When I fell out of the light. I entered
The stomach of indifference, the wordless cupboard.

Sylvia Plath, ”The Stones” from Collected Poems (via nocturia)

If your activism involves turning over tables and then leaving them there for minimum wage workers to clean up, please rethink. If your feminism involves “breaking glass ceilings” and leaving other women to sweep up the glass, stop.

Stealing Sexy Calendars isn’t Jesus, and it isn’t Radical. (via erikawithac)

tbh I’m really glad this post is taking over my dash. more ppl need to have this concept on their radar… if I had a quarter for every time I had to listen to some brogressive or manarchist or Feminist talk about how to steal groceries or whatever while throwing the low-wage workers held responsible for product loss under the bus and straight up saying they “didn’t care” bc “punishing corporations” and “refusing to pay for resources” that they COULD pay for, in order to make a point, was more important to them than low wage workers who are collateral damage.

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noseinabook:

ifistayofficial:

IF I STAY - Official Trailer
In Theaters August 22

Follow IF I STAY on Tumblr!

Oh.

More excited about this than TFIOS, though I’m not entirely sure it’ll translate to the screen all that well.

I think we still live in a culture that assumes that men are single by choice and women are single because no one wants them.

Of course that is not the whole story, but that is the way with stories; we make them what we will. It’s a way of explaining the universe while leaving the universe unexplained, it’s a way of keeping it all alive, not boxing it into time. Everyone who tells a story tells it differently, just to remind us that everybody sees it differently.

Jeanette WintersonOranges Are Not the Only Fruit
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silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

femmeanddangerous:

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In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.

Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad (via quotes-shape-us)

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A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the women who look like her and can buy the same things she can. A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others. A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hooks’ own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others. An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it.

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"he set out to prove a point about how easy women have it"

because of course a man can’t just take a woman’s word. it’s only valid once a man goes through it.

Most of the cruelty in the world is just misplaced energy.

Zadie Smith, On Beauty (via larmoyante)