Mona Eltahawy

"A Woman who writes has power. A woman with power is feared. In the eyes of the world this makes us dangerous beasts." Gloria Anzaldua.

Do hymens really prove whether someone’s a virgin?



Someone asked us:

So what’s the truth about hymens being an accurate guarantor of virginity?

Great question, and one that seems to cause some unnecessary stress for a lot of people.

Let’s talk about hymens first. The hymen is a thin, fleshy tissue that stretches across part of the…


Two notes and an inscription found in Notes to Myself by Hugh Prather.

I wish we could move our culture to a point where rape or domestic abuse is as unthinkable as cannibalism.

—Lacy Johnson, author of THE OTHER SIDE (Tin House 2014)

(Source: thetinhouse)

You lethargic, waiting upon me,
waiting for the fire and I
attendant upon you, shaken by your beauty

Shaken by your beauty

—William Carlos Williams, Paterson (via observando)

She imagines him imagining her. This is her salvation.

—Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin (via larmoyante)

(via cleophatrajones)