You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.
Eliezer Yudkowsky (via rampias)
Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry.
So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it.
― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (via larmoyante)
I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.
― Alexander McQueen (via zebeau)
- date the kind of people who will still respect you when you no longer love them
- date the kind of people who will still respect you when they no longer love you
- do not waste your emotional capacities on people whose respect for you is conditional
People sometimes say that we will know feminism has done its job when half the CEOs are women. That’s not feminism; to quote Catharine MacKinnon, it’s liberalism applied to women. Feminism will have won not when a few women get an equal piece of the oppression pie, served up in our sister’s sweat, but when all dominating hierarchies - including economic ones - are dismantled.
― Lierre Keith (via iamelliebusch)
You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.
― (via anna-learns-to-love-herself)