Tell it Like it Is

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     I watched him open the door for her, and then wait until she was fully seated before closing it.     ”Does he always do that?” I asked his wife.     ”Yes. It took me some time to get used to it—we’ve been together for 32 years. I was married for 25 years during my first marriage, but no one ever opened the door for me. Now even our grandchildren do it for me, because they see him do it.     “We also go to sleep holding hands. When you don’t have it the first time around and you get it the second time, you treasure it.”
I-90 Rest Area, MN

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     I watched him open the door for her, and then wait until she was fully seated before closing it.
     ”Does he always do that?” I asked his wife.
     ”Yes. It took me some time to get used to it—we’ve been together for 32 years. I was married for 25 years during my first marriage, but no one ever opened the door for me. Now even our grandchildren do it for me, because they see him do it.
     “We also go to sleep holding hands. When you don’t have it the first time around and you get it the second time, you treasure it.”

I-90 Rest Area, MN

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"In case you ever foolishly forget; I am never not thinking of you."
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mrsexsmith:

PCOS, endometriosis, heavy periods, silicone menstrual cups, natural menstrual products, mood swings—and how to deal with it all when you’re androgynous, genderqueer, butch, or trans. That’s what we’ve been talking about over on Let’s Talk About Bleeding While Butch http://bit.ly/1q3iIFl

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#periods  #menstruation 
"For more than a decade, Ginsburg has worked with a trainer in the Supreme Court’s small ground-level exercise room. Recently, Breyer used a machine that Ginsburg had been using; she set it at six, while he could handle only five. Kagan uses the same trainer as Ginsburg, and when the younger Justice struggles with fifteen-pound curls the trainer says, ‘C’mon! Justice Ginsburg can do that easily!’"
From the archives: Jeffrey Toobin profiles Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (via newyorker)

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"Poehler and the show’s writers could have chosen to make Leslie comically strident, which in turn, would make her feminist stances outsized and rife for mockery. And that would be a real drag, truth be told. Instead (thankfully), Leslie’s feminism is marbleized into the show’s narrative, making her desire to advocate for gender equality, to encourage women to support one another, and to teach girls how to empower themselves, organic. There is nothing surprising about Leslie bringing her girlfriends together on February 13th for Galentine’s Day, a day to celebrate and honor the great gal pals in your life. She and her best friend Ann (played by Rashida Jones) are equals. They show up for one another and stick to the “ovaries before brovaries” code while other characterizations of female relationships inevitably show women pitted against one another in pursuit of boys, jobs, or other women. Even the show’s male figures like the human puppy dog, Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) and Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) align themselves with feminist ideals. Andy’s foray into college finds himself drawn to a Woman’s Studies class; Ron acknowledges the influence of strong women upon him and finds his romantic match in a self-reliant, smart, successful woman played, unsurprisingly, by the badass Lucy Lawless."
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#parks and rec  #feminism 
"I am a very private person, yet I am an open book.
If you don’t ask…I won’t tell."
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"I still catch myself feeling blue about things that don’t matter anymore."
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