piinboots
Here’s an experiment you can try on your own: Look up some psychological studies on the Internet. Every time the participants are anything other than college students, take a drink. Congratulations! You’re probably still as sober as a Mormon priest. That’s because when psychology professors are looking for test subjects, they have the overwhelming tendency to use the large pool of students they see staggering around on campus. … That means a whole lot of behavioral science is centered around studies done in First-World universities, and those studies fall prey to the assumption that their young, relatively healthy, sedentary, economically privileged, and mostly white test subjects are in any way indicative of the people who make up the population as a whole (i.e. the other 99.7 percent of the world’s inhabitants).
noflyonthewall
Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don’t want or they cannot feed.
Isabelle Allende
mswyrr
The pull between what is and what should be. I believe that by changing ourselves we change the world, that revealing El Mundo Zurdo path is the path of a tow0way movement - a going deep into the self and an expanding out into the world, a simultaneous recreation of the self and a reconstruction of society. And yet, I am confused as to how to accomplish this. I can’t discount the fact of the thousands that go to bed hungry every night. The thousands that do numbing shitwork eight hours a day each day of their lives. The thousands that get beaten and killed every day. The millions of women who have been burned at the stake, the millions who have been raped. Where is the justice in this? I can’t reconcile the sight of a battered child with the belief that we choose what happens to us, that we create our own world. I cannot resolve this in myself. I don’t know. I can only speculate, try to integrate the experiences that I’ve had or have been witness to and try to make some sense of why we do violence to each other. In short, I’m trying to create a religion not out there somewhere, but in my gut. I am trying to make peace between what has happened to me, what the world is, and what it should be.
Gloria Anzaldúa, “La Prieta”
cuumpany-deactivated20140219
Though I’ll defend my race and culture when they are attacked by non-mexicanos, conosco el malestar de mi cultura. I abhor some of my culture’s ways, how it cripples its women, como burras, our strength used against us, lowly burras bearing humility with dignity. The ability to serve, claim the males, is our highest virtue. I abhor how my culture makes macho caricatures of its men. No, I do not buy all the myths of the tribe into which I was born. I can understand why the more tinged with Anglo blood, the more adamantly my colored and colorless sisters glorify their colored culture’s values—to offset the extreme devaluation of it by the white culture. It’s a legitimate reaction. But I will not glorify those aspects of my culture which have injured me and which have injured me in the name of protecting me.
Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands
rationalhub

“Whoever takes their ethical education solely from religion will also defend any inhuman practices in that religion as right and good.  Reason, intelligence, conscience and heart are the qualities necessary to acquire moral understanding. 
It’s important to follow the laws of your country up to a point. But when religion or the State attacks an individual’s own moral identity, then it is constructive to be disobedient.” - Taslima Nasreen

“Whoever takes their ethical education solely from religion will also defend any inhuman practices in that religion as right and good.

Reason, intelligence, conscience and heart are the qualities necessary to acquire moral understanding.

It’s important to follow the laws of your country up to a point. But when religion or the State attacks an individual’s own moral identity, then it is constructive to be disobedient.” - Taslima Nasreen
kriszensufi
Revolution is not ‘showing’ life to people, but making them live. A revolutionary organization must always remember that its objective is not getting its adherents to listen to convincing talks by expert leaders, but getting them to speak for themselves, in order to achieve, or at least strive toward, an equal degree of participation.
rationalhub

“Whoever takes their ethical education solely from religion will also defend any inhuman practices in that religion as right and good.  Reason, intelligence, conscience and heart are the qualities necessary to acquire moral understanding. 
It’s important to follow the laws of your country up to a point. But when religion or the State attacks an individual’s own moral identity, then it is constructive to be disobedient.” - Taslima Nasreen

“Whoever takes their ethical education solely from religion will also defend any inhuman practices in that religion as right and good.

Reason, intelligence, conscience and heart are the qualities necessary to acquire moral understanding.

It’s important to follow the laws of your country up to a point. But when religion or the State attacks an individual’s own moral identity, then it is constructive to be disobedient.” - Taslima Nasreen