An atheist?! But you are so nice!– The implication being that the only possible way to be a good/moral/nice person is to have a religion. This is often followed up by statements such as “Are you sure?” or “No, you can’t be, because you don’t behave like an atheist” or “Well, have you ever considered [insert person’s religious...
After you strip off his makeup and clothes, biologically he’s still a man”.– A girl in my gender studies class, responding to a question about the ‘supposed’ difference between sex and gender. I am in class after a night of two hours of sleep because I was trying to comfort my partner who was having incredibly bad dysphoria. I can’t say anything because I’m afraid I’ll...
Where The Sidewalk Ends
by Shel Silverstein Once I spoke the language of the flowers, Once I understood each word the caterpillar said, Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings, And shared a conversation with the housefly in my bed. Once I heard and answered all the questions of the crickets, And joined the crying of each falling dying flake of snow, Once I spoke the language of the flowers… . ...
The idea of the noble savage is that primitive things are better. So African...– My professor trying to make a joke in an undergrad political science class, in the middle of a lesson about how evolutionary psychology might prove that there actually are cognitive differences between the races and sexes. Made me feel powerless to speak up. (via microaggressions)
May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love,...– Ray Bradbury (via girlwithoutwings)
I am living beside the radio all the stations at once but I pick out a Polish...– From Waiting for Marianne Leonard Cohen
What kind of fool am I that you so easily set me aside?– Me’Shell Ndegéocello Fool of Me
You smell different. I have always dated Caucasian women before and I prefer...– A white guy I used to date when I confronted him about cheating on me. I felt insulted, humiliated and deeply hurt. (via microaggressions) I cannot believe how fucked up this is.
Walk with me, hand in hand through the neon and styrofoam. Walk the razor blades...– - Jeanette Winterson (Gut Symmetries)
Your mom and I will support you as long as you date women. It doesn’t even...– My parents found my homosexuality so abhorrent that “even a black woman” would be preferable. (via microaggressions)
Humorless Feminist: [Trigger Warning] Troll Attack... →
sukoon: jaded16india: I’m triggered and almost on the verge of breaking down. The second time this week. I’ve got rape threats today — and so did Glasses-Kid for their post on BDSM — from ‘feminists’ and ‘feminist-identifying’ people. At this point I’m starting to believe anyone who…
Silence And a deeper silence When the crickets Hesitate.– Summer-Haiku by Leonard Cohen (via booksetc)
It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when...– Oscar Wilde (via thelostreader)
This was the kind of place that you take your mistress to– A professor during a lecture reminiscing about a beautiful hotel where an important conference was held. Made me feel terribly alone in a room full of men who chuckled. (via microaggressions)
Lately, I've had a few chances.
thecelibacychronicles: A close call or two as well. And I am so proud for being able to tell myself no, and tell someone else no too. The self-control I’m gaining from this celibacy feels amazing. :)
As MSNBC and Telemundo reported recently, at least 15 state legislatures are...– Repeal, Restrict and Repress - NYTimes.com (via radicallyhottoff) And y’all notice—these are happening in states NOT where the highest numbers of *immigrants* are—but where the highest numbers of *latinos* are… (via radicallyhottoff) It’s a nice racist way of securing votes and ” doing something”...
The Muslim Brotherhood, the outlawed Islamist movement that until 18 days ago...– Egypt Sees New Era After Exit of Hosni Mubarak - The New York Times (via cuckooforcristiano)
Mad Girl's Love Song
by Sylvia Plath I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up inside my head.) The stars go waltzing out in blue and red, And arbitrary thickness gallops in. I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead. I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane. (I think I made you up inside my head.) God...
- by Adrienne Rich thanks to A. for the reminder The world’s not wanton only wild and wavering I wanted to choose words that even you would have to be changed by Take the word of my pulse, loving and ordinary Send out your signals, hoist your dark scribbled flags but take my hand All wars are useless to the dead My hands are knotted in the rope and I cannot sound the bell My hands are...
The challenge remains. On the other side are formidable forces: money, political...– Howard Zinn
We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution.– Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the...– George Orwell
That’s the way it is. If you believe in something your very belief renders...– Ben Okri
As Gail Collins quoted last week in “The Siege of Planned Parenthood“: “What is...– Mike Pence Reaaaally Hates Planned Parenthood. And Women In General, Probably. | RHRealityCheck.org (via fuckyeahfeminists)
There are a million things a man won’t do for five dollars, but there aren’t...– The Curious Savage (via quote-book)
What I Deal With
Jacob: The feminism was really strong tonight.
Me: What does that mean?
Jacob: Well, it was really obvious that you're a feminist, you might want to tone it down a bit.
Me: Yeah, well, it's really obvious we live in a patriarchy, so society might want to tone down the misogyny a bit.
Humorless Feminist: Assange extradition trial... →
thepoliticalnotebook: shortformblog: Well, that’s one way to win your extradition trial, Julian Assange. In what might be one of the more unlikely legal tactics out there, the WIkileaks founder’s defense team flew in former Swedish appellate court judge Brita Sundberg-Weitman to rip on…
Nerd girls are the world’s greatest underutilized romantic resource.– John Green (via missmarauder)