I hadn’t seen the ducks in weeks. Weeks! And then there were a dozen of them heading over to a pile of bread crumbs, in a nice line. What is going on, ducks?
Why Society Still Needs Feminism
Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.
Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.
Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.
Because rape jokes are still a thing.
Because despite being equally broke college kids, guys are still expected to pay for dates, drinks and flowers.
Because as a legit student group, Campus Fellowship does not allow women to lead anything involving men. Look, I know Eve was dumb about the whole apple and snake thing, but I think we can agree having a vagina does not directly impact your ability to lead a
Because it’s assumed that if you are nice to a girl, she owes you sex — therefore, if she turns you down, she’s a bitch who’s put you in the “friend zone.” Sorry, bro, women are not machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.
Because only 29 percent of American women identify as feminist, and in the words of author Caitlin Moran, “What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? Did all that good shit get on your nerves? Or were you just drunk at the time
of the survey?”
Because when people hear the term feminist, they honestly think of women burning bras. Dude, have you ever bought a bra? No one would burn them because they’re freaking
Because Rush Limbaugh.
Because we now have a record number of women in the Senate … which is a measly 20 out of 100. Congrats, USA, we’ve gone up to 78th place for women’s political representation, still below China, Rwanda and Iraq.
Because recently I had a discussion with a couple of well-meaning Drake University guys, and they literally could not fathom how catcalling a woman walking down University Avenue is creepy and sexist.
Could. Not. Fathom.
Because on average, the tenured male professors at Drake make more than the tenured female professors.
Because more people on campus complain about chalked statistics regarding sexual assault than complain about the existence of sexual assault. Priorities? Have them.
Because 138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All 138 felt it shouldn’t provide support for Native women, LGBT people or immigrant women. I’m kind of confused by this, because I thought LGBT people and women of color were also human beings.
Because a girl was roofied last semester at a local campus bar, and I heard someone say they think she should have been more careful. Being drugged is her fault, not the fault of the person who put drugs in her drink?
Because Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly she was hospitalized, yet he still has fans and bestselling songs and a tattoo of an abused woman on his neck.
Because out of 7 billion people on the planet, more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. Women and girls have their clitorises cut out, acid thrown on them and broken bottles shoved up them as an act of war. Every second of every day. Every corner of the Earth.
Because the other day, another friend of mine told me she was raped, and I can no longer count on both my hands the number of friends who have told me they’ve been sexually assaulted. Words can’t express how scared I am that I’m getting used to this.
Because a brief survey of reality will tell you that we do not live in a world that values all people equally and that sucks in real, very scary ways. Because you know we live in a sexist world when an awesome thing with the name “feminism” has a weird connotation. Because if I have kids someday, I want my son to be able to have emotions and play dress up, and I want my daughter to climb trees and care more about what’s in her head than what’s on it. Because I don’t want her to carry keys between her fingers at night to
Because feminism is for everybody, and this is your official invitation. — Caitlin O’Donnell, Drake University. (via on-another-note)
Seriously, this is a DUCK DRAMA day at work. Now they’re all flying around and quacking and possibly fighting. This duck polygamy thing is not working.
A duck just hit our front window at work. You can see a smudge on the window where he hit. Poor guy. I think it was the interloper mallard from yesterday. Excitement!
I hadn’t seen the ducks for a few days - I assumed they somehow had access to my FB account and I had insulted them. I saw them today. A new mallard walked right past me, quacking away, and ran aggressively towards the couple. All thee flew off. This does not bode well for the poor female.
We have a pair of ducks that hang out alongside our facility, and I walk past them several times a day. The male gets upset when I walk by, and starts half rising up and quacking menacingly. Or at least as menacingly as a duck can be. These ducks remind me of people who move by the airport and then complain about the planes.
Commissions are now OPEN!!
I’m about to wrap up a big illustration project and for the next few weeks I’ve got a lull in graphic design work, so I’m looking for some quickie commissions!
Also, I already know that June is going to be an expensive month with birthdays and Father’s Day and such and no paychecks from one of my regular clients until August…sooo….basically I need to make some money and you can get some awesome artwork done at a fraction of my usual rate!
(clean pencil line art)
inked line art
(digital or traditional)
• character bust portrait
• insect, realistic or stylized
• animal/pet portrait
• botanical illustration/study
• small tattoo flash design
(this is not an exhaustive list - feel free to email me with your ideas!)
+ digital color for $10-$100 based on complexity
+ 3/4 bust portrait for $25
+ full-length portrait for $50
+ background elements/scenery/props $10-100 based on complexity
+ print for cost of shipping
The Fine Print
- Personal or promotional non-profit use only. Please contact me to discuss rates if you are interested in art for commercial use or resale.
- No logos or graphic design projects at this time.
- First come first served basis and I will only be working on one or two illustrations at a time (I will keep a waiting list). Send a message or email describing what you want. These are for quick commissions, so if it’s not feasible for me to complete your artwork within a few hours, I may have to turn down your request.
-Payment up front via Paypal, after your request has been approved and we have agreed on a price.
If you’d like to request a commission, please email me at kiriATkirimothDOTcom or message me through Tumblr!
I will continue accepting commissions until I’m back to the big time graphic design work, probably early June.
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