“Yesterday I felt like shit, so I rode my bike around town and repeatedly graffitied “The revolution will not be televised” in paint pen. It was a “pointless” action, but it nonetheless healed me to do this. It was an act of love for that “hooligan” Arundhati Roy. It was an act of self-love. I don’t expect it to change the world, but on the other hand, I know it will.”—
To all the men (and women) complaining about women wearing "slutty" Halloween costumes: tell me what YOU PERSONALLY are doing to dismantle the patriarchy before you insult people for doing what's expected of them, marketed to them, and encouraged by almost everyone who isn't a sanctimonious ass like yourself.
“Dictionaries have been removed from classrooms in southern California schools after a parent complained about a child reading the definition for “oral sex”. Merriam Webster’s 10th edition, which has been used for the past few years in fourth and fifth grade classrooms (for children aged nine to 10) in Menifee Union school district, has been pulled from shelves over fears that the “sexually graphic” entry is “just not age appropriate”, according to the area’s local paper. The dictionary’s online definition of the term is “oral stimulation of the genitals”. “It’s hard to sit and read the dictionary, but we’ll be looking to find other things of a graphic nature,” district spokeswoman Betti Cadmus told the paper. While some parents have praised the move – “[it’s] a prestigious dictionary that’s used in the Riverside County spelling bee, but I also imagine there are words in there of concern,” said Randy Freeman – others have raised concerns. “It is not such a bad thing for a kid to have the wherewithal to go and look up a word he may have even heard on the playground,” father Jason Rogers told local press. “You have to draw the line somewhere. What are they going to do next, pull encyclopaedias because they list parts of the human anatomy like the penis and vagina?”—‘Oral sex’ definition prompts dictionary ban in US schools | Books | guardian.co.uk (via sluthaditcoming)