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)


There is tremendous freedom in being the one to change.



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


~ 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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