"Girls can be so in need of social approval that they confuse harassment for acceptance—thinking that any attention is better than none. Since many girls as well as boys buy the idea that sexual aggression and exploitation is normal masculine behaviour, it may not even occur to them to demand to be treated as equals."
- Leora Tanenbaum (via a-thousand-words)
"I don’t want to be liked, particularly, I’d like to be understood."
- Bette Davis, from The Lonely Life: An Autobiography (via violentwavesofemotion)