Ivory Tower Style: Princeton Wardrobe, ca. 1936 →
ivorytowerstyle: The following is the Fall 1936 response of Apparel Arts editors answering a question regarding the ideal wardrobe for a young man entering Princeton: We would recommend first of all a hard finish worsted suit, preferably in blue. This might be in solid color, it might carry a white stripe, or a… Really I just want all these things in my wardrobe.
Once and for all... →
fripperiesandfobs: I seldom browse era tags on tumblr because I get a very great desire to reblog every mislabeled post and scream at the OP. But that would be overly aggressive, and if I’m going to be aggressive, I’d rather be passive-aggressive. Anyway, hopefully if I tag this with every conceivable era people might see it and learn something. Cause knowledge is power! Or, being a dumbass is...
When an academic doesn't get a Harry Potter...
allmyfriendsareacademics: I’m dedicating this to my students. Except none of them follow me on Tumblr. But if any of you find this, this is for you.
I like people too much or not at all.– Sylvia Plath (via helenathird)
The real horror here is that Boys Don’t Cry was based on a true story. Brandon...– Anya Josephs, Sexism is Not Actually “Edgy” | SPARK a Movement (via sparkamovement)
A fellow lonely martian.:... →
all-about-male-privilege: What happened last night to Quvenzhane Wallis is the exact reason why I will never understand the complaining people do when it comes to the differences between male privilege and sexism. While the two things are certainly not exactly the same, they often…
grrlyman: I have never regretted calling out oppression, but sometimes the stands I chose not to take keep me up at night.
It is definitely gendered in that way. Women who switch out of STEM fields tend...– More from the STEM/Reddit/misogyny thread that seriously made my night last night. (via yakotta) As a historian (even though I didn’t switch to history from a stem field), yes, this.
Human and social justice is not a pick-and-choose cause. You either support the...– Pascal’s Wager Be Damned: - La Moderna Epoko (via aboriginalpressnews)
How non-academics view academics
allmyfriendsareacademics: yes. this.
The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a...– Alan Bennett, The History Boys (via aurora4781)
Feminists have always been accused of hating men because it is a very effective...– “Man haters?” by Laura on The F Word blog (via fuckyeahfeminists)
First you’re taught to fear a phantom, a man in black, a man with a knife, a man...– The Female Gaze: SO MUCH PRETTY by Cara Hoffman - review Cara Hoffman’s really amazing, really important novel So Much Pretty at The Female Gaze this month. (via cocothinkshefancy)
People are uncomfortable with sexuality that is not made for male consumption.– Erykah Badu (via frankengrrl)
sleepingtigers: To anyone that struggles with anxiety, or depression, or episodes: you are not a burden, and an honest friend would never think so. Fuck anyone who makes you feel small because of it. You have lived this far every day with it, and you’re the strongest person there is because of it. Never forget that. Reblogging this because I forget it a lot.
heyheynaynay: roses are red violets are blue aubrey plaza is hott ok
You Should Date an Illiterate Girl -- Charles...
Date a girl who doesn’t read. Find her in the weary squalor of a Midwestern bar. Find her in the smoke, drunken sweat, and varicolored light of an upscale nightclub. Wherever you find her, find her smiling. Make sure that it lingers when the people that are talking to her look away. Engage her with unsentimental trivialities. Use pick-up lines and laugh inwardly. Take her outside when the night...
Difference -- Anna Kamienska
Tell me what’s the difference between hope and waiting because my heart doesn’t know It constantly cuts itself on the glass of waiting It constantly gets lost in the fog of hope
The Sciences Sing A Lullabye -- Albert Goldbarth
Physics says: go to sleep. Of course you’re tired. Every atom in you has been dancing the shimmy in silver shoes nonstop from mitosis to now. Quit tapping your feet. They’ll dance inside themselves without you. Go to sleep. Geology says: it will be all right. Slow inch by inch America is giving itself to the ocean. Go to sleep. Let darkness lap at your sides. Give darkness an inch. You...
The History Teacher -- Billy Collins
Trying to protect his students’ innocence he told them the Ice Age was really just the Chilly Age, a period of a million years when everyone had to wear sweaters. And the Stone Age became the Gravel Age, named after the long driveways of the time. The Spanish Inquisition was nothing more than an outbreak of questions such as “How far is it from here to Madrid?” “What do...
i have no ambitions -- ellen kennedy
i don’t want to hate the president i don’t want to go to harvard i don’t want to win the pulitzer prize i just want to sit in my bathtub and think about relationships i will never have with people i will never meet and then go lay in my bed with a magnifying glass and count all the stitches in my sheets until i fall asleep and wake up to repeat again.
The Love-Hat Relationship -- Aaron Belz
I have been thinking about the love-hat relationship. It is the relationship based on love of another’s hats. The problem with the love-hat relationship is that it is superficial. You don’t necessarily even know the other person. Also it is too dependent on whether the other person is even wearing the favored hat. We all enjoy hats, but they’re not something to build an entire...
Textbook Statistics -- Arkaye Kierulf
On average, 5 people are born every second and 1.78 die. So we’re ahead by 3.22, which is good, I think. The average person will spend two weeks in his life waiting for the traffic light to change. Pubescent girls wait two to four years for the tender lumps under their nipples to grow. So the average adult has over 1,460 dreams a year, laughs 15 times a day. Children, 385 more times. So the...