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I decided to ask female friends, colleagues, and strangers how they feel about cycling, the concept of femininity, and the intersection of those two things.
The range of thoughtful responses demonstrates just how many ways there are to see this question.
While I immediately balk at any whiff of gender essentialism, this is a great read (once you get past the femme-bashing first comment).
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knowing the rules is not enough. when it snows,
it doesn’t always mean it. when it snows, sometimes
it snows for the museums and sometimes it snows
for the papers and sometimes it snows for only
her majesty, the sea.
following the rules is not enough. when he breathes—
remember this one…
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I didn’t realize we had come to a consensus to declassify the ultimate vegan seduction technique
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How the ‘Mushroom Death Suit’ breaks down your body for nature
Artist and MIT research fellow Jae Rhim Lee is designing a suit that will make your body a veritable buffet for mushrooms.
I’ve been meaning to tell you:
I cannot comprehend your changing ways—
from balm to shovel, from padlock to light snow.
The moment I look back, I sour and see again
your lips shaping the words
I will follow you, each syllable tender as teeth.Recommended Reading: Anne Barngrover’s poem “My Lover Vows to Follow Me Even after He Leaves Me" at Paper Darts. (via millionsmillions)
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