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I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.

Roald Dahl   (via fuckinq)

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fishingboatproceeds:

As the crisis in the Central African Republic worsens and the UN attempts to evacuate Muslims at risk, it seems likely that the refugee crisis in and around the CAR will be a long-term issue. The UN reports that more than 1.8 million people have already been displaced.
I was really encouraged to hear today from Save the Children that most of their $50,000 Project for Awesome grant will go to relief efforts in and around the Central African Republic. (The remainder will go toward ongoing relief efforts relating to the Syrian civil war.)
So I just wanted you to know where at least part of the P4A money is heading. As we hear from other organizations about how they’re spending their grants, I’ll let you know.
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True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.

 Lucy, When Worlds Collide: Fandom and Male Privilege. (via feministartdegree)

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intersectionalfeminism:

It’s okay to like problematic things. In fact, it is inevitable that you are going to like something that is problematic. There is almost no type of media that does not have it’s social issues.

The real problem is when people defend the problematic things about something that they like. It is not okay to ignore all of the bad things about something, just because you like it. You can both like something and acknowledge it’s problems.

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