Girls and women, if no one has ever told you this before, or if you just have...– Lindy West, http://jezebel.com/girls-and-women-if-no-one-has-ever-told-you-this-befor-494096690 (via hopefuluncertainty)
What kind of world do we live in when young men are so proud of violating...– “In Rape Tragedies, the Shame Is Ours,” my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti)
We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of...– Carl Sagan
According to a recent United Nations report, North... →
Song of the Open Road BY WALT WHITMAN
1 Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune, Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms, Strong and content I travel the open road. The earth, that is...
Thanks to the relative safety of their seats, most Republican House members feel...– House of Pain: Gerrymandering Has Been Great for GOP Congressmen, But Poison for the Party Nationally by Noam Scheiber (via thenewrepublic)
28% Increase In Thyroid Problems In Babies Born... →
kateoplis: “Infants are much more vulnerable to radiation than adults … However, radiation safety standards are set based on the assumption that everyone in the world is a healthy man in his 20s.”
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived,...– Buddhist Saying (via iamparadoxx)
You cannot observe people through an ideology. Your ideology observes for you.– Philip Roth
Being born a woman is an awful tragedy… Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with...– Sylvia Plath, on rape culture, etc. (via endthymes) would like to say that half of what holds us back from this is our own fear, and others seeing it. throw yourself into the fray, once you learn what you can handle that is, and live like this is you want. I have, and it has been rewarding. -...
Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am - and...– Chinua Achebe
Photographing a Mother's Descent into Mental...
motherjones: icphoto: Joshua Lutz Mother Jones profiles the work of ICP faculty member Joshua Lutz. His book, “Hesitating Beauty” was discussed at last weeks Photographers Lecture series. It beautifully captures his mother’s descent into mental illness through new and old photographs Check it out.
To return to love, to get the love we always wanted but never had, to have the...– bell hooks
Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration,...– Erich Fromm (via vermeers)
We are all more than the sum of what happened to us. I am not what happened to...– Carl Jung (via heartbloodspirit)
Climate Change Denying Congressman to Head... →
motherjones: Obviously. ………really.
I found that every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning...– Brian Tracy (via infinite-paradox)
A blade of grass - Brian Patten
You ask for a poem. I offer you a blade of grass. You say it is not good enough. You ask for a poem. I say this blade of grass will do. It has dressed itself in frost, It is more immediate Than any image of my making. You say it is not a poem, It is a blade of grass and grass Is not quite good enough. I offer you a blade of grass. You are indignant. You say it is too easy to offer grass. It is...
Death is the mother of beauty. Only the perishable can be beautiful, which is...– Wallace Stevens
Report: Poor U.S. Students Receive... →
kateoplis: The findings, compiled by the Equity and Excellence Commission — an independent group consisting of more than two dozen leaders in the education field — further estimate that racial disparities in education cost the country about $50 trillion in unfulfilled earning potential. If African-American and Hispanic students performed at the same level as white students for the next 80 years,...
The Sequester: Cuts And Consequences
npr: They’re everywhere: dire warnings about threats posed by across-the-board federal spending cuts. But what does it all mean? Here’s where we tell you —> The Sequester: Cuts And Consequences