I love how the Addams Family has ZERO slut-shaming. Like… honey you can dance naked and enslave someone with your womanly charms if you want to, I don’t fucking care, but so help me you’re going to get a college education first.
The Addamses are what every family should aspire to be like (you know; without the dismemberment and electric chairs as play time). Honestly, have you ever seen more unconditionally loving and supportive parents than Gomez and Morticia? And not just with the kids, but with each other. I think what’s especially unique about them is how open they are with everything. They don’t treat their children like children. They treat them like they treat everyone else; direct, and to the point.
I HAVE to reblog this…
It’s creepy how many good examples of parenting and romantic relationships there is in these characters, especially considering they are supposed to be the antithesis of the stereotypical American nuclear family.
Ugh. There are too many damn rich people at my college. They. Don’t. Get. Anything.
Reblog this forever. I’ll never forget how many of my students in the school I worked in with a 100% free and reduced lunch rate lived in residential motels and how many of them relied on the school to get breakfast and lunch and how often those were their only meals for the day.
Or how my friends who have older cars have to spend so much money repairing them but an older car was all they could afford in the first place.
And how you literally have no safety net because if you already fixed one thing on your car and something else goes a week later, you’ve already spent the little bit of buffer you saved up.
Add lack of health insurance and mountains of medical expenses to this and you can see why so many disabled and chronically ill people live in severe poverty…
I’m getting to the point where I have so much work and shit to do that I’m just shutting down.
Hello Anon. Sorry I’m just now replying (I don’t know when you sent this, but Tumblr didn’t tell me I had any messages). If you want to go to Grinnell they have really high academic standards, so you need to keep your grades up. You don’t need straight A’s or anything (I got a couple of C in high school actually), but you do need to show that you are strong academically. If your school gives you the option to not take as many classes your senior year and let you have open sections (mine did), I would highly recommend taking more classes even though you don’t have to. Another important thing you should do is get involved with organizations or volunteering if you aren’t already. Grinnell is really big on their students being involved with extracurricular activities and social justice issues. In high school, I did Speech Team for 4 years, theatre for 2, Gay-Straight Alliance for 4 while being president for 3, yearbook for 1, Key Club for 2… I could go on. Let’s just say that I didn’t sleep all through high school. Haha. Really, that’s all that I can think of. If you have good academics and you do a lot outside of the classroom you’ll have a better chance of being accepted.