Seriously, making the effort to listen to new music is so rewarding. Check out this beyond beautiful track by Watercolours.
(via Hungry and Frozen)
This song makes me want to fly.
"The problem is someone else telling me how to feel. The problem is being told that there is a standard of beauty, and I should ignore it. I should ignore it despite the fact that everyone is still holding me to it. I should ignore it and create my own. As long as it makes me feel pseudo-good, and makes other people feel okay with how I pretend to feel about me. But while we’re pretending the real-world standards don’t exist, the real world continues judging us..."
"But how could it be any more obvious that we still live in a patriarchal world when feminism is a bad word?"
"We applaud the messages we now send to girls in middle school that "of course girls can do math and science." But these messages are often way too late. New research finds that even when girls say they believe this message, they don’t really believe it. Too often, they just know what parents and teachers want to hear."Kanye West 'Yeezus' lyric or Lucille Bluth quote? A surprisingly tricky quiz. (I say that because although I've not listened to Yeezus yet, I thought I knew Arrested Development pretty well.)
"Before all the hormones start raging, it’s the emotional longing that is most important, and boy, you have to learn to figure it out."
"Think of looking at your phone as the same as taking a call."
"For all of society’s focus on the mad pixie dream girls, we miss out on the power of the other mythical archetypes: the lilliths, celestial sprites, the crones, the bloody-toothed daemoness, the mermaids who sing ships to watery graves, the serpentine enchantresses, the Amazons, nymphs, green witches, the goddesses who birth universes while masturbating and who eat the heads of men, medusas, the ogresses…"Feminist Mormon Housewives stand with Wendy Davis. Yes, you read that correctly. (via Lani Wendt Young)
"I don’t know anyone who is “pro-choice” that thinks abortions are fun or lovely or great. They just realize that abortions are sometimes necessary."
“She was an expert in all the departments of living well.”
"Throughout this whole process, I’ve been impressed with PF’s ability to admit they were wrong and learn from their mistakes. Something that I think all of us struggle with, and is even harder for a huge multi-national company to do. From Day 1, Elie admitted they messed up, and was willing to do all they could to make it right."
"By this time, Zimmerman is losing his patience. “I’ve gone through it a million times.” Despite his passion for justice, repeated questions about the death of a 17-year-old boy at his own hands annoys him."