“Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can’t be what you can’t see.”—Sally Ride, first woman in space and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. (via mashable)
“Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are *always* male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.”—
I think I'm starting to feel a little less neurotic.
After months of procrastinating and slacking, and weeks of nitpicking at details, I finally finished my first personal statement on Saturday (1 of 9…and 8 applications are due December 1st…). Luckily I’ll be able to adapt the one statement to use for most of the other programs I’m applying to, so as of last night I had two more finished, and I finished another two drafts just a few minutes ago. It’s nice to feel like I have the right to be at least a little bit less stressed.
“We need to stop pitting girls against each other. We need to stop giving validation to novels and films that fetishize girls who say they “aren’t like other girls” as if there’s something inherently wrong with being a girl. We need to stop perpetuating the fallacy of the mythical “other girls” who all fit some made up stereotype that we teach our girls to be afraid of because “the right guys” don’t actually like “that kind of girl”. “That kind of girl” doesn’t exist, because girls are people and not objects that come in bulk.”—Megan Emanuel (via cunicular)
One of my customers has recently taken to asking me to go into the back and get her warm Pepsi. Today, she said that she’s “been doing some research, and cold Pepsi is not good for you.” My unvoiced question: has that research not revealed that Pepsi as a whole is bad for you? If you’re really that concerned, stop drinking the Pepsi altogether.
“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.”—Unknown (via 1112pm)