Inspired by this quote; “I was made for another planet altogether. I mistook the way.” — Simone de Beauvoir
Jada Pinkett-Smith is aware of the critics that frown up their noses at the way she raises her daughter, Willow. Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair as she pleases, a fact that bothers many who feel girls shouldn’t have that much control over their appearance at such a young age.
Jada decided to address the criticism in a Facebook post:
“A letter to a friend…This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”
We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them-
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“The world is going bankrupt, (what ever that means) because of this idea called debt, which doesnt even exist in the physical reality, its only part of a game we’ve invented. And yet, the well-being of BILLIONS of people is now being compromised. Extreme layoffs, tent cities, accelerating poverty austerity measures imposed, schools shutting down, child hunger and other levels of familial deprivation…ALL because of this elaborate fiction..what are we, fucking stupid!?” - Peter Joseph
I have some single friends who think their life will take the next step when they get married. They think they will find their self worth, self esteem, respect, confidence in this prince charming…but you cannot find that in a man. You may think so, but you will fool yourself to not think it comes from within. Love yourself first, treat yourself right before you have somebody else join the equation. Don’t believe that somebody can control these parts of you, because if you do, you will feel that they can take them away also which is very dangerous territory. #selfesteem#confidence#positive#life#quotes#inspiration#marriage#love#advice#selfworth#singleladies#marriagetips#psychology
My class today
- Me: So when you see the 4 year old boy pull the little girl's hair...
- Students: He likes her!
- Me: Now they are around 11 or 12 and he grabs her arm and wrestles her to the ground even though she calls him a jerk and yells at him to leave her alone.
- Students: That is just how boys are.
- Me: Now they are 18 and he grabs her arm and--
- Students: Oh, that's not okay.
- Me: Really? How would he know? How would she know? How would you know? You just told me that for the first 17 years of these children's lives that you thought it was cute, sweet, and natural for a boy to grab a girl and be rough with her.
- Students: Oh.
- Me: Oh, is right.
“The fact that this sea creature looks exactly like a rock with guts is not even the weirdest thing about it. It’s also completely immobile like a rock — it eats by sucking in water and filtering out microorganisms — and its clear blood mysteriously secretes a rare mineral called vanadium.”