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julianaegley:

kingjaffejoffer:

How did Michele Roberts convince NBA players to elect her as executive director of the players’ union? According to this weekend’s New York Times profile, she directly addressed the huge, gendered elephant in the room:

"I bet you can tell I’m a woman," she said, "and I suspect the rest of the world can, too."

She said she was all too aware that if she was selected, she would represent several hundred male athletes in the N.B.A.; she would deal with league officials and agents who were nearly all men; she would negotiate with team owners who were almost all men; and she would stand before reporters who were predominantly men.

She did not flinch. “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.”

Those are strong words, ones that no doubt went a long way toward earning her 94 percent of votes cast.

.. son … 

“My past [ ] is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.”

My. Hero.

observando
To see and feel one’s beloved naked for the first time is one of life’s pure, irreducible epiphanies. If there is a true religion in the universe, it must include that truth of contact or be forever hollow. To make love to the one true person who deserves that love is one of the few absolute rewards of being a human being, balancing all of the pain, loss, awkwardness, loneliness, idiocy, compromise, and clumsiness that go with the human condition. To make love to the right person makes up for a lot of mistakes.
Dan Simmons, The Rise of Endymion (via observando)