You look a little palefy
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 will threaten the man.”
Because I am female
I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind that
Marriage is the most important
Now marriage can be a source of
Joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage
And we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors
Not for jobs or for accomplishments
Which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
In the way that boys are
Feminist: the person who believes in the social
Political, and economic equality of the sexes
"Anything, anything would be better than this agony of mind, this creeping pain that gnaws and fumbles and caresses one and never hurts quite enough."
Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit (via unbloom)
"My first love
was some insignificant boy
when it should have been
"I just hope that one day—preferably when we’re both blind drunk—we can talk about it."
J.D. Salinger (via insanity-and-vanity)
"Lust is Saturday night; love is Sunday morning."
Kid in my lit class
Simple yet very true.