Lisa Simpson at Stuff-n-Hug
We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, “you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful otherwise you would threaten the man” because I’m female I’m expected to aspire to marriage. I’m expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. A marriage can be a system of joy and love and moral support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same thing? We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments (which I think can be a good thing) but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist- a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of sexes.”
— Chimamanfa Ngozi Adiche (in Beyoncé’s Flawless)
When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.”
— (via theselittlewondersstillremain)
THE GUY IN THE BACK JUST NODS AT THE KID
like, ‘yeah you can totally sit there’
New Pope is the best Pope. He doesn’t hate on everyone who doesn’t conform to his faith. He lets tiny children sit in his big official chair. He poses for selfies. He is a good Pope and I hope he is with us for a long time.
this is actually significant because that isn’t just “the official chair.”
that’s the Holy See.
The Holy See is considered the sovereign of Vatican City. No, seriously.
Every other pope has used a throne for the Holy See. Francis replaced the ornate object with THE SAME CHAIR THAT EVERY OTHER LEADER WHO VISITS THE VATICAN USES. This was an action that created a considerable stir, as one might imagine. It was a significant remark, metaphorically, putting the pope at the same level as every other world leader. No greater a man than his peers.
And after all of that, he sees a little kid run past him and lets him sit in the freaking Holy See.
And no one stops him.
Good man. Best pope.
That kid is living the dream and the Pope is just like “Okay” and the guy in the back is like “Ye kid”
Have you ever had that feeling? That you’d like to go to a whole different place and become a whole different self?”
— Haruki Murakami (via rawrxlesli)