Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.

Alice Walker, Living By The Word (via eibmorb)

challypete asked:

So what is a woman that has had numerous sex partners within a week? Just a sexual woman?

sourcedumal:

daniellemertina:

what is a woman who likes to read mystery novels? what is a woman whose favorite color is purple? what is a woman who likes carrot cake? what is a woman who likes to travel? 

we don’t ask those questions because they seem frivolous and irrelevant. but for some reason we collectively as a society are obsessed with labeling and demeaning women on the basis of their sexuality. 

i personally find labeling a woman on the basis of her sexuality as silly as labeling a woman on the basis of whether or not she likes scarves would be. 

does it truly matter? 

This is what happens when we hold dick up to be some transformatory thing

Because apparently a woman who likes sex needs her own special fucking category of subhumanity or some shit.

She’s a woman. That’s IT.

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?""Don’t believe in anything.""What’s the last belief you held?""That I could believe in something."

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Don’t believe in anything."
"What’s the last belief you held?"
"That I could believe in something."