September 4, 2013
"A man’s implicit self-esteem is hurt by a romantic partner’s success, the authors propose, because he automatically interprets her success as his own failure—a byproduct of men’s competitiveness. Another possibility: Her success challenges the gender stereotype that he should be relatively more competent, strong and intelligent than his female partner. A third explanation offered is that the man’s thoughts about his partner’s success trigger a fear that he is not good enough for her and might lose her."

When a Wife/Partner Succeeds, Men Lose Self-Esteem 

Many men know they’re supposed to want a partner who is as brilliant and successful as they are. Few men actually do. This reminds me of Kathleen Gerson’s book The Unfinished Revolution, which I reviewed back in 2009. When she interviewed young men and women about how they hoped to construct their relationships in the future, both said they wanted equal partners who had their own fulfilling careers. 

But young men and women have very different backup plans if (or, more likely, when) they are unable to achieve that egalitarian balance. “Reversing the argument that women are returning to tradition,” Gerson writes, “men are more likely to want to count on a partner at home.” […] Young men are not so naive as to think their partner will never hold a job, but when it comes to making the hard choices about balancing work and family, a majority tell Gerson that their wives will be the ones to “shift down” their careers, which the men see as “extra” or “non-essential.” 

And so I’d add a fourth explanation: A woman who is more successful than her male partner also poses a direct threat to the often unspoken assumption that she will be the one to make professional sacrifices when there are tough decisions to be made.

(via annfriedman)

(via annfriedman)

September 3, 2013
Adventures in Anaphora by Rebecca Hazelton

annfriedman:

Martin Luther King used it. Walt Whitman used it. Homer Simpson used it. Obama uses it all the time. Even Mumford & Sons know enough to dabble in repetition.

Worlds colliding: favorite journalist annfriedman links favorite poet Becky!

August 23, 2013
: Men, women, and media empire-building

annfriedman:

I suffered a minor bout of rage-blindness when I read Jack Shafer’s post about journalism’s “Marquee brothers” just one week after Bryan Goldberg bragged about the millions he scored to found a website for women. In Shafer’s telling, there is a “brotherhood” of powerful men in media who…

YES — as I was reading this, I was like, YOU ARE, ANN.

August 12, 2013
literallyunbelievable:

Come on @facebook

Nice.

literallyunbelievable:

Come on @facebook

Nice.

(Source: The Onion)

June 11, 2013
"Please, embrace self-empowerment. You gain confidence, an unswerving belief that you matter and the ability of your existence to make an indelible mark on the world. You gain compassion and empathy. You will love and be loved. … I have a few final, closing thoughts, before I turn over the podium. First, I find Zachary Quinto’s eyebrows very attractive. Second, I would like to be friends with Lady Gaga and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. And third, I would like everyone to remember that “Starships were meant to fly, Hands up and touch the sky, Can’t stop ‘cause we’re so high, let’s do this one more time.”"

TX high school student comes out in commencement speech. (via aminatou, naturally)

(Source: annfriedman)

May 10, 2013
blurintofocus:

shananaomi:

noirbettie:

mightyhunter:

This 17-Year-Old Coder Is Saving Twitter From TV Spoilers

Imagine you forget to watch a new episode of Game of Thrones the night it airs. Even if coworkers stay mum about important plot points, Twitter is abuzz with spoilers. Fortunately, there’s Twivo, a new program that allows Twitter users to censor their feeds from mentioning a certain TV show (and its characters) for a set time period. Jennie Lamere, a 17-year-old girl, invented the software last month—and won the grand prize at a national coding competition where Lamere was the only female who presented a project, and the only developer to work alone. Internet: Meet the reason we need more women in tech.

(From Mother Jones)

I’m so excited by all of the teenagers in science and tech that we’re hearing about these days. MORE GIRLS PLEASE! 

At SXSW, we talked about how we can’t wait to see the apps fangirls create to make the internet further work the way THEY want. What we may have not said so clearly is that it’s really the way that EVERYONE wants the internet to work. Go girl.

^^^  so into this.

blurintofocus:

shananaomi:

noirbettie:

mightyhunter:

This 17-Year-Old Coder Is Saving Twitter From TV Spoilers

Imagine you forget to watch a new episode of Game of Thrones the night it airs. Even if coworkers stay mum about important plot points, Twitter is abuzz with spoilers. Fortunately, there’s Twivo, a new program that allows Twitter users to censor their feeds from mentioning a certain TV show (and its characters) for a set time period. Jennie Lamere, a 17-year-old girl, invented the software last month—and won the grand prize at a national coding competition where Lamere was the only female who presented a project, and the only developer to work alone. Internet: Meet the reason we need more women in tech.

(From Mother Jones)

I’m so excited by all of the teenagers in science and tech that we’re hearing about these days. MORE GIRLS PLEASE! 

At SXSW, we talked about how we can’t wait to see the apps fangirls create to make the internet further work the way THEY want. What we may have not said so clearly is that it’s really the way that EVERYONE wants the internet to work. Go girl.

^^^  so into this.

(via wilwheaton)

May 2, 2013
"My heart started racing, and not the bad kind of heart racing, like, I’m going to die. But the good kind of heart racing, like, Hello, can I help you with something? If not, please step aside because i’m about to kick the shit out of life."

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (via brookehatfield)

Also:

“This is why you must love life: one day you’re offering up your social security number to the Russian Mafia; two weeks later you’re using the word calve as a verb.” 

April 24, 2013
the5and10:

Matcha green tea pavlova, sesame cream, orange curd, fresh grapefruit and orange

Whoa, just noticed this gorgeous tumblr.

the5and10:

Matcha green tea pavlova, sesame cream, orange curd, fresh grapefruit and orange

Whoa, just noticed this gorgeous tumblr.

April 10, 2013
georgiatheatre:

Check out our brand new menu brought to you by The Branded Butcher!  The kitchen will be open daily (except Sunday) - come get ‘ya some!

The Veggie Bahn Mi (previously of Farm Cart fame, best sandwich in Athens) IS BACK!

georgiatheatre:

Check out our brand new menu brought to you by The Branded Butcher!  The kitchen will be open daily (except Sunday) - come get ‘ya some!

The Veggie Bahn Mi (previously of Farm Cart fame, best sandwich in Athens) IS BACK!

April 5, 2013
"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."

E.B. White, in this spare, lovely, melancholy New York Times profile from 1969. (via rachael-maddux)

So great.

(Source: mlarson, via rachael-maddux)

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