Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally Blonde (2001)
“The abiding American myth of the self-made man comes attached to another article of faith—an insistence, even—that every self-made man can sustain whatever self he has managed to make. A man divided—thwarting or interrupting his own mechanisms of survival—fails to sustain this myth, disrupts our belief in the absolute efficacy of willpower, and in these failures often forfeits his right to our sympathy. Or so the logic goes. But I wonder why this fractured self shouldn’t warrant our compassion just as much as the self besieged? Or maybe even more?”
—Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams
It has to be something we create and purchase for. Art by women, design by women, architecture by women, books by women, comics by women, magazines by women, and writing and art that does not support bad old stereotypes. And not just women of your own color. Trans women, LBQ women, WoallCs. Experiment. Venture. Try.
Don’t trash talk other women; talk them up. Support women who have been victimized. Don’t be part of the problem. Disagree, yes, but with respect. If other women behave badly, walk away.
“The future is what matters — because one never reaches it, but always stays in the present — like the White Queen who had to run like the wind to remain in the same spot.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
If you kill a person, you’re a murderer. If you steal, no one would hesitate to call you a thief. But in America, when you force yourself on someone sexually, some people will jump through flaming hoops not to call you a rapist.
As reported by Al Jazeera America, colleges across the country are replacing the word “rape” in their sexual assault policies with “non-consensual sex” because schools don’t want label students “rapists”.
This whole article is worth reading.
"Because society would rather tell women to show less skin than tell men to show more respect." THIS IS SO IMPORTANT—ESPECIALLY WITH DRESS CODES IMPLEMENTED IN SCHOOLS. #preach #yesallwomen #respect #tightclothingisntaninvitation #shortskirtsarentaninvitation
75 years before our present ongoing debates about abortion, and 20 years before the pill, Anaïs Nin addresses reproductive rights with remarkable prescience