"You hit like a girl," the strong female character says
"Stop being such a girl," the strong female character says
"Man up," the strong female character says
"Shut the fuck up," I whisper
Because in our culture we overvalue the intellect, we imagine that to become enlightened demands extraordinary intelligence. In fact, many kinds of cleverness are just further obscurations. There is a Tibetan saying: “If you are too clever, you could miss the point entirely.”
Patrul Rinpoche said: “The logical mind seems interesting, but it is the seed of delusion.” People can become obsessed with their own theories and miss the point of everything. In Tibet we say: “Theories are like patches on a coat, one day they just wear off.”
There is no such things as ‘innocent’ or ‘guilty’ Palestinians. Armed resistance to fascist occupation is their right.
What israel and our media shamelessly calls ‘militants’ are Palestinian people fighting to defend their land and their families.
They deserve just as much respect and dignity.
a trans woman’s beauty is not determined by how well she can adhere to cis-centric standards of beauty
non-whitewoman of color’s beauty is not determined by how well she can adhere to euro-centric beauty standards