Patrick Colquhoun: “without a large proportion of poverty there could be no riches, since riches are the offspring of labour, while labour can result only from a state of poverty…poverty therefore is a most necessary and indispensable ingredient in society, without which nations and communities could not exist in a state of civilization
I’ve met women my age who eat what they want and couldn’t care less if they gain two pounds over Christmas, but I am convinced they are the exception, not the rule. The rule is that if you are a woman in America, you want nothing quite so much as you want to be a little smaller. The rule is you are always trying to lose…As women, our bodies are not entirely our own, and we are not always able to avoid others’ attempts to pass judgment on or make demands of or possess them. Having been made the emblems and objects of desire, we do our best to live up to the role, tithing gym trips and skipped dinners. Whole nations of women spend their hours not reading books or loving bands or making goddamn change but instead agonizing over the inches of a waist.
This is my first blog post as a new Tumblr user, still trying to learn my way around the site step by step, but i’m getting there. I actually just looked at a video by Ari Levine explaining exactly how tumblr works, and i must admit i thought tumblr was only for pictures, in other words just…
”Harry Potter is all about confronting fears, finding inner strength, and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.” - Stephen King, on young adult literature