"And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard."
— "Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)
"'Just because I got an Emmy nomination doesn't mean the lives of trans people aren't in peril every day.'"
— Laverne Cox (via angerisbeautiful-79)
"I don’t believe that there is really ever any closure. You sort of just learn to go about your life with this new thread that’s knit into your being."
— sweetfineday (via 52hearts)