I'm not the way that you found me.
I'm neither here nor there.
One day I'm happy and healthy,
Next I ain't doin' so well.
“The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. If an individual is not successful in emotionally crippling himself, he can count on patriarchal men to enact rituals of power that will assault his self-esteem.”
bell hooks (via cultureofresistance)
Word…we do this to all little boys…”quit crying toughen up you are a boy”
patriarchy hurts everyone.
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. Rainer Maria Rilke, from a letter to his wife, Clara Westhoff, Isle of Capri, 8 April 1907 (via apoetreflects)