so part of my job is helping first year college students register for classes and a guy came in today and was like “i apparently need a registration pin” and i was like “oh did you not get one at your orientation?” and he was like “i didn’t register back then”
so i looked him up and he had his orientation a month ago but?? this guy just skipped the class registration part of his freshman orientation and went home and didn’t attempt to add any classes until now???
how does that not even cross your mind i was truly blown away
I’m also taking a human sexuality class and my professor goes over the difference between sex and gender and cisgender vs transgender (actually using the term cisgender) but that’s all something tumblr made up right? haha
i’ve been fucking slaying my discrete structures in computer science class like wow i finally get it and i have an A which is good because i’m paying over $1k to take this class
Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via dilfcomplex)
We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.
This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.