“You have nothing to feel ashamed of. I want you to know you didn’t do anything wrong. Please know that you were chosen by a monster. It’s not your fault. You didn’t ask for it and, most of all, you didn’t deserve it.”—
Writer-director Tyler Perry • In an open letter, published by The Daily Beast, to an 11-year-old alleged victim in the Jerry Sandusky case. “Do you know that at the young age of 11 you had more courage than all the adults who let you down?” he writes. “All of the ones who didn’t go to the proper authorities, all of the ones who were worried about their careers, reputations, or livelihoods. All of the ones who didn’t want to get involved. Or even the ones who tried to convince your mother not to fight. You are stronger than them all! I wonder what they would have done if it were their own child.” You rock, Tyler. (via shortformblog)
Oh, my heart. Much love to Perry for writing this.
The recent illustrations of Siri, the iPhone 4S voice-recognition based assistant, failing to provide information to users about abortion, birth control, help after rape and help with domestic violence has gotten a lot of notice. Yesterday’s…
“There were not a lot of times when everyone was in town at exactly the same moment, but the night there was, my favorite text I may have ever gotten in my life was from Chris Evans and it just said ‘assemble’”—
Clark Gregg at the Avengers 2011 NYCC panel (video)
I’m not even in this fandom and I have seen this quote umptymillion times and EVERY TIME IT MAKES ME GRIN LIKE A GRINNING THING
(continued) "even just open her mouth—in public. A double distress, for even if she transgresses, her words fall almost always upon the deaf male ear, which hears in the language only that which speaks in the masculine.”
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“And I know Fuck is a bad word, but it sounds so good.
Good, like flipping off the preacher
whenever he forgets that Eve was Adam’s teacher,
‘cause apples are fucking healthy you patriarchal piece of shit.”—Slip Your Mind - Andrea Gibson (via wine-loving-vagabond)
“People aren’t ATM machines! Love doesn’t run on coupons! This isn’t Chuck-E-Cheese; you don’t collect tickets and redeem them for a prize. Just because a guy does nice things for a girl of his own volition doesn’t mean he’s entitled to her.”—