Long handwritten note, deep in your pocket
"Comparing yourself to others is an act of violence against your authentic self."
Iyanla Vanzant (via wordsthat-speak)

As she turned to walk away from her past lives, she paused momentarily and looked back in wistful nostalgia. About how in her heartbreak she found freedom, friends, and the ability to look back and laugh at all she had learnt. She now lives life on her own terms and still has fantastic hair. 
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Here’s a sure-fire way to know that you hate women: when an incident of intimate partner violence in which a man knocks a woman unconscious gains national attention and every question or comment you think to make has to do with her behavior, you really hate women. Like, despise.

There is no other explanation. There is no “I need all the facts.” There is no excuse. You hate women. Own it.

Now, you probably don’t believe you hate women. You probably honestly think you’re being an objective observer whose only interest is the truth. You are delusional.

We have this problem in our discourse around the most important challenges we face where we feel we have to be “fair to both sides.” But sometimes, one of those sides is subjugation and oppression. If you’re OK with legitimizing that side in the interest of “fairness,” you’re essentially saying you’re OK with oppression as a part of the human condition. That’s some hateful shit.

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9.11 - Rosebowl
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