“I struggle with the idea of not having you in my life.”
— The Novel of Us (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: tblaberge, via fashionpsy-chology)
7:48 pm • 19 April 2014 • 8,278 notes
“The trouble is that, for women, being “nice” often translates into putting up with things we should never put up with. How many times has some creep sat uncomfortably close to me on the bus and stared me down, yet I’m too afraid to just get up and move, lest I offend him?
We smile when we’re harassed on the street or hit on by jerks. We laugh at sexist jokes. We learn that when we have strong opinions, we’ll be called bitches and that if we get angry, we’ll be called hysterical. When we say what we want, we’re called pushy or aggressive.
Part of learning “ladylike” behavior is about learning to smile politely when someone is being crude. Femininity has long been attached to passivity and to being docile. Men fight, women giggle and fume silently.”
— Women And Girls Don’t Need To Be Told To Be Nicer | xoJane (via pariswiwe)
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7:40 pm • 19 April 2014 • 92,933 notes
“When someone works for less pay than she can live on—when, for example, she goes hungry so you can eat more cheaply and conveniently—than she has made great sacrifices for you, she has made you a gift of some part of her abilities, her health, and her life. The "working poor,"[…]are in fact the major philanthropists of society. They neglect their own children so that the children of others will be cared for; they live in substandard housing so that other homes will be shiny and perfect; they endure privation so that inflation will be low and stocks will be high. To be a member of the working poor is to be an anonymous donor, a nameless benefactor, to everyone else.”
— Nickel and Dimed - Barbra Ehrenreich pg 221 (via gorawickid)
2:39 pm • 19 April 2014 • 3,210 notes
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— Louise Glück, from The Red Poppy (via violentwavesofemotion)
1:49 am • 19 April 2014 • 1,061 notes