“Look at you. You’re young. And you’re scared. Why are you so scared? Stop being paralyzed. Stop swallowing your words. Stop caring what other people think. Wear what you want. Say what you want. Listen to the music you want to listen to. Play it loud as fuck and dance to it. Go out for a drive at midnight and forget that you have school the next day. Stop waiting for Friday. Live now. Do it now. Take risks. Tell secrets. This life is yours. When are you going to realize that you can do whatever you want?”—Louise Flory (via seabois)
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I can not change the world with a word, or a million of them lined up in a clever way. I am not sure if a million people can change it. But there needs to be a change. A simple yet drastic change … as simple as Imagine By John Lennon, but as drastic as actually turning the song into a verb. I think I just need to hide in a hole for a while, not watch the news, not know the terrible things in the world. Because knowing about it yet being helpless to change anything is too painful.
Why is The “N” word taboo when women are still referred to as Bitches and Whores?
I am appalled by Paula Dean losing her job over her use of the the N word. Not because I condone it, not because I am a fan of hers, this is not even about free speech, although free speech may be a good argument for not firing a woman who said something disagreeable off the air.
The reason this Paula Dean and Nigger controversy is so disgusting is because at the same time that she is being pursued for using a racial slur, people of all races make millions in the hip hop and movie industry calling women bitches, whores, referring to them as pussy and pieces of ass. These people are not condemned for these words, they make millions teaching these ideals to a younger generation.
In this country woman were not given the right to vote until after black men. Today it can easily be argued and proven that women of all races are held back, prosecuted, molested, and discriminated against as much as, or even more than black people.
So why the double standard? Why is yet another woman being punished for the same behavior that makes a man rich?
I makes me think of the expression, “If a man sleeps around he is a ladies man, if a woman does it she is a whore”- “If a man raps about bitches and pussy he makes his career and is idolized by millions, If a woman uses a slur term and it comes out she loses her career and has to make a public apology to millions.”
Being called a bitch, a whore, or nigger makes a person feel like less than human. Trust me I know this, I also know that when I was called a whore at 11 years old the male teacher did nothing. That same month a student got suspended for calling another a nigger. Women still do not matter is the message being sent to girls everywhere when these things happen. Paula Dean should not loose her job unless every man who has ever made a dime by publicly dehumanizing women is prosecuted equally as she was for something said in private.
I saw a squirrel in a toysrus parking lot eating watermelon that someone dropped. It was so cute! Then some idiot cuts across the lot and kills him. Runs him right over, like some dumbass fool without a care in the world. And the squirrel did not even die fast he just flopped around the whole time we sat at the red light. I am all screaming, and guy in the car stopped next to us must of thought I was yelling at him, because I looked at me like “what did I do?” The poor squirrel just wanted to try some watermelon… Now he’s dead and some college kid thinks some random girl decided to scream at him through a window at a red light, meanwhile the car that hit the squirrel went on about their own idiot oblivious lives… Sheesh.
“We are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.”—Carson McCullers, from “Look Homeward, Americans” in The Mortgaged Heart (via textually-speaking)
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