Women are not inherently more interested in or more able to love than men. From...– -bell hooks, “Communion: The female search for love.” Suck it, that guy. (via thisisthebeat)
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers…. Each one owes infinitely...– François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon, French archbishop and author (1651 - 1715) in Dialogue des Morts, “Socrate et Alcibiade” (via mohandasgandhi)
I’ve decided to get less personal with my Twitter account. It’s not a huge sacrifice; I have 885-ish followers and most of them don’t want or need to know my business. But it’s one more way that I’m retooling a part of my public persona to be more entertaining or otherwise “value-added,” adding an editorial filter between myself and the world. Not to say...
You think he belongs to you because you want to belong to him. Don’t. It’s a bad...– Toni Morrison (via theheftyhideaway)
aquababie's world: The Kissing Case & the Lives it... →
aquababie: I heard this Storycorp this morning. I had heard of the case. But hearing the voice of someone involved struck a nerve. http://www.npr.org/2011/04/29/135815465/the-kissing-case-and-the-lives-it-shattered?sc=17&f= ‘The Kissing Case’ And The Lives It Shattered by NPR Staff - April 29, 2011 In…
We aren’t postracial, no matter how much everyone says we’ve gotten past our...– Elon James White Let’s Call Trump’s Language What It Is (@TheRoot.com)
Donald Trump insists "there's nobody less of a... →
motherjones: Hmm, yeah, we don’t remember doing anything like that either.
Walking the Border →
Planning a walk along the border, you quickly encounter certain problems. One problem is political. The only feasible way to walk the actual borderline is to follow the dirt roads used by the Border Patrol, but a lot of those roads appear only on proprietary maps that the Border Patrol refuses to give out to members of the public. You can turn to online satellite imagery, but these days even...
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What Are We?
I am beginning to think that the biggest valuational divide in our culture, which corresponds to politics and religion but also transcends them, is the question of how good or bad a person can get. How we answer this question depends primarily on how much we allow the social sciences to determine our view of people. A radical-anthropology approach teaches that the best of us are vessels of...
Stevens said he retired because, while he still loved the job of judging, he had...– In a rare interview, former justice John Paul Stevens discusses his decision to leave the Supreme Court. Read more at The Atlantic (via theatlantic)
In Defense of Flogging →
For most of the past two centuries, at least in so-called civilized societies, the ideal of punishment has been replaced by the hope of rehabilitation. The American penitentiary system was invented to replace punishment with “cure.” Prisons were built around the noble ideas of rehabilitation. In society, at least in liberal society, we’re supposed to be above punishment, as if punishment were...
If we accept social structures, such as monogamous marriage, as simply natural,...– Valerie Lehr, Queer Family Values: Debunking the Myth of the Nuclear Family (via fortunateson)
Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a...– The History of Love, Nicole Krauss (via kari-shma)
Since my brain really only works in the morning, I try to keep that time free...– Malcolm Gladwell doesn’t really give a shit about the news cycle. Read the rest of his Media Diet at The Atlantic Wire. (via theatlantic)