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So many hardcore bands, so many indie bands comprised of men that go out into the world and do terrible things with the privileges they’ve been granted from birth, and in general that are just shitty and manipulative and abusive, and it’s exhausting because that’s what comprises the base level of the cult of cool. And to me it’s really reprehensible. It’s a big world, you have the opportunity to learn and then you have the opportunity to go out and try to make it a less horrible place to be. It feels like most people, when they’re faced with that choice, just turn it down.
Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy, "Other Bands’ Complacency Is The Reason I’m Never, Ever, Ever Going To Shut Up" (via zerosara)

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"I have no idea where this guy got off thinking it was acceptable devoting one paragraph to my politics and three to my appearance."

This video is just a hit parade of quotable sound bites. Her stories of growing up as “the smart one” (3:00), telling off a music critic, struggling with major body image issues (5:15), and learning to take up space as a tall, emotional, complex woman are so, so great. Beauty, honesty, and wisdom abound — just press play!

Things that really resonated with me: 

"I’m literally the most sensitive person I have ever known. I’m like a flower that wilts if you look at it wrong! I cry constantly."

“I was always the character actress. I’ve grown up my whole life playing second fiddle to the pretty girl. And it took a really long time for me to realize that it’s okay to be who I am, and that in somebody’s eyes, I might be the pretty girl.”

“And there was a period a couple of years ago where I honestly felt like unless I got my body together, I would never be successful.” 

(Source: stylelikeu.com)