I love how the Addams Family has ZERO slut-shaming. Like… honey you can dance naked and enslave someone with your womanly charms if you want to, I don’t fucking care, but so help me you’re going to get a college education first.
The Addamses are what every family should aspire to be like (you know; without the dismemberment and electric chairs as play time). Honestly, have you ever seen more unconditionally loving and supportive parents than Gomez and Morticia? And not just with the kids, but with each other. I think what’s especially unique about them is how open they are with everything. They don’t treat their children like children. They treat them like they treat everyone else; direct, and to the point.
It’s creepy how many good examples of parenting and romantic relationships there is in these characters, especially considering they are supposed to be the antithesis of the stereotypical American nuclear family.
"Feminism is inherently good. It’s not even close to perfect and still needs lots of work and sometimes it gets all fucked up and backward and awful but that doesn’t mean it’s not still worth fighting for. Now go back and replace ‘Feminism’ with ‘The human race’. It works, right?. That’s because feminists are made of human. Men and women."
Mary McLeod Bethune’s work with her school was remarkable in itself, and had she only focused on that, she would still be heralded for her contributions to society. But she did not. She could not. Her experiences trying to improve the lives of young African American women showed her that there was much work to be done — both for their race and for their gender.
Janet Miller, a teacher at Hoover Middle School, was blown away by district-wide statistics that revealed the risk of violence that transgendered youth experience. Moved by the statistics, Miller stated to her colleagues that it was their responsibility to create a safe learning environment for ALL students and that any type of discrimination should not be tolerated.
"In one year you can change a kid’s outlook."
"I hear a lot from other teachers, and even before I started the GSA, ‘Oh, you know, middle schoolers aren’t ready for that yet.’ And they absolutely are. They want to be activists! They don’t want to just passively sit there. They want to do things, and make change."
"I feel a lot better since joining my GSA. I feel like, you know, even though I am a kid there are things I can do to make the world a better place."
"The terrifying thing in my life is that I am just an actress. And I have to keep pushing it and getting approval, approval, approval or I don’t think I’m worth two cents. And I am starting to get over it, thank God. And I’m just sad because I don’t have many years left and I wish I had a longer space of time to think that Elaine Stritch is okay."
Some great advice in here. That last one really got us.
During the Victorian era when women took up the sport, their corsets, bustles and dresses were so restrictive, the daintier-by-necessity ladies’ game was nicknamed “pat ball.” By the 1890s, white was the go-to color on the court since it best concealed perspiration, and in 1905, Mary Sutton Bundy ushered in the 20th century by daring to reveal her wrists on the court. Scandalous!