"I have never considered compassion a finite resource. I would not want to live in a world where such was the case." 

— from Bad Feminist: Essays, by Roxane Gay


"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." 

As best as I can tell, this is a paraphrase of the following passage from Seven Gothic Tales  by Karen Blixen (pseud: Isak Dinesen): 
"Do you know a cure for me?"
"Why yes, he said. "I know a cure for everything. Salt water."
"Salt water?" I asked him. 
"Yes," he said, "in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea."
—
For me it was tears yesterday, sweat today. Maybe I’ll take to the sea tomorrow. 

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." 

As best as I can tell, this is a paraphrase of the following passage from Seven Gothic Tales  by Karen Blixen (pseud: Isak Dinesen): 

"Do you know a cure for me?"

"Why yes, he said. "I know a cure for everything. Salt water."

"Salt water?" I asked him. 

"Yes," he said, "in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea."

For me it was tears yesterday, sweat today. Maybe I’ll take to the sea tomorrow. 

"Sometimes, your friends will date people you cannot stand. You can either be honest about your feelings or you can lie. There are good reasons for both. Sometimes you will be the person dating someone your friends cannot stand. If your man or woman is a scrub, just own it so you and your friends can talk about more interesting things. My go-to explanation is ‘I am dating an asshole because I’m lazy.’ You are welcome to borrow it."

— from “How to Be Friends With Another Woman,” in Bad Feminist: Essays, by Roxane Gay

Tonight I’m taken aback by how often I’m ashamed of my emotions. Of how deeply I crave affection. Of how the very thought of rejection makes me shrivel inside. Of how loudly I’m shouting like melove meappreciate mehear me. 

It’s hard, because I want to be impervious to what anyone else thinks of me. To have armor-thick skin. To be cool, to be hard, to be withering. To cut others down to size the way I’ve been cut myself. It’s hard to reconcile the soft, insistent need to be loved with this image of myself as self-sufficient badass. But I’m trying tonight to lean toward the former – to try to cultivate an open, unashamed vulnerability. I think, in the end, that might be braver. 

flyartproductions:

MY ANACONDA DON’T WANT NONE UNLESS YOU GOT BUNS HUN
Lilith with a snake (1886), John Collier / Anaconda, Nicki Minaj

flyartproductions:

MY ANACONDA DON’T WANT NONE UNLESS YOU GOT BUNS HUN

Lilith with a snake (1886), John Collier / Anaconda, Nicki Minaj

heckacute:

Women are like mashed potatoes. They are the best. 

nepetaleijons:

when u make a mistake

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"[A]rguments about the so-called redistribution of wealth are mistaken in assuming that the existing distribution is somehow the natural state of things, from which any deviation is unnatural, and hence morally undesirable. In reality, every distribution of wealth reflects a particular set of choices that a society has made: to value some skills over others; to tax or prohibit some activities while subsidizing or encouraging other activities; and to enforce some rules while allowing other rules to sit on the books, or to be violated in spirit.” 

— from Everything is Obvious (Once You Know the Answer): How Common Sense Fails Us, by Duncan J. Watts. Really great book about how common sense reasoning leads us to trick ourselves into thinking we understand more about the incredibly complex social world than we actually do. Also has a surprisingly great chapter on morality and justice, from which this excerpt is pulled. 

too-fan-to-function:

What an inspiration

softerworld:

A Softer World: 1142
(this too shall not change a goddamn thing)
buy this print

softerworld:

A Softer World: 1142

(this too shall not change a goddamn thing)

buy this print


hawkeye #2
hawkeye #2

cubbyzissou:

Gonna reblog this every Tuesday.

hyperdrivemechanic:

Neil Degrasse Tyson - Cosmos

hyperdrivemechanic:

Neil Degrasse Tyson - Cosmos

caitlinthinks:

Taking my comprehensive exams tomorrow and Tuesday. Eek. Would appreciate all the good vibes you can spare. 

Day 2, here we go. I’m gonna punch something.