“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”
-Patrick Stewart


Sir Patrick Stewart, OBE.

“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”

-Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart, OBE.

Reblogged from JENNY OWEN YOUNGS
barackobama:

“As women, we must stand up for ourselves. We must stand up for each other. We must stand up for justice for all.”—Michelle Obama

barackobama:

“As women, we must stand up for ourselves. We must stand up for each other. We must stand up for justice for all.”—Michelle Obama

Reblogged from Organizing for Action
Our job is to bring about a worldwide demographic transition and flatten out that exponential curve—by eliminating grinding poverty, making safe and effective birth control methods widely available, and extending real life political power (executive, legislative, judicial, military, and in institutions influencing public opinion) to women. If we fail, some other process, less under our control, will do it for us.
— Carl Sagan, Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

coketalk:

This is how Obama wins.

He recaptures the family values flag from the religious right, and forces Mitt Romney into a conversation that alienates either the wingnut Republican base or all women. Boom. Election won.

That’s my President!

Reblogged from The Coquette