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"People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (via belowjob)
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"If you live off a man’s compliments, you’ll die from his criticism."
— Cornelius Lindsey (via phoe-bs)
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"You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick."
Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).