It took me days to watch Emma Watson’s #HeForShe speech, and I’m sorry for that. I had tears in my eyes the whole time. Go ahead and watch it now, at least, and recognize that patriarchy is as damaging to men as it is to women. We all have a stake in this.
Since that speech, Emma has been the recipient of sexual threats. Someone has started a countdown to publish stolen nude images. I’m not even sure where to begin except to direct you to this eloquent article on the topic.
“Understand,” [Nora Ephron] said, “every attack on Hillary Clinton for not knowing her place is an attack on you.” We must all take such attacks personally, she argued: “Underneath almost all those attacks are the words: Get back, get back to where you once belonged.”
Minaj’s perspective has always been multi-dimensional; she comes forward as an immigrant, as a black woman, as a female rapper, as a sexual being, as an artist, as a storyteller, as a survivor, as a bad bitch. She comes forward in order to tell her own story, be it one of domination or declaration. Minaj has even come forward as a feminist. She’s actually done it over and over again. And yet, instead of simply embracing her own discourse on the topic, feminists often can’t wrap their heads around it.
Scientists and Philosophers answer kids’ questions. Love.
“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch,” Carl Sagan famously observed in Cosmos, “you must first invent the universe.”
Loved this essay on children who shine from within and how we can encourage that.
10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Porn. So necessary and so accurate. I remember lamenting to a personal coach I worked with that my entire sexual education came from the scare tactics of Abstinence Only and the non-reality of pornography.
I really appreciated this objective look at the probability of people having only one soulmate. I personally believe that we all have many soulmates: sometimes they’re parents, friends, lovers, bosses, children, or something else. It’s actually a really interesting and affirming exercise to start to consider the soulmates you have in your life.
Related to absolutely nothing, I adore this sweatshirt. I can’t help it; I LOVE PUNS!