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“Ugly is more than a physical description. For a woman, it’s meant to be shorthand for worthless, undesirable, and undeserving. And lesbians are by popular definition ugly women. This categorization of dykes as ugly serves a purpose. It’s not only meant to make claiming the identity less appealing, it also provides a perfect explanation for why some women choose women over men. In fact, it’s meant to rob us of that choice: presumably, we are involved with women because we are too ugly to attract a man’s attention. The problem is, we don’t seem to be aware of how ugly we really are.”

"The Ugly Dyke", Wendy Chapkis from Looking Queer: Body Image in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities, ed Dawn Atkins (via poesizing)

"But the problem is, we dont seem to be aware of how ugly we really are.  After all, if lesbians are such ugly women, where do we get off acting as if we deserve respect, civil rights, and perhaps most offensively, sexual pleasure?  The media constantly remind us that only the beautiful people deserve love, lust, and life satisfaction."

Omg, read the whole thing, it’s awesome. (via goodolbois)

Frida Kahlo on a boat in Xochimilco,Mexico City (1936)

“All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm’s way.”

bell hooks (via avvfvl)

gilliananderson1996:

It’s Satin Shirt and a Side Part Sheer Shirt and an LJ with a Garbage Bag Background Saturday!

gilliananderson1996:

It’s Satin Shirt and a Side Part Sheer Shirt and an LJ with a Garbage Bag Background Saturday!

always-returning:

TOP: Entrance to Subway (Mark Rothko, 1938)

BOTTOM: Yellow and Blue (Mark Rothko, 1955)