I need a life that isn’t just about needing to escape my life.Robert Polito, excerpt from “Please Refrain from Talking During the Movie” (via larmoyante)
Words like “exotic” as applied to women with non-white skin have weight and power because they are reminders that non-white women are being held against the white beauty standard and being found different (and therefore wanting).
source: Fairy tales for privileged kids: “the anti-white racist”- Days Like crazy Pavement
Or different as in a nice adventure from normal/reality from which the man will eventually return ‘home’ from.
I hate the word “Exotic” as a compliment from men. HATE IT.
Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?Kanye West (via myhertsgard)
Brown parents be like: wow she’s a phD student, won the nobel peace prize and cured cancer but its a shame she’s not married.