"Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3rd elvish, but put two sentences in spanish and they (white people) think we’re taking over"

— Junot diaz on “do you think you alienate readers when you use spanish in your books?” (via iamincoherent)

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But making the ugly part human again… This is the most dangerous work you can do. It is like bomb disposal but you are the bomb. That’s the problem - the awful thing is you. It may be split off and living malevolently at the bottom of the garden, but it is sharing your blood and eating your food. Mess this up, and you will go down with the creature.

And - just to say - the creature loves a suicide. Death is part of the remit.


— Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (via taishoule)

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The Top 5 Quotes About Rape from Republican Men


[TW: rape, sexual assault]


These are the best (worst) GOP rape quotes I could find - but message me if you have more. Let’s hold these people accountable. 

1. Todd Akin: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down” - mid 2012 Senate Campaign 

2. Clayton Williams: “If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it” - mid 1990 Gubernatorial race in Texas 

3.  Chuck Winder“I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that’s part of the counseling that goes on.” - March 2012 

4.  Ken Buck“A jury could very well conclude that this is a case of buyer’s remorse … It appears to me … you invited him over… the appearance is of consent.” - October 2010 

5. Rick Santorum: “I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you… rape victims should make the best of a bad situation.” - January, 2012


Click each name for a source: Todd AkinClayton Williams, Chuck Winder, Ken Buck, Rick Santorum 

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Moriarty is not pleased with your antics, Moffat.

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"When you live in a poor neighborhood, you are living in an area where you have poor schools. When you have poor schools, you have poor teachers. When you have poor teachers, you get a poor education. When you get a poor education, you can only work in a poor-paying job. And that poor-paying job enables you to live again in a poor neighborhood. So, it’s a very vicious cycle."

— Malcolm X (via vaginawoolf)

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"Over the past 25 years, Muslim majorities have elected five women as heads of state in the Muslim world (Tansu Ciller in Turkey, Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, Hasina Wajed and Khaleda Zia in Bangladesh, and Megawati Sukarnoputri in Indonesia). Notwithstanding our verbiage of female empowerment and liberation, we have yet to elect a single woman as president in the US. The Quran is the only sacred text that devotes an entire chapter to the rights of women. In fact, women in Europe could not inherit property independent of their husbands up until the 18th century. Islam over 1,400 years ago gave women the rights of inheritance, work, and hold public office. But the misperception of a Muslim woman that is veiled and oppressed guides our thinking."

— Dr. Ali M. Nizamuddin is a ISPU Fellow and an associate professor of political science at the University of Illinois Springfield. (via monkeyknifefight)

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"What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic."

— Carl Sagan (American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science populaizer, science communicator, 1934-96) via fleurishes (via petitpoulailler)

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"You know why the birdies wake up singing, don’t you? … They’re happy to be alive one more day. You can’t count on that, Hewes. Them little birdies know it too. That’s why they’re out there singing all the time. They’re trying to tell us something. ‘Tweet, tweet, you’re alive, you ignorant asshole.’"

Richard Ford, A Piece of My Heart

Sometimes I reread this and I’m reminded that all is well.

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"I’m a fool, to confuse this with goodness. I am not good. I know too much to be good. I know myself. I know myself to be vengeful, greedy, secretive and sly."

Cat’s Eye, Margaret Atwood (via readandunread)

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  • Morgan: I just made you smile, didn't I?
  • Garcia: Maybe.
  • Morgan: Good.
  • Garcia: I hate you.