— Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)
majiinboo asked: lmao, you want her to have an Aretha moment? where's that gif
Yes! I have been fantasizing about that performance for months. She’ll stand there in a pretty dress w/ a sash and a broken tiara on… with nothing on her but a spotlight. I want dramatics! And when she gets to the “When you’re alone all by yourself” I want water to come down and wash away her makeup! When she hits the 2nd “ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOURSELF?!” she’ll rip off her wig like this:
ugH! She’ll receive a standing ovation and the headlines will read “Beyoncé takes the crown at the Billboard Awards with breathtaking performance of Pretty Hurts!” … It’ll be iconic and talked about for weeks and the album will sell 500k that week!
Allan G. Johnson (via wretchedoftheearth)
What men lack, women didn’t take from them, and it isn’t up to women to give it back.
A lot of times men get angry at me when I don’t address the problems men face. [….] For some reason, men want women to fix their lives too. (sexist tropes make women into plot points, catalysts for male character development, homemakers, and manic pixie dream girl muses. We’re expected to change their lives for the better. It’s written into the definition of womanhood.)
There are genuine problems that men face, problems also created by patriarchy: Not being allowed to show any emotion other than rage. Being held to strict standards of masculinity that require them to disrespect women and one-up each other to maintain a sense of identity. The required neurotic aversion to anything even remotely feminine that forbids any kind of empathetic connection to other human beings. Getting attacked for showing any kind of vulnerability.
These are problems that men have approached me with and demanded I address them, as if I as a feminist have any influence over how men define their manhood. Instead of complaining that feminists should fix all the problems that men create and perpetuate, men need to organize themselves to change these things. And while you’re at it, tell the MRA’s to give it a rest. They’re just making it worse for you.
I have met men who treat me as their second mother and I feel overwhelming pity for them, I do