Sometimes when I’m in the office, between emails and tours, I like to do a little blog roll. My friend Bryan Markhart ‘12 has been working in the student garden this summer and has been very insistent that I keep up with the garden blog. There’s a lot of good stuff on there, from this year as…
“As different as we all are, there’s one thing most young women have in common: We’re all brought up to feel like there’s something wrong with us. We’re too fat. We’re dumb. We’re too smart. We’re not ladylike enough - ‘stop cursing, chewing with your mouth open, speaking your mind’. We’re too slutty. We’re not slutty enough.
You’re not too fat. You’re not too loud. You’re not too smart. You’re not unladylike. There is nothing wrong with you.”— Jessica Valenti, Full Frontal Feminism (via winterlungs)
“He’s gone his whole life asking himself unspoken questions about his mother, and now something about the cool, unlit morning and this girl in her dress and riding boots has him wondering if his mother ever sat horseback, ever rode while he was inside her for those months when, unlike every month since, he could touch her, even if he didn’t know he was doing it…”—