"The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can’t lick ‘em, join ‘em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold; we can no longer describe a happy man, nor make any celebration of joy."
Ursula Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
#i love dark and grim narratives a lot but i’m so sick of how popular they are#nope just because a story shows us the awful side of humanity and existence it doesn’t mean it’s good #nope just because a story shows us the awful sides of humanity and existence itself it doesn’t mean it’s good #especially if the execution is terrible which is where too many of these narratives fall flat (via sokkasass)
(Source: alltheladiesyouhate, via quigonejinn)
"These are women who have to fight to be included within the category ‘woman,’ in a way that is not dissimilar from the earlier struggles of black women and women of color who were assigned the gender female at birth."
— Angela Davis on trans* women (via kinkykinkshamer)