Sacrifice means nothing when the cause is worthless
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
I lived by this quote for the past year, but I just realized that I don’t want anyone to have me. I don’t want to be a girl that someone has. I am not to be had.
We cannot celebrate death if we seek to value human life.
Adrienne Rich, Claiming an Education (via muchwillbedemanded)
Audre Lorde (via thirdeyeblinking)
If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
So here’s the real reason that rape jokes are troubled territory -
Because rape victims say so.
They get to say that. They get to feel that way. On this, they get to set the cultural rules.
It’s not about right or wrong, or logic versus emotion, or arguments of over sensitivity or hypocrisy - you have the free speech to make whatever jokes you want or talk about rape in whatever way you feel is illuminating. But they get to be upset about it. And call you on it. And be hurt by it.
But consider this:
You get to not be a rape victim.
They, however, are not afforded that luxury. Ever again."
Chuck Wendig (via thenewwomensmovement)