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Snippets of the kind of beauty you cannot capture on a one-dimensional screen.
Some say love is a burning thing that it makes a fiery ring oh but I know love as a fading thing just as fickle as a feather in a stream see, honey, I saw love, you see it came to me it put its face up to my face so I could see yeah then I saw love disfigure me into something I am not recognizing.
See the cage, it called.I said, “Come on in” I will not open myself up this way again nor lay my face to the soil, nor my teeth to the sand I will not lay like this for days now upon end you will not see me fall, nor see me struggle to stand to be acknowledged by some touch from his gnarled hands you see the cage it called. I said, “Come on in!” I will not open myself up this way again.
You see the moon is bright in that treetop night I see the shadows that we cast in the cold clean light. Ah, my feet are gold and my heart is white and we race out on the desert plains all night See, honey, I am not some broken thing I do not lay here in the dark waiting for thee. Oh my heart is gold, my feet are light and I am racing out on the desert plains all night.
So some say love is a burning thing that it makes a fiery ring. Ah but I know love as a caging thing just a killer come to call from some awful dream and all you folks, you come to see you just stand there in the glass looking at me but my heart is wild, and my bones are steel and I could kill you with my bare hands if I was free.
"To me feminism is not simply a struggle to end male chauvinism or a movement to ensure that women will have equal rights with men; it is a commitment to eradicating the ideology of domination that permeates Western culture on various levels—sex, race, and class, to name a few-and a commitment to reorganizing U.S. society so that the self-development of people can take precedence over imperialism, economic expansion, and material desires. (Hooks 1981, 194)"
Hill Collins, Patricia. 1990. “Defining Black Feminist Thought” from Black Feminist Thought:
Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. Boston: Unwin Hyman. pp. 19-40.
"I love tattooed women, maybe because they are uncontrollable, they are themselves to the point of drawing symbols of their power on their skin. Talk about owning your own body, being in your body, claiming yourself. I love it. When the world is in an uproar over whether women should have a choice or not when it comes to their own bodies, being tattooed is one of the most visible choices of all."
"Making toy stores gender neutral won’t fix the problem of toys being pigeonholed for one gender, at least not by itself. We have a long way to go before society as a whole stops regarding baby dolls and pink toys as “for girls” instead of “for whoever wants to play with baby dolls and pink toys.” Same goes for army toys and the color blue. There are deeply-embedded stereotypes at play here. But not bombarding kids with “This toy is for you. This one isn’t.” as they run around Toys R Us or Target is a great place to start."
Palestinian Women “I have learned that a woman can be a fighter, a freedom fighter, a political activist, and that she can fall in love and be loved. She can be married, have children, be a mother. Revolution must mean life also; every aspect of life.”