Something Clever, Supposedly

Supporting Murray also means that you are supporting his decision to choose Amélie Mauresmo as his coach. When he hired her this summer, he broke the stereotype that top men can’t be coached by women, and he said his choice wasn’t about gender, but about finding a good fit.

Forty-two years after Title IX pushed for gender equity in sports, it is still uncommon for a woman to coach a top player, even in tennis, a sport where the best women have the power and the money to choose the members of their entourage.

Murray is the only player in the top 40 who is listed as being coached by a woman. These days, though, it’s hard not to notice that the sports world is changing, albeit inch by inch, when it comes to women elbowing their way into traditionally male roles.

onestarbookreview:

“I found The Phantom Tollbooth to be one of those book that adults and teachers all love because it tells kids not to be lazy roustabouts and encourages them to pursue learning and wisdom.”

onestarbookreview:

I found The Phantom Tollbooth to be one of those book that adults and teachers all love because it tells kids not to be lazy roustabouts and encourages them to pursue learning and wisdom.”

Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me.
J.K. Rowling (via kushandwizdom)

iamdonald:

The Pressure

directed by. donald glover and CALMATIC

new music from Jhene Aiko holy shit she’s perf

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megthemegatron I think of you every time I see this.

I read several dozen stories a year from miserable, lonely guys who insist that women won’t come near them despite the fact that they are just the nicest guys in the world.

..I’m asking what do you offer? Are you smart? Funny? Interesting? Talented? Ambitious? Creative? OK, now what do you do to demonstrate those attributes to the world? Don’t say that you’re a nice guy — that’s the bare minimum.

“Well, I’m not sexist or racist or greedy or shallow or abusive! Not like those other douchebags!”

I’m sorry, I know that this is hard to hear, but if all you can do is list a bunch of faults you don’t have, then back the fuck away..

..Don’t complain about how girls fall for jerks; they fall for those jerks because those jerks have other things they can offer. “But I’m a great listener!” Are you? Because you’re willing to sit quietly in exchange for the chance to be in the proximity of a pretty girl (and spend every second imagining how soft her skin must be)? Well guess what, there’s another guy in her life who also knows how to do that, and he can play the guitar. Saying that you’re a nice guy is like a restaurant whose only selling point is that the food doesn’t make you sick. You’re like a new movie whose title is This Movie Is in English, and its tagline is “The actors are clearly visible”.

David Wong, 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

This never gets old. 

(via denasynesthesia)

theirhappyistooloud:

fucking thank you

theirhappyistooloud:

fucking thank you

lunar-bunnie:

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montereybayaquarium:

You otter been there for Gidget’s sixth birthday party! We celebrated with—what else? An ice cake! Gidget was found stranded on Morro Strand State Beach in San Luis Obispo in 2008 as a 10-week-old, and was reared behind the scenes.

Learn how we’re helping save sea otters

And happy #LaborDay!

Best place on earth

As most of you probably know, someone somewhere dumped a deluge of purported nude photographs of a number of female celebrities online yesterday. The victims include the likes of Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa Palmer. But the focal point for this story has been Hunger Games/American Hustle actress Jennifer Lawrence, since the Oscar winning actress is perhaps the most famous actress on the planet right now. Without going into sordid details ( Justice and Grande have claimed their respective photos are fake, others have confirmed they are real), I’d like to make two very specific points. Ms. Lawrence and the other victims have absolutely nothing to apologize for in terms of the contents of the photos or the nature in which they were leaked. The story itself should not be addressed as if it were a scandal, but rather what it is: A sex crime involving theft of personal property and the exploitation of the female body.

Outlets as mainstream as People and CNN are referring to the photo leak as a “scandal.” All due respect, it’s not a scandal. The actresses and musicians involved did nothing immoral or legally wrong by choosing to take nude pictures of themselves and put them on their personal cell phones. You may argue, without any intended malice, that it may be unwise in this day-and-age to put nude pictures of yourself on a cell phone which can be act and/or stolen. But without discounting that statement, the issue is that these women have the absolute right and privilege to put whatever they want on their cell phones with the expectation that said contents will remain private or exclusive to whomever is permitted to see them just like their male peers. The burden of moral guilt is on the people who stole said property and on those who chose to consume said stolen property for titillation and/or sexual gratification.