Optimism

Tank Girl: "I can't let things be this way. We can be wonderful. We can be magnificent. We can turn this shit around."

See also: Rollins, Henry - "My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud." Optimism gets a bad rap as blind, passive acceptance of the way things are, or rose-tinted, hippy-dippy silver lining seeking that rejects the reality of bad situations. I don't see it that way. Optimism is the bone deep faith that you will [...]

Getting Mad

I read this article yesterday as it made its rounds on Facebook, and something about it hit me like a ton of bricks. I already knew that women are discouraged from expressing anger, and that doing so damages our social capital and makes it less likely that we'll be taken seriously. I also knew that [...]