Ottoman textile at the American Textile Museum / November 2012
Geoffrey Stein, Blue Dreaming, 2014
I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -
Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.
Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.
If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.
And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.
My mom just called me about Robin Williams. She said it feels just like when John Lennon died. Until now, I had never been able to understand the pain people feel when celebrities, actors, people in the public eye die before their time. With Phillip Seymour Hoffman I did feel a brief, solemn sadness, but this, this is an entirely new monster. I associate Robin Williams with my childhood, my earliest memories of comedy and laughter. I really do owe him a lot, as we all do. I worshipped him like no other growing up, and he deserved it all.
Last night I posted about my boyfriend’s sweaty sleeping. To make things even more adorable, my cat just jumped on the bed, ran over to his side of the bed probably expecting to be snuggled. Realizing he’s alseep, she decided to lick the saltiness off his entire chest. Ahhhhhh