Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. — Robert Brault (via phillybeggarsmusic)
This Is Why We Need Feminism. -
When you have a troublesome early pregnancy that makes it impossible for you to stand in front of a classroom, and your male adviser suggests you just “take care of” your condition because it’s still early and “grad school should be your main priority.”
When you are 8 months pregnant and unable…
Anonymous asked: youre so high
I see people, as they approach me, trying to make up their minds whether they’ll ‘say something about it’ or not. I hate if they do, and if they don’t. — C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed. (via thethorninhisside)
My mouth hasn’t shut up about you since you kissed it. The idea that you may kiss it again is stuck in my brain, which hasn’t stopped thinking about you since well before any kiss. — Alex Turner to Alexa Chung (via hadleybadly)
(Source: alexturnerisababe, via bourgeois-decadence)
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Performing The Vagina Monologues in China
"When I first heard about The Vagina Monologues, I was shocked. I thought, how could someone give a play a name like that?” says Xiao Hang. That was five years ago, when Xiao Hang was, by her own admission, “mainstream and quite conservative.” But after volunteering for an NGO in her sophomore year at college, she began to see society through a different lens. She no longer thinks, as she once did, that “it isn’t elegant to talk about your vagina in public.” In fact, she thinks it’s vital to.
Today Xiao Hang is one of the organizers behind Bcome, the Beijing-based feminist group which has put on around a dozen performances of The Monologues this year to mark the ten-year anniversary of its first showing in China. Performed in over 150 countries worldwide in some 50 different languages, Eve Ensler’s play was first shown in the Mainland at Guangzhou’s Sun Yatsen University in 2003.
In their offices just outside Beijing’s third ring road, Xiao Hang and Bcome’s other volunteers are preparing leaflets to send out for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The leaflets have titles such as “20 Misconceptions about Sexual Violence,” “The ABCs of Feminism,” and “Resist Verbal Abuse.”
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