"It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment."
— Gabriel García Márquez, RIP. Thank you for showing me that it is okay to write magic, that a soft heart is strong and that words have power. You will always be remembered. (via maza-dohta)
"How and where we choose to eat lunch. What we do with our hair in the morning and our pubes at night. Whether and when we wear makeup. Whether we wear jeans or a skirt. All of these things are intimate, everyday decisions that wouldn’t matter if we didn’t spend thousands of hours and a great deal of money fretting about them over the course of the short time we get to spend on this planet. We experience all of this on an intimate, everyday level, and it seems like it shouldn’t matter, but it does. The little indignities, the little restrictions, they matter so much. And if we’re smart and pay attention, they give us a language to talk about the big ones."
New Statesman | The slippery slope of gender: why shaving and snacking are feminist issues (via brutereason)
"Gender policing is about making sure that women don’t get above ourselves, that we can be seen as less than human, with no real interiority, without real bodies that eat and shit and hurt and die. If the female body remains a beautiful mystery, if it remains an ethereal, abstract quantity, you don’t have to feel so bad when you do bad things to it.”