Anonymous asked: This just in from the Oh Word Research Department of No Shit University: a non-white woman won the Miss America Pageant and the entire racist fucking internet blew up. Color me shocked.
My alma mater.
"What’s my name in your language?"
- white proverb
Why is this?
After college, I can never hear “Hey, guys,” the same way again. forever cringe.
"There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that [America is] the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force and number four in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies. Now, none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you nonetheless are without a doubt a member of the worst period generation period ever period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about."
—Will McAvoy (Aaron Sorkin), The Newsroom
(via The Sociological Cinema)
"…One thing that can be very alienating about a misconception of feminism is that girls then think that to be a feminist, they have to live up to being perfectly consistent in your beliefs, never being insecure, never having doubts, having all the answers, and this is not true and actually, recognizing all the contradictions I was feeling became easier once I understood that feminism was not a rulebook but a discussion, a conversation, a process."
—Tavi Gevinson, TEDxTeen: Still Figuring it Out
"A woman’s place is in the struggle."
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