It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.
— Hugh Laurie (via larmoyante)

Notes home from my 2nd grade teacher. Should I frame these and hang them on my wall?

If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard. Here’s to possibilities of friendship and connection and understanding.
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (via ma-riam)

(Source: larmoyante)

  • "He has created a false public sentiment by giving to the world a different code of morals for men and women, by which moral delinquencies which exclude women from society, are not only tolerated, but deemed of little account in man." 
  • "He has endeavored, in every way that he could, to destroy her confidence in her own powers, to lessen her self - respect and to make her willing to lead a dependent and abject life."

^ Just a few points from “The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions,” that was written at the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848, that are STILL RELEVANT TODAY. Sheesh. 

Porn teaches men they are gods. Pop culture teaches men that the epitome of success is to be surrounded by naked women, fawning over you. Prostitution exists because we, as a culture, very much believe that women exist to pleasure men. We tell women that they have to “work” in marriage, to keep their men happy, to keep them from straying — buy sexy lingerie, try threesomes, try anal, perform every porn fantasy he has — he needs it, he deserves it, it is your job.

We can continue to skirt around these truths — that the sex industry and our patriarchal culture breed men like Rodger — but expect more violence, more deaths, more rape, and more abuse. Our world is rife with Elliot Rodgers. We create them every day. They aren’t going anywhere.

Male entitlement begets male entitlement: On Elliot Rodger, misogyny, and the sex industry (Feminist Current)

Meghan Murphy articulates, not for the first time, how male entitlement to women’s bodies is devastating and dangerous for women everywhere.

(via feimineach)