Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.
Read it over.
Let those words resonate in your mind.
Nayyirah Waheed (via caseylee)
(Source: noianegre, via sensuous-witch)
Lesbophobia is dual in nature. It’s not only hatred for women who are attracted to women. It’s also hatred for women who are not attracted to men.
lesbiangoggles (discussed here)
I really need this as a stand-alone on my dash right now, because that last part gets erased completely 99% of the time.
Turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.
Jean Kilbourne, filmmaker, author
in Miss Representation
You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.
James Baldwin, Conversations with James Baldwin (via horreure)
This is more or less why I decided to continue studying classics.
(Source: bookshavepores, via punkdraco)
We’ve been taught a woman’s body will cause men to sin. We’re told that if a woman shows too much of her body men will do stupid things. Let’s be clear: A woman’s body is not dangerous to you. Her body will not cause you harm. It will not make you do stupid things. If you do stupid things, it is because you chose to do stupid things.
How to See a Woman: A Conversation Between a Father and Son (via skeletales)
(Source: girlbreakout, via sintaex)
In the U.S., where ninety-six percent of the reported perpetrators of rape are white, eighty percent of the men in prison for rape are black.
Joseph Weinberg & Michael Biernbaum, Conversations of Consent: Sexual Intimacy without Sexual Assault (via cocknbull)
And MRA’s dont say SHIT on that. Can we talk about racism please?????
Group of white men dedicated to shouting down women does not publicise evidence of systemic racism, news at eleven.
(Source: creatorbreakdown, via lafluida)