“If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you?”
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Juggling the personal with the political isn’t easy in a biased society. We are, even the most diligent of us, influenced by gender, race, and other identities. And we make personal and professional decisions based on a variety of needs and pressures. Judging each other without acknowledging these influences is uncharitable at best and dishonest at worst. A tiny top and a traditional marriage should not be enough to strip a woman otherwise committed to gender equality of the feminist mantle. If we all had pundits assessing our actions against a feminist litmus test, I reckon not even Gloria Steinem and bell hooks would pass muster. Women must be allowed their humanity and complexity. Even self-proclaimed feminists. Even Queen Beys. — All Hail the Queen? by Tamara Winfrey Harris
Are we scandalized by the Ford crack story because it’s hard drugs, or because it’s crack: a drug associated, in legend if not fact, with urban black poverty? I don’t think we’d be as outraged, if the drug were cocaine, and the setting a posh hotel. Because race is the culmination of all privilege narratives, because when we talk about power we are always, on some level talking about race, it’s fitting that the most outrageous Ford story of all is the most racialized one. — Crack is the Ultimate Gesture in Rob Ford’s History of Irony by Alexandra Kimball
The one. The only. Rob Ford.
If you’re not doing needles and you’re not gay, you won’t get AIDS probably. — Rob Ford, June 2006
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