“Being born a woman is an awful tragedy… Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars - to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording - all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night…”
— Sylvia Plath, on rape culture, etc. (via endthymes)
(Source: raccoonwounds, via stfusexists)
10:38 pm • 10 March 2013 • 40,938 notes
||I'm not really a feminist. I'm a humanist.
||You do realize that you just said nothing.
10:17 pm • 10 March 2013 • 25 notes
“I’m not a feminist, I’m an equalist. Equal treatment for all people!!!”
— someone who doesn’t know what feminism is (via gorilllas)
(Source: ezzynoenig, via diaryofanarabfeminist)
12:08 pm • 9 March 2013 • 73 notes
“why do you live in your body like you will be given another? as if it were temporary. you starve it, you let anyone touch it, you berate it. tell it that should be completely different. you tug at your soft flesh, wish it thinner, wish it gone. you fall in love with those who praise the way it sighs under their hands, but who praises the way it holds up your weight, even when you are falling apart?”
— warsan shire
(Source: chubby-angel, via diaryofanarabfeminist)
12:08 pm • 9 March 2013 • 17,408 notes