Outlaw women are fascinating—not always for their behavior, but because historically women are seen as naturally disruptive and their status is an illegal one from birth if it is not under the rule of men. In much literature a woman’s escape from male rule led to regret, misery, if not complete disaster. In Sula I wanted to explore the consequences of what that escape might be, on not only a conventional black society, but on female friendship. In 1969, in Queens, snatching liberty seemed compelling. Some of us thrived; some of us died. All of us had a taste.
Toni Morrison, “Foreward” to Sula (via rhythmandblue)
“All of us had a taste”
Every woman I have ever loved has left her print upon me, where I loved some invaluable piece of myself apart from me — so different that I had to stretch and grow in order to recognize her. And in that growing, we came to separation, that place where work begins. Another meeting.
Audre Lorde (via queergiftedblack)
So Hank, I just voted early here in Indiana and I got this sticker that says “I vote count.” Now I may not have perfect grammar but I’m almost positive that “I vote count” isn’t a sentence, but I’m thinking maybe they like, cut off something at the bottom. Like obviously “I vote count” isn’t a sentence but maybe what they meant to say was “I vote Count… Chocula.
John Green (via runalovegood)
(Source: runa-lovegood, via effyeahnerdfighters)
I don’t know what’s in Rush Limbaugh’s heart so I’m not going to comment on the sincerity of his apology. What I can comment on is the fact that all decent folks can agree that the remarks that were made don’t have any place in the public discourse. And, you know, the reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about Malia and Sasha. And one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about - even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens. And I wanted Sandra to know that I thought her parents should be proud of her.
President Obama, commenting on the Rush Limbaugh controversy in today’s press conference. (via dcdecoder)
He is such a dad :’)
I love this man. So much. I’m so proud he’s president
(Source: dcdecoder, via iamayoungfeminist)