And let’s spread this message about all young women across the country: that we’re more than the sum of our sexual parts, that our ability to be moral and good people has to do with our kindness, compassion, and social engagement-not our bodies-and that we won’t accept any less for any longer."
— The Purity Myth - Jessica Valenti
The Welsh are the Italians in the rain."
— Rene Cutforth
Society has put up so many boundaries, so many limitations on what’s right and wrong that it’s almost impossible to get a pure thought out. It’s like a little kid, a little boy, looking at colors, and no one told him what colors are good, before somebody tells you you shouldn’t like pink because that’s for girls, or you’d instantly become a gay two-year-old. Why would anyone pick blue over pink? Pink is obviously a better color. Everyone’s born confident, and everything’s taken away from you."
We’re not fat, we’re pleasingly plump."
— Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson
Y’all smell like hairspray and desperation"
— June “Mama” Shannon
Life is one long process of getting tired."
— Samuel Butler
If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself."
— Albert Einstein