No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
- Voltaire. It’s actually somewhat startling how well this quote relates to privilege and how it hurts minority groups. I think I’m going to make it my go-to from now on when the “I’m not racist, so don’t talk to me about racism” refrain comes rolling back around. (via uhuh-she-said)
Each time you open a book and read it,
A tree smiles knowing there’s life after death
- Unknown (via 13thmoon)
I hated high school. I don’t trust anybody who looks back on the years from 14 to 18 with any enjoyment. If you liked being a teenager, there’s something wrong with you.
- Stephen King (via allegorys)
Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I’m one of them.
- Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine (via foreignkings)
If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.
Lyndon B. Johnson (via x0)
It’s sad that this hasn’t changed any.
HELLO TEA PARTY AND A CERTAIN PERSON I KNOW
And they do empty their own pockets just in case me and mine MIGHT get a penny from someplace. And that’s why I don’t give a shit about their broke asses.
Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail (via brashblacknonbeliever)
I need this quote right now.
“I’m not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.” - Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop is such a bad ass. There’s an interview I watched where his manager talked about having to bail him out of jail. The manager shows up and Iggy is drunk, disorderly, and wearing a dress. His manager asked “Ig, why are you wearing a womans dress?” and Iggy replied “I beg to differ, this is a mans dress.”
It’s like Eddie Izzard says - ‘They’re not women’s clothes. They’re my clothes. I bought them.’
That dress does compliment his figure though.
I used ot have almost that exact same dress. I think it works better on Iggy than it did on me. And that’s saying something, because I rocked that fucker.