In others’ words

Are women human yet? If women were human, would we be a cash crop

shipped from Thailand in containers into New York’s brothels…?

Would our genitals be sliced out to “cleanse” us…?

When will women be human? When?

– Catherine A. MacKinnon, Are Women Human?

(via Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn)

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There is tremendous freedom in being the one to change.

— SARK

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People who live on purpose with purpose are not interested in standing out in the crowd. That may happen, but it is not why they do what they do.

— Rhonda Britten, Fearless Living

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~ by Alana on June 22, 2010.

4 Responses to “In others’ words”

  1. I love that last one, it really spoke to me on many levels!

  2. oh yes, i like that last one, too. me and mrs. mediocrity, we have good taste in friends, blogs, and other people’s words . . .

  3. I’m looking for a copy of Half the Sky now. Hadn’t heard about it before but your notes about it have hooked me in.

  4. Alana, These leave me speechless. Thank you.

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