Who wouldn’t want to, at the Grand Budapest sir?
Always and forever
I think the thing lacking in feminism is that women are making decisions for other women,” she said. “If the patriarchy is about men making decisions for women and taking away their agency, why do some feminists want to control other women’s decisions? — Lauren (Pseudonym), Portrait of a Porn Star [At Duke University]
The people who say that [blogging is “dead”] are idiots. Blogging was never alive. It’s the people that matter. There will always be a small number who are what I call “natural born bloggers.” They were blogging before there were blogs, they just didn’t know what it was called. Julia Child was a blogger as was Benjamin Franklin and Patti Smith. —
As blogging turns 20 this year, David Winer and other internet pioneers reflect on the medium’s cultural role.
Speaking of proto-bloggers, they date back to this 11th-century Japanese court lady, but none was greater than Montaigne, godfather of “blogging.”(via explore-blog)
For all my fellow evil people
Regenerative candle reforms as it melts
I had no choice did I? I’m a woman. Women are obliged to be far more skillful than men. You can ruin our reputation and our life with a few well-chosen words. So, of course I had to invent not only myself, but ways of escape that no one has ever thought of before. And I’ve succeeded because I’ve always known I was born to dominate your sex and avenge my own. — Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil, Les Liasons Dangereuse
If you Google “female careerism,” you get a bunch of links, but if you Google “male careerism”, Google asks if you really meant “male careers” or even “mahle careers.” “Careerism”—the pathological need to have paid employment—is an affliction that only affects women, apparently. — Amanda Marcotte
I feel like I’ve been broken up with, by my life. — Emilie Shumway, on looking for a job as a millennial
As a venture capitalist, people often ask me why big companies have trouble innovating while small companies seem to be able to do it so easily. My answer is generally unexpected. Big companies have plenty of great ideas, but they do not innovate because they need a whole hierarchy of people to agree that a new idea is good in order to pursue it. If one smart person figures out something wrong with an idea — often to show off or to consolidate power — that’s usually enough to kill it. — Ben Horowitz, on Can Do vs. Can’t Do Culture