Twenty-five. Political scientist. Full time PhD student and academic advisor. Part time fanfic author. Slightly obsessed with The Avengers, and has an unhealthy relationship with Diet Coke, popcorn, and my laptop.



so Charlotte Bronte read Emma by Jane Austen and was really interested in this minor character named Jane Fairfax who was poor and would have been a governess had she not married well and then Bronte wrote her own novel exploring the plight of the poor governess who married this guy named Edward Fairfax Rochester in a novel called Jane Eyre and my point is don’t let anyone tell you shit about fanfiction.

I hope that, one day, Chris Evans gets wasted and goes on Drunk History for another Boston episode. 





Behind the Scenes of “All About That Bass” +

How are skinny girls supposed to feel love when your song is about loving only fat bodies?

I’m sorry, but how are fat girls supposed to feel when every advertisement, be it on television or in a magazine, when nearly every movie, shows only thin women? I am completely against body shaming, but the fact remains that there is very little positive representation for bigger girls. Thin women are considered the norm and are far more accepted and you see them everywhere you look in the media. So please, don’t take this the wrong way, but please just let me have a song that makes me, for once, feel good about my body.

ive also noticed that people always focus on one particular line of this song which apparently makes it “skinny shaming”


but nobody ever acknowledges the following lines?


the main theme of the song is giving love to larger women because larger women are so commonly shamed for their bodies, ignored by the media and generally given less love and acceptance than thinner women, but the song in its entirety is a message that all women are beautiful. People are failing to acknowledge that

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girls being kept out of the sciences and pushed into the humanities; the humanities being valued less in our society than the sciences; and the humanities and sciences being looked at as stark opposites that couldn’t possibly be enjoyed for the same reasons are all problems that need to in some degree be tackled together 

The Director of the Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs specialization holds office hours at Panera on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


On another note, I’ve been home since 6:30 and have been trying to figure out a review essay topic since then. So far there’s a lot of crumpled up paper thrown around my living room and lots of angst over whether or not transitional justice qualifies as a comparative politics topic or if it’s international relations.

I’ll be visiting that professor in her office hours on Thursday - in the department. 


do you think the russo borthers hate joss whedon? they are so careful with steve’s character development  and then joss whedon is just like “haha he’s old” and then jerks it to tony stark

That odd moment when you’re not sure if you should keep your office door open or not…

(But I’m loving that 2 of my classes are 15 steps from my office)

Hufflepuff house is haunted by the Fat Friar, who was executed because senior churchmen grew suspicious of his ability to cure the pox merely by poking peasants with a stick, and his ill-advised habit of pulling rabbits out of the communion cup.


Goddamn Hufflepuffs get the best everything

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