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Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  (via thebeldam)
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(via Cuaderno de viaje: Mujer, naturaleza y Feng Shui)

pizza-rolls-not-gender-roles:

Shrinking Women by Lily Myers, performing for Wesleyan University at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

My 5-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl.

The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. And in the story I knew, Bilbo was a boy. A boy hobbit. (Whatever that entails.)

But my daughter was determined. She liked the story pretty well so far, but Bilbo was definitely a girl. So would I please start reading the book the right way? I hesitated. I imagined Tolkien spinning in his grave. I imagined mean letters from his testy estate. I imagined the story getting as lost in gender distinctions as dwarves in the Mirkwood.

Then I thought: What the hell, it’s just a pronoun. My daughter wants Bilbo to be a girl, so a girl she will be. And you know what? The switch was easy. Bilbo, it turns out, makes a terrific heroine. She’s tough, resourceful, humble, funny, and uses her wits to make off with a spectacular piece of jewelry. Perhaps most importantly, she never makes an issue of her gender—and neither does anyone else.

And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.
Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love (via aurelle)
Knights die in battle," Catelyn reminded her.
Brienne looked at her with those blue and beautiful eyes. “As ladies die in childbed. No one sings songs about them.
A Clash of Kings (via feministasoiaf)
images-i-just-like:

Waved Dancer III     Bernd Wachtmeister

images-i-just-like:

Waved Dancer III     Bernd Wachtmeister

2headedsnake:

Kim Dorland
'Yellow Dress', 2007
oil and acrylic on canvas

2headedsnake:

Kim Dorland

'Yellow Dress', 2007

oil and acrylic on canvas