Kristen Bell, on dating (via sarka)
- added Joseph (sarka) to Rethink’s blogroll
- Dating is not gross. You have to make up your mind before a date that whomever you’re going out with is going to have a good time. There are nerves, but you gotta be resolved “hey, I’m gonna make this fun for them.” The biggest issue with dating is that it’s artificial. When I’m trying to get to know someone nowadays, I’m doing less splashy things and more “mini-dates” - time talking over coffee, time spent shopping with someone, etc. Not that one doesn’t try to make that fun, either. It’s just more down-to-earth.
I figured the little bit of grossness she referred to was from unwanted advances.
Heather McCormack—Editor, LJ Book Review—takes on libraries’ role in helping connect readers (and consumers) to books in “A Most Optimistic Unconference: Publishers, Libraries, and Independent Bookstores at Digital Book World 2012.” (via libraryjournal)
That’s right. Support your motherfucking library!
i’m skeptical of any essentializing anyone does about what’s “normal” for hetero vs. homosexual couples. there are people who burn their bridges and their are people who don’t. basta.
My first instinct is to be skeptical as well, though I really would like to know if there is a difference in trends between gay and straight ex-relationships. Maybe it’s true that gays are friendlier with their exes because they aren’t as likely to view them as the sexual other, whereas lots of straight men and women are interested in the opposite sex more as potential objects of desire, and aren’t necessarily open-minded enough to pursue a platonic friendship. I don’t have any evidence, however, other than the anecdotal.
Violet Rose, in Three Steps to Better Sex (via muffdiver)
This reminds me of the post going around which contrasted the pathologizing of public breastfeeding with the gratuitous, objectifying images of women’s breasts that can be found in advertising.
The legal and social message is that our bodies are for purchase and exchange between men—and their liberty to buy us and sell us should never be infringed! NOT EVER! FIRST AMENDMENT! FIRST AMENDMENT!—not for us to do with as we please. Never that! (via mswyrr)
After using the phrase today in a different context, I just learned that “skin in the game” was coined by Warren Buffet to refer to investors who buy stock in their own companies. Not that I hate Warren Buffet, but it does make me feel dirty somehow.
For my own consideration. I’m sure none of you care.
I don’t know about this name change.