Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on The Daily Show.

My senator. I voted for her. I will vote for her again (barring any major bullshit).

She just had a book come out, and she’s doing a signing for my local indie bookstore on the 27th. I’m still pondering whether I want to go.

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Impulsively bought this tea called “egyptian licorice” and it is the best tea I’ve ever had. Its slightly spicy and naturally sweet and delicious. Tastes like fall in a mug. Love it!

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#personal #teaaddictforever


In this fascinating talk, founder of the award-winning EverydaySexismProject, Laura Bates, talks about her inspiring initiative. The EveryDaySexism is an ever-increasing collection of over 50,000 women’s experiences of gender imbalance. The stories come from women of all ages, races and sexual orientations, disabled and non-disabled, employed and unemployed, religious and non-religious. The project has expanded into 18 countries worldwide and become internationally renowned, featuring in media from the New York Times to French Glamour, CNN to Grazia South Africa, Cosmopolitan to the Times of India.” - TEDxTalks

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Woody Allen’s films primarily Manhattan are perfect for understanding Bourdieu’s concept of cultural and social capital. Think I need to go back and rewatch his films now.

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#woody allen #film #bourdieu


Crashingly, Lia Melia

I miss the ocean.

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"Ordinary words impress no one, but paradoxically, the world of images is dominated by words. Photos are nothing without words-the French term for the caption is legend, and often they should be read as just that, as legends that can show anything at all. We know that to name is to show, to create, to bring into existence. And words can do a lot of damage: Islam, Islamic, Islamicist—is the headscarf Islamic or Islamicist? And if it were really only a kerchief and nothing more? Sometimes I want to go back over every word the television newspeople use, often without thinking and with no idea of the difficulty and the seriousness of the subjects they are talking about or the responsibilities they assume by talking about them in front of the thousands of people who watch the news without understanding what they see and without understanding that they don’t understand. Because these words do things, they make things-they create phantasms, fears, and phobias, or simply false representations.

      — Pierre Bourdieu. (via corpidicarta)

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#quote #pierre bourdieu #truth bomb

Weekend plans;; 

Read Pierre Bourdieu, especially Language and Symbolic Power

Try not to read it while drunk

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For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

don’t forget sikhs, they get lumped in as well

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The verb, “éclairer” in french means “to enlighten,” so does this mean that I should feel “enlightened” when I eat an éclair? 

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#an éclair sounds good right now #pertinent questions #personal
‘Politicians in My Eyes’ by Death is my new jam.

‘Politicians in My Eyes’ by Death is my new jam.

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