I think we need to think critically about why we keep placing the responsibility for preventing sexual assault on young women. —
Why rape prevention activists don’t like the new nail polish that can detect roofies. (via think-progress)
While I agree with the sentiment of their opposition, as a woman, I am not going to wait until men are taught—from an early age—not to rape in order to protect myself. This is not the solution to the problem, but it is a way for women to deal with it until it is reached. If it makes even one women feel safer in a public setting, then I’m all for it.
There are nice things in the world— and I mean nice things. We’re all such morons to get so sidetracked. —J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey (via te-salutant)
A brilliant metaphor
And I’ve been hit by a car while riding a bicycle. Twice.
I don’t think people love me. They love versions of me I have spun for them, versions of me they have construed in their minds. The easy versions of me, the easy parts of me to love. —(via chuckhansen)
I am afraid of getting older. I am afraid of getting married. Spare me from cooking three meals a day—spare me from the relentless cage of routine and rote. I want to be free… I want, I want to think, to be omniscient. —Sylvia Plath written in 1949 at age 17. (via blackbruise)
It’s always surprising to me how many young women think they have to be perfect. I rarely meet a young man who doesn’t think he already is. —
Hillary Clinton speaking at Simmons Leadership Conference (via femininefreak)
SHOTS FIRED. (via aninsufferableknowitall)