we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.

She did not flinch. “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.”

Michele Roberts, the NBA’s new union leader—the first woman to hold such a position over a major North American professional sports union.

File under: rad Women of Color. File under: all my favorite things in one place. File under: holy shit.

(via littlecartography)