… for why was Miss West an arrant feminist for making a possibly true if uncomplimentary statement about the other sex? — [it] was not merely the cry of a wounded vanity; it was a protest against some infringement of his [all men’s] power to believe in himself. Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. Without that power probably the Earth would still be swamp and jungle. … And it serves to explain how restless they are under her criticism; how impossible it is for her to say to them this book is bad … without giving far more pain and rousing far more anger than a man would do who gave the same criticism. For if she begins to tell the truth, the figure in the looking-glass shrinks; his fitness for life is diminished. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf (via highjinks)
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My name is Emilie, otherwise known as the lady who is intent on using her love of film to change the world's perspective on equality. SeekingAequitas chronicles all of the experiences that I will go through as I seek knowledge about our world and people in general, not just by various diary entries, but by my interactions with others and their personal perceptions about the world around them. There is nothing more fascinating then the deep personal connections that we all share with one another, so come inside and see for yourself how strange this place is.
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