Lauren Elizabits

I write books, but tumblr won't let me make laurenmorrill.tumblr.com my main account, so I still have this one for my lefty political leanings and feminist rants.

I'm a (now-retired) roller derby player with six seasons under my wheels. I skated as Mona Mour. I'm a former Boston Derby Dame, of the Wicked Pissahs and Boston Massacre. I got my start in derby as a Bleeding Heartland Rollergirl (Bloomington, IN). Sometimes I still coach the Middle Georgia Derby Demons. When I'm not skating, I also write books.

Got a couple mama followers today … This is my main tumblr, but I’m mostly over on arewedoingthisnow (my “mom blahg”) or laurenmorrill (my author blog … like YA? Follow that one). I only post my feminist rants here every once in a while :)

It would be really nice if Tumblr would let you swap your main account … I’d like to comment on other folks as arewedoingthisnow (for parents stuff) or laurenmorrill for YA stuff!

I work at my university's bookstore and every semester one of the professors teaches 'Fight Club' and it's so exciting to see boxes of it come in and rather disappointed to see people return their rented copied or sell them back. Once I returned a copy and the student wrote the synopsis of each chapter under the heading and I freaked out. My manager said it was in otherwise fine condition so we couldn't charge her but what spoilers. How do you feel about your work being taught ?
laurenelizabits laurenelizabits Said:

unforgettabledetritus:

annaverity:

katiecoyle:

chuckpalahniuk:

That fact that ‘Fight Club’ is being taught seems — to me — to underscore the dearth of novels that explore male issues.  The past years have given us so many books, from ‘The Color Purple’ to ‘The Joy Luck Club’ to ‘How to Make an American Quilt,’ which depict women in groups and relationship, but almost no books depicting social models for men.  That’s my two cents worth.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL GOOD ONE CHUCK PALAHNIUK

I actually googled the definition of “dearth” because I thought surely not, and yet there you go: “the dearth of novels that explore male issues.”

I keep trying to find a way to get my ire up about this but I can’t because of the oxygen deprivation to my brain when my blood curdled upon reading that dumbass sentence.

I keep reading this, hoping I’m missing out on some very subtle form of sarcasm or satire… Because if this concluded with a winky face emoji, I’d be all RIGHT ON.

Was going through my husband’s old tee shirt box to see if there was something for me to wear (shut up, I’m pregnant), and found this from when he was a member of RAISE at IU and would go educate frat boys and undergrads about consent.

I knew I picked a good one.

I wish it were different. I wish that every woman whose actions and worth are parsed and restricted, congratulated and condemned in this country might just once get to wheel around—on the committee that doesn’t believe their medically corroborated story of assault, or on the protesters who tell them that termination is a sin they will regret, or on the boss who tells them he doesn’t believe in their sexual choices, or on the mid-fifties man who congratulates them, or himself, on finding them appealing deep into their dotage—and go black in the eyes and say, “I don’t fucking care if you like it.”
pplm:

Average wait for OB/GYN in Massachusetts is 37 days. PPLM will almost always see you within 3. Make an appt here: http://bit.ly/1niECnk

This is why, when I lived in Boston, the very Planned Parenthood that was the location of the Supreme Court Buffer Zone Case was my Planned Parenthood. They saw me right away, they helped me bridge gap times between insurance plans (when I was waiting for new job insurance to kick in) by providing low cost annual exams and birth control, and they always answered my questions honestly and frankly. 
And back in Indiana, Planned Parenthood was there for me after an irregular pap smear (indicating abnormal cells that could potentially be cancerous). As a result, I was required to have a pap every 3 months for a year to insure that nothing cancerous was developing, but my insurance ran out during that time. There’s no way I could have afforded those pap smears were it not for Planned Parenthood of Indiana in Bloomington.

pplm:

Average wait for OB/GYN in Massachusetts is 37 days. PPLM will almost always see you within 3. Make an appt here: http://bit.ly/1niECnk

This is why, when I lived in Boston, the very Planned Parenthood that was the location of the Supreme Court Buffer Zone Case was my Planned Parenthood. They saw me right away, they helped me bridge gap times between insurance plans (when I was waiting for new job insurance to kick in) by providing low cost annual exams and birth control, and they always answered my questions honestly and frankly. 

And back in Indiana, Planned Parenthood was there for me after an irregular pap smear (indicating abnormal cells that could potentially be cancerous). As a result, I was required to have a pap every 3 months for a year to insure that nothing cancerous was developing, but my insurance ran out during that time. There’s no way I could have afforded those pap smears were it not for Planned Parenthood of Indiana in Bloomington.

generalmike:

My jam since elementary school.

The strawberry shortcake ones have always been my favorite … and were a serious first trimester craving

megwhat:

The buffer zone is unconstitutional.

People with law backgrounds who know what they’re talking about (like you, megwhat!) … why is a buffer zone unconstitutional but a free speech zone isn’t?

fullcredit:

Lululemon has introduced an item called the “runsie,” which is a cutesy way of combining the words “run” and “onesie.” Unfortunately what they should have called it was a “camel towedgie,” which is a cutesy way of combining the two things that you will get when you wear it. 

For $100, you too can get completely naked in public restrooms every time you have to pee.

lovehateyourskin:

deacastiel:

what mens rights activists really sound like

mens. rights. activists.

(via girladactyl)