We’re not only writers; we’re readers and below are some of the highlights of the past few weeks that we wish to share:
Privilege Discomfort: Why You Need to Get the Fuck Over It
There exists a kind of vacuum effect that occurs when people, particularly people who are privileged (which most of us are in some manner or another), read or learn information about the manifold oppressions that exist in society today. To be clear, when I say privileged, I am not talking about the upper-class “1 percenters” that we see in shows like Gossip Girl. I’m talking about white people, men, straight people, cisgender people, thin people, able-bodied people, and people who might not necessarily be rich, but don’t want for basic needs such as food and shelter. (Feminspire)
‘Duck Dynasty’ (…) Claims Black People Were ‘Happy’ Pre-Civil Rights
“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person,” Robertson is quoted in GQ. “Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues. (HuffPost)
Dragon’s Note: Fuck this guy and everyone like him.
Why You’re Not Married
I was, for some reason, born knowing how to get married. Growing up in foster care is a big part of it. The need for security made me look for very specific traits in the men I dated — traits it turns out lead to marriage a surprisingly high percentage of the time. Without really trying to, I’ve become a sort of jailhouse lawyer of relationships — someone who’s had to do so much work on her own case that I can now help you with yours. (HuffPost)
When Coaches Pop A Red Pill Before An Interview!
11 Inspiring Sofía Vergara Quotes
These quotes will only fuel your obsession. (BuzzFeed)
Dragon’s Note: This woman could quote Dr. Seuss and we’d still be paying attention.
8 Proven Principles of Exercise Intensity…
It is only a blessed few athletes who continually train throughout life and exclusively experience “effort in, equals effort out” results. By far, the vast majority of active individuals will experience plateaus in their training. This is not an indication that bad habits are present, or that a body cannot continue to grow toward its potential. (CatheDotCom)
Obligatory Photo of Lady Dragon Lisa Ann Training…
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