Hi Tim: Ups and Downs

The latest Hi Tim column is nothing if not uplifting. You will have to read it to find out what I mean by that. I know there are people who follow me and reblog on Tumblr but do not read or subscribe to my column, and I know who every single one is because I see everything! Avoid my prying eyes by simply subscribing to the Hi Tim column on my home page, and I promise I will avert my surreptitious gaze.

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thecreepylittlegirl:

You can’t pick and choose what parts of feminism you want. You can’t support your queer sisters but not your trans sisters. You can’t support your fat sisters but not your sisters of colour. Being a feminist means creating a positive and equal space for women. The second you start excluding women based on which characteristics you do or do not find appealing you have defeated the whole point of being a feminist.

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tinytimetravel:

"Free Large Flag Blanket", Rock Island [IL] Argus, 9/30/1914 [p.5]. It’s smaller than a standard sheet of paper. I’ve exhausted my brain trying to determine if there is an alternate meaning of “blanket” that might describe something the size of a Kleenex tissue, but am still at a loss. Another question in my mind is whether the Liberian flag, pictured here, was just an example, or if it was the only “flag blanket” offered. The similarities between the Liberian and United States flags may be the real reason it was chosen, since without reading carefully, it would appear that Bull Durham is giving away a sort of derivative American flag.

tinytimetravel:

"Free Large Flag Blanket", Rock Island [IL] Argus, 9/30/1914 [p.5]. It’s smaller than a standard sheet of paper. I’ve exhausted my brain trying to determine if there is an alternate meaning of “blanket” that might describe something the size of a Kleenex tissue, but am still at a loss. Another question in my mind is whether the Liberian flag, pictured here, was just an example, or if it was the only “flag blanket” offered. The similarities between the Liberian and United States flags may be the real reason it was chosen, since without reading carefully, it would appear that Bull Durham is giving away a sort of derivative American flag.