“You don’t have to wait for anyone’s approval to do things. You don’t have to try to get a job and go through set steps before you start a career or start your life. That’s what I want young girls to know - you can do anything you want. Just start.”—Petra Collins, photographer for rookiemag (via thecityscholar)
“The frightening thing is that, like most of their other campaigns against women, they see themselves as just warriors fighting for what’s right. This is primarily because they firmly believe that any woman who speaks up on women’s issues is completely disingenuous and only doing it for the purposes of self-promotion, and that any man who does is looking to get laid, because they actually cannot possibly imagine a scenario in which someone would genuinely give a shit about women.
Members of this board, as well as “Men’s Rights Activists” in general, tend to go apoplectic at even the most mild implications that women might be human beings. For them, this is simply “not allowed” and must be punished swiftly and severely, as they appear to believe that feminism is the one obstacle in the way of all these pathetic neckbeards getting their pick of supermodel girlfriends who obey their every whim. The goal is to make it as uncomfortable to speak out about misogyny and women’s issues as possible, which is why they go to the wall in terms of harassing women like Emma Watson. At the end of the day, this is the crux of it. It would be sad if it weren’t so vile.”—
"THE MOST FAMOUS UNKNOWN SINGER OF THE 90s SPEAKS OUT"
Rolling Stone ran a great story a couple of weeks ago on Martha Wash, the huge gospel voice behind some major 90s dance bangers.
One of the highlights of this piece is definitely this video: model Katrin Quinol, marketed as the Black Box song’s lead vocalist, tries to sing along to Wash’s backing track at a live show and the results are, er, interesting.
“Che a volte agli esseri umani basta restare seduti in un posto per provare dolore. Che la vostra preoccupazione per ciò che gli altri pensano di voi scompare una volta che capite quanto di rado pensano a voi. Che esiste una cosa come la cruda, incontaminata, immotivata gentilezza.”—David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest (via divara)