"A public library is the most democratic thing in the world. What can be found there has undone dictators and tyrants: demagogues can persecute writers and tell them what to write as much as they like, but they cannot vanish what has been written in the past, though they try often enough…People who love literature have at least part of their minds immune from indoctrination. If you read, you can learn to think for yourself."
“Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”
― RIP Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing (22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013)
No one has the right to tell you that their life is harder than yours. No one has the right to invalidate your struggles because they “got through it just fine.” No one has the right to tell you to suck it up because other people have it “worse.” Hardships are not comparable. Your struggles are real, legitimate, and just as difficult as anyone else’s
This has been a PSA thank you
Guys I made another book for you. I wrote a bunch of poems and took a bunch of photos when I took a trip to Europe a few weeks ago and then I put them in this chapbook. I hope you read it and enjoy it. I hope you give me some criticism/reviews. That would be awesome. If you write a review please let me know.
Just click on the picture to read the book on Issuu.
This is such a cool book. I love surrealist poetry in general, but Zjoot’s work is right up my alley.
Lots of the surrealism I’ve read recently traverses into the aggressively Dadaist, absurd nonsense for the sake of absurdity and almost postmodern in its rejection of cognitive harmony.
Zjoot’s phrases are descriptive diorama windows, glimpses just concrete enough to train our eye and trigger recognition, but when we expand our view for context there is none — a cluster of tempting threads of meaning that we know we should be able to tie together but can never quite do so. It’s a very accessible surreality, teasing us with the idea that we might be able to find some sense in the disconnection because it seems so familiar, and the simultaneous realization that there is so much unsolvable stuff surrounding the seemingly ordinary.
"The Opposite Of" is the kind of poetry that has you going out into the world and looking for cracks and seams. Give it a read. It’s really outstanding.
Question: Whoa, back up a sec. Back up to "husband refuses to let her." What. The. Hell? (For the record, switching it to "wife refuses to let him" is equally unacceptable.)
Oh yeah. Totally.
Good old American values, doncha know. Of course, she’s the breadwinner right now, since he doesn’t feel like he should have to develop any professional skills besides the A.A. in Mechanical Illustration he got back in 2001, but that’s okay because he was in the Air Force damn it and he should be allowed to have his gym membership, his fix-it muscle car and his guns, because he’s the MAN of the house.
But she won’t divorce him because people like him have told her all her adult life that he’s the best she’s going to get because she’s kind of awkward and not that pretty or smart, and at age 38 she believes them.
The complete article can be found here: http://totalfratmove.com/why-girls-should-not-cut-their-hair-short/
I love the look of everyone’s hair above. I don’t understand why people think it’s bad?
Two of my friends have a short/pixie hair. They look really cute with it too.
honey, if my short hair keeps gross creepy people like this away from me then there is no way I would ever grow it longer again
remember girls if you do anything you want you are wrong and ugly
I have pixie hair and the author of this article can fucking shut up.
why does the way someone has their hair cut matter for anything? why does anyone even fucking care? I haven’t had my hair cut in two years and I’m a guy with really curly hair. I have a glorious mane and nothing anyone says will make me cut it. if and when i want to cut my hair i will.
It’s an oddly conservative thing that women should have long hair which is where this article is likely coming from. It’s utter bullshit.
Those women are gorgeous, he’s clearly blind or suffering from a mental illness, either/or
fuck the writer of this article everyone pictured is a 10/10 cutie
I love that all these BUT WOMEN SHOULDN’T CUT THEIR HAIR SHORT THINK OF THE MEN BAWWW soapboxers completely ignore the fact that lesbians and otherwise lady-attracted non-dudes exist. Girls do it because they think short hair is cute? Guys won’t be as attracted to me? GIVE ME THE GODDAMN SCISSORS WHERE ARE THEY
And also real talk the amount of street harassment I receive has absolutely plummeted (and my self confidence has had one hell of a boost) ever since I cut off my fifteen-inch ponytail, which isn’t why I cut off my hair in the first place (I was growing it out to donate), but it’s a really goddamn nice bonus. So I think the qualifier to that claim is that really fucking creepy guys will be less attracted to you if you cut your hair short. Really fucking creepy guys like this guy who uses the phrase “female sweet spot” like he’s some sort of zookeeper expert on breeding women.
God seriously look at all those grotesque sexless hags up there right?
Because if girls have short hair like boys then maybe it means boys actually look like girls and their penises are going to fall off!
My friend’s husband refuses to let her cut her hair, even though it’s thick and kinky, takes 3 days to dry after shampooing, gives her migraines and terrible sebaceous scalp issues because it’s nearly 18-inches long and so heavy, because he prefers long hair. He prefers his wife in pain so that she can appear properly feminine within his self-designed context.
Seriously, tell me where RogerSterlingJr lives and I will walk to his fucking house, because every word of this is pure rotting verbal pus. He is a treatise on why sperm banks are potentially a preferable form of procreation to actual interaction with men.
Boys, if you agree with a single particle of this dicksponge’s article, we have to have a talk. A talk about you staying the hell away from me and my hair.