“I am what is called a sex-positive feminist. Or maybe a radical feminist, or, wait — this one’s cool: an anarcha-feminist! Which is to say that I don’t give a f— about your labels, I just want to hear the true voices of women self-expressing — smart ones, stupid ones, ugly ones, beautiful ones, good ones, bad ones, fat ones, thin ones, all of it–until the profound silence that has resounded throughout history is filled with a healthy chorus coming from our side of the aisle.”—Liz Phair forever (via emilygould)
“What effect does it have on a writer to be constantly confronted with facts that interfere with his or her stories about the world? … [Mostly] fact checking — not just the experience of being fact-checked but often the mere expectation of it — makes you pay more attention to the world around you. It compels you to stop insisting on what you want things to be and to come to terms with what they are. It is, above all, a humbling experience, a perpetual process of correction that, far from instilling a false sense of certainty, makes you ever more alert to the myriad ways you can screw things up by falling in love with your own ideas or accepting a conventional truth at face value.”—
“Nobody is telling male reporters to stay home despite the fact that they have been beaten, kidnapped, and killed globally.”—Lauren Wolfe, journalist and director of Women Under Siege, in an interview with Torie Rose DeGhett.
Just saw a pitch email in my inbox with the subject line: “Does the Knight in Shining Armor really exist?” and my first reaction was to delete it but not before saying, out loud to myself in my room, “Who gives a shit?”