"I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence."
— Coretta Scott King (via samirathejerk)
"Here are two good Latin words: cui bono. They mean: ‘who benefits?’ It’s worth keeping them written on your hand in magic marker. Every time you see a Todd Akin talk about ‘legitimate rape,’ ask: ‘who benefits?’ Every time you see that corporate media has chosen its depressingly redundant annual slate of shows and movies about men, and man-boys, and boys struggling to be men, and how it’s hard to be a man these days, ask: ‘who benefits?’ Every time a profession like comedy, which has enough capacity for ideological self-policing to have eliminated the once ubiquitous ‘black guy voice’ and n-word jokes, protests that it just can’t do anything about rape jokes because free speech, ask: ‘who benefits?’ Someone benefits from every strain of nonsense, bigotry, intolerance, even while said nonsense, bigotry, and intolerance corrodes our personalities and narrows our capacity to feel."
Kurt Newman, “MA’AM” - MEN AGAINST ASSHOLES & MISOGYNY (via thedependentclause)
Cui gives a shit? It’s got a friggin’ bow on it.
No but actually this is good advice.
"Tupac died at 25. If Malcolm X died at 25 he would have been a street hustler named Detroit Red. If Martin Luther King died at 25 he would’ve been known as a local baptist preacher. And if I had died at 25 I would’ve been known as a struggling musician. Only a sliver of my life’s potential."
— Quincy Jones (via themonotonousmonster)
(Source: sunflobrwn, via karnythia)
- Holding down a job is not a measure of value.
- Attending school is not a measure of value.
- Whether or not you can “contribute” to society is not a measure of whether or not your life is valuable and worth preserving.
These are standards held up by a society values money and production over everything else. If you think life has any less value or worth because of an inability to do any of the above you’re fucking wrong.
(Source: poisondartwolf, via aguacatera)