Diane Revoluta: The Myth of Inspiring Women
The origins of the marathon come from the Greek legend of Pheidippides. The story goes that Pheidippides ran 21 miles (or 42.2km, hence the oddly precise distance when measured in kilometres) from the town of Marathon to Athens to proclaim the defeat of the Persians. Upon arrival, he dropped…
We need to free ourselves from the habit of seeing culture as encyclopaedic knowledge, and men as mere receptacles to be stuffed full of empirical data and a mass of unconnected raw facts which have to be filed in the brain as in the columns of a dictionary, enabling their owner to respond to the various stimuli from the outside world. This form of culture really is harmful, particularly for the proletariat. It serves only to create maladjusted people, people who believe they are superior to the rest of humanity because they have memorized a certain number of facts and dates and who rattle them off at every opportunity, so turning them almost into a barrier between themselves and others… which has given birth to a mass of pretentious babblers who have a more damaging effect on social life than tuberculosis or syphilis germs have on the beauty and physical health of the body…
They end up seeing themselves as different from and superior to even the best skilled workman, who fulfills a precise and indispensable task in life and is a hundred times more valuable in his activity than they are in theirs. But this is not culture, but pedantry, not intelligence, but intellect, and it is absolutely right to react against it.
Antonio Gramsci (Working-Class Education and Culture)
Sanctimonious Political Science students, I’m looking at you…
“As long as some men use physical force to subjugate females, all men need not. The knowledge that some men do suffices to threaten all women.”
Marilyn French (via ladygrendel)
Happy weekend everybody! Hope you’ve all got lots of lovely things planned (or nothing planned). I started out mine with this amazing brunch sandwich which was inspired by a picture I saw the other day. Here’s the recipe so you can all make it too:
Egg-in-the-Hole Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Serves 1)
- 2 slices bread (I used granary)
- Yellow mustard
- 2-4 slices ham (enough for a double layer)
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese
- 3 cherry tomatoes, or 1 regular tomato, sliced
- 1 egg
Pre-heat the oven to 180C (350F).
Start by cutting a hole out of one of the slices of bread, making sure there’s enough bread left around it so the slice won’t fall apart.
Put the whole slice of bread on a baking sheet. Spread it with mustard (you could use ketchup instead if you don’t like mustard). Then put on the ham, followed by the cheese, then the sliced tomatoes.
Put the other slice of bread on top. Press it down around the edges to seal it. Then crack the egg in the middle.
Loosely cover the baking sheet over with foil, then put in the oven and bake for around 20 minutes (until the white is just set).
p.s. this is definitely an eat with knife and fork sandwich, there is lots of crispy crumbs and gooey egg and cheese!
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Each day, my focus is devoted to what truly matters
I’m never doing anything ever again.
Societal expectations of sex don’t make any sense
If dudes are expected to have a lot of sex
But ladies are expected to stay virgins until marriage
But homosexuality is bad
I’m really confused who dudes are supposed to be having all that sex with
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