I enjoy controlled loneliness. I like wandering around the city alone. I’m not afraid of coming back to an empty flat and lying down in an empty bed. I’m afraid of having no one to miss, of having no one to love.
Kuba Wojewodzki, Polish journalist and comedian (via timid)
#mcChris @ #theFirebird
I’ve had a pretty good life, except for men. The only bad things in my life have been because of men.
-a middle-aged woman I work with after being asked about her childhood.
This led to a knowing nod by all the women in hearing distance.
Beginning a Nightmare Before Christmas hanging terrarium display. #thisishalloween
Results: It didn’t seem to matter to men what the circumstances of their girlfriends’ success was. Whether the success was social or intellectual, whether it related to the boyfriend’s failure or was just something the woman achieved independent of anything the boyfriend did, the men still tended to feel worse about themselves when their girlfriends succeeded. This only goes for implicit (subconscious) self-esteem, though—men didn’t explicitly report feeling worse about themselves, whether because they didn’t consciously notice or because they didn’t want to portray themselves as insecure jerks, we cannot say.
“The lack of difference lends some support to the idea that men interpret ‘my partner is successful’ as ‘my partner is more successful than me,’” the study reads.
In the face of a partner’s success, women felt better about the future of their relationship, and men felt worse. Men felt better about the future of their relationship when their partner had just failed.
Once again, this is why I can’t take bullshit about how “it’s also hard to be a man!” seriously. Masculinity, male self-esteem, and the male ego is built/based on doing and being better than women.
(via home-of-amazons) The Male Ego *needs* female failure, humiliation, low self-esteem, vulnerability and dependency in order to thrive in a heteropatriarchal society. The poor boyz are so weak they need us to feel like shit and be weak in order for them to feel like big, strong manly men. Fuckin’ pathetic. (via the-uncensored-she)
Maybe my expectations were too high. I’m only disappointed because I expected something from them. But the answer was quite simple all along. There’s no such thing as a decent human being in this world. Not a single one.
Asano Inio, Oyasumi Punpun (via moriarty)
Re-matted this Todd Klein “Dream’s Library” print with some witch-hunter paper I found. Happy with the result.
Here’s something you don’t see often. It’s a testament to just how exhausted and over everything I am. Done. So done.