thanks, Playboy, for being totally respectable.

thanks, Playboy, for being totally respectable.

Tags: hard choices

"I get angry when women disavow feminism and shun the feminist label but say they support all the advances born of feminist because I see a disconnect that does not need to be there. I get angry but I understand and hope someday we will live in a world where we don’t need to distance ourselves from the feminist label, where the label doesn’t make us afraid of being alone, of being too different, of wanting too much."

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Tags: bad feminist

finished tomato soup: cream, goat cheese, roasted corn + baby beet greens. enjoying this cold with olive bread. #mmm

finished tomato soup: cream, goat cheese, roasted corn + baby beet greens. enjoying this cold with olive bread. #mmm

Tags: mmm

I am a huge fan of Jimmy Fallon & his show, but I felt very uncomfortable with this whole segment. personally, I’ve been in a group of guys where there are sexual comments being thrown around about you in front of everyone. the sentiment is that you’re supposed to go along with it. this is how you “fit in”.

just here to say - that’s not OK.

you shouldn’t have to be made to feel small and powerless. 

what makes me most annoyed these days is that most guys have no idea what it’s like to be a woman. maybe you never truly can unless you experience it for yourself, but most men have no awareness that our guard is always up, that we analyze men first and foremost for potential threat level. men who get offended after I don’t respond to them have no idea what I’m thinking. sometimes it just feels safer to not engage at all. women I’ve talked to feel just comfortable enough to respond in daylight hours only, if anything.*

it’s time for this to change. if you want this to change too, talk about it. and not just with women.

#yesallwomen

Stop Telling Women to Smile

street art in Cairo

*I live in a big city, so this type of stuff is constant.

Sicilian eggplant, homemade cherry tomato sauce, @pointreyescheese mozzarella (at lake merritt outpost)

Sicilian eggplant, homemade cherry tomato sauce, @pointreyescheese mozzarella (at lake merritt outpost)

ingredients for the most refreshing summer beverage ever: mint + ginger iced tea w a splash of coconut water #secrets #enjoy

ingredients for the most refreshing summer beverage ever: mint + ginger iced tea w a splash of coconut water #secrets #enjoy

Tags: secrets enjoy

you are what you love/

and not what loves you back

the good

they say it improves your happiness level to be grateful for at least one thing every day.

well, how about 4?

number one - this amazing meal I made:

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imagethe most delicious bacon ever from PratheRanch (oven cooked)

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number two - stuffing squash blossoms for the first time ever (!):

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number three - my roommate helping me bake:

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banana chocolate chip muffins. yums.

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aannnnddd number four - presents from this amazing bakery:

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look at that perfectly cooked egg. salivating all over again.

what are you grateful for?

these hand-painted Nigerian movie posters are true works of art. 

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Spoon is finally back with a new album, They Want My Soul. I’m a huge fan and love their sound, especially on this record. it sounds more basic and spare than their otherecent work, harkening back to their sound on Kill the Moonlight (especially the second half). this album is upbeat and groovy in instrumentation, but the lyrics are not the most brilliant thing ever written. the key to enjoying this album fully is tuning out the words, which Britt Daniel coolly makes hard to understand anyway.

here’s a performance they did on KEXP recently.