I was 13 years old when Marc Lépine opened fire and murdered 14 women for being at engineering school when he wasn’t. He blamed feminism for the situation he was in, and murdered these women for being in non-traditional jobs, for being there.
Every year, the memorials I go to are different. Some are quiet - I remember several winters in the snow, holding candles and reciting names like a talisman against violence.
Geneviève Bergeron, 21 years old. Hélène Colgan, 24 years old. Nathalie Croteau, 24 years old.
When I was younger, they seemed impossibly mature and sophisticated. I used to imagine them laughing and enjoying university, cut down without warning. Now that I’m 35, they seem so young, and I wonder if they were afraid.
he separated the men and women are different sides of the room and killed the women. he blamed the fact that his mother left his abusive father, had to work two jobs and he lived with his grandparents during the week. fucking scumbag.
“Pharrell is quietly and consistently living out Kanye’s career aspirations. Fashion, music, curating, Pharrell effortlessly does them all. Pharrell does everything Kanye says they will not allow him to do. Pharrell lets his art speak. No antics, great art and a savvy business strategy.”—(via jenjerbread)
“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.”—Thich Nhat Hanh (via inutileune)
My graduate school professor just explained to us the subplot of Spongebob Squarepants, a show I watched almost religiously for years as a young child.
Apparently, the show, which takes place in “Bikini Bottom,” is set in an underwater world below a real island called Bikini Atoll, which was a nuclear bomb testing site in the 1940s. The U.S. set off nuclear bombs on the island and below water, which sets the premise for the Spongebob Squarepants show and why all of the creatures that inhabit Bikini Bottom are so odd and mutant-like.
I just learned more in the last 2 hours than in my entire undergraduate career.