"And you have to ask those two questions — who am I linked with in my oppression and have I myself become an oppressor inadvertently or deliberately, thinking that my historical victim status makes it definitionally impossible for me to oppress others?"
Judith Butler paraphrasing Edward Said  (via aloofshahbanou)
"Lena Headey always dresses like the head of a vaguely post-apocalyptic punk enclave who has to dress well because the punk enclave demands it but who has clearly barely ground out her cigarette butt on the hand of a willing underling before the picture was taken."
Genevieve Valentine (x)
Via
PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio S5z

Concept art for Mary Poppins

Twin Size Mattress
The Front Bottoms

societycalls:

The Front Bottoms//Twin Size Mattress- Studio acoustic Version 

It’s no big surprise you turned out this way.

When they closed their eyes and prayed you would change
And they cut your hair, and sent you away
You stopped by my house the night you escaped
With tears in my eyes, I begged you to stay
You said, “Hey man, I love you but no fucking way”

transschmuck:

this whole fantasy that oppressed = moral has to end. if your support for an oppressed group is contingent upon their being “good” and “ethical” according to your standards, then you do not support them. you fetishize them. 

this is not about awarding human dignity to people who you think “deserve” it. this is about destroying the institutions and structures of power that allow for one group to take away the dignity of another group. dignity is a human right, not something that is awarded to or deserved by those who are “good.”

All the Rowboats
Regina Spektor

ahegaoba:

god, i pity the violins.

regina spektor ■ all the rowboats

someone said to me today that “it must be really weird being the only boy in a class full of girls” and for a minute i was like “yeah, i bet it’s /really/ weird for that guy” until i realized she was talking about me