“For women, getting angry is socially unacceptable, even when the anger is over violence, discrimination, misogyny, and other forms of oppression. Anger is unacceptable because angry women are women in touch with their passion and power, especially in relation to men, which threatens the entire patriarchal order. It’s unacceptable because it forces men to confront the reality of male privilege and women’s oppression and their involvement in it, even if only as passive beneficiaries. Women’s anger challenges men to acknowledge attempts to trivialize oppression with “I was only kidding.” And women’s anger is unacceptable to men who look to women to take care of them, to prop up their need to feel in control, and to support them in their competition with other men. When women are less than gracious and good-humored about their own oppression, men often feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, at a loss, and therefore vulnerable.”
“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”
Yes. It may be cliche, but to me, revenge and justice are often - often, not always - the same thing. And though I’m not pro-violence, I believe it can be justified in some cases too, as a form of revenge justice. Because there are people sick enough to commit horrible crimes and the society can’t be so naive as to believe that a few years in jail will, with no doubt, “fix” the criminal. They need to be taught a physical lesson first. Some people only understand this language. I know it’s a horrible thing and the world should be made of marshmallows and rainbows, but it’s not. So I’m not going to be comfortable hearing someone say “Oh ok, you raped me/beated me up/tried to kill me but now you’ll have to pay a fine and/or spend 3 months in jail. Take that!” I’m sorry, but that’s not enough for me.
“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.”
“Let’s face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it? If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn’t a race at all). That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.”
I seriously don’t know how anyone learns English that didn’t grow up with it. It is a ridiculous language.
[Day 01]: Is revenge sometimes justified? [Day 02]: What is the difference between existence and essence? [Day 03]: Which is a stronger emotion - anger or love? [Day 04]: Can insanity bring on more creativity? [Day 05]: Why does religion bring about so much war? [Day 06]: Give your 20 favorite songs - why do you like each one? [Day 07]: Why do we say “I’m sorry” when a person passes away? What exactly are we sorry for? [Day 08]: At what point are we ‘good enough?’ [Day 09]: Why was is that in a lot of different cultures the men always used to come first and never the women? [Day 10]: Do you see to believe or believe to see?
“Pity the nation whose people are sheep, and whose shepherds mislead them. Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced, and whose bigots haunt the airwaves. Pity the nation that raises not its voice, except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero and aims to rule the world with force and by torture. Pity the nation that knows no other language but its own and no other culture but its own. Pity the nation whose breath is money and sleeps the sleep of the too well fed. Pity the nation — oh, pity the people who allow their rights to erode and their freedoms to be washed away. My country, tears of thee, sweet land of liberty.”
You will get plenty of reasons to be jealous when you are with an Aries female, since she is more comfortable with men than women. However, don’t be suspicious of her, she would be really hurt. She is possessive, but she doesn’t like to be possessed. She wants her freedom and your complete trust. Remember, if she’s committed to you, you have no reasons to doubt her loyalty and sincerity. An Aries woman is much too truthful to be involved with two people at the same time. She will first break up the relationship that is not working.
true shit .
“She is possessive, but she doesn’t like to be possessed.” YES!
Mull that over for a bit. Think about the images that the word gives your mind.
What do you see? Do you see a man-hater? A lesbian? Somebody who takes things “too seriously” or who can’t take a “joke”? A woman, no matter what, right? Who else would care about women’s issues? And what so-called “issues” do women have to deal with in this day and age—I mean, it’s not like it’s the early 1900s, right?
These misconceptions about feminism are dangerous. For one, the vast majority of feminists don’t hate men. Think about how ridiculous a notion that is—wanting equality of the sexes automatically means that you hate the opposite sex? No. One, it’s not the definition of equality and two, it’s totally backwards. Feminism is about creating equality for the sexes, and it even includes equality for men and eliminating their stereotypes, like the idea that men shouldn’t be able to cry, or that they must all be interested in sports and cars, which simply isn’t the case.
Another misconception that is based off of the stereotype that all feminists hate men is that all feminists are lesbians. Some indeed are, but others are not. Many feminists are in long-term relationships with people of the opposite sex. The idea that all feminists are lesbian plays on homophobia, and its only real purpose is to discourage people from calling themselves feminists.
We live in a society that views concern over women’s issues as a joke, a non-issue, or a way in which women can complain for the sake of complaining. If you are a man and are a feminist, you are seen as less masculine because you don’t stigmatize all women as sexual objects. It’s actually good to note that there are male feminists—you don’t have to be a woman to care about equality, just as you don’t have to be part of the LGBT community to care about LGBT rights, and you didn’t have to be black to care about the eradication of Jim Crow laws.
There are also many other stigmas in society that women grow up with but may not even realize that they are being negatively affected by. For example, when a woman wants to go someplace at night, she might feel like she can’t wear a dress or skirt for the fear of being raped. If she wears something that other people see as “provocative” or “attention-getting,” then she’s “asking for it.”
This is an example of rape culture, where it’s not the rapist or assaulter who is to blame but the victim. A woman also grows up thinking that if she allows herself to express her sexuality freely, she will be viewed as a “slut” or a “whore.”
However, if a man expresses his sexuality the same way, he’s often praised for it, or other people don’t have an issue with it. A woman can’t eat what she wants because she will become “fat” and unattractive. A woman cannot let her body hair grow because it is seen as gross and ironically unnatural for her to do, and again she will not be physically appealing (you should note that one major insult used towards feminists is that they’ll “never find a man,” because, of course, finding a husband for female feminists is the ultimate goal in life, and there aren’t men who support equality).
So why bring up all these stigmas, anyway? It’s important to show why feminism is relevant and has always been of importance in achieving a truly equal society. Feminists strive to break down rape culture, misogyny, and negative stereotypes and stigmas towards women. Feminists, like many minorities, want equal rights, not special treatment. Feminists are more prevalent than you may think. Your teachers, family members, best friends—could all be feminists. Question the stigmas that society has put in place for you. Break them down. Speak up. Be free. And don’t be afraid to hide it.
Wow, this is amazing. I can’t add anything, this is what feminism is about and why it is important. :)
“The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd; the longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.”