qotd, 30-year old dudes

Through her fund-raising and Off the Sidelines PAC, Gillibrand has raised close to $6 million for women candidates in the past five years. “I will help you run,” she tells a young woman who says she’s thinking of entering politics at a recent event at the Manhattan women’s club, the Wing. “It doesn’t matter if you haven’t worked your way up. The guys run every time. I can’t tell you how many 30-year-old dudes believe they should be senator or president. Women, we’re like, ‘Well, maybe after ten years of working …’ No. Just run for the office you want to run for and run on the issue you want to fix.”

-- My Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, who I love.


qotd, the patriarchy

New pod with yrs trly and Sarah Bowen Shea at Another Mother Runner. We talked with Big Fit Girl Louise Green and I had a revelation.

Now, the quote:

"P.S. If you want a customer for life, make a single commercial that features a man fulfilled by yogurt, scrubbing the kitchen, making dinner for his family, and admiring his carpet. That's the 'normal' I'm looking for."

-- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, from The Amazing Thing About the Way it Goes.


qotd, but a b ain't one

"Before I understood the link between my beliefs and my feelings – and we are talking well into adulthood – and before I found a good way to regain custody of my feelings, my solution was to eat. Eating is sometimes the perfect solution, but only for one or two problems, like hunger. I always seemed to have, as the song goes, 99 problems. Which is another way of saying I weighed far too much."

-- Max Daniels on Taking Custody of your Emotions