For whatever we lose
(a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves
we find in the sea.
- E.E. Cummings
gonna cut off all my hair again cause fuck it
Anonymous said: Hi! I like your blog. Do you have any tips or advice for someone who wants to commute by bike but has never ridden in/with traffic?
Start slow, take back roads at first, might take you a little longer but it’ll get you more comfortable with being around cars/overall traffic. If you have any friends who actively ride, ask if they want to take you on a lil ride to ~show you the ropes~. Obey traffic as if you were a car, people are going to yell at you to get out of the street but fuck ‘em. Be aggressive while riding but not overly so. I ride defensively and will take up entire lanes if I feel safer that way. Also, for me, riding is like 70% looking, 30% listening to what’s around me.
There’s no point to a guy yelling, “Hey sexy baby” at me out of the passenger window of a car as it speeds past. Even if I was into creepy misogynists and wanted to give him my number, I couldn’t. The car didn’t even slow down. But that’s okay, because he wasn’t actually hitting on me. The point wasn’t to proposition me or chat me up. The only point was to remind me, and all women, that our bodies are his to stare at, assess, comment on, even touch. “Hey sexy baby” is the first part of a sentence that finishes, “this is your daily message from the patriarchy, reminding you that your body is public property”.My First Name Ain’t Baby: ‘Hey Baby’ and Street Harassment (via official-mens-frights-activist)
took Chip for a walk while listening to the Xfiles files podcast and couldn’t stop laughing by myself oh well