The Personal is Political: Feminism 101: Helpful... →
madamethursday: grrrlpower: 1. Every woman is an expert on her own life and experiences. 2. No woman speaks for all women. 3. No woman speaks for all feminists. 4. Because of the way cultural dominance/privilege works, marginalized people are, by necessity and unavoidability, more…
from The Book of Hours, by Rainer Maria Rilke,...
kathleenjoy: It’s as if I’m pushing through massive mountains through hard veins, like solitary ore; and I’m so deep that I can see no end and no distance: everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone. I’m still a novice in the realm of pain, — so this enormous darkness makes me small; But if it’s You — steel yourself, break in: that your whole hand will grip me and my whole...
I am, O Anxious One. Don’t you hear my voice surging forth with all my earthly...– Rainer Maria Rilke, “I am, O Anxious One. Don’t you hear my voice” in Ahead of All Parting, translated by Stephen Mitchell (via growing-orbits) (via fuckyeahrainermariarilke)
Learning to Lie →
tetw: By Po Bronson Kids lie early, often, and for all sorts of reasons—to avoid punishment, to bond with friends, to gain a sense of control. But now there’s a singular theory for one way this habit develops: They are just copying their parents.
Oodalolly!: Because it's dark. →
oodalolly: The problem is that I’m some sort of night imp; daytime feels like tragedy wrapped in layers of florescent lighting. This must be a predisposition of sorts - Carpe Noctem Syndrome, a.m. allergies, Sleeper’s Disease. There are plenty like me. Maybe it’s like left-handedness (which I have yet to…
Fauxminism, Mansplaining, and Feminism →
stfusexists: Enjoy Megan’s brilliant article over at Lawsonry! Seriously, it’s bananas how good this article is.
The wound is the place where the light enters you.– Rumi (via growing-orbits)
ahuntersheart: And did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything? And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for? And have you changed your life? -The Swan, Mary Oliver
I began to use the phrase in my work “white supremacist capitalist patriarchy”...– From BELL HOOKS—CULTURAL CRITISICM & TRANSFORMATION, Produced & Directed by Sut Jhally: WHY “WHITE SUPREMACIST CAPITALIST PATRIARCHY?” (via tabularasae)
When women explain to you — in a calm, nuanced, proportionate way — that there...– An awesome article about feminism in general, and about feminism’s intersection with other ideological movements (in this case, atheim in specific.) Via hecatedemeter Bonus points for highlighting what an asshat Dawkins can be. No insult intended to atheism at large, I just think Dawkins in...
“….The way women use space and move through space is constantly policed. We are...– author’s tumblr: http://invertebrateparty.tumblr.com/ link to full post: http://invertebrateparty.tumblr.com/post/6012030115/a-woman-taking-up-space (via alittlequeerlove)
My lover asks me: “What is the difference between me and the sky?” The...– Nizar Qabbani, My Lover Asks Me (via grammatolatry)
growing-orbits: “Losing too is still ours; and even forgetting still has a shape in the kingdom of transformation. When something’s let go of, it circles; and though we are rarely the center of the circle, it draws around us its unbroken, marvelous curve.” Rainer Maria Rilke, For Hans Carossa, translated by Stephen Mitchell (via wonderfulambiguity)
We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even...– Terence McKenna (via zealotry)
The Uses of Sorrow
day-breaking: (In my sleep I dreamed this poem) Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. —Mary Oliver
crashinglybeautiful: “The inner - what is it? if not intensified sky …” —Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926) Yes. Thank you to the Tao of Photography
e. e. cummings, excerpt from "[Humanity i love you...
sharingpoetry: Humanity i love you because you are perpetually putting the secret of life in your pants and forgetting it’s there and sitting down on it and because you are forever making poems in the lap of death Humanity i hate you
Ever notice how the women in Cosmopolitan magazine so often look like they’re a...– Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Breaking the Male Gaze | Fatshionista (via knospen, curvesahead) (via hatari) (via somerset) (via loveyourchaos) (via queergirlfeminist)
A suitcase of unsure things.: PASSAGES →
ohlydiane: “What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?” “Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you….
You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were...– ~Rumi (via iamnika) this one, which I’ve read a thousand times, is always so heartening. (via dreamofwhatcanbe)
The love between women is a refuge and an escape into harmony. In the love...– Anais Nin. So beautiful. So right but also just wrong. But also right. Wrong. (via freyadesmarais)
My God This Is Amazing →
Chunky and noisy, but with stars in their black feathers, they spring from the...– Starlings in Winter by Mary Oliver (via growing-orbits)
My point is that feminists are not biological determinists. Feminists are the...– ‘Feminists are Sexist’ - Features - The F-Word (via periodp00ps)
The Personal is Political: Why Saying "Racism is... →
chauvinistsushi: [TW for any person who has had to put up with fucked up shit from an ally. Excuse me for the “you” through out, this was really personal] This goes for all of the isms. Racism, sexism, ableism, cissexism. And the ias. Homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia. Everything….
the line, the line we swim through, twice each millennium, tied up in each...– Paul Celan, from Glottal Stop, trans. Nikolai Popov and Heather McHugh (via proustitute)