This is pandering of the worst sort.
Evidence Professor when a sample problem in the textbook was about Harry Potter’s trial at the Ministry of Magic
- Me: Yo, shout out to the law school for replacing the shittyshit tampons in the bathroom with quality tampons
- L: It's only because Justice Kagan's here today
↳ F → feminism & representation
"I certainly came up in an era where women were really making strides and making a point to beat down doors and find their place, and crash through the glass ceiling. And a lot of them did that believing that they had to trade on their femininity and that they had to be a man and tap into whatever they believed was a masculine trait to hang in the boys’ room, to get the "keys to the kingdom" as it were. And what’s beautiful about Jessica Pearson is that she is the next level to that when, really, feminism is about being all that you are and not having to trade one thing for another on your way up, or apologize." - Gina Torres (about her character Jessica Pearson, on Suits)
"When I started playing Detective Olivia Benson, I began to get a lot of letters from viewers. I had gotten fan mail before, but these letters were different. They were coming from individuals who were disclosing histories of violence and abuse - a lot of them for the first time. I knew I had to do something, so I trained to become a rape crisis counselor, I joined Boards, I got involved. I was proud to be on a show that was brave enough to go into territory that no one was talking about, but I also knew I wanted to do more and play a larger role to help survivors heal and reclaim their lives. In 2004 I created the Joyful Heart Foundation with the mission to heal, educate, and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, and to shed light on the darkness surrounding these issues. I’m very proud to report that since we began, we’ve provided direct services to over 5,400 people, and that we’re determined to change the conversation about violence and abuse.”
- Mariska Hargitay
Seriously, can I be her when I grow up?
I just love what a powerful voice and presence she has become for survivors.
My moot court team went to a random extremely small town for a retreat this weekend
The house we stayed in was beautiful and my friends are wonderful, but there was also basically no phone reception OR EVEN A LANDLINE (hello, 911? anyone?), no internet, and truly unnecessary amounts of nature.
The waterfall was cool and all but the hike to get there and back was anything but. I also had my doubts about the kayaking (but the lake was very pretty).
That’s probz enough nature for the next five years or so.
(But actually retreat was the best, I just wasn’t able to blog about it)