I’ve come to hate the words “kind” and “compassionate” so much. It’s not kind to treat others with basic decency. It’s not compassionate to refuse to exploit the most vulnerable. I’m nothing special. I’m not a superior being of light. I’m not full of love and benevolence. I’m just trying to do what I must. And it’s only fair I expect others to do the same.
oh my god
this should have been longer!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment from If You’re Getting Discouraged… » Greta Christina’s Blog (via bajo-el-mar)
I like this quote, even though I wouldn’t agree that I “hate men”. But this quote made me think about people’s reaction to the topic of feminism. I find an individual’s reaction to “feminism” or what they believe is feminism says a lot about the person. As well, the individual’s ability to listen to what feminism means to me, and our discussion about these topics really says a lot about a person’s intelligence and their understanding of the world. I don’t want everyone to agree with me (really, I don’t), all I want (and what a lot of people want, I think) is just to be sincerely heard and for their opinions to be taken into consideration.
Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel
UK-based artist Beccy Ridsdel creates fun yet strangely macabre interventions where ceramics have been surgically altered to reveal additional layers of detail. Where the metaphor of surgery might normally evoke blood and guts, Ridsdel instead reveals further floral patterns inside bone china plates and cups. The pieces are part of an ongoing examination regarding the perception of ceramics as craft or art. You can see more of her work over on Facebook and she has a few pieces for sale in her shop. (via Slow Art Day)
There’s always one reason more important than any other that you should just be with that person: because you can’t imagine life without them.
#every conversation a vegan ever has with a carnist