“You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.”
Hillary Clinton (via dalmatianparade)
YOU TELL ‘EM, HILLARY!!!!
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Unfazed by the public outcry, the president’s son, Abhijit Mukherjee ignited new anger Thursday when he described the women protesting the rape as “dented and painted,” as if they were a damaged car.
The remark kicked up a storm in India’s social media.
Blogger and social media consultant Anna Vetticad told the Indian network NDTV, “It is the light-hearted manner … in which boys and men are taught to take women that leads to this disdain for women that leads to crimes against women.”
She added: “Unless we educate little boys from the time they are in kindergarten, we are not going to be able to prevent these crimes, and all the capital punishment in the world won’t make a difference.”
Indian Rape Case Ignites National Debate On Abuse Of Women : NPR
I’ll show him what dented looks like, that stupid son of a bitch.
“To diminish the worth of women, men had to diminish the worth of the moon. They had to drive a wedge between human beings and the trees and the beasts and the waters, because trees and beasts and waters are as loyal to the moon as to the sun. They had to drive a wedge between thought and feeling…At first they used Apollo as the wedge, and the abstract logic of Apollo made a mighty wedge, indeed, but Apollo the artist maintained a love for women, not the open, unrestrained lust that Pan has, but a controlled longing that undermined the patriarchal ambition. When Christ came along, Christ, who slept with no female…Christ, who played no musical instrument, recited no poetry, and never kicked up his heels by moonlight, this Christ was the perfect wedge. Christianity is merely a system for turning priestesses into handmaidens, queens into concubines, and goddesses into muses.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
My favorite book c:
Reminds me of the best parts of The DaVinci Code. I do think power-hungry men systematically wiped out goddess-worship.
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“She wasn’t sure of her age but thought she was 17. “Because I am a girl, no one knows my birthday,” she said.”
Why Afghan Women Risk Death to Write Poetry - NYTimes.com
“The first person [the Spanish] met was a woman,” Patel said, “The first thing they thought was, What kind of a [people] would leave a woman to make first contact?’ They refused to talk with her, so a man had to come and deal with them.”
— New research shows ancient Maya women were powerful leaders - Archeaology Daily
“Women’s status in the society is much worse. When Saddam was around, we had many objections, but the laws did grant some basic women’s rights. But after the so-called liberation, a girl can be married at 11 years. This is legal because the Iraqi Constitution has an article that says that Iraqis are free to choose what kind of law under which they lead their civil lives. Many American officials have called the Constitution the most democratic constitution in the Arab world, but how does an 11-year-old girl choose what kind of law protects her?”
Yanar Mohammed, interviewed by In These Times. Yanar is a feminist activist in Iraq, where she heads up the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq and has been responsible for organizing weekly protests by women in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square. (via thepoliticalnotebook)
This whole interview with her is great. She is definitely a hero.