One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.
So how old should your child be for you to start teaching them about rape? I don’t understand the question. How old should they be before you start teaching them language? Before you teach them about love and respect? How long should I wait to start teaching my son that women are people?
—Jim Hines, on “How Old Should My Child Be Before I Start Teaching Him/Her about Rape?” (via jhameia)
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
Barry Switzer, former football coach for college and professional teams, giving what I think is a marvelous definition of privilege.
I thought of this quote while watching Rick Perry dodge questions about the wealth inequality between white and black families within the U.S. Perry talked about working hard being the key to success, then blamed Mexican immigrants implicitly for Texas’ last place in high school graduation rates. He repeatedly praised himself for working hard as a kid and going to college. Essentially, he’s a gentleman ‘D’ student claiming he did it all himself.