Last day home, last beach trip of the summer :P #summer #beach #santacruz #boardwalk #itsactuallyniceweathertoday (at Santa Cruz Boardwalk)
"If I had had the power to prevent my own birth I should certainly never have consented to accept existence under such ridiculous conditions."-Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Idiot)
Camilo Rebelo, Susana Martins
ONE THING YOU SHOULD NEVER CALL AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN
There are many ways to kindly and respectfully compliment the way a woman looks. But one descriptor that should be left out of such comments? “Exotic.”
Cristen Conger of the How Stuff Works podcast, Stuff Mom Never Told You, takes on the topic of “exotic” beauty.
This. I hate this so much.
Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave, Grant Haffner
"This reminds me of- ..."
This sentence, or any sentence similar to it, has plagued the artist community. This sentence alone can bring down the built up high self esteemed artist to the ground and unable to stand up again. Unable to feel what she or he once felt for their own art.
This sentence is above…
"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”" -
Libby Anne (via romanovz)
I love this. Want to know where feminism is headed? Read Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.