"How is it that as a society, we have grown so accustomed and seemingly desensitized to atrocities happening to sex workers? Sex workers are raped, robbed or murdered and most of a community looks the other way. The issue becomes that the individual was “asking for it” by the type of work he or she did or does, not that he or she is or was a person, with a life and a family that was victimized."
— Vanessa Pinto, HuffPo: December 17th is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
"There are women in my closet, hanging on the hangers. a different woman for each suit, each dress, each pair of shoes. I hoard clothes. My makeup spills from the bathroom drawers, and there are different women for different lipsticks."
— Marya Hornbacher (via thechocolatebrigade)
"To author is to have the power to originate, to name. Women who seek to produce natural knowledge, like our sisters who learned to write and speak, also must decipher a text, the book of nature, authored legitimately by men."
— Donna Haraway (author of A Cyborg Manifesto), In the Beginning was the Word: The Genesis of Biological Theory
(Source: amazon.com, via radtransfem)
"Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like."
— Lemony Snicket (via cuzwehappened)
"I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole."
— Morgan Freeman
(Source: somethingwillstayforever, via somethingwillstayforever)