We are sons of the cosmos,
but our conscience,
our soul, make us strangers
in that same cosmos,
from which we were produced,
and which still remains secretly
intimate to us.
E. Morin French philosopher and sociologist
i have a special folder for photos of small dogs snoozing on large sleeping places
I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am.
— (via bitingthehandthatstarvesme)
A Christian group shows up to a Chicago Gay Pride parade holding apologetic signs including “I’m sorry for how the church treated you”……
Men and women are framed as inherently, biologically different, which is meant to explain and naturalize the social and behavioral differences between the sexes that the lay public so easily recounts. We are all familiar with these social and behavioral differences; they are inescapable in our culture: women are more emotional than men, men are more sexually motivated than are women, women are listeners while men are problem-solvers, and so on and so forth. What is fascinating is that our society seeks to explain these differences as biological and that we invest vast scientific resources in ‘proving’ that sex is the most powerful predictor of what type of individuals we will become.
— Jill Fisher
'Gendering Science: Contextualizing Historical and Contemporary Pursuits of Difference,' Gender and the Science of Difference, p.1-2 (via the-sociologist)