ShaunTaylor

So chin up darling and we'll drown a little slower...

australiansanta:

some of you are so shallow basing who you want to date purely off looks, you have to consider other qualities about the person too like do they have lots of money, do they drive a nice car etc

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It is hard to decide
if you are the anchor
that gives me strength,
or the rusty old metal
that holds me down.

"You want to hate that person but you can’t, and you end up hating yourself for still loving them." // M.D.L (via mingdliu)

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Lying is done with words and also silence.

—Adrienne Rich (via melzabelza)

The assumption that “most women are innately heterosexual” stands as a theoretical and political stumbling block for many women. It remains a tenable assumption, partly because lesbian existence has been written out of history or catalogued under disease; partly because it has been treated as exceptional rather than intrinsic; partly because to acknowledge that for women heterosexuality may not be a “preference” at all but something that has had to be imposed, managed, organized, propagandized and maintained by force is an immense step to take if you consider yourself freely and “innately” heterosexual.

Yet the failure to examine heterosexuality as an institution is like failing to admit that the economic system called capitalism or the caste system of racism is maintained by a variety of forces, including both physical violence and false consciousness. To take the step of questioning heterosexuality as a ”preference” or “choice” for women—and to do the intellectual and emotional work that follows—will call for a special quality of courage in heterosexually identified feminists but I think the rewards will be great: a freeing-up of thinking, the exploring of new paths, the shattering of another great silence, new clarity in personal relationships.

- Adrienne Rich, “Compulsory Heterosexuality & Lesbian Experience”

If you truly think that this concept is analogous to “gay-away” camps, aversion training for homosexuals, and the assumption that lesbians are really bi or will “find the right man someday”, you have not thought about it deeply enough.

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