Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’
Do not entomb her in a pretty pink tower
and insist that only the degree of her physical appeal
may set her free.
Teach her to fight her way out,
to consume books and spit knowledge
to lesser boys who insist she is just beautiful
and nothing more.
Teach her to love her body
not to manipulate and put a price tag on herself
as a defined worth
she shall be immeasurable
she shall be more than this.
Do not let her break herself down
when the boy in kindergarden hits her
because he likes her.
What are you really teaching her?
Pain and love are not synonymous
neither are pretty and perfection.
Teach her to be kind
to be harsh
to be demure
to be wild
to be sensitive
to be thick-skinned
But good god,
Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’"
- Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (via creatingaquietmind)
- Elizabeth Plank, It’s Not the ‘Confidence Gap’ – Here’s What’s Really Holding Women Back (via seriouslyamerica)
Let’s stop blaming women and start talking about the real ways we can reach gender equality in the workplace.
- C. JoyBell C. (via creatingaquietmind)
U EVER THINK ABOUT BOYS IN SUITS AND HOW NICE IT MAKES THEIR SHOULDERS LOOK AND HOW THE SLEEVES MAKE THEIR HANDS LOOK ALL BIG AND HOW THE COLLAR MAKES THEIR JAWLINE LOOK SO SHARP AND HOW THE JACKET FITS THEM TIGHT AT THE WAIST B O Y S
sext: i want to pay bills and share household duties and approach our late 20’s in a financially and emotionally stable way with you
There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.
I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.
- Seneca (via creatingaquietmind)
Here’s how it goes:
A woman suffering a miscarriage goes to a Catholic hospital after her doctor tells her she needs a dilation and curettage (D&C) to stop the bleeding. Her doctor, afraid of attracting attention from the hospital’s Ethics Board, gives her a blood transfusion instead and sends her home to wait it out.
Twelve hours later, still bleeding, she’s back in the hospital. The hospital refuses to treat her for another seven hours, performing three or four ultrasounds to determine the fetus is dead - apparently, there’s plenty of time for religious technicalities when a woman is bleeding and risks deadly infection. She gets a second transfusion carrying antigens that put her next pregnancy at risk for sudden fetal death, and only then does she get the D&C to complete her miscarriage.
Her second pregnancy, thankfully, made it to term. However, thanks to the hospital’s incompetence, waiting to deliver spontaneously was too risky. She had to undergo a second C-section, which is a major abdominal surgery with its own risks and a long recovery time - not exactly ideal for a new mother of two.
Religious restrictions on health care put patients’ lives in danger. This is not moral or ethical. This is not good health care. This is shameful.