If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
how to look young and carefree yet still beautiful as a near 30 year old:
how not to look young and carefree yet still beautiful as a near 30 year old:
"You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick."
Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).neonchills)
"I’m an adult, but not like a real adult"
— anyone between the ages of 18 and 25 (via prettyboystyles)
"As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. Becoming friends with Lena – without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for – has made me realise that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so."
— Taylor on her views on feminism (The Guardian, August 2014) (x)