…I cannot afford the luxury of fighting one form of oppression only. I cannot believe that freedom from intolerance is the right of only one particular group. And I cannot afford to choose between the front upon which I must battle these forces of discrimination, wherever they appear to destroy me. And when they appear to destroy me, it will not be long before they appear to destroy you…
A man who assisted in autopsies in a big urban hospital, starting in the mid-1950s, describes the many deaths from botched abortions that he saw. “The deaths stopped overnight in 1973.” He never saw another in the 18 years before he retired. “That,” he says, “ought to tell people something about keeping abortion legal.
As some of you know, I had a bit of an altercation today with a woman named Diane on an airplane.
I had a great time antagonizing her, reading your responses, and just generally trying to have fun with an irritating person. But I did have a point and I just want to put it out there.
I know I can…
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
1913-2005, Civil Rights Activist
Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.
I interviewed a young anthropologist working with women in Mali, a country in Africa where women go around with bare breasts. They’re always feeding their babies. And when she told them that in our culture men are fascinated with breasts there was an instant of shock. The women burst out laughing. They laughed so hard, they fell on the floor.
They said, “You mean, men act like babies?”
@USATODAY calls The Best Man Holiday, romantic comedy about a group of friends being reunited, “race-themed” because there are pigmented people in it—and #BlackTwitter responds.
Thanks Upworthy for the post.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
1952-2004, Actor, Director, Producer, and Author
"But no matter what garments we wrap ourselves in, a woman’s status as trick, treat or geek is not up for discussion."
Happy Hallowe’en to all my fellow monsters.