“So, the thing is that, our body is going to die, but the mission, and the campaign that we have, I want that to survive, and I want that to live forever. And for that reason, I will continue my work. And I’m not afraid of death.”— Malala Yousafzai (via halftheskymovement)
"The problem with dating people," she says, "is that you have to go a few months before you can even say to them, ‘Look, if we’re going to do this, I need you to watch at least seasons two through five of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ And then that’s a lot of TV, you know? I can do a condensed version, but it’s still a lot of episodes to plow through. And then you push through all that, and everything’s good, but a little while later, what happens is: you break up. So you wind up standing at a party like this, looking across the room at three different perfectly attractive and charming men, none of whom have seen so much as a single episode of Buffy, and you’re like … I just don’t have it in me to go through this again.
"That isn’t a metaphor," she says, "for, like, developing intimacy with each other. This is literally a Buffy-specific problem for me."
“Being in love is super scary. Being in love is the worst! And it’s the best, but it’s so hard and scary to open your heart to someone. It’s much easier to, um, kind of float and not invest and not expose yourself…”—Amy Poeler
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“When I was a kid, you know I immigrated to the States in 1978, and I’m six years old and watching TV and I didn’t see any Asians on television. And you turn on Star Trek and there’s this Asian guy not chopping anybody up. He’s honorable, a helmsman of a spaceship, and it was a big, big deal for me to see that and have a role model.”—John Cho (x)
I guess what I’m getting at (and by my argument/interpretation, the show itself is getting at as well) is that we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves with this idea of “running in place”, that personal definitions of success are allowed to be fluid and maybe even move in a sine wave pattern, and that the people we love and the people we see every single day factor very much into whether or not our situation can be seen as ideal
Josh sums up my feelings about The Office finale quite eloquently.
Julia Gillard was presented with the perfect opportunity to set herself apart from the rest of the pack – to set herself apart, indeed, from the relentless shadow of Kevin Rudd, a social conservative himself – and to state that yes, as an unmarried atheist she too could see that there was no longer such thing as ‘traditional’ partnership, and that speaking as the country’s first female Prime Minister with the first openly lesbian member of an Australian cabinet she could recognise that it was time to set the standard and take us into an inevitable future.
But she didn’t, and it’s too late now, and if she even dared attempt to change her mind 149 days out from the election she would be once again pounced on as a ditherer, a fibber, a leader who no longer understands their core beliefs, if of course they possessed them in the first place.
“Because, in case there was any confusion about it, if you deem what is happening in her life as funny or cute, you are being a terrible person. Even if she is just another rich, troubled celebrity — even if this is a publicity stunt — you are telling every young woman in your reach that mental illness, erratic behavior, and eating disorders are something that are not to be taken seriously. You are telling them that it will get them a charmed, amused kind of attention that gets more engaged the more quickly the woman begins unraveling. You are at once dismissing and reinforcing these horribles symptoms of a problem that we as a society created in the first place. It is our fault when young women hate their bodies and are desperate for approval, and making fun of them for of it makes us only more implicit in the crime.”—Chelsea Fagan - “It’s Not Okay to Make Fun of Amanda Bynes”
“In a colorblind society, White people, who are unlikely to experience disadvantages due to race, can effectively ignore racism in American life, justify the current social order, and feel more comfortable with their relatively privileged standing in society (Fryberg, 2010). Most minorities, however, who regularly encounter difficulties due to race, experience colorblind ideologies quite differently. Colorblindness creates a society that denies their negative racial experiences, rejects their cultural heritage, and invalidates their unique perspectives.”—Monica Williams, Ph.D for Psychology Today, “Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism” (via confusedtree)
I’ve been trying to find the right career/job for what seems like an eternity. but after a while, all the job interviews and business meetings just get tiring, and seem pointless. either I’m not right for the company, or the company’s not right for me.
and sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder: what is wrong with me? how many more people do I have to meet, how many free coffees do I have to consume before I find The One…career I’ve been looking for all these years?
and what if I never find it? will I be doomed to flitting around doing whatever casual job flies my way, forever? all I want to do is find a nice career, and settle down with a steady income.
and maybe one day, I’ll find it. a girl can dream.
I do this thing where I think I’m real sick, but I won’t go to the doctor to find out about it; cos they make you stay real still in a real small space as they chart up your insides and put them on display
“The loneliness of never being free to wallow with either of my first two husbands in the memories of our marriages, of our years together. I have to carry these memories on my own, as, presumably, does each of them. Couldn’t there be a room somewhere, where ex-couples might briefly meet from time to time, just to sit at a table and laugh together, or cry — to tell the small stories and the big, to remind each other of things they learnt together — without anyone’s needing to be bored or jealous? I’m a writer. I can save these things from oblivion. But I’m still alone with them — alone, alone, alone.”—Helen Garner, Tower Diary
My first wedding dance has to be to every single chapter of Trapped In The Closet that has been released at the time of said wedding and you may be thinking “whoever you’re marrying isn’t going to go for that” to which I would respond “why the fuck am I marrying them then”