"However, here’s the thing: women get angry. We get pissed, we get annoyed, we experience a wide range of negative emotions, and sometimes we don’t shy away from vocalizing them. We are susceptible to these emotions at any given time, and we are not perpetually PMSing. I’m not sure if the people who make these comments were sleeping through their high school health classes, but PMS is not a constant state of being – it occurs during a relatively short frame of time each month. And even if a woman is PMSing, why should that make her anger invalid?"
"I’m just simply baffled by the idea that people can be without shelter in a country, and then be treated as criminals for being without shelter"
Sir Nigel Rodley, human rights lawyer and UN committee chairman
33 U.S. cities ban or are considering banning giving food to the homeless
(Source: micdotcom, via projectqueer)
Yesterday, a teacher at my daughter’s preschool told me that she saw two boys and a girl spinning the knobs of a play oven. Boy #1 says: “I’m a pilot! I’m flying a plane.’ Boy #2 says: “Me too!” The girl is quiet, so the teacher says to her: “What about you, are you a pilot?” The 3 year old girl replies: “I can’t be a pilot. I’m a pilot’s wife.”
So what do you think has happened in this little girl’s short life to make her believe it’s more likely that she would be a pilot’s wife than a pilot?
— ‘I’m not a pilot, I’m a pilot’s wife,’ says 3 yr old girl - reelgirl.com (via radical-bias)
"My mistrust [of men] is not, as one might expect, primarily a result of the violent acts done on my body, nor the vicious humiliations done to my dignity. It is, instead, born of the multitude of mundane betrayals that mark my every relationship with a man—the casual rape joke, the use of a female slur, the careless demonization of the feminine in everyday conversation, the accusations of overreaction, the eye rolling and exasperated sighs in response to polite requests to please not use misogynist epithets in my presence."
— (via hollow-gram)
(Source: okayalrightwhatever, via thenewwomensmovement)