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We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. -Chimamanda Adichie

"Relationships. You have to do a cost-benefit analysis, you are worth more than what they have to bring"- Morris

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. -Anaïs Nin (via introspectivepoet)

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When women say: ‘I’m not a feminist,’ well, you have to be, you are… Unless you’ve gone and handed back your vote to parliament or wherever, all women in the first world are feminist by default. You’re seen as a free agent, your paycheque goes into your bank. Unless you’ve gone and undone those feminist opportunities, you just are. We’re post-wave. There are very few men and women in the first world who aren’t feminists; they just don’t know what the word is - Caitlan Moran (via practicallypurple)

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Man, what happened to solidarity, bruh? These Asians nowadays swear that white people always liked them.



im gonna cry this is so cute

Discussion note for a class:

Planned Parenthood: Would banning funding for Planned Parenthood be a disservice for our economy?

In recent times, there has been an epic debate over the federal funding of Planned Parenthood facilities. The house passed a bill banning federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood has been at the heart of America’s family planning for nearly 100 years. One in five women have visited a Planned Parenthood at least once in her lifetime1. Providing services such as Sexually Transmitted Infections testing and treatment, cancer screening and prevention, contraception, and several other women health services. It has been reported by the Washington Post that abortions ONLY comprise 3% of the entire patient care provided by planned parenthood2.
Now, I may appear to be as someone who is pro-choice but what really is pro-choice or pro-life? In my opinion they’re just categories we tend to place ourselves in as when people ask are you for or against gay marriage? Are you a Miami Heat or a Chicago Bulls fan? Even simpler, are you team skittles or team starburst? Do I believe a fetus has the right to live? Why, yes I do. However, do I believe a woman has the right to make decisions about her body for the sake of her health? Well, yes I agree as well. So if my opinions make me pro-choice or pro-life, that’s to the reader’s discretion. I ask that for the next 30 seconds, let’s just put all this religion, faith, pro-choice, pro-life talk aside and look into Planned Parenthood from a financial standpoint.
Planned Parenthood receives about a third of its money in government grants and contracts. By law, federal funding cannot be allocated for abortions3. Hence, a cutoff in funds would hurt the health care for low-income women. This means, “there’ll be less money for cervical cancer screenings and breast exams, no money for testing or treatment of STDs, not even testing for HIV. No money for birth control”4. In a state like Texas where half of the pregnancies were unplanned in 2011 and one in three women lacks health insurance, cutting back on federal funding for Planned Parenthood will be very problematic. Due to providing less contraception, Texas is projected to seeing 24,000 unplanned births between 2014 and 2015. Well how does this affect you personally? This will raise state and federal taxpayer’s Medicaid costs by up to $273 million5.
So back to my original question, am I pro-life or pro-choice, it just depends on the situation. Should being pro-choice or pro-life have anything to do with Planned Parenthood funding? Not at all. But what I can agree with is that the government shouldn’t cut back on Planned Parenthood because that would only be causing us a disservice.



3Rovner, Julie (April 13, 2011). “Planned Parenthood: A Thorn In Abortion Foes’ Sides”. Morning Edition (NPR). Retrieved 2011-04-13.



Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark. -N’tima  (via kevinidentity)

(Source: mariaarroyo, via shedsumlight)

The policeman who shot down a 10-year-old in Queens
stood over the boy with his cop shoes in childish blood
and a voice said “Die you little motherfucker” and
there are tapes to prove that. At his trial
this policeman and in his own defense
“I didn’t notice the size or nothing else
only the color.” and
there are tapes to prove that, too.
Today that 37-year-old white man with 13 years of police forcing
has been set free
by 11 white men who said they were satisfied
justice had been done
and one black woman who said
“They convinced me” meaning
they had dragged her 4’10” black woman’s frame
over the hot coals of four centuries of white male approval
until she let go the first real power she ever had
and lined her own womb with cement
to make a graveyard for our children. -Audre Lorde “Power” (via femignome)

(via loveyourchaos)