"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."
- Our Bodies, Ourselves.
6:36 am • 15 April 2014 • 268,059 notes
“She looked at nice young men as if she could smell their stupidity.”
— Flannery O’Connor (via forglemmegei)
(Source: roguerosebud8, via forglemmegei)
4:50 pm • 13 April 2014 • 1,385 notes
“If tomorrow, women woke up and decided they really liked their bodies, just think how many industries would go out of business.”
— Dr. Gail Dines (via iamcharliesangel)
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1:14 pm • 13 April 2014 • 277,470 notes
“Margaux [Williamson] is much messier and freer; she’s a painter. I think you can be more precise with language than you can with paint and you can go back to an earlier draft, whereas with painting if you make a line you can’t just go back to an earlier draft: you have to deal with the mess you’ve made. We’ve had this conversation a lot. Margaux thinks the writer becomes neurotic because you can go backwards, and because you can go backwards in your art you can go backwards in your life. With my other books I sort of feel that they’re clean and good and so on, and after I published them the response didn’t make me feel any less clean or good; this book is so dirty. The response to it, and allowing myself to do all these interviews or whatever; everything’s become messy and dirty in my life and in my sense of myself. The book’s effect on my life has been kind of radical in a way that feels counter to my nature and everything.”
— Jonathan McAloon interviews me for The Spectator. You can listen to the audio here. (via sheilaheti)
11:39 am • 13 April 2014 • 14 notes