WHAT. A. GENIUS.
Morning view and the morning’s news. Abu Dhabi. 12/09/13. 9:45am. #abudhabi #goodmorning #news #love #coffee
The New York Times magazine revisits a twelve year old story and checks in on five women who all began their careers as lawyers at the prestigious corporate law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. It is seven minutes worth watching.
And it should be companion reading along with this piece that took a similar angle on the issue of ‘opting out’ of work: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/magazine/the-opt-out-generation-wants-back-in.html.
What does it mean to be an ambitious woman? What happens when that ambition wanes or gets directed to something other than your career? At point are you okay with your choices, despite the fact that our society may condemn them? And what does success as a woman look like?
Worldwide currency found while cleaning my apartment. Nicaraguan cordobas, Mexican pesos, Sri Lankan rupees, UAE dirhams, Kenyan shillings, Indian rupees, Euros, Czech Republic korunas, Canadian dollars. #travel #money #richinothercountries
NYC via Williamsburg Bridge. 7:22pm on 10/22/13. #viewswhilerunning #nyc #nycskyline #williamsburgbridge #brooklyn #home
Me looking in a mirror after arriving at work after a night of too much fun.
NOW THIS is how you do a takedown of a shitty argument. Scott Benson takes off the kid gloves on this one.
From Scott Benson, the creator:
A quick editorial cartoon about the intersection of self-pity, entitlement, rape, territoriality, misogyny and fear of women. You see it all over the place online in the form of Men’s Rights Activists (of whom there are a few reasonable non-misogynists), Men Going Their Own Way, Pick Up Artists, and dudes touting the “Red Pill”, because The Matrix is a good movie. Look any of these up if you have the stomach for it. These are extreme examples, but watered-down forms of these ideas are everywhere.
In lurking their blogs and youtube channels for a while, I’ve noticed that beyond the standard patriarchal chauvinism there is this deep fear of women - what they will do to me, how they will reject me, how they will use me, how they are changing society in a way that does not favor me, how they are making men into something I don’t like, how they are making themselves into something I don’t like, that they won’t give me what I want, and that they won’t give me what I think is rightfully mine. This goes beyond fear of feminism- this is fear of women at its purest. And that, to quote a puppet, leads to anger and hate. It’s sad.
I am a feminist. I think there’s enough ice cream to go around, but it does mean those of us with 3 scoops might have to give one or two up. Also, The Matrix is a fun movie but probably not anything you should be basing a philosophy on.
— Richard Bausch in “Letter to the Lady of the House”, an incredible short story.