“Some office housework is, quite literally, housework. In my research, successful professional women — lawyers, academics, executives, scientists — repeatedly said they’ve been expected to bring cupcakes for a colleague’s birthday, order sandwiches for office lunches and answer phones in the conference room, even if their job description is far up the ladder from such administrative tasks.”—Sticking women with the office housework
“This makes a rich but surprisingly light, torte. An absolute, worth-the-price-of-the-book winner. Mashed sweet potatoes make a great substitute for the traditional pureed chestnut paste. Chestnut puree is available kosher, but I have never been able to find it “kosher for Passover.” It may seem unusual, but I can assure you of two things — it tastes divine and it is easier than buying fresh-in-the-shell chestnuts, roasting, poaching, and grating them to get them ready for this cake. You can also serve this in squares, as French-style “petit fours.” The glaze slicks this up but is not necessary—a dusting of cocoa is just fine.”—
Are you starting to plan-slash-dream about a summer getaway? Well, then, you best consult this list: We’ve asked some aesthetically minded, inspiration-hungry, overworked designers where they check-in when they can slip away for a few days, and they’ve shared three dozen spots—from boutique hotels…
“Moore herself, however, explained to The New York Times that it’s difficult to both publish and maintain her day job as a writing professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Moore, a divorcée and single mother, noted, “There are some men I know who are teaching and writing who are single fathers. But not many. Most of them have these great, devoted wives, some version of Vera Nabokov. Writers all need Vera.””—The Legend of Vera Nabokov: Why Writers Pine for a Do-It-All Spouse - Koa Beck - The Atlantic
Like fat-shaming or slut-shaming, mitzvah-shaming is the act of making someone feel inadequate, guilty, or inferior based on a behaviour or set of behaviours that puts the individual outside of the cultural norm. Mitzvah-shaming is when someone derides an individual for not observing the same mitzvah as the rest of the group.
“For years, all I wanted to do was work and code and make software,” she said in an interview. “That’s why I didn’t care about feminism. I just wanted to build stuff.”—Technology’s Man Problem - NYTimes.com
Kitestring is a simple webapp that checks up on you and sends a text message to your emergency contacts if you don’t respond by a designated time.
Enter your ETA and Kitestring will send you a text message to reply to. You can extend your check in time via SMS or check in early. If you don’t respond to Kitestring’s text message, your emergency contact(s) will get your customizable alert message. [x]
people run “aesthetic blogs” where they just reblog pics of like neon lights and pools of water and weird textures and stuff and i don’t really get it but i like to look at those blogs, it’s nice to know that you guys are out there, always silent, never getting into fights, just reblogging pics of wrinkled plastic bags… keep doing ur thing
“I knew that I had to go to JTS. I couldn’t lie about the God in whom I believe—the God who sees misogyny as a chillul hashem—a disgrace to God. My God is gender-blind. The God who says that a partition between men and women is kosher is the same God who says that there are no trans* people in the universe. To me, that God is just a hurtful fiction.”—Opening up about open Orthodox misogyny | Jonah Rank | Ops & Blogs | The Times of Israel
“I visited YCT, seeking a rabbinical school that would—rather than give me the tools to work with less observant gender-equal communities more observant—give me the tools to make more observant communities of misogynistic Jews less misogynistic. I wouldn’t dare use the m-word (“misogynistic”) at the time. After all, it’s just ritual life. Then again, if synagogue is the public sphere, then a womanless synagogue is a public sphere from which women are erased.”—Opening up about open Orthodox misogyny | Jonah Rank | Ops & Blogs | The Times of Israel
I try to be as upfront as possible about my status irl
But sometimes I don’t want to ~*share my story*~
Like I wish I could just be like “I’m a convert” and the other person would be like “cool” and THAT WOULD BE IT. Not “oooooh so what’s your story?” Cause it’s a really long…
Totally agree. Also, I think my story is really boring. It’s like: “I dated a Jew. He took my to synagogue. I took a class on Judaism. We broke up. I took several more classes. Thought Judaism was beautiful and made my life better. Decided to convert. Converted.”
There is another version of the story, with more angst and emotions, but I don’t even feel comfortable telling my nearest and dearest that story - I’m definitely not going to tell someone I just met.
I had a crush on a Jewish guy. I bought some books. I bought more books. I forgot about the guy and called a rabbi instead. But, yeah, the response doesn’t always need to be, “why and how?”