Going to have a giant homemade rocky road ice cream cake for our wedding. Dreams, you guys.
Currently reading a book of antique quilt patterns & stories. The quilt on the right is from Indiana around 1850. Almost all of the quilts in this book are marked with maker as “unknown”, because, you know, the historical devaluing of women’s work/labor/art as “domestic craft”. Imagine the woman who made this quilt. What her life was like, what her heart wanted. Did she find this quilt hard to make? Where did she get the fabric? How did she arrive at her colour choices? How long did it take her to finish this piece? What would it have meant to her, to see people 150 years later, admiring her work in a fine, big, glossy book?
Sunday loaf & the last day of winter. 100% whole wheat with sunflower & pumpkin seeds. Fridge fermentation & a long, slow rise.
Aug. 21 2014
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has once again blocked all computers from the U.S. House of Representatives in order to stop malicious edits to popular pages on the site.
According to The Hill, Wikipedia instituted the ban on Wednesday night after users operating from the House IP address made a series of anti-trans edits to the page for Netflix series Orange is the New Black.
Anonymous users operating from the Republican-led House were persistently re-editing the page to slur trans actress Laverne Cox by mis-gendering her mentions on the show’s page. For instance, they changed Cox’s description from “real transgender woman” to “real man pretending to be a woman.”
One user in particular went on an anti-trans editing spree this week, changing entries on multiple pages related to transgenderism until Wikipedia administrators were forced to step in.
“An obvious transphobe is using this IP to edit the article on transphobia,” the Hill quoted one Wikipedia user as saying.
“I have no problem with Congressional staffers editing Wikipedia,” said another user to the anti-trans editor. “I have a problem only with YOU vandalizing Wikipedia.”
The person using the IP address responded — without revealing their identity — that the malicious edits were in fact “official business” endorsed by a member of the House. Their changes, they said, were intended to bring “fairness” to the discussion.
and these are the fucking children that run our country. this is despicable.
"The edits were brought to the attention of Wikipedia administrators by the pro-transparency Twitter account @CongressEdits, which tracks alterations made to Wiki pages by users of computers operating from the House domain.” - take a look through this twitter, so many edits on trans stuff, religion, abortion, gun control etc.
For our wedding invitations, have asked guests to “imagine a dress code below casual”. I was like “imagine you’re hanging out on your couch watching TV. Imagine what you’re wearing. Just wear that.” Which is honestly the wedding invitation I’ve always wanted to receive.
And then he never saw the very funny Fat Lady again, but spent the next three episodes in a courtship with a pleasant, thin woman who could not speak English. So, you know, it’s better to be with a pleasant, thin lady who he basically can’t even talk to (or have talk back) than spend any more time with the very nice, very funny Fat Lady.
If you told me that this past season Louie would overtake Hannibal as the most seriously, troublingly flawed show that we still watched, I’d have been shocked (and assumed that the latter would improve to get us there, rather than nosediving like it did).
seriously. eff this. props to all the comments that are like “she is too hot/funny/awesome for him”.
Depressingly, gofundme refused to take action, and a few hours ago the Darren Wilson gofundme page reached $250 000, and closed donations. They have now moved to another gofundmepage to start again. In 2 hours at the new page they’ve reached about $30 000. The page states that all $250 000 will be going to Darren Wilson and his family.
Never forget, never forgive.
People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.
SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE.
When you report the page, you need the link to it as well; that’s here (so you can copy and paste the link without visiting it).
Feeling grateful today to live in a place where the dead of winter still means flowers, kale, peas, broccoli in the garden. Living in a frost-free sub-tropical climate means growing what a lot of people consider to summer/fall crops all through winter. I’ve seen people around the neighbourhood growing tomatoes outdoors this winter.
Shows I’ve been watching lately.
Every time I’m watching Outlander, tho.
A really spot on article. Basically - pharmaceutical companies could totally develop an Ebola vaccine. But it isn’t profitable, so they don’t bother. This goes for most vaccines - it’s more profitable to make medicine that people have to take for the rest of their lives (like diabetes or asthma) rather than investing in vaccines.
One prospect I find particularly terrifying is the looming threat of a "post-antibiotic era". I’m obviously not a scientist or doctor, but it’s basically like this - we currently have broad-spectrum antibiotics that kill everything. You take an antibiotic and it nukes everything, rather than the specific “problem bacteria” the person has. Over time this has led to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. And it’s a huge problem that isn’t really getting any airtime.
The WHO predicts that a post-antibiotic era will arrive during our lifetime, where we no longer have effective medicine against routine infections.
That’s a huge fucking deal. Thousands and thousands of people are already dying because of it - they’re infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, can’t be treated with antibiotics, and they die. Pharmaceutical companies won’t develop or invest in new types of drugs because it isn’t profitable. It’s more profitable to just keep producing and marketing broad-spectrum antibiotics. The whole thing is terrifying and obviously morally bankrupt.
This is a nice “end-of-winter” soup. Lemon rosemary tomato soup with a lemony creme fraiche. I generally find soup a bit boring and don’t make it much, but this was great & tasty and I’ll definitely make it again. It uses tinned tomatoes and tinned beans so it’s very cheap - even cheaper if you use yogurt/sour cream instead of creme fraiche. Super basic and fast. Here’s the recipe.
- Anonymous said:Re: your "rule about naked people" -- How about people who take nude photos of themselves not be stupid and use storage devices that can be hacked, like cloud storage (or take any risks close to that)? Just HOW much personal responsibility does your generation need to shed before you get it through your thick skulls that it only costs $20 for a decent external hard drive these days? :|
"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."
- “I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants.”— Anne Hathaway (via socialsurvival)
- ten books
red-pulp tagged me to list ten books. Here goes!
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take...
- “Don’t get too high and mighty, ladies. Don’t step out of line. Don’t do anything to upset or disappoint men who feel entitled to your time, bodies,...”