Feminism is not about who opens the jar.

It is not about who pays for the date. It is not about who moves the couch. It is not about who kills the bugs. It is not about who cooks the dinner. It’s not even about who stays home with the kids, as long as the decision was made together, after thinking carefully about your situation and coming to an agreement that makes sense for your particular marriage and family.

It is about making sure that nobody ever has to do anything by “default” because of their gender. The stronger person should move the couch. The person who enjoys cooking more, has more time for it, and/or is better at it should do the cooking. Sometimes the stronger person is male, sometimes not. Sometimes the person who is best suited for cooking is female, sometimes not. You should do what works.

But it is also about letting people know that it is okay to change. If you’re a woman who wants to become stronger, that’s great. If you’re a man who wants to learn how to cook, that’s also great. You might start out with a relationship where the guy opens all the jars and the girl cooks all the meals, but you might find that you want to try something else. So try it.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.

Eleanor Roosevelt  (via thatkindofwoman)

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kardiologn:

Ave Pan by J. Allen St John

kardiologn:

Ave Pan by J. Allen St John

(via mythologer)

booksfrommyshelf:

I am haunted by all the editions of books that are prettier than the ones I already own.

(via bookishleaves)

Respect yourself. Don’t let other people tell you who you are.

Mark Patterson (via wreckedsailboats)

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The naked female body is treated so weirdly in society. It’s like people are constantly begging to see it, but once they do, someone’s a hoe.

Lena Horne (via paintdeath)

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endangeredbodiesnyc:

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fashionsfromhistory:


Evening Dress
Madame Gres
1950s
MFA

fashionsfromhistory:

Evening Dress

Madame Gres

1950s

MFA

(via midcenturyblog)

Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.

Malcolm X (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.