"Staying ‘pure’ and ‘innocent’ is touted as the greatest thing we can do. However, equating this inaction with morality not only is problematic because it continues to tie women’s ethics to our bodies, but also it downright insulting because it suggests that women can’t be moral actors. Instead, we’re defined by what we don’t do— our ethics are the ethics of passivity."
— The Cult of Virginity - Jessica Valenti (via fuck-yeah-feminist)
The human brain is an amazing organ. It functions 24 hours a day from the day we are born and only stops when we are taking an exam or fall in love.
"If women would yearn for closeness with God the way they yearn for closeness from an earthly male, their lives would be absolutely transformed."
— (via chador-lover)
(Source: trusimplicity, via araykiayaar)
"I’m not the person you left behind anymore. There’s no one here to miss."
— Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You (via rabbrakha)
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"I feel sorry for a girl when her reputation is ruined, for she can’t grow a beard to erase that image."
— Dr Ali Shariati (via lipstick-bullet)