kill or give

letter to the telegraph, 1913

sir,
everyone seems to agree upon the necessity of putting a stop to suffragist outrages; but no one seems certain how to do so. there are two, and only two, ways in which this can be done. both will be effectual.

  1. kill every woman in the united kingdom.
  2. give women the vote.

yours truly,
bertha brewster

we don’t need any more superheroes

// this is everything.

“it is braver to be clark kent
than it is to be superman

changing the imagination of change

hope in the dark: untold histories, wild possibilities, by cultural critic / philosopher-poet rebecca solnit, is a potent cultural and political exploration on how to retain hope in a time of pervasive cynicism and despair. by exploring the incremental progress and slow maturation of revolutions throughout history, solnit dispels the illusion of immediacy, widely perpetuated by the !!24-hour!! news cycle that keeps us fixated on the “now” and d.i.v.o.r.c.e.s us from the continuity of life, events, and movements.

to illustrate the causeand→effect relations that provide grounds for political engagement, changing the imagination of change

not everything

that is faced can be changed

but nothing

can be changed until it is faced.

× james baldwin ×