shadesofbrixton: distantheartbeats: “This is how you treat your mother? she cried. And if I could have I would have broken the entire length of my life across her face, but instead I screamed back, And this is how you treat your daughter?” —Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao oh, jesus. this is my life, and also clearly i need to read this book.
The clear bead at the center changes everything. There are no edges to my loving now. You’ve heard it said there’s a window that opens from one mind to another, but if there’s no wall, there’s no need for fitting the window, or the latch. —Rumi
justonesyllable: Eight percent of college men have either attempted or successfully raped. Thirty percent say they would rape if they could get away with it. When the wording was changed to “force a woman to have sex,” the number jumped to 58%. Worse still, 83.5% argue that “some women look like they are just asking to be raped.” —Margo Paine, Ph.D. (Body Wars) this is...