If a female student got drunk and had her car stolen the university would call the police. If she got drunk and had her computer stolen, they would call the police. If she got drunk and had her phone stolen, they would call the police. The fact that she was drunk would not even be factored in when assessing if a crime had been committed. But if she gets drunk and has her body invaded and her humanity stolen, school administrations are perplexed about what to do.”
— International Human Rights Activist Michael Simmons offered these words (via Facebook) in response to the May 3, 2014 New York Times’ “Fight Against Sex Assaults Holds Colleges to Account” article. (via kenyabenyagurl)
Classic Margot Adler reporting: a visit to pirate radio station WFAT in New York. Great audio capturing the spirit of the time.
Unfamiliar with the concept of pirate radio? This video will help you out.
(NPR audio found by librarian Jane Gilvin; original airdate. May 24, 1979.) YouTube video by pirate radio DJ Hank Hayes.)
I would like Martin Scorsese to be interested in a female character once in a while, but I don’t know if I’ll live that long.”
— Meryl Streep pulling weeds (via pollums)
I’ll marry a man who knows how I take my tea, coffee, and alcohol
And knows when to make which.”
archie, marry me.