friendly reminder that when oliver wood addressed the gryffindor quidditch team as ‘men’, angelina johnson called him out on his sexist and misogynistic bullshit by reminding him there were women on the team too, and he listened to her without question ✿◕‿◕✿
This is difficult to do—it is difficult to remember that people with lives different and distant from your own even celebrate birthdays, let alone with gifts of graffitied plywood. You will always be stuck inside of your body, with your consciousness, seeing through the world through your own eyes, but the gift and challenge of your education is to see others as they see themselves, to grapple with this mean and crazy and beautiful world in all its baffling complexity. We haven’t left you with the easiest path, I know, but I have every confidence in you, and I wish you a very happy graduation, despite the circumstances.
John Green, Commencement Address to Butler University, 11/5/2013
“These hips are big hips They need space to move around in. They don’t fit into little petty places. These hips are free hips. They don’t like to be held back These hips have never been enslaved, they go where they want to go they do what they want to do. these hips are mighty hips these hips are magic hips I have known them to put a spell on a man and spin him like a top!”