This week I’ve been reading #47

It’s time for another round up of articles, blog posts and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.

This gorgeously haunting version of Seven Nation Army


What is an emotion?

What Working In Modern Publishing Is Really Like

On Blogging, Feeling a bit Lonely & Forming Connections

Romanian city offers free rides to people reading on the bus

Basic question: did Sylvia Plath write like a 21st-century teenager?

13 Women Explain Exactly Why They Love Their Female Best Friend So Much

I read this brilliant short story, over on The Coven, on Thursday and literally spent 20 minutes sitting in the car crying afterwards – Rebecca Kennedy: Whitewash – A Short Story

“But you know what I don’t really trust? What I’ve never actually trusted with any women I’ve been with? Her feelings.

If she approaches me pissed about something, my first reaction is “What’s wrong?”

My typical second reaction? Before she even gets the opportunity to tell me what’s wrong? “She’s probably overreacting.”

My typical third reaction? After she expresses what’s wrong? “Ok. I hear what you’re saying, and I’ll help. But whatever you’re upset about probably really isn’t that serious.”” – Men Just Don’t Trust Women – – And It’s A Huge Problem

“Men have no idea what it takes to be a woman. To grin and bear it and persevere. The constant state of war, navigating the relentless obstacle course of testosterone and misogyny, where they think we are property to be owned and plowed. But we’re not. We are people, just like them” – It Was Easier to Give in Than Keep Running

“Living with rheumatoid arthritis is so complicated, and it’s infuriating that the stress of living with this disease actually makes the disease worse. It requires that much more effort and work to combat this vicious, pernicious beast that is RA.” – Stressing About Stress

“It’s possible to have both mental and physical health problems, but the existence or even suspicion of mental health concerns doesn’t eradicate the existence of physical health problems.” – 5 Things I Wish My Doctor Knew About Having An Invisible Illness

“I simply don’t want to break up this little corner of the world where all the cocktails are handcrafted instead of spilled on your shirt, and where men on the subway are hot and read books, not lascivious and rub up on you. A world where it looks like I actually know what I’m doing and have my life in some sort of discernible order, rather than the truth – that I am just as lost as anyone else.” – My ‘perfect’ Instagram life is a fun refuge from reality. I like it that way

“The changes we have been patiently waiting on for years and years and years, and changes which might not happen in our lifetime if we stick to the status quo. Quotas are a legitimate way to address a societal problem which has existed… well… forever.” – I used to be against quotas…

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