|7th Mar 2014✧23:453,356 notes|
"But we are alone, darling child, terribly, isolated each from the other; so fierce is the world’s ridicule we cannot speak or show our tenderness; for us, death is stronger than life, it pulls like a wind through the dark, all our cries burlesqued in joyless laughter; and with the garbage of loneliness stuffed down us until our guts burst bleeding green, we go screaming round the world, dying in our rented rooms, nightmare hotels, eternal homes of the transient heart."
It scares me how you trust me enough to let me read your innermost thoughts.
|26th Feb 2014✧10:3986 notes|
|25th Feb 2014✧20:18127,970 notes
The first of two essays by female writers talking about their experience of sexism and the importance of self-promotion.
LADY: Let me talk about art.
RESPONSE: Ladies, so silly, especially when what they do is not art!
LADY: Let me talk about business.
RESPONSE: Ew, a lady talking about business! Soulless counting machine!
LADY: I am up for an award, perhaps you’d like to vote for me?
RESPONSE: She thinks her stuff is worthy of an award? Ugh, she should never have asked anyone to vote for her or indicate she ever thought anyone might.
LADY: Let me talk at length on a subject I am passionate about. RESPONSE: Why do you talk so much, you stupid bitch?
LADY: I made a mistake.
RESPONSE: You should apologise and explain yourself. PS: no apology could ever be enough.
LADY: I am scared for my physical wellbeing because of the intensity of the hatred I get.
RESPONSE: Quit whining. Of course nobody would ever physically harm you, that never happens!
LADY: I both produce media and talk about how we need more women-driven media.
RESPONSE: Ugh, so self-serving! How dare people want things to get better for women–including themselves?
Stephen King said: “If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing…) someone will try to make you feel lousy about it.” With women, if you write or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, a lot of people will try to make you feel lousy about yourself.
|21st Feb 2014✧09:281,789 notes|