Lucky

Sep 18

These girls aren’t wounded so much as post-​wounded, and I see their sisters everywhere. They’re over it. I am not a melodramatic person. God help the woman who is. What I’ll call “post-​wounded” isn’t a shift in deep feeling (we understand these women still hurt) but a shift away from wounded affect: These women are aware that “woundedness” is overdone and overrated. They are wary of melodrama, so they stay numb or clever instead. Post-​wounded women make jokes about being wounded or get impatient with women who hurt too much. The post-​wounded woman conducts herself as if preempting certain accusations: Don’t cry too loud; don’t play victim. Don’t ask for pain meds you don’t need; don’t give those doctors another reason to doubt. Post-​wounded women fuck men who don’t love them and then they feel mildly sad about it, or just blasé about it; they refuse to hurt about it or to admit they hurt about it—​or else they are endlessly self-​aware about it, if they do allow themselves this hurting.

The post-​wounded posture is claustrophobic: jadedness, aching gone implicit, sarcasm quick on the heels of anything that might look like self-​pity. I see it in female writers and their female narrators, troves of stories about vaguely dissatisfied women who no longer fully own their feelings. Pain is everywhere and nowhere. Post-​wounded women know that postures of pain play into limited and outmoded conceptions of womanhood. Their hurt has a new native language spoken in several dialects: sarcastic, jaded, opaque; cool and clever. They guard against those moments when melodrama or self-​pity might split their careful seams of intellect, expose the shame of self-​absorption without self-​awareness.

” — Leslie Jamison, “Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain” (via not-nai)

(Source: et--cetera, via feministsociology)

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Sep 17

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Calling all Nerdfighters Librarians! -

effyeahnerdfighters:

treacheroussparks:

I was just wondering how many public libraries have nerdfighter clubs? I really want begin a nerdfighter club in one of the public libraries where I work, but as I’m a fairly new employee, and busy with school, I’m nervous to bring it up to my…

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historicaltimes:


The Siege of Jerusalem - Artist Unknown  Great example of siege machines in action. Read More

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The Siege of Jerusalem - Artist Unknown Great example of siege machines in action.

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Sep 16

historicaltimes:


Captain Nieves Fernandez shows to an American soldier how she used her long knife to silently kill Japanese soldiers during occupation, 1944. Read More

historicaltimes:

Captain Nieves Fernandez shows to an American soldier how she used her long knife to silently kill Japanese soldiers during occupation, 1944.

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Sep 15

I finally have gotten myself to iron my clothes, I really like it.  It is a great way to care for the self and it connects you with your clothes in a an obvious way that lets you care for them, too.

I don’t know if I ever will but learning to handle a sewing machine would be a great thing for me as well.  Making my own clothes would be doooooooooooooooooooooooooope city.