44% of the audience of Guardians of the Galaxy is female and all the speculation states that women went to see it for Chris Pratt’s body. I don’t think that’s fair. Maybe (and this is crazy) they just like kickass movies with space shit and explosions. Maybe women can do things without men being their motivation. Maybe.

Bless you


Didn’t even know who Chris Pratt was before seeing Guardians of the Galaxy. I went for the space shit and explosions and, yes, the talking raccoon.

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The last Black 47 gig in Massachusetts.

Thanks for the memories, guys.





Do you know the horrors that happened where you’re standing?

Life goes on, strange isn’t it?

Wow This is fucking brilliant. My new favourite post on tumblr.

This is truly a work out art, props to whoever created this

One of my favorite concepts: if streets could talk. Brilliant conceptualization

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“Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time we see gender as a spectrum, and not as two sets of opposing ideals.”

Emma Watson, He For She Campaign  (via saintofsass)

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Article referenced in the text

Before any serious comments, I’d like to say right away that the title of this article is clearly intended to grab clicks. However I do encourage those open minded enough to give the article in question a fair chance. I think it has some truly important points to…

Well worth the time to read.

Supporting it as a feminist and as a human being…
(Photo by Amanda Palmer)


Supporting it as a feminist and as a human being…

(Photo by Amanda Palmer)

Just, just. Sigh.

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One Month In

I’ve been in Dubai a month now, to the day, and while I’m still very much a newbie, I can honestly say “that’s all?”

This is probably because I spend most of my time teaching, and teaching here is basically like teaching every where else I’ve ever taught. Put me in front of a room of students, and I’m happy. I know what I’m doing, and frankly, I do it pretty well.

That’s not to say I’m stagnant…

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The Power of Food

One of the main components of a culture is its food, of course. So when moving abroad, one of the exciting things is learning more about the food from the region. Being a person who loves to cook and loves to eat, I’ve tried quite a bit of Middle Eastern food in my time, and I’m learning that many of my favorites are considered Lebanese foods here.  I’m learning, but I’m also trying to expand my…

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The Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of me blogging about being A Broad Abroad. It was September 11th, 2002, and thoughts that had been swirling around for years found expression on the page. I wish I still had that first column, but it’s lost.

Today, of course, is that anniversary because I chose to start on a sad anniversary for Americans, and as a New Yorker, one that is particularly poignant.  I’m sure…

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