a friendly reminder
that calling women of color exotic is
- fucking racist
- and not a fucking compliment
"I feel like I’ve swallowed a cloudy sky."
Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart (via mercurieux)
Paris Opera Ballet Is Headed to New York
By THE NEW YORK TIMES 2011. Giselle.
The Squad of the Five
“We didn’t know each other well. I never had the time. Now I see that it doesn’t make any difference. The ones who hurry and the ones who take their time all end up in the same place. Just don’t have any regrets. No regrets.”
― Stanisław Lem
"My mistrust [of men] is not, as one might expect, primarily a result of the violent acts done on my body, nor the vicious humiliations done to my dignity. It is, instead, born of the multitude of mundane betrayals that mark my every relationship with a man—the casual rape joke, the use of a female slur, the careless demonization of the feminine in everyday conversation, the accusations of overreaction, the eye rolling and exasperated sighs in response to polite requests to please not use misogynist epithets in my presence."