyvegan: veganeurotica: This is incredible. But my guess is that a much larger percentage of the population will be mostly vegan sooner than this article projects because of the rising price of animal based foods. We can only hope that animal based foods won’t be further subsidized. this is awesome and gmh
Then, in August 2009, the C.I.A. director, Leon E. Panetta, told Mr. Brennan...– President Obama and the Secret Kill List Look at that Nobel Peace Prize winner. Executing people without trials and not even caring about collateral damage (or, as we might call them, murdered innocent civilians.) (via fearandwar) In case anyone was confused about how the Executive works (because...
Later in life we build fictions and theories to paper over the mystery of what...– David Brooks in his book, The Social Animal (2011)
We all like to feel in harmony with our surroundings. As Bruce Wexler argues in...– David Brooks, The Social Animal
Above all other necessities of human nature, above the satisfaction of any other...– Walter Lippmann
She would fall in love and then invent reasons for her attraction later.– “The Social Animal” by David Brooks (via sereeene)
Theoretical Living: Notes on OWS →
A few thoughts I had in response to this article declaring OWS over (admittedly from a less sympathetic observer): 1. Is Occupy Wall Street dead? If you are talking about Zuccotti Park phase that riveted the world for two months then yes, that OWS is decidedly dead. All of the major encampments have been broken up and the severe police repression means that more encampments are highly unlikely...
Everybody said Lucy is a Dreamer: “Reading the... →
thediamondsinlucyssky: “Reading the writing of someone you know in real life —is like a dagger to the ribs, sometimes, an electroshock jumping in your mess of veins back to your heart, a string of barbed wire around your ankles that you don’t notice until you try to get up and trip your skin all over the string; it’s like missing a step down the stairs and getting that split-half-second...