“The system filters out the thoughtful and replaces them with the faithful. When everybody is thinking the same thing, nobody is thinking at all.” —George Orwell (via philphys)
“One of the most important tools we can give young people — boys and girls alike — is the reminder that their sexuality belongs to them. Pleasure is a deep and profound good, and for all of what we imagine to be their self-indulgence, young people today don’t have nearly as much healthy pleasure as they need. This is about more than teaching young people to masturbate without shame (though that’s never a bad idea.) It’s about giving them the time and space and privacy to reflect on their sexuality as something that belongs to them. With young women, it’s about teaching the difference between the desire to be desired and desire itself. (I’ll deal with young men in another post.) It only takes a girl a few seconds to realize what someone else may want from her sexually. It often takes her much longer to figure out what she really wants, to discern the pleasure she gets from bringing pleasure to another from the pleasure she wants for herself. And once she’s figured that out, it’s vital to work to create a culture where she can articulate that want without shame.” —The Paris Paradox: how sexualization replaces opportunity with obligation at Hugo Schwyzer (via sexisnottheenemy)
One little funeral,
and you walk away questioning everything.
Yet another sleepless night, trapped in my own mind.
And I’m basically wearing what I wore on Halloween as Lydia Deetz…is that allowed?