What’s the worst possible thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now.
You’re probably thinking of words like slut, whore, bitch, cunt (I told you not to hold back!), skank.
Okay, now, what are the worst things you can call a guy? Fag, girl, bitch, pussy. I’ve even heard the term “mangina.”
Notice anything? The worst thing you can call a girl is a girl. The worst thing you can call a guy is a girl. Being a woman is the ultimate insult. Now tell me that’s not royally fucked up.
- Jessica Valenti, Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters (via anais-927)
Every ideology must be subjected to open free discussion in regard to its value or otherwise, without fear of reprisal. No exceptions. “Islamophobia” is not racism, any more than “Communistophobia” or “Fascistophobia” would be, because Islam is an idea, not a race. In a civilised society, no idea - religious, political, or philosophical - can claim any special treatment, or be set beyond the reach of empirical evidence.
There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.
- French philosopher, Voltaire
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
I fell for her like a suicide from a bridge.
- Neil Gaiman, M Is for Magic (via in-love-with-a-girl)
(Source: slanting, via starkidinvasion)
Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call destiny.
- John Hobbes
And I’m trying to love you more, but it seems impossible.