The argument that ‘boys will be boys’ actually carries the profoundly anti-male implication that we should expect bad behavior from boys and men. The assumption is that they are somehow not capable of acting appropriately, or treating girls and women with respect.

(Source: ladyandthepatriarchy, via so-so-gender-fly)

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Don’t let anyone belittle you or what you are passionate about.

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But it is always a question whether I wish to avoid these glooms. These weeks give one a plunge into deep waters. One goes down into the well & nothing protects one from the assault of truth. Virginia Woolf, The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Vol. 1: 1915-1919 (via introspectivepoet)

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I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress. When you see a woman wearing McQueen, there’s a certain hardness to the clothes that makes her look powerful. It kind of fends people off. It’s almost like putting armor on a woman. It’s a very psychological way of dressing. Alexander McQueen (via highfashionhautecouture)

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I hope when women wear Céline they feel confident and strong. I guess there is a bit of a political statement behind Céline, which is that we should be teaching young girls to feel good … I am not a big fan of women being sexualised through clothes, as you can probably tell from my work. I have no problem with a woman wearing anything as long as she has chosen to wear it for herself. But I do think there are too many images of women that are sexualised and too many examples of women dressing for other people and disempowering themselves in the process. Phoebe Philo in talk with Alexandra Shulman

(Source: theguardian.com, via theepitomeofquiet)

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