Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming...– Adyashanti (via fernsandmoss)
Nobody tells an actor, ‘you’re playing a strong-minded man.’ We assume that men...– Meryl Streep, on being told that she often plays “strong-minded women.” (via andyouhavetogivethemhope)
A lubricated vagina does not mean that a woman consents to sex. Having a...– Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust Statement on the #itsnotrapeif Twitter phenomenon (via rrrambleon)
No wonder some women are unconsciously passive aggressive when expressing anger,...– Why Women Aren’t Crazy (via lagrandefille) I hate when people claim that women are crazy or complicated or don’t know what they want because fuck you. When a woman is vocal about her opinions, desires, feelings, you call her a bitch or crazy or hysterical. Women have been taught that the only way...
It’s possible, in a poem or a short story, to write about commonplace things and...– Raymond Carver (via wordpainting)
You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and...– Ryan Gosling, in a letter protesting the NC-17 rating of ‘Blue Valentine’. The rating was based on one consensual sex scene, in which he goes down on Michelle Williams. (via goodgirls-like-to-sin)
Society’s wariness toward sex is highlighted by contrasting it with the greater...– Nadine Strossen (from ‘Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex and the Fight for Women’s Rights’)
Should you need an actress to gaze ethereally through a Dickensian window,...– Great Expectations – BBC1, 9pm - mirror.co.uk The best quote from a review so far! (via queerqueg) anderson is just the queen of dickens. now all i need is gillian performing madame defarge and my life will be complete.
Successful activism is never either/or. When allies bicker over tactics, you can...– More than one way to Occupy: Keep Your Toolbox Full, Mickey Z (via cultureofresistance)
We don’t need to justify ourselves to anyone. We don’t need a reason to be...– Social Justice League: Fauxgress Watch: “Born This Way”. (via feminismduh)
Eight percent of college men have either attempted or successfully raped. Thirty...– Margo Maine, Ph.D. (Body Wars) There was a time that, as a person of the male persuasion, seeing this quote made me really mad. It made me mad that women would assume that I was a rapist; it made me mad that rape was becoming ‘my problem’; it made me mad because, frankly, I didn’t think it was...
“Colored Only” Sign Posted Over Drinking Fountain... →
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