'Tell me what happens the first time you see a woman naked.'
'The first time you see a woman naked will not be like you imagined. There will be no love, no trust, no intimacy. You won’t even be in the same room as her.
You won’t get to smile as she undresses you and you undress her. You won’t get to calm her nerves with nerves of your own. You won’t get to kiss her, feeling her lips and the edge of her tongue. You won’t get to brush your fingers over the lace of her bra or count her ribs or feel her heartbeat.
The first time you see a woman naked you will be sitting in front of a computer screen watching someone play at intimacy and perform at sex. She will contort her body to please everyone in the room but her. You will watch this woman who is not a woman, pixelated and filtered and customized. She will come ready-made, like an order at a restaurant. The man on the screen will be bigger than you, rougher than you. He will teach you how to talk to her. He will teach you where to put your hands and he will teach you what you’re supposed to like. He will teach you to take what is yours.
You must unlearn this. You must unlearn this twisted sense of love. You must unlearn the definition of pleasure and intimacy you are being taught. Kill this idea of love, this idea of entitlement, this way of scarring one another.’
this scared me and made me cry and i am almost embarrassed to post this but quite honestly i would rather fight for this rather than anything else.
men and womens value, and the indescribable importance of intimacy
SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT (a southern gothic/americana collection)
southern gothic /’sʌð(ə)n gɒθɪk/ n. a subgenre of gothic fiction set in the American South; common themes include flawed, disturbing and eccentric characters, decayed and derelict settings, and sinister actions emanating from poverty, abuse or alienation
I. WATER AND ASH | NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS /// II. THE CURSE | AGNES OBEL /// III. FIRE WALKER - BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB /// IV. WILDERLAND | ANAÏS MITCHELL /// V. DANGER AND DREAD | BROWN BIRD /// VI. HOW’S IT GONNA END | TOM WAITS /// VII. RAISE HELL | BRANDI CARLILE /// VIII. THIN LINE | HONEY HONEY /// IX. FAR FROM ANY ROAD | THE HANDSOME FAMILY /// X. SKIN AND BONES | FOO FIGHTERS /// XI. FIRE | DELTA RAE /// XII. WAITING AROUND TO DIE | THE BE GOOD TANYAS /// XIII. HARD TIME KILLING FLOOR BLUES | CHRIS THOMAS KING /// XIV. AIN’T NO GRAVE | CROOKED STILL /// XV. SINKING HANDS | WOVEN HAND /// XVI. DEVIL’S SPOKE | LAURA MARLING /// XVII. LOSE YOUR SOUL | DEAD MAN’S BONES /// XVIII. WAX & WANE | ALANA HENDERSON /// XIX. BURIED IN TEETH | MARIEE SIOUX /// XX. RATTLIN’ BONES | KASEY CHAMBERS & SHANE NICHOLSON /// XXI. GONE, I’M GONE | ANAÏS MITCHELL
“God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, for when they shall rise from the dead they are as a n g e l s which are in h e a v e n.”