Here are some awesome and empowering quotes from several very strong female celebrities.
So today Angelina Jolie had double mastectomy, which is the removal of one’s breasts, to prevent Breast cancer. So instead of praising Angelina on her bravery, men on Twitter decided to ridicule her, even calling her stupid for removing her breasts. For those of you on Tumblr that are attacking Feminists about being delusional about sexism against women and misogyny here’s your fucking proof that sexism and misogyny exists.
the principal at my school made an announcement yesterday that the girls need to start covering up and then i found this in the hallway
ITS LEAKED INTO THE REAL WORLD GOD PLEASE HELP ME
Listen, I don’t think you’re an asshole who thinks it’s funny to do something that women find scary. You’ve been raised to think that this sort of stuff is all in good fun. Not by your parents necessarily, but by culture. You’ve grown up in a country where a Super Bowl commercial for Audi suggests that girls your age actually like it when a guy they don’t really know grabs and forces a kiss on them. (Seriously - they won’t like this.) You’ve been raised in a culture that positions women as existing just for sex, for humiliation, for objectification.
So please understand that I don’t blame you for partaking in the only kind of culture you’ve ever know. At least, I don’t blame you yet. Because here’s the thing - if you didn’t realize before that this kind of stuff is harmful and hurtful to women, now you do. So think of this as a chance to make a decision about what kind of man you’re going to be.
As you continue to grow up, you’re going to have plenty of opportunities (too many) to laugh at women’s pain, embarrassment or the sexual harassment and assault we face. These moments will define you. Will you laugh along? Share a video, like a status, laugh a joke? Or will you say ‘no’, tell a friend that’s a fucked up thing to say, and walk away?"
To My Male Relatives on Facebook Who ‘Like’ Sexism, my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti)
Sometimes I just want to find a shade that matches my own
But then I resume the forbidding yet comforting ideology
That love is just an explosion of chemical reactions (diluted by disney and drunks)
5:00 am on a friday
I couldn’t procure thoughts from behind my pillows, so I stopped and let myself be sedentary.
I closed my eyes and the motion memory of my hands guided my thoughts into a syncopated rhythm that altogether made no sense.
Words like, better, faster, stronger, dissipated [momentarily].
Less desire to achieve and more to just
But I was willing to give you my good parts and withheld the bad for my own novel. It’s always a tragedy in the end.
I can dice fruit and make simple salads and I can study for exams and make professors proud, but I’m opposed to emotion and partial to physical attraction only.
Underneath this skin there is a human.
Despite everything, I’m still human.
But I think I’m dying here.
Don’t shut the fuck up about gun control.
Boston. Fucking horrible.
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”
But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”"
Comedian and actor PATTON OSWALT.
If your love life is less than ideal, don’t worry — your hat is awesome.
Further reading: Dr. Lewis’ A General Theory of Love
This comic is an introduction to some of the ideas in A General Theory of Love. We highly recommend the book — it’s a great mix of poetry and science:
“The journey we embark on here is by no means complete: the science of our day hints at structures but cannot define them. The castle of the emotional mind is not yet grounded in fact, and there is ample room left within its domain for conjecture, invention, and poetry. As neuroscience unlocks the secrets of the brain, startling insights into the nature of love become possible. That is what this book is about — and if that’s not the secret of life, then we don’t know what is.”
As far as I am aware, this is also the reason that heroin addicts often personify the addiction or the drug. Heroin becomes a friend, or a lover. It’s not a drug, it’s not even an “it”.
I do believe that overcoming opiate addiction has to incorporate overcoming this personification of the drug.
Anonymous asked: You tagged a Thatcher quote as feminism... you do know she hated feminists, right? She described it as "poison" (google). She publicly spoke out against women who went out and worked. She only employed one female in her cabinet. She stopped younger female members from progressing. She relied on her multimillionaire husband to fund her internal rise in the Tory Party. Not to mention her evil policies which directly target women/young single mothers. She isn't a female icon if you look closely.
Hmm. You are quite right. I apologize for my misinformation and lack of research. I guess I just always saw her as a beacon of strength for women in what is clearly a man’s world - but you are definitely correct. Many of Thatcher’s methods are indeed questionable and even disturbing, especially from a feminist perspective.
Thanks again for your comment and I’ll try not to make silly mistakes like that again.