You need to know that the technical problems of creating a product are nothing compared to the customer service for it.
Mansplaining, explained: ‘Just ask an expert. Who is not a lady’
Do men still explain things to you?
Do they ever! Social media are to mansplainers what dogs are to fleas, and this recent feminist conversation has brought them out in droves. I mean, guys explain ridiculous things to me like that the Louisiana Purchase gave the United States a Pacific Coast. But more than anything since I wrote Men Explain Things to Me, they’ve explained women’s experience to me and other women.
Criticism is a privilege that you earn — it shouldn’t be your opening move in an interaction…
she wants him to ram the soul out her body
I actually looked into this once, because it seemed so odd to me. He’s actually talking about how his mom supported him through all his years of training and that she died before she got to see him win or something like that. So that’s her sad, sympathetic face…not her “ram my soul out of my body” face.
I think he’s sad because he lost his flowers…just there, holding his empty vase.
He’s wondering if anyone has seen them.
I want my daughters to see me and know me as a woman who works. I want that example set for them. I like how proud they are when they come to my offices and know that they come to Shondaland. There is a land and it is named after their mother. In their world, mothers run companies. In their world, mothers own Thursday nights. In their world, mothers work. And I am a better mother for it. The woman I am because I get to run Shondaland, because I get write all day, because I get to spend my days making things up, that woman is a better person — and a better mother. Because that woman is happy. That woman is fulfilled. That woman is whole. I wouldn’t want them to know the me that didn’t get to do this all day long. I wouldn’t want them to know the me who wasn’t doing.
We don’t know if Elliot Rodger was mentally ill. We don’t know if he was a “madman.” We do know that he was desperately lonely and unhappy, and that the Men’s Rights Movement convinced him that his loneliness and unhappiness was intentionally caused by women. Because this is what the Men’s Rights Movement does: it spreads misogyny, it spreads violence, and most of all it spreads a sense of entitlement towards women’s bodies. Pretending that this is the a rare act perpetrated by a “crazy” person is disingenuous and also does nothing to address the threat of violence that women face every day.