If you are a woman, if you’re a person of colour, if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you are a person of size, if you are a person of intelligence, if you are a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world.
…And it’s going to be really hard to find messages of self-love and support anywhere. Especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you’re worthless. You know when you look in the mirror and you think ‘oh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know, that’s not your authentic self? But that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard earned money and spend it at the mall on some turn-around creme that doesn’t turn around shit.
When you don’t have self-esteem you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for, you will hesitate to ask for a raise, you will hesitate to call yourself an American, you will hesitate to report a rape, you will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote, you will hesitate to dream. For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution and our revolution is long overdue.” —
Margaret Cho (via thechocolatebrigade)
I’ve read this a hundred times and reblogged it before, but who cares - let’s start today with this in mind.
edgar allen poe disagrees with something
edgar allen no
egdar allen poe is surprised by something
edgar allen whoa
edgar allen poe fixes a hole in his pants
edgar allen sew
edgar allen poe dies
edgar allen woe
edgar allen poe starts a family business
edgar allen co.
edgar allen poe is a prostitute
edgar allen ho
You’ve all misspelled his name.
It’s Edgar Allan, bro.
Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me, but they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim. They want to control women. They want to control how we dress. They want to control how we act. They even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and bodies.
Yes, it is hard to believe that even here at home, we have to stand up for women’s rights and reject efforts to marginalize any one of us, because America needs to set an example for the entire world.” —Hillary Clinton, getting shit done (via fortheloveofpeaches)
When The Hobbit comes out there’ll be way more Ringers on Tumblr. Let’s see how many Ringers are on Tumblr right now so we can see how much we grow.
IF YOU’RE A LORD OF THE RINGS FAN/TOLKIEN FAN/RINGER, REBLOG.