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sarantium: twenty-something physics student with a book habit. queer, white, disabled. fond of kittens, neutrinos and karen gillan.







I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.

This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.

Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.

My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.

I’d never even considered this but I support it


I was just talking to my husband about this today — we went to lunch in a hotel with a swanky-ass bathroom and a super cute, cushioned changing station in the ladies’ room…and nothing in the men’s room. “How’s a dad supposed to change their kid?” “Give them to mom to do it.” “How’s a dad by himself supposed to do it? Or a dad when the mom says ‘No, forget that, I did it at the last 20 places because the men’s rooms had no changing tables’?”

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The Ultimate Time Lord: Peter’s like the annoyed older brother, Sylv and Colin are the troublesome middle children who can’t shut up, and Paul’s the kid brother who watches the ridiculous antics of his siblings with rapt attention.

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The culture in France is, like, you will see women going to the office with a bright red lipstick, like I have, but with no other makeup on whatsoever. With bags under their eyes, not even a hint of mascara. Like, bare face, bright red lipstick, and off they go. But I think that’s very cool.

—Laura Mercier for Into the Gloss (via amon-isis)

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