girls being kept out of the sciences and pushed into the humanities; the humanities being valued less in our society than the sciences; and the humanities and sciences being looked at as stark opposites that couldn’t possibly be enjoyed for the same reasons are all problems that need to in some degree be tackled together
"My friend came up to me and said: ‘Alfredo! There’s some guy over there jerking off in front of women and kids.’ So I ran up to this guy, and I said: ‘What the hell do you think you’re doing? Put your shit back in your pants and get the fuck out of the park!’ And he stood up, and he got in my face, and he started to say: ‘Fuck you!’ But after he said ‘fuck,’ and before he said ‘you,’ I clocked him right in the face and knocked him out. When the cops came, I told them the story, and they said: ‘You better get out of here before the boss gets here.’ So I left the park, but this guy’s tooth was lodged in my hand. And he had some sort of infection. Cause two days later, my legs swell up like balloons, and I’ve barely been able to walk since."
Fat is not a feeling. Fat is a metaphor. Fat is excess. Fat is unwanted. Fat is unacceptable. Fat is shame. Fat is to be gotten rid of. Fat is the whole family of feelings I do not want to feel. So when I say I’m feeling fat, it’s of no use to respond in regards to my body. You may think I’m talking about my body; I may think I’m talking about my body. But what I’m feeling has nothing to do with my size or shape or weight, and everything to do with this mass of feelings. Which are not fat. Nor excess, or shameful, or to be gotten rid of. Those feelings need to be accepted. Those feelings make you whole. Those feelings make you enough - not too little or too much - just the way you are.
Kurt Cobain was the only friend Kathleen Hanna could trust to believe her ex-boyfriend was a crackhead stalker, and protect her, knowing everyone else would think she was exaggerating as a known vocal lady feminist. I’m not a huge Nirvana fan but Kurt was a good fuckin’ dude.