I’m reading from outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
I’m most looking forward to finally reading “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay.
I’m currently taking care of one yellow lab, and two mini wire-haired dachshunds.
This is my third read-a-thon. Last time I just kind of gave up halfway through the day, so my goal is to stay a little more committed today!
"Bring consent out of the bedroom. I think part of the reason we have trouble drawing the line “it’s not okay to force someone into sexual activity” is that in many ways, forcing people to do things is part of our culture in general. Cut that shit out of your life. If someone doesn’t want to go to a party, try a new food, get up and dance, make small talk at the lunchtable—that’s their right. Stop the “aww c’mon” and “just this once” and the games where you playfully force someone to play along. Accept that no means no—all the time."
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