The hardest period in life is one’s twenties. It’s a shame because you’re your most gorgeous, and you’re physically in peak condition. But it’s actually when you’re most insecure and full of self-doubt. When you don’t know what’s going to happen, it’s frightening.
Helen Mirren, quoted in Esquire’s “What I’ve Learned” (via psych-facts)
recent studies reveal that 100% of abortions are performed on people who do not wish to be pregnant and 0% of abortions are performed on conservative republican men
*reblogs so fast it almost breaks computer*
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I like my life alone. I mean, I love being with friends, and I love kissing and loving someone to pieces. But it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t ultimately start judging you and your choices.
Sarah Silverman (via bedsider)
Dear reader, do you detect a pattern? As bracing as these portraits of female potency and swagger are, they seem strangely straitened, relegated to the realms of animated fables, retooled fairy tales or action-driven fantasy. There’s no question that with “Maleficent” and “The Fault in Our Stars,” women and girls helped save Hollywood’s bacon this summer. But the industry has repaid that kindness by giving them only a very narrow range of permissibly powerful characters — a spectrum roughly defined by the sexy, cyborg-like title character of “Lucy” on one end and the outrageous, slapstick overstatement of “Tammy” on the other. The mixed message: You can be B.A., but . . . You need to be young, blessed with sci-fi superpowers or otherwise imaginary (blue or green skin helps — just ask Zoe Saldana). You can be faster and smarter and generally better than boys, but you’ll have to lose something in the bargain, preferably a cherished family member — or even the boy himself. Under no circumstances are you to grow into a recognizable adult with a job, career, family or other signifier of functional, if flawed, adulthood.
In summer films, contradictions of progress for women in full force - The Washington Post (via becauseiamawoman)
Feminism is not about who opens the jar.
It is not about who pays for the date. It is not about who moves the couch. It is not about who kills the bugs. It is not about who cooks the dinner. It’s not even about who stays home with the kids, as long as the decision was made together, after thinking carefully about your situation and coming to an agreement that makes sense for your particular marriage and family.
It is about making sure that nobody ever has to do anything by “default” because of their gender. The stronger person should move the couch. The person who enjoys cooking more, has more time for it, and/or is better at it should do the cooking. Sometimes the stronger person is male, sometimes not. Sometimes the person who is best suited for cooking is female, sometimes not. You should do what works.
But it is also about letting people know that it is okay to change. If you’re a woman who wants to become stronger, that’s great. If you’re a man who wants to learn how to cook, that’s also great. You might start out with a relationship where the guy opens all the jars and the girl cooks all the meals, but you might find that you want to try something else. So try it.
4 ignorant delusions people have about feminism (via brutereason)
We are the generation of bruised knuckles and drunken
We are the generation of casual kisses and skin too
We are the generation of star-crossed-lovers and mismatched
We are the generation of over-trusting and
We are the generation of inappropriate notions and overused
We are the generation of ‘I love you,’ and ‘I don’t
We are the generation of useless promises and empty
We are the generation that you left
We are the generation that has got you
N.E.W., Yes It Is Us, But Please Don’t Stare. (via lookingforsomeonewhocares)
if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future
because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive
our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.
People need to realize that there are days when you’re not in the mood to talk or interact with anyone.
When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.
Gail Simone, Wonder Woman: The Circle
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