"We must choose between the pain of having to transcend oppressive circumstances, or the pain of perpetual unfulfillment within them, the pain of growth or the pain of decay, so embrace initiative, rather than guaranteeing yourself the slow suicide of complacency."
- Paul John Moscatello (via liberatingreality)
"It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."
- James Baldwin (via liberatingreality)

blatznax:

artaxium:

nonewillknow:

Thepersonwhomadeamistake:

sizvideos:

To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter - Video

I fucking hate this bullshit so much.

Its misogynistic, archaic asscrap.

YOUR DAUGHTER IS NOT YOUR PROPERTY.

WHO SHE DATES OR SLEEPS WITH IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. THINKING OTHERWISE IS INCREDIBLY CREEPY AND INVASIVE.

 SHE HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE HER OWN CHOICES AND MISTAKES.

YOU DON’T MAKE THE RULES. SHE IS NOT CATTLE. HER LOVE LIFE IS NOT YOUR CONTRACT. SHE MAKES THE RULES.

Not only are you advocating for a father to not care about his daughter, but you’re also misinterpreting the video horribly. He threatens the man that breaks his daughter’s heart. He threaten’s the man that hits her. That takes away her smile. He does not say she cannot love anyone, male or female, he says that they better love her. And if that’s not what a father is supposed to do, then I’ll be damned.

Maybe I’m wrong, I accept that, but please… please explain to me how fatherly love and care for his daughter is an archaic and misogynistic practice. Explain to me how allowing her to date who she loves, to do what she wants, and teaching her to not put up with abuse is wrong. I would love to hear it, she might not be his property, but he is her guardian, and guarding her happiness is no crime.

Amen

Also, any person who is now afraid of dating his daughter absolutely shouldn’t be, because that is a man to look up to and feel safe with, and only if you have intentions to break her heart should you be afraid. Very afraid. You either have a cemented body guard for years, or a death dealer on two legs, you decide.

(via freaking-heteros)

valerie-the-story-teller asked:

Do you believe in feminism?

Sons of Socrates Answer:

liberatingreality:

The idea behind feminism (equality between sexes) would seem to be an obvious component to the greater process of disestablishing the cultural conditioning that’s resulted in various misconstrued perspectives of one another.  For this to succeed, it would take personal initiative from each individual to recognize that this movement benefits not only women, but men as well, because it establishes a status quo based on the truth.

The problem here would seem to lie in the behavior of individuals who either misunderstand this message or who have intentionally commandeered it’s momentum to actually justify an indiscriminate, almost genocidal, hatred toward men, thus seeking to oppress them rather than generate any kind of equality at all.

"We’ve created a culture that fetishizes the new(s), and we forget the wealth of human knowledge, wisdom, and transcendence that lives in the annals of what we call “history” – art, literature, philosophy, and so many things that are both timeless and incredibly timely. Our presentism bias – anchored in the belief that if it isn’t at the top of Google, it doesn’t matter, and if it isn’t Googleable at all, it doesn’t exist – perpetuates our arrogance that no one has ever grappled with the issues we’re grappling with. Which of course is tragically untrue."
- Maria Popova (via liberatingreality)
"The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference."
- Elie Wiesel (via liberatingreality)