Lizzyboo

Drinking and Thinking in Chicago Since the New Millennium

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bookshelfporn:

Framed Bookshelf by Mark Taylor Design

In some imaginary world where I live in a house that isn’t done in ‘late graduate school’ style (I finished grad school in 2005 and we live in a rental in San Francisco with children in it, so this is a highly unlikely world), I want this.

I was just reflecting on how I have never, ever, ever purchased a room of furniture. In fact, I’ve rarely even managed to purchase furniture—it’s all random acquisitions and I am—honestly—so very tired of it.

babbledevice:

bookshelfporn:

Framed Bookshelf by Mark Taylor Design

In some imaginary world where I live in a house that isn’t done in ‘late graduate school’ style (I finished grad school in 2005 and we live in a rental in San Francisco with children in it, so this is a highly unlikely world), I want this.

I was just reflecting on how I have never, ever, ever purchased a room of furniture. In fact, I’ve rarely even managed to purchase furniture—it’s all random acquisitions and I am—honestly—so very tired of it.

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savethewildpinatas:

He looks so polite, like he just wants to stop by and see if you have anything for him

As opposed to the squirrels in my neighborhood in Northern Virginia, many years ago. One defoliated my entire basil plant 20 minutes after I put it on my back porch.  Another ripped open the screen on a friends’ back door and stole the donuts he’d left out.  I actually like squirrels, but I’m worried about their manners, really.

(Of course, barring 2 years in Ann Arbor, I’ve lived on sand and concrete since 1998, so I don’t have to deal with The Squirrel Problem.)

The squirrels in my yard in NoVa used to take the peanuts out of my hand, one at a time (both the peanuts and squirrels). After I moved out of the house, they used to stand at the door and yell at the inhabitants. I felt bad for the squirrels.

(Source: pleatedjeans)

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NWLC Action on Contracepton Coverage

Cut & Pasted from the National Women’s Law Center:

Submit a Comment to the Obama Administration Supporting Birth Control Coverage

We need to undo the damage done by the Supreme Court’s disastrous Hobby Lobby decision. We can’t leave behind the women that the Supreme Court abandoned.

The Obama administration has proposed new rules that would ensure women have access to birth control, regardless of their boss’s religious beliefs about birth control. It’s up to us to make sure these rules work for women and provide coverage that is easy to get and hassle free.

Tell the Obama Administration <—That’s the bit to click to get to the form that lets you submit a comment.

Contraception is power. It’s autonomy. It’s dominion over your body and your life. It’s what all women—teenagers to middle-aged—need in order to meet their fullest potential.

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This is the World We Have Made


My daughter wears leggings-as-pants to her server job, because she believes her tips are better since she started doing that. But then, one of the uniform t-shirts she is required to wear says “Eat my taco!” on it.

Jesus, man, this is one of the bleakest and most poignant anecdotes about how capitalism and America’s toxic pop culture compromises ours and our children’s personal integrity and dignity on a daily basis I’ve come across in months. Imagining my own daughter (who’s just a toddler now) pressured by economics into working some shitty restaurant gig where she’s forced to wear demeaning and self-objectifying marketing slogans on her chest so she can be dangled in front of other people’s noses like a carrot for the profit of some assholes somewhere I don’t ever even get to meet in person—holy crap that makes me angry and disgusted!

"Part of the Job"—Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry conversation at Metafilter.

Filed under everyday sexism casual misogyny

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Scalia: “Well, religious beliefs aren’t reasonable. I mean, religious beliefs are categorical. You know, it’s… God tells you. It’s not a matter of being reasonable… . God, be reasonable?”

Which is why religious considerations must have very little bearing indeed in our law.

Holt v Hobbs, argued Oct 7, 2014

Issue: Whether the Arkansas Department of Corrections grooming policy violates the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, 42 U. S. C. § 2000cc et seq., to the extent that it prohibits petitioner from growing a one-half-inch beard in accordance with his religious beliefs.

Filed under SCOTUS RFRA

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Things You Don’t Know

"So, you can see [that American] slaves did rebel, but they rebelled in small ways… . with devastating personal consequences.”

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., discussing with Anderson Cooper the slave who killed the man who owned him, Cooper’s ancestor.

Video here

(someday, I’ll learn how to embed video)

Filed under US History