Ever been street harassed, been the butt of a sexist joke, or been subjected to any sexist comment and thought of the best comeback hours later? The Guardian has gathered some great examples of comebacks put forth by The Everyday Sexism Project via Twitter.
This fall has been busy. Too busy. I guess I did it to myself…which means I am a jerk. To myself.
September: joined a gym, gained a roommate, went to a wedding, went to 2 birthday parties in one night, mom visited, interviewed for a second job, went to a baby shower
October: started second job (2x/week), enrolled in a class, had a date w/ SP and TK, went to a bat mitvah, went to a conference in Chicago
November: still working 2nd job 2x/week, went to something called Cirque of the Dead, family visits, conference in Boston, lost my wallet, went to a fancy schmancy wine tasting event, spoke on a panel, had dates with JW and TK
Plus a bunch of super late dinners or half dinners. About to do that again. Happy Thanksgiving.
Huge crowds gathered in San Francisco today to cheer on Bat Kid, aka Miles, a 5-year-old who is battling cancer, saving Gotham City, and making it rain all over the entire internet’s face. Don’t believe me? Try to get through all these pictures of the pint-sized crime fighter without breaking down a tiny bit. I’m not crying — you’re crying! ALL OF YOU ARE CRYING.
BBC is so smart not to allow comments, as there would surely be some gung-ho Americans talking about how America is the greatest country there ever was and ever will be and how dare you say that our broken political system doesn’t work!?!
I have apparently not only impressed the president of my company by the quality of my work but also with my latest endeavor—poetry. We have this thing called “the honor bar” at work. It’s an unmanned basket of fruit and snacks accompanied by a piggy bank. When you take a snack, you put a dollar in the piggy bank (affectionately named Fred). Visitors were just taking things, and others were getting lazy and not putting money in. So I wrote a limerick to introduce Fred and suggest that folks pay for their goods. Here goes:
There once was a piglet named Fred While guarding the Honor Bar said, "When you take a snack, put a buck in my back so Fred’s friends can always be fed!”
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Aerobics, jazzercise (high impact) Alternating toe taps Anishinaabe jingle dancing Ax chopping Badminton, social singles and doubles Basketball, officiating Billiards Bobsledding Bodybuilding Broomball Cat Children’s games (includes hopscotch, 4-square, dodge ball, plaground apparatus, t-ball) Croquet Cultivating garden Curling Dancing, greek Dancing, jitterbug Darts, wall or lawn Do it yourself (home repair) Dyna-Band the Total Body Workout DVD Elder care Farming, barn cleaning Fencing, practice Filling garden Finishing or refinishing cabinets or furniture Fire hydrants Fishing (angling) French Press Frisbee Frisbee, ultimate Gardening with heavy power tools Grooming horse Hacky sack Hanging storm windows Horse Biting Tail Jai alai Laying crushed rock Laying or removing carpet Laying sod Laying tile or linoleum Loading, unloading wood/lumber Marching, rapidly, military Middle Eastern dance Moving household items Orienteering Painting fence Quoits Repairing appliances Ringette Sacking grass, leaves Scrubbing bathroom Scrubbing bathtub Sculling Skittles/ninepins Slimnastics Spreading dirt with a shovel Sweeping garage Tobogganing Tree Walking using crutches Washing car Washing the car Wind surfing, light wind (heavy wind not an option)