” "Bring us the girl, and wipe away the debt," that was the deal. The details elude me now, but you know what? The details wouldn’t change a goddamn thing.”
"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.
When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.
When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”
When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.
I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”
Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born –– you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.
penny dreadful meme × four characters [4/4]: victor frankenstein
“You seek to threaten me with death? If you seek to threaten me, threaten me with life.”
Never mind. I’ll tell them myself.
We may be small in numbers, but we stand for something bigger than anything the world can pin against us.
DOFP Gag Reel
G R E E N D A L E S E V E N Appreciation Week(s)
DAY SIX: Favorite speech/quote given to or by one of the study group members
“I have no closing arguments because I’m throwing the case. No, no, it’s okay. It’s fine, don’t worry. My client, Shirley Bennett - my friend of three years - she told me it was okay. She said what I want is more important. She’s right… Right? I mean, guys like me will tell you that there’s no right or wrong, there’s no real truths… And as long as we all believe that, guys like me can never lose. Because the truth is, I’m lying when I say there is no truth. The truth is - the pathetically, stupidly, inconveniently obvious truth is - helping only ourselves is bad and helping each other is good. Now, I just wanted to get out of here, pass Biology and be a lawyer again instead of helping Shirley - that was bad. And my former colleague wanted so badly to keep his rich client happy that he just asked me to roll over in exchange for my old job. So, I guess we all walked in here pretty bad. But now Shirley’s gone good. Shirley’s helping me. It’s that easy: you just stop thinking about what’s good for you and start thinking about what’s good for someone else… and you can change the whole game in one move. Now, if you like this idea, you can make it true by doing something good for everyone here: throw this case out of court. It’s dumb. That is all.”
Sex? Fine. Enjoy it if and when you can. It’s a biological function. But play it safe. Keep your heart out of it. Locked away someplace safe, like a bank vault.