2damnfeisty:

materiajunkie:

"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand  temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"

- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)

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#staywoke

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I have trouble leaving places.”

Frances Ha (2012) Dir. Noah Baumbach

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postersofberlin:

"Groll mit uns herumtragen ist wie das Greifen nach einem glühenden Stück Kohle in der Absicht, es nach jemandem zu werfen. Man verbrennt sich nur selbst dabei." ["To carry resentment around with us, is like reaching for a red-hot piece of coal with the intent of throwing it atsomeone. It only burns ourselves."] *Buddha

postersofberlin:

"Groll mit uns herumtragen ist wie das Greifen nach einem glühenden Stück Kohle in der Absicht, es nach jemandem zu werfen. Man verbrennt sich nur selbst dabei." ["To carry resentment around with us, is like reaching for a red-hot piece of coal with the intent of throwing it atsomeone. It only burns ourselves."] *Buddha

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Auszug aus: Virginia Woolfs Essay: “Über das Kranksein”

Es gibt in der Krankheit, gestehen es wir doch (und Krankheit ist der große Beichtstuhl), einen kindischen Freimut; Dinge werden gesagt, Wahrheiten sprudeln heraus, die die vorsichtige Respektierlichkeit der Gesundheit verbirgt. Zum Beispiel das Mitgefühl - wir können darauf verzichten. Jene Illusion von einer derart gestalteten Welt, daß jedes Stöhnen ein Echo darin findet, von Menschenwesen, die durch gemeinsame Nöte und Ängste so aneinander gekettet sind, daß das Zerren an einem Handgelenk ein anderes mitzucken läßt, wo, gleichgültig wie sonderbar die eigene Erfahrung erscheint, andere Menschen sie auch gehabt haben, wo, gleichgültig wie weit auch die Reise im eigenen Geiste geht, irgend jemand schon vor dir dagewesen ist - sie ist ganz und gar eine Illusion. Wir kennen unsere eigene Seele nicht, geschweige denn die Seelen anderer. Menschenwesen gehen nicht die Wegstrecke Hand in Hand. In jedem ist ein Urwald; ein Schneefeld, wo selbst der Abdruck von Vögelfüßen ungekannt ist. Hier gehen wir allein und haben es lieber so. Immerfort Mitgefühl zu haben, immer begleitet, immer verstanden zu werden, wäre unerträglich.

ravensrandoms:

drziggystardust:

skeptikhaleesi:

Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female.  People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state.  When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry.  This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.

Now imagine a lifetime of gender specific socialization- male anger is par for the course while the same emotion in a woman is personal weakness. Ha oh sorry don’t have to imagine THAT’S REALITY 

Yes.

ravensrandoms:

drziggystardust:

skeptikhaleesi:

Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female.  People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state.  When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry.  This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.

Now imagine a lifetime of gender specific socialization- male anger is par for the course while the same emotion in a woman is personal weakness. Ha oh sorry don’t have to imagine THAT’S REALITY 

Yes.

(Quelle: queergraffiti)

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Do anything, but let it produce joy.
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (via wordsnquotes)

(Quelle: wordsnquotes)

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polynotes:

Two Sorts of Jealousy

When we talk about dealing with jealousy, there’s sort of two different things we can talk about. We can talk more about dealing with a particular instance of feeling jealous, or we can talk more about jealousy as a persistent feeling.

Particular Jealousy

For dealing…

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mdme-x:

Jenny Holzer, Inflammatory Essays, 1991 (excerpt).

mdme-x:

Jenny Holzer, Inflammatory Essays, 1991 (excerpt).

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polynotes:

1. Yes.

2. Sometimes.

3. Not as much as I used to.

4. I also get jealous of my coworkers sometimes.

5. Don’t you sometimes get jealous in your monogamous relationships?

6. I don’t think that’s a enough of a reason not to do it.

7. You can distract yourself by reading, cleaning, watching a…

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ted:

Comedian and journalist Stella Young is tired of people telling her she’s an “inspiration” just for getting up in the morning. In a hilarious, hard-hitting, and thought-provoking talk at TEDxSydney, she explains why.   

Watch the full talk here»

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