“Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets, for child care, for social welfare, for rape crisis centres, women’s refuges, reforms in the law. If someone says, ‘Oh, I’m not a feminist’, I ask, ‘Why? What’s your problem?’”—Dale Spender, Man Made Language. (via gracescalifornia)
“Life is too damn short and fucked up to go through it silently loving someone and never telling them how you feel. Fuck the consequences, fuck the implications of the actions, to hell with it all… whatever happens as a result is better than the nothingness that is inevitable with silence.”—
i really do not give a shit if you’re a sex worker. if you’re a horrible person you WILL NOT have my respect. how dare you fucking demand it because of the work you do? i won’t respect you for being a sex worker, i’ll respect you for being a fucking decent human being but you’re not even that so basically go fuck yourself
“The nudity, I think, scares the nation as a whole because we are taught that nudity is a bad thing. But what I really learned was that when it was packaged the way I was, with no high heeled shoes or long hair or spinning around a pole or popping it, people have a hard time processing it. When it’s not packaged for the consumption of male entertainment. They don’t know what to do with it or how to place it or what to say because surely a woman can’t be intelligent enough to be making a point. It has to be for publicity or for sale.”—Erykah Badu (via queensi)
omg someone signed me up for ashley madison (unsly, btw, you’re the only person who calls me that) and i sat there looking at the confirmation email for ages and i’m so tempted to go along with it because the whole idea that there’s a dating website for people specifically to cheat on their other halves is so odd and i really want to know what kind of people it attracts
“Volunteering is up, charitable giving is up and the Big Society has a big role to play” says Cameron.
Well, every time a government fails it’s citizens it IS up to ordinary people to pick up the slack, often to the detriment of their own lives. Big Society was alive and well in the 30’s, with charity drives happening weekly in order to raise money for poor children to get operations, but that doesn’t mean we needn’t have set up the NHS. Britain is full of people who will happily help out where possible, but it doesn’t mean the government should take its hand off the wheel just because it can burden ordinary people with the same responsibilities
Why don't you ever post about politics anymore? I kinda miss it...
I actually did run a politics blog for a very long time until recently, but that’s sort of piddled out the more actively involved I’ve become, funnily enough. I just spend a lot more time doing a lot of things for my community (you’re welcome, tories) and going to meetings and campaigning that I really don’t have time to write about it anymore. Especially not with a full time job that I hate and a vaguely active social life!
But I shall endeavor to get angry on my blog a little more often, it’s nice to know it was appreciated haha!