it took me 28 years but i’m finally able to say, i earned this
we teach girls to shrink themselves. to make themselves smaller. We say to girls- “curl up into morph ball form to reach previously inaccessible areas through the use of tunnels, and detonate power bombs to kill attached metroids”
"How we yearn to return to the time before history claimed us, before things went wrong. How we yearn even for the gold of a July evening on which, though things had already gone wrong, things had not gone as wrong as they were going to. How we pine for Paradise. To draw back the curtain of events that has fallen between us and the Golden Age." —Graham Swift, Waterland
(“Aaron Carter: Hilary Duff Is Love of My Life, I’ll Spend the Rest of My Life Trying to Get Her Back”)
In 1979, Margaret Thatcher attended an economic summit in Japan. She was still a fairly new prime minister when she headed to Tokyo [and] to ensure Thatcher’s safety, they came up with a novel plan: they would offer her a detail of 20 “karate ladies” for protection. There was only one hitch in this bizarre plan: Thatcher wanted no part of it.
Recently released records quote Thatcher’s cabinet secretary Sir John Hunt as saying, “Mrs. Thatcher will attend the summit as Prime Minister and not as a woman per se…the Prime Minister would like to be treated in exactly the same manner as the other visiting Heads of Delegation…If other delegation leaders, for example, are each being assigned 20 karate gentlemen, the Prime Minister would have no objection to this; but she does not wish to be singled out.