urbanreading:

Being haunted by desire of authenticity I take stealthy photos sometimes. I am interested to know how people read when they think nobody’s looking. The world surely does not exist for them at that moment.

urbanreading:

Being haunted by desire of authenticity I take stealthy photos sometimes. I am interested to know how people read when they think nobody’s looking. The world surely does not exist for them at that moment.

For the record, feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.

And if you still hate the word, it is not the word that is important. It’s the idea and ambition behind it.

How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feels welcome to participate in the conversation? Men, I would take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too.

Emma Watson for HeForShe at the United Nations  (via femininefreak)

26.9.14 (Expiration)

Humans are predisposed to fear expiration. We seek to compartmentalize, to render permanence in an impermanent world, to have expectations fulfilled.

And I feel as if all of our anxieties can be traced back to a denial of our expectation of permanence. Buddhist truths seem to suggest that no causal link between happenings can ever remain past an instantaneous moment. Why do we fear the mortality of any and all happenings, whether it be our own expiration or the expiration of a friendship or partnership, when we know it is inevitable?