"These atheist activists are the sort of people who want to use my story as proof that religion is horrible to women but aren’t willing to listen to what I have to say about sexism in our culture at large. They are the sort of people who are eager to use the shooting of young education activist Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban to prove how horrible religion is for women but somehow fail to mention that Malala is a Muslim who speaks of drawing her inspiration to fight for gender equality from the Koran. This is not standing up for women. This is exploiting women as merely a tool in a fight against religion."
Libby Anne, Do They Care About Women, or Simply Bashing Religion? (via entanglingbriars)
I think this is important, but I don’t believe it has anything to do with atheism as an ideology. I’d love it if it turned out that abandoning religion(or certain types, anyway) would lead to gender equality, as at least that would make for an easy solution. Turns out that misogyny, like most everything else, is frustratingly complicated.
"From two pieces of string and oil-fattened feathers he made a father.
She made a mother from loss buttons and ocean debris."
— An excerpt from Caroline Bowman's poem "Makeshift," which appears in this week’s issue. (via newyorker)
"i’m sad and idk how to feel better"
"i don’t know what to draw"
"i always mess up"
"BUT I SUCK"
My metals professor was a really hip South Korean guy who dressed in Gucci jeans and D&G t-shirts and called mistakes “happy accidents.” He was the best.
And for that same low low price you can also stay in your fucking lane.
(Fuente: functionallydisabled, vía decolonize-all-the-things)