“You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilisation in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”.”—
This is an interesting concept, that women feel obligated to be pretty. Not for themselves, and not out of pleasure, but because they owe it to the other people they interact with in the world. Just because they identify as female. Thank you, society, we’re more fucked up than ever. And my “rent” is overdue.
THIS. Will always reblog over and over and over and over and over.
“It’s also interesting to notice who it is we assassinate. Did you ever notice who it is? Stop to think of who it is we killed? It’s always people who have told us to live together in harmony and try to love one another. Jesus, Gandhi, Lincoln, John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, John Lennon. They all said try to live together peacefully. BAM! Right in the fucking head.”—George Carlin (via blissfulawareness)