ϟ The Magic Begins Challenge: A Character You Feel the Need to Defend — Petunia Dursley
Let me just bring this back…
It’s like Leslie’s cuterus uterus knows. It knows that a Leslie Knope pregnancy should be at least three-times as metal as the average one. Leslie herself is unusually chill about it. And we mustn’t underestimate the competitiveness that courses through her veins; she’s also pretty cocky when she gets the news. For other women of her age, multi-births might be the result of a biological “going out of business sale.” For Leslie, they’re the great prophecy of her being mother to a significant portion of the Supreme Court fulfilled. (And, on Julie Andrews Movie Night, a decent Von Trapp cover band.)
(via "What’s goin’ down in Baby Town." - Parks and Recreation Recap)
Another paragraph from that article that made my heart explode
“Remember that Leslie lost her father when she was 10. She has a mother who was present, but not exactly warm. Before her friends even step up with babysitting offers and homemade cribs and hand-me-down clothes, she knows her kids will have a bigger, more loving extended family than she could have possibly imagined. They’ll have Uncle Chris and Aunt Ann and their cousin Oliver. And they’ll have Ben. She’s lucky. They’ll be lucky. Leslie questions herself often, but her faith in her husband is unwavering. What does she have to worry about?”
Offensive things aren’t offensive merely because they hurt feelings - they’re offensive because they contribute to the societal harm of marginalized groups. The end goal isn’t to get everyone to love each other, it’s to destroy power imbalances.
My idea of the perfect exercise class is this: The teacher gives us all a hug and goes, “You did it! You showed up! Let’s lie down.” We all lie down and she’s like, “How is everybody feeling?” We’re like, “Great!” And the teacher’s like, “Great!” Then we all get to leave 20 minutes early. - Amy Poehler
Happy Birthday, Jessica Phyllis Lange (April 20, 1949)By the time you’re past middle age, you get a really strong sense of self. I don’t care what people think of me anymore. I’m not looking for approval or acceptance. I don’t feel like I have to adjust or try to fit in. You become kind of eccentric.
Powerful & creative imagery
the food and education made me sad.
I have always been fascinated by these ‘world of 100 people’ things, I remember spending hours thinking through the ones on a poster at church when I was 9 or so. It really, really makes some really important stuff so blindingly clear, in numbers we can understand. And it should, I hope it does, inspire us to act.
i hope im one of the 7 people with a computer
It’s sad that more people would have a computer that an education
well, hold up. that’s college education, not public education or trade school. but even then, it’d probably only be in the 20s or 30s.