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For those who think I rant about the patriarchy and misogyny too much

An advertiser’s job is go get you to look in the mirror, or in the garage, or into the closet or refrigerator and say, “Not good enough.” If you simply refuse to believe everything advertising claims is wrong with you, you will have more money, more peace, and more confidence in every single area of life, all of which will makes you a sexy beast of very attractive proportions. (Not that you owe beauty to anyone.)

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"No one wants to fight patriarchy alone. Make friends." #feminism

106. CHRIS HADFIELD: An astronaut’s advice

ILU CAPTAIN PICARD. “Our house was small, and when you grow up with domestic violence in a confined space you learn to gauge, very precisely, the temperature of situations. I knew exactly when the shouting was done and a hand was about to be raised – I also knew exactly when to insert a small body between the fist and her face, a skill no child should ever have to learn. Curiously, I never felt fear for myself and he never struck me, an odd moral imposition that would not allow him to strike a child. The situation was barely tolerable: I witnessed terrible things, which I knew were wrong, but there was nowhere to go for help. Worse, there were those who condoned the abuse. I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.” #feminism #rapeculture

"All it takes is a little drilling down into your daily routine—examining what’s going on and what you can do differently. Begin by thinking about the institutions you routinely interact with—stores, banks, media outlets, health facilities, schools, your workplace, community or religious organizations, city government and so on. Pick one and ask: Are the policies and practices, and their impacts, racially inclusive and fair?" Read more...