— Thomas Hooven, New York Times.
— - Dante Alighieri
Spent the day reading about Otto Rank and the third force of humanistic psychology. Working up to Carl Rogers and Marshall Rosenberg. Love these #lazysundays
— Anais Nin
— C. JoyBell C.
“When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same, but that’s not important
No freedom till we’re equal, damn right I support it”
Really feeling this quote from Macklemore’s ‘Same Love.’ The whole song is absolutely moving and on target, but this part hits home for someone who wants to fight for causes that might not have affected her directly, or stand up for people who might not be the same. Thank you, Macklemore.
"Of course by the time I got to the Congo, I had witnessed the epidemic of violence toward women that scoured the planet, but the Congo was where I witnessed the end of the body, the end of humanity, the end of the world."
The excerpt from Eve Ensler’s memoir published on AlertNet is definitely worth a read, her thoughts on the Congo I found especially poignant:
"Femicide, the systematic rape, torture, and destruction of women and girls, was being employed as a military/corporate tactic to secure minerals. Thousands and thousands of women were not only exiled from their bodies, but their bodies and the functions and futures of their bodies were rendered obsolete: wombs and vaginas permanently destroyed.
The Congo and the individual horror stories of her women consumed me. Here I began to see the future—a monstrous vision of global disassociation and greed that not only allowed but encouraged, the eradication of the female species in pursuit of minerals and wealth.”
You can find the article here: http://www.alternet.org/books/eve-enslers-body-world-memoir?page=0%2C0