I swear to god the devil made me do it

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For too damn long, I’ve apologized to the men I’ve loved, for not being THAT pretty. For not being THAT skinny. For not being THIS, for not being THAT. I’ve said, “I’m sorry I’m not good enough.” Since the age of thirteen, like I say my name, it’s become the default of the question, “who are you?” I am so tired of beating myself up, tearing myself down. My body is not a goddamn temple, it’s the house I grew up in. I don’t know why I keep trying to burn it down.
i.c. // "Fire vs. Fire" (via delicatepoetry)

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It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere.
Danzy Senna (via timedoesnotexisthere)

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I'm in my father's class at my high school. He said this today:
Him:
As some of you may not know, I'm a feminist.
class:
*laughs*
Him:
No, really, I am.
Class:
*laughs again*
Him:
Why is that funny?
Asshole:
Because you're a man, and you shouldn't think that way.
Him:
Well why not?
Asshole:
I dunno that's just the way that is.
Him:
I'm a feminist because of my wife. She and I have the EXACT same job. Yet, I make more than her.
Class:
*laughs*
Him:
Why is that funny? Shouldn't women be paid equally as men?
Same Asshole:
No, they're supposed to be in the kitchen.
Him:
*slams fist on asshole's desk* Why?
Asshole:
Because that's how it is.
Him:
Why?
Asshole:
That's their job.
Him:
Why?
Asshole:
*can't come up with another answer*
Him:
I'm a feminist because my wife has the exact same job, gets less pay, and with that, I can barely support my three children. If she got paid as much as me, life would be a bit easier for all of us.
*note, my mother is a teacher like my father*
Him:
Women gave birth to us, and now, here in the state of Michigan, they can't even have their own rights? It's 2014 people! Grow up or get out of my class.
Class:
*silence*
Him:
Now.. Louis XVI

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What’s terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don’t need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you’re capable of better.
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook (via hqlines)


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