Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. “I’m okay” we say. “I’m alright”. But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can’t get it off. That’s when you realize that sometimes it isn’t even an answer—it’s a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.The Book Thief
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.John W. Gardner
The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, swelling in the present moment and feeling truly alive.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Watch as police pepper spray students at UC Davis, please spread to share awareness of police brutality on students when they are simply protesting peacefully.
Police used batons to try to push the students apart. Those they could separate, they arrested, kneeling on their bodies and pushing their heads into the ground. Those they could not separate, they pepper-sprayed directly in the face, holding these students as they did so. When students covered their eyes with their clothing, police forced open their mouths and pepper-sprayed down their throats. Several of these students were hospitalized. Others are seriously injured. One of them, forty-five minutes after being pepper-sprayed down his throat, was still coughing up blood.To sign a petition asking Chancellor Linda Katehi to resign please do so here: http://www.change.org/petitions/police-pepper-spray-peaceful-uc-davis-students-ask-chancellor-katehi-to-resign
Why do I think sexual freedom is important to feminism?
Well, for the long answer, see this entire blog. But for the short answer: because it’s impossible for women to be accepted as human beings if we aren’t accepted as sexual beings. If women’s dignity is contingent on our not being too sexy, we’re never going to have dignity. We have to accustom ourselves to the idea that someone can be highly sexual, publicly sexual, sexual in a way that we would totally never do ourselves because whoa… and still have dignity.