"If you’re gonna bail, bail early. This applies to relationships, college classes, and sledding."
Advice from my high school science teacher, Mr. Miller (via iamcode)
"At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?"
"Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power — not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist."
Bell Hooks (via forever-and-alwayss)
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
Samuel Beckett (via blurrymelancholy)
"If you can’t be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you’ve escaped."
"I am excited to see a generation of women who will raise their boys to be good rather than their girls to be scared."
"Beauty is not long hair, skinny legs, tanned skin or perfect teeth. Believe me. Beauty is the face of who cried and now smiles, beauty is the scar on your knee since you fell when you were a kid, beauty is the circles when love doesn’t let you sleep, beauty is the expression on the face when the alarm rings in the morning, it’s the melted makeup when you have a shower, it’s the laughter when you make a joke you’re the only one who can understand, beauty is meeting his gaze and stopping understanding, beauty is your gaze when you see him, it’s when you cry for all you paranoias, beauty is the lines marked by time. Beauty is what we feel in the inside which also shows outside us. Beauty is the marks the life leaves on us, all the kicks and the caresses the memories leave us. Beauty is letting yourself live."
Emma Watson. (via innocentium)
As women we need to stick together.
If a woman wants to have kids, be a stay at home wife, and be in a committed relationship with her husband, that’s ok.
If a woman wants to have a career, travel the world, never marry and never settle down, that is ok.
If a woman is a combination of any of the above things mentioned, that is ok.
Real women respect women.
Real women accept women.
"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.”"