"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)
(Source: samiracortez, via marxist-feminism)
"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)