I’ve had a sore throat for the past few days and I haven’t been sure if it’s allergies or something else, but I think probably it’s that I’ve been driving around town screaming along to this song all week.
We all lie to ourselves. For example, I like to think that if I don’t constantly support my landlord’s pizza place, he will have no choice but to take at least a week to respond to any future maintenance requests and find reasons not to give my security deposit back.
“Although it is statistically possible, I have never felt afraid that a black man on the street will rape me. Between him and me, it’s me the cops would believe, me who would be seen on television, and me who can tell the story the majority wants to hear. The real threat is from white guys in nice clothes who can get close enough to whisper without anyone around us looking twice.”—Your Friends and Rapists
“I haven’t had an award since college. I just don’t submit to them anymore. It’s a different world—who gives a shit about awards anymore? Now it’s all about Twitter followers and Klout Score. Honestly, no one gets hired because of résumés anymore. They get hired because of a Google search. They get hired because of a Twitter feed. Do you know what I’m saying?”—The Rumpus Interview With Mandy Stadtmiller of xoJane. (via therumpus)