Conversation is not an equal opportunity activity.
I found this quote in Deborah Cameron’s Feminism and Linguistic Theory, as part of a discussion of men’s (vs. women’s) dominant linguistic strategies.
Looking out the window, at the headlines, and my twitter timelime, I decided to let the world claw at itself by itself today and prefer to spend it with We Were Promised Jetpacks music.
It’s the only viable option, really.
The other day I had to wait in line forever at a multinational corporate coffee chain with mediocre quality as someone couldn’t get their order straight, because their wouldn’t understand that even if it doesn’t include (caffinated) coffee anymore, their teenage son’s drink is still called a mocha frappoccino. (via Kraftfuttermischwerk)
Start where you are.Fairly good advice from tennis great Arthur Ashe.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.
found via swissmiss
A feminist analysis of the impact of gender on a woman’s discourse and consciousness must also bear in mind that to be a member of a disadvantaged minority within a given institution or field in no way guarantees that one will develop a revolutionary or oppositional consciousness. On the contrary: ostensibly egalitarian institutions tend to breed consent rather than opposition, particularly among the miraculés - the miraculous exceptions.