No personal business on company pond.

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My school library gets it


My school library gets it

By way of introduction


California born and raised.

Byu graduate-humanities major, art history emphasis, women’s studies minor because, ya know, feminism~~~

Mormon (If the byu thing didn’t tip you off already)

Korea Daejeon Mission returned missionary (how i met hannahhurtful)

Currently teaching english in the ROK

Obsessed with American annnnd korean pop culture.

Once upon a time i studied in europe, so I’m pretty obsessed with that place too.

Also, i love cheese.


I got Bekah to make a tumblr!!! She is one of my best friends and favorite people on this planet. What with our mutual Mormon, BYU, Korea, feminism, and cheese-ness she may be the friend of mine that is most like me. Except she’s smarter and funnier (and likes K-Pop and K-dramas more than me). Follow her!


"Let men be men": Fox hosts eagerly agreed with the NY Post article that claimed “catcalls are flattering.” 

A few more gems from this segment

  • "They mean it in a nice way."
  • "It’s nice to get compliments."
  • "As long as you don’t come within arms length, it’s fine."

But for many women, catcalls are humiliating and degrading. Some blame themselves, wondering what they could have done differently to prevent it. And the consequences can considerably affect a person’s social behavior and habits, as women report they avoid eye contact and walking alone in public, or change their outfits or routes to avoid harassment.”  

In reality, this is no small problem. According to Stop Street Harassment, “at least 65% of women have experienced catcalls, leers, and unwanted sexual propositions,” disproportionately affecting those with low incomes, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. And while there are federal laws protecting women from workplace harassment, street harassment is addressed on a state-by-state basis.

Let’s bring some voices of reason into this discussion:

Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY:

Catcalling does not mean you are beautiful, smart, strong or interesting. Catcalling means a stranger values you so little he doesn’t care if he makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

Margaret Eby, Brooklyn Magazine:

Catcalling is about control, not about your cute shorts. It’s an assertion that women are just visitors in a male space, there to be assessed by appearance and summarily dismissed or flirted with.

Ashley Ross, TIME:

To legitimize catcalling is to give voice to those who don’t deserve it: the man who told me he wanted to perform oral sex on me, the man who said he wanted it the other way around and the man who said he could have me if he wanted me.

The dehumanizing culture of catcalling must stop, but conservative media outlets like Fox aren’t helping. It’s up to us all to educate ourselves about the harms of harassment, so that women can truly be free in the streets of America.


Song I can’t get out of my head of the day



it’s been like six years and i’m still not over the last five minutes of dr. horrible

really? because I didn’t feelimage

(Source: katara)

But just generally I do NOT need this right now I already have feelings for too many faces and his is kind of frog-like so it doesn’t make sense and it’s just adding to my list of problems. So I got 99 problems and now Dominic West is another one.

Anonymous said: Hey, so I went to go see the show Book of Mormon and it's obviously slightly offensive but for some reason, it got me curious about the faith, what's the best part of being a Latter Day Saint?


Haha “I believe” is pretty hilarious and definitely stimulates some great questions about the Church. You may be suprised to know that many of the claims made in the show about the LDS church are over-simplified and, frankly, not true. Definitely keep asking the questions that you have because there are extremely intelligent people at #tumblrstake that are capable of answering all of them.

And I am actually not LDS at the moment. I will be by noon on Sunday :) But my favorite thing about the Church has got to be the continual revelation that is offered to the prophets, apostles, and to the lay men and women. The seemlessness of the restored gospel that blends effortlessly with our innate longing for the Truth, the existential emphasis on family (basically redefining it completely in this postmodern age), and the ease at which every individual from every walk of life finds an open link just for them in the incredible safety net and support system within the church… all absolutely astonishes me. 

The OT, NT, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenant scripture all attest that you can judge a person, a church, and an institution by whatever fruit it produces. The fruit of this church is the result of diligence and effort to protect the dignity of continual revelation. The fruit is good beyond measure, and is seen clearly when one desires to seek truth earnestly. All who seek truth earnestly will find it. That is the gospel’s largest truism, and God is the eternal guarantor. 

Also, the show is good but the book is better ;)


Anonymous said: what does the LDS Church believe about Hell?


So, when one thinks about Heaven and Hell in terms of Christianity, you usually think of all the Jesus people partying in Heaven and everyone else burning in Hell for all eternity. That always kind of bothered me because there are good people of all walks of faith or of no faith. It wouldn’t be fair for a devout Buddhist who had never heard of Christ to burn in Hell. After all, tons of people have never had the opportunity to learn of the Gospel.

Anyways, Mormons pretty much don’t believe that people go to Hell. They believe that people that didn’t get a chance to learn about Christ will have the opportunity after death. There are different levels of Heaven that people may go to, but apparently they all are pretty sweet. To my knowledge, the only people who go to Hell are the devil and the other fallen angels. 

investigators of the church teaching other people about the gospel!! AMAZING I LOVE TUMBLR

Anonymous said: How long did it take between first meeting with missionaries (Did you seek them out or did they approach you?) and doing the lessons to decide that becoming LDS was what you found true and wanting to do? How long did it take to set up your baptism? Sorry I think I've come in to your story late.


The way I met my first missionaries was through being referred to them from the to their personal facebook pages. I initially became interested in having them answer questions for me about Restoration theology. I did what they asked and prayed, tentatively and with reluctance, for a confirmation to the truth of these scriptures. The confirmations that I received challenged the core of my skeptical self by awakening me to the value of evidences of the heart: things I still scoff at a bit when I read the words back to myself. I reiterate this frequently, but it is so important: God gives the Holy Ghost and the knowledge of Truth to any and everyone who asks earnestly. It’s insane to say this because, in my experience, I’m not making it up. 

When you start attending an LDS church as an investigator, they typically ask that you attend at least three services (a total of three Sundays) before you enter into baptism. I was given kind of an exemption after I explained myself to the Bishop. While there is necessary structure in the Church that may be a shock to someone coming from a traditionally Protestant perspective, I would implore you to earnestly seek the truth of that organizational foundation too. Because the truth of that is too important to miss.

And you are definitely not coming in late :) This is just the beginning! I’d love if you messaged me with your username so we could keep in touch. I’m not a missionary, I’m just intensely in love with the curious skeptics and investigators on tumblr :)



You’re A Hazard, Harry


You’re A Hazard, Harry


Amy Poehler just schooled Neal Brennan on what it’s like to be a woman with one sentence 

Oh, Amy. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. 

For one, she can make a feminist argument zing like a “Weekend Update” punchline, a skill she demonstrated as a recent guest on The Approval Matrix, the Sundance Network’s new panel show. During her interview, Poehler was asked about modern men and the difficult challenges men face.

Poehler has never been shy about women’s issues

Jon Stewart Goes After Fox in Powerful Ferguson Monologue

"You being ignorant of those attempts doesn’t mean the issue itself isn’t being ignored, in the same way that when it snows where you live doesn’t mean the world isn’t getting hotter."