Brittney Griner Loves Baylor University, But Its Anti-Gay Policies Hurt Her and the School
via Slate Magazine
"Griner was simply the most dominant force the women’s college game has ever seen. Now she’s on the cusp of breaking out in her second year of WNBA play. Most colleges would naturally tout their ties to Griner, but Baylor is not most colleges. The Waco, Texas-based university has one of the few powerhouse Division I athletic departments that officially discourages homosexuality. Baylor’s student handbook denounces all forms of sexuality outside of heterosexual marriage—including pre-marital straight sex and homosexuality of any kind. Now the fact that Baylor produced one of America’s most famous (and now outspoken) LGBTQ athletes imperils its future as a women’s basketball juggernaut.
After all, will emerging high-school stars who want to be the next Brittney Griner want to enroll at Baylor after listening to Griner talk about her alma mater? “I would love to be an ambassador for Baylor, to show my school pride, but it’s hard to do that,” she wrote. “I’ve spent too much of my life being made to feel like there’s something wrong with me. And no matter how much support I felt as a basketball player at Baylor, it still doesn’t erase all the pain I felt there.”“

Brittney Griner Loves Baylor University, But Its Anti-Gay Policies Hurt Her and the School

via Slate Magazine

"Griner was simply the most dominant force the women’s college game has ever seen. Now she’s on the cusp of breaking out in her second year of WNBA play. Most colleges would naturally tout their ties to Griner, but Baylor is not most colleges. The Waco, Texas-based university has one of the few powerhouse Division I athletic departments that officially discourages homosexuality. Baylor’s student handbook denounces all forms of sexuality outside of heterosexual marriage—including pre-marital straight sex and homosexuality of any kind. Now the fact that Baylor produced one of America’s most famous (and now outspoken) LGBTQ athletes imperils its future as a women’s basketball juggernaut.

After all, will emerging high-school stars who want to be the next Brittney Griner want to enroll at Baylor after listening to Griner talk about her alma mater? “I would love to be an ambassador for Baylor, to show my school pride, but it’s hard to do that,” she wrote. “I’ve spent too much of my life being made to feel like there’s something wrong with me. And no matter how much support I felt as a basketball player at Baylor, it still doesn’t erase all the pain I felt there.”“

thirdlovesf:

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Here at ThirdLove, we love us some fashionable ladies. And when we crush, we crush hard. Our latest lady love is blogger Christine Petric of The View From 5 Ft. 2.
The self-described young, adventurous “Independent Woman” first caught our eye during the Polar Vortex when she made -20…
I want to apologize to all the women I have called beautiful
before I’ve called them intelligent or brave
I am sorry I made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on I will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because I don’t think you’re beautiful
but because I need you to know
you are more than that

the-real-goddamazon:

doublehamburgerjack:

tamikaflynned:

thecarvingwitch:

neverending-fairytale:

Saw my all time favourite dress. Great opportunity to shoot some close-ups!

THIS IS A FUCKING DRAGON DRESS YOU CANNOT CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE

darkersolstice

That was a dragon and they just skinned it

Found my wedding dress.

(via emotionally-ready)

I just watched this for the first time last night. Coincidentally, last week I finished a novel that also involved a strong father-daughter relationship and ensuing betrayal. I guess I just want to give a shout out to dads! Moms and motherhood come up a lot in feminist discourse, but dads matter too. The end.

smartgirlsattheparty:


“Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like. I promise.”

- Emma Watson

smartgirlsattheparty:

“Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like. I promise.”

- Emma Watson

megsokay:

There’s a trend of hot bitches who do crazy shit for their kids on TV right now and I LOVE it.

becauseiamawoman:

Feminist Art Friday Feature: Lee Krasner

Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner is best known for her beautiful and deeply powerful collages and  gestural works. You’ve probably heard of her famous husband, Jackson Pollock, but did you know his wife was another powerful and influential force in the AbEx movement? 

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Krasner began studying art at a young age studying at The Cooper Union at the National Academy for Design. She went on to work for the WPA Federal Art Project before going on to study under Hans Hoffman, another famous abstract expressionist. At a time when the work of women was severely under-valued, Krasner’s presence in the art scene was unique but her career was nonetheless often overshadowed by her husband’s. 

Since her death in 1987, Krasner remains one of the most important artists to have emerged from the New York School and a pioneering force in the Abstract Expressionist movement. As such, she is one of only a handful of women artists to have ever had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For more information about Lee Krasner and her work, try the following resources:

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selfrescuingprincesssociety:

Baroness Bertha von Suttner, the first woman to be awarded the #NobelPeacePrize, wrote one of the nineteenth century’s most influential books, the anti-war novel “Lay Down Your Arms” (1889). In the 1870s she became a close friend of Alfred Nobel’s, the man behind the Nobel Prize. There is little doubt that von Suttner’s friendship with Alfred Nobel had an impact on the contents of his will, and many give her the credit for his establishment of a peace prize. “
Bertha von Suttner delivered her Nobel Lecture to a large audience. The Oslo Aftenposten of April 19, 1906, reports that the Laureate, dressed in black, her voice husky with emotion, held her audience from the first; that she spoke concisely, using no contrived appeals, no gestures, no change of facial expression.
Read her Nobel Lecture: http://bit.ly/1gAMZGt

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6EAi

littlebrown:

Congratulations to Isabel Greenberg on her two Eisner Award nominations for The Encyclopedia of Early Earth!

You can see the complete list of nominees here.