“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”

Sara: English major/Gender and Sexuality Studies minor, working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.

I post and reblog: things I think are pretty, things that intrigue me, things I'm a fan of, and things I care about.

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"I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence." — Coretta Scott King (via samirathejerk)

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"Since dedicating myself to getting into “superhero shape,” several articles regarding my weight have been brought to my attention. Claims have been made that I’ve been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I’ve never met, eating sprouted grains I can’t pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5’3” frame. Losing 14 pounds out of necessity in order to live a healthier life is a huge victory. I’m a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I’d have to part with both arms. And a foot. I’m frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there." —

Scarlett Johansson for the Huffington Post [x]

More of her brilliant articles can be found here.

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apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

this gives me hope.

mara wilson is also the faceless old woman who lives in your home, so you know she’s got your best interests at heart

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"Nice Woman is Rejected Multiple Times. Does Not Gain Homicidal Urges." — potential Onion headline (via pansexualpagan)

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New from J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final

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"We live in an age where we feel guilt whenever we have to cut someone off but the reality is that some relationships do need to die, some people do need to be unfollowed and defriended. We aren’t meant to be this tethered to the people in our past. The Internet mandates that we don’t burn bridges and keep everyone around like relics but those expectations are unrealistic and unhealthy. Simply put, we don’t need to know what everyone else is up to. We’re allowed to be choosy about who we surround ourselves with online and in real life, even if it might hurt people’s feelings." — Ryan O’Connell, You Don’t Have To Be Friends With Everybody (via larmoyante)

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#reblogged #quote #text #advice #life #friendship #ryan o'connell

"Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future." — Audre Lorde

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"There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard" — The 2004 Sydney Peace Prize lecture delivered by Arundhati Roy, at the Seymour Theatre Centre, University of Sydney. (via lehaaz)

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they only let us narrate yogurt commercials. 

Go watch In a World, it’s all about this!


they only let us narrate yogurt commercials. 

Go watch In a World, it’s all about this!

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"Men get praised when they do things that women are expected to do thanklessly." —

kaitmpayne (via radinmydreams)

This is so true. I’ll give you an example from my life.

I don’t have kids, but whenever my nieces and nephews are around, they’re like my kids and I try to spend as much time with them as possible. I do stuff with them, and when I go out with one of them, I am literally fawned over and admired. People smile, sometimes they stop and commend me, and some women are really receptive to seeing me out and about with a kid. They all mean well, but it makes me uncomfortable. There is no doubt in my mind that they would not be fawning over a single mother out and about with a child or two in tow. Single dads are seen as responsible. They are pretty much rockstars. Some women will look at you as a catch. Single moms aren’t afforded that status.

This past summer, I took my nephew to the movies and 2 people actually stopped me to commend me for spending time with my son. He’s my nephew, but that’s not the point. Even if he was my son, why should a father get accolades for spending time with his child? That should be expected. I’ve never heard anyone say “It’s really great how you as a mother spend time with your kids.” Not once. Of course, I didn’t get nasty or rude with the people who stopped me. I said he was my nephew and exchanged some pleasantries. For a few moments, I thought about how messed up it is that merely going to the movies and buying popcorn with a kid was seen as this amazing thing where I needed to be told how great I was and commended for it. I thought I was going to watch a movie and eat popcorn with my nephew. I didn’t know that qualified me for being the humanitarian of the year.

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yeah like I’ve heard people say things like a father is “babysitting” his children for the day. like what the fuck, they’re his kids, why the hell is he being treated like a saint for watching them??? something that mothers are just expected to do?

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"Racist stereotypes of the strong, superhuman black woman are operative myths in the minds of many white women, allowing them to ignore the extent to which black women are likely to be victimized in this society, and the role white women play in the maintenance and perpetuation of that victimization […] By projecting onto black women a mythical power and strength, white women both promote a false image of themselves as powerless, passive victims and deflect attention away from their aggressiveness, their power (however limited in a white supremacist, male dominated state), their willingness to dominate and control others. These unacknowledged aspects of the social status of many white women prevent them from transcending racism and limit the scope of their understanding of women’s overall social status in the United States." — bell hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (via wocinsolidarity)

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"It’s like you become more you, which normally is like ‘bleuugh-poof!’ but now it’s okay, because the person, like, whoever, they chose to take that all on: all that weird stuff, whatever’s wrong or bad or hiding in you. Suddenly it’s all right. You don’t feel like such a freak anymore." — Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on love - Orange Is The New Black

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"Racists never want to believe that they are racist. They are constantly redefining what racism means so that they can escape meeting the definition while simultaneously engaging in the behavior." — Son of Baldwin  (via gabieplease)

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#reblogged #quote #text #racism #white privilege