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"Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones. Take blue in all its nuances, from the darkest to the lightest — it will always stay blue."
— Raoul Dufy

Yes, I’m a Radical Feminist TERF

"Gender roles are not working for anyone. If you don’t feel like you’re fitting into the gender you’ve been assigned based on your genitalia, that’s because none of us are. Gender is oppressive for all of us, and the answer is not more gender roles, or mutilating your body to fit into the opposite role. We need to work at creating a world where people can be the multidimensional beings they are (no matter what body they have) without the fear of non acceptance, or the brutality of being raped, or the dehumanization of being objectified while walking down the street. In order for deep change to happen, we have to start where we are, in the body we’ve been given, to deconstruct these roles, and acknowledge the damage they’re doing to us all. It’s not that some people are “cis” gendered and the role is working for them. Gender roles are simply not working for anyone, so I can completely understand why so many people are searching for an out, but while those people are busy changing their gender to the one they “feel” they are, female bodied people are still being systematically raped, bought, sold, and enslaved every moment that passes by. ‘


This is the world, which is fuller
and more difficult to learn than I have said.
You are right to smudge it that way
with the red and then
the orange: the world burns.

Margaret Atwood, from “You Begin,” Mississippi Review (vol. 39, no. 1-3, 2012)

(via an-itinerant-poet)

"Words are bridges.
And they are traps, jails, wells."

Octavio Paz, from “Letter of Testimony”, in A Tree Within, translated by Eliot Weinberger (via hiddenshores)

(via logotrix)


Pity the meat!
That retains all suffering &
assumes all color
of living flesh
Manifests convulsive pain &

Horace: Writing


O Piso’s eldest son, though accustomed to virtue,
By your father’s voice, and wise yourself, take this
Dictum to heart, the middling and just tolerable
Is only properly allowed in certain fields. A lawyer,
A mediocre pleader of causes, may fall short
Of Messalla’s eloquence, know less than…

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