Feminism, Ryan Gosling Style

ryan gosling hey girl feminism suitI usually think that these memes are absurdly lame, but this quote is far too awesome to keep to myself. Fantastic, isn’t it?

However, I’d hate to post it without some sort of commentary. So. For those of you who may not know, “feminists” are not people who think that women are better than men, and despite what some may claim, feminism is not a “socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” Although upending democracy and heralding a new age of matriarchal vengeance would be simply fantastical, that’s not what feminists are about. Simply put, feminism is about equality, and feminists believe that men and women should be given access to the same opportunities.

Now then, ask yourself, “do I think that men and women should be treated equally?” Did you answer “yes” to that question? If so, congratulations, you are a feminist.

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Sherlock Holmes & The Raven: Literary Art

I love Sherlock Holmes. If you haven’t read the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, you need to read them. If you haven’t seen the new BBC series, Sherlock,  you need to watch it. Seriously. Benedict Cumberbatch is awesome, and who doesn’t love Martin Freeman? (if you don’t love him, we are no longer friends). Since I teach English Literature, I have a rather sizable book collection. From time to time, I end up with duplicates. Sometimes I donate the duplicates to libraries, sometimes I sell them, and sometimes I make art. Case in point:

 

Sherlock Holmes literary art

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