"…more two-spirits drifted into the circle. I sat and watched, my eyes edged with tears. I knew my ancestors were with me; I had invited them. We sat and watched all night, proud of our sisters and brothers, yet jealous of their bravery. The time for the last song came. Everybody had to dance. I entered the circle, feeling the drum beat in my heart. The songs came back to me. I circled the dance area, in my most humble moment, with the permission of my ancestors, my eleven-year-old two-spirit steps returned to me."
— Alex Wilson, “How We Find Ourselves: Identity Development and Two-Spirit People”
"People talk about this like it’s lust & not rape culture. Nah. There’s plenty of consensual nudity on the internet but you want STOLEN pics."
— Olivia A. Cole (via mysharona1987)
"Make no mistake, when school administrators patrol hallways checking out the legs, arms, shoulders and skin of 10- and 11-year-old girls, and micromanaging their appearance, they are objectifying them and encouraging them to self-objectify in the same way that popular media or purity cultures do."
— Soraya Chemaly, School Dress Codes: The Funny-Not-Funny Video You Have to See (via joffi)
(Source: m.huffpost.com, via misandry-mermaid)