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It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.

Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid (via pavorst)

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When, as happened recently in France, an attempt is made to coerce women out of the burqa rather than creating a situation in which a woman can choose what she wishes to do, it’s not about liberating her, but about unclothing her. It becomes an act of humiliation and cultural imperialism. It’s not about the burqa. It’s about the coercion. Coercing a woman out of a burqa is as bad as coercing her into one. Viewing gender in this way, shorn of social, political and economic context, makes it an issue of identity, a battle of props and costumes. It is what allowed the US government to use western feminist groups as moral cover when it invaded Afghanistan in 2001. Afghan women were (and are) in terrible trouble under the Taliban. But dropping daisy-cutters on them was not going to solve their problems.

Arundhati Roy (via grrrlstudies)

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The Contraception "Debate" | The Hairpin

cleolinda:

Commenter wasabi peas: “In a world where men tell women to avoid sex if they don’t want to get pregnant, and women in turn deny men sex, men from all walks of life decide that “Enough is enough!” and take the battle over contraception back to where it all began. STOP COCKBLOCKING ME, BRO! Coming to Congress when men realize that a woman not having sex is one more woman who won’t be having sex with them.”

Not that mansplanation should be required for anyone to take the need for affordable contraception seriously, but—for real, I don’t understand how the heterosex-having men of America have not run Rick Santorum out of this country on a rail.

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