When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

—― Audre Lorde (via npsoak)

think-progress:

Because hundreds of thousands of dudes struggle each day.

metropolarity:

“If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth. So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.”

Let’s Call Climate Change What It Really Is—Violence | Alternet (via guerrillamamamedicine)

metropolarity:

“Romantic love, as we understand it, is a colonial construct. It is an all-consuming, possessive, lifelong, monogamous endeavor that works to sustain capitalism and white supremacist heteropatriarchy via the nuclear family. We are told that this romantic love is essential, shaping it as a self-fulfilling prophecy. Were we to sustain ourselves on self-love, platonic love, and love of community, what could change? We could see the beauty of our interdependence, rather than individuals competing for higher wages and standards of living at the expense of each other. The formation of families, rather than communities, creates hierarchies of which people are worthy and deserving of our attention, protection and devotion. With a restructuring of romantic love as comparable to community/platonic/self-love, we begin to prioritize the care and livelihood of entire larger groups of people as equally important as our romantic partner/s.”

Caleb Luna (via holisticsexualhealth)

(Source: legiit)

fotoredux:

White Lung

The Garrison, Toronto

06/29/14

(Source: 31colours)

youreallycaughtme:

buckbarrow:

do you ever have second-hand obsessions

like one of your friends is super obsessed with a thing so whenever you see something about it you’re like “YES THIS THING” but you’re not the one obsessed with it. they are. you know very little about this thing and yet it still excites you because it excites your friend

ruckusrussell
& dogs

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recentgooglesearches:

business casual goth

bigandstrong:

From Kim Gordon’s issue of Mono.Kultur, Spring 2013

bigandstrong:

From Kim Gordon’s issue of Mono.Kultur, Spring 2013