The rape joke is that you were eight.
The rape joke is that at the time,
you didn’t know people had sex to express love.
The rape joke is that the only other person
who’d seen you naked was your mom.
The rape joke is that he called you ‘beautiful’ first.
The rape joke is that he held your hands together
and told you to ‘try harder’ when you struggled.
The rape joke is that you believed him
when he told you were overreacting.
The rape joke is that your grandma
called him a nice boy and asked him to stay for dinner.
The rape joke is that he winked at you
when you apologized to your parents for not coming
downstairs the first time you were called.
The rape joke is that his friends
high-fived him for “getting some.”
The rape joke is that you still don’t feel like
you’ve regrown the pieces he stole.
The rape joke is that he was conceived when his
dad slapped himself into his snoring mother.
The rape joke is that her friends told her
she was lucky someone wanted her.
The rape joke is that each year in the United States,
32,000 other women’s bellies
ripen with life against their will.
The rape joke is that he never learned
to touch without scarring.
The rape joke is that your classmate thinks
‘have you seen what asses look like in yoga pants?’
is an argument.
The rape joke is your new boyfriend kissing
you and telling you he ‘raped’ his math test.
The rape joke is that ‘Why are girls so scared of rape? Y’all should feel pride that a guy risked his life in jail just to fuck you’
is a popular Tweet right now.
The rape joke is that you wake up to
the memory of him laughing,
“now that wasn’t so bad, was it?”
The rape joke is that it’s been twelve years and
you still quiver when someone touches you.
The rape joke is that he hasn’t stopped laughing.
The rape joke is that you forgot how to. —
Such an amazing poem…The Rape Joke | Lora Mathis
Inspired by this. (via soggypoetry)
oh my god
(Source: lora-mathis, via clownsmakemesmile)
Price of 1Gb of storage:
2012 $0.10 —
We’re building out the digital universe—and storing way too much stuff there, just like in our garages.
(via @grahamfarmelo @scienceporn)
(via Psychedelic Science 2013)
Sounds like a really cool pivot-
"…Of course, our social accounts will keep cranking out the broadcast-style updates, but the new Breaking News app and site provide a refreshing way to discover the stories that matter to you in the moment they happen. "(via Reinventing Breaking News Around You — Medium)
Worst celeb photo ever.
(via I Can’t Stop Staring at This Picture of Stevie Nicks with a Dog Vagina)
"To the person who stole my son’s pumpkin" (by The Great Photographicon)
(via World of Wonder - Page 2 of 4212 -)
Looking at data viz
(via Visualizations - Jim Vallandingham)An experiment that allows users to explore their most-listened to songs, and the tags associated with these songs.
User names are faked - but the rest of the data is real. User-song play counts come from the Million Song Dataset. Tag data comes from Last.fm
Visualization includes a force-directed layout with tag nodes suspended in a circular orientation.
(via Masters of Disguise: Designer-Made Halloween Masks on Our Favorite New Yorkers - Vogue Daily - Fashion and Beauty News and Features)
terrific and detailed story about personal security in 2013 and 1999 by fav writer—Adam Penenberg
I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling | PandoDaily http://bit.ly/1ccyunI
Sandberg’s definition of feminism begins and ends with the notion that it’s all about gender equality within the existing social system. From this perspective, the structures of imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy need not be challenged.
And she makes it seem that privileged white men will eagerly choose to extend the benefits of corporate capitalism to white women who have the courage to ‘lean in. —
bell hooks is so brilliant—and nails the issues with leaning in, by Sheryl Sandberg—
Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In | The Feminist Wire
(via Other Kitchen Flour Sack Tea Towel by FrenchSilver on Etsy)
Laughing out loud
(via David Hockney’s Sweeping Survey at the de Young - NYTimes.com)
In basic literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills, young Americans have now fallen behind almost all of their peers in other advanced countries. John Cassidy explains why these findings represent a serious threat to the country’s future prosperity: http://nyr.kr/17g9FcF
Fooling around with IFTT and my new site at susanmernit.com
(Source: newyorker.com, via emergentfutures)