On the way back from the doc's office, we stopped for lunch.
Torchy's Tacos guy [being totally not serious]: Hey, gorgeous. Are you a flour or corn girl?
Torchy's Tacos guy: You staying here with me, or running away?
Me: Well, since my husband* is waiting in the car, I think I'll go with running away. [pause] Awkward!
Torchy's Tacos guy: ... [smiles]
Me [holds up receipt after adding a big tip]: I don't want to dig my glasses out of my purse and hold up the line. Tell me, how much is that?
Torchy's Tacos guy: [gives amount] You know, I was never big on being bossed around, but I've changed my mind. I like it when people play with me!
Only in Austin, folks--where half of Ft. Hood walks in the door just ahead of a cute lesbian couple and no one even blinks. There are moments when I really love this town.
*Dane's back is bustinated. Again. Don't worry, the Almighty Tallest be okay once the drugs kick in.
Good afternoon, y'all. Today's post will be short, alas. I'm still recovering from the great novel throw down. :) First, today's video (I'm so happy that Anita S. has returned to this work):
Literary/Entertainment: Get in the Picture: My Adventures in Correcting Yellowface. Yale English students call for end of focus on white male writers. BTW, the "Oh, sure. We agree this is bad, but we can't change because you won't understand the literary establishment if we don't continue to make you study it" excuse is circular logic. 7 Tips For Fighting Sexism In Hollywood, Courtesy Of Rose McGowan. Also, Kameron Hurley's collection of Feminist essays is out! The Geek Feminist Revolution.
General: The Symbolic Use of Women. Sorry weirdly happy rollerblading woman in white, here's a sanitary pad advert with actual blood. The Puzzling Vilification of Hillary, A Psychoanalyst’s Perspective. 5 Ways The Government Keeps Native Americans In Poverty. Woman Treated Like A Criminal For Refusing To Testify Against Her Abusive Boyfriend.To the women over forty and the twenty-somethings who write about them. The Male Gaze in a Math Book.
Trigger Warning: Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker. Campus rapist given lenient sentence to avoid "severe impact on him." And lastly, consider signing this petition to have the judge on the case removed from office.
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