“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.”

In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have that integrity to stand alone.

A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual.

Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think over it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would love to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are not effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.

Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.

— Osho (via lilyjoon)

it doesn’t have to read “he”

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stormingtheivory:

change.org just sent me a petition to demand that the US name a warship after Harvey Milk and if that isn’t the most succinct example of the way queer advocacy has been coopted by neoliberalism and the military-industrial complex, bless me I don’t know what is.

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blackrockandrollmusic:

feelknower1993:

American music culture 101, from Country to Rock to Pop to Hip-hop, in 3 easy steps:

1. when black americans invent it, [white americans] initially detest it, mock it, claim it is destroying american youth and proper sensibilities

2. realize it isn’t going anywhere, co-opt it, engage in it and profit from it

3. obscure its origins and repackage it in such a way that the next generation understands it as a product of white american excellence

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auntynessi:

rattyrattyjo:

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rattyrattyjo:

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rattyrattyjo:

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rattyrattyjo:

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rattyrattyjo:

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damn i miss tumblr. i’m too fucking busy for the internet. and way too stressed, my poor body is getting wrecked by this workload :/

twistedkate:

The province of Alberta is literally rewriting laws because a teenage trans boy was having difficulty transitioning.

Keep telling me you don’t have male privilege.

this is kind of a misrepresentation of the situation. the trans boy mentioned is sadly being used as a political pawn; none of this [media, legal action, etc] is happening of his own accord, and he usually looks uncomfortable as hell about the whole thing. alberta is rewriting laws because the gears of conservatism are hard at work developing new footholds in liberal folds.

i think the part that is heinously transmisogynistic about this whole thing is that it was actually a trans woman in alberta who officially won this legal battle through the court system all on her own, but that gets no recognition. it’s the little boy (with rich parents) who got a special new birth certificate issued by a minister under impending election season that gets all the focus and praise.

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sazquatch:

The huge amount of pressure on young girls to let their boyfriends get away with everything and not to stand up for themselves, lest they stop being a ‘chill girlfriend’ and instead become a horrible, controlling harpy is such bullshit.

Stop teaching young girls that demanding to be treated with respect and courtesy makes them shrill, over-emotional, or unworthy of listening to.

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fuckboytempo:

labhag:

pieuvrecakes:

labhag:

forcibly eject trans men from women’s spaces 2k14

or how about we chill out on trans men, because the majority of men’s spaces aren’t safe for trans men yet, do you want to get people murdered? how about we protect who needs protecting and allow them a safe space to fall back to until they feel safe enough to create space for themselves?

women aren’t obligated to protect men, especially in spaces (or w/ resources) explicitly intended for women.  

pieuvrecakes probably meant situations like the one I found myself in: being a homeless trans man forced to stay in a shelter that was co-ed, but I was given priority “as a woman”, made to sleep in the women’s spaces, and use the women’s shower. Plus, I was guaranteed a bed there, whereas cis men had to pretty much gamble because they got tossed into a side-room with a dozen mats on the floor.

They deemed me “acceptable” because even though I’m trans, I don’t have a penis. They turned all trans women away because their genitals were coded as dangerous. It was a family shelter, but they emphasized a desire to protect women in particular and give them the most space and safety and resources, and I was considered a part of that despite being a man. Do I think I should have left and continued sleeping in the fucking park and freezing to death or being raped? No, and not one trans women I’ve ever met thinks I should have either, but the point is that I was given priority over women in a space that was made specifically for them, and other women were kicked to the curb without a second glance. You know, to freeze to death or be assaulted. We do need spaces safe for us, but the point is that we keep acting like it’s “good enough” to take women’s safe spaces. It fucking isn’t. It’s a crime against women and most of us are all too happy to sit back and let it happen. Because we’re men and a lot of us hate women because that’s what men are taught to do, shocker I know.

I agree with the op. Eject trans men from women’s spaces. This does not = “go out and fucking die on the streets”, this means “don’t give women’s things to trans men”, like allowing trans men to apply to women’s schools. We are not women, and we do not deserve what they often desperately need. Stop trying to pick hairs and argue, you’re making the rest of us look like whiny children and holding back progress for our most vulnerable community members (hint: they’re women! not us!).

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Happy Anniversary to Bob and Linda!

Happy Anniversary to Bob and Linda!

Happy Anniversary to Bob and Linda!

Happy Anniversary to Bob and Linda!

Happy Anniversary to Bob and Linda!

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