“That’s just such a weird deflection. Actually, she’s just making one thing about race. That’s not everything. It’s just one thing. You are counting wrong.” Mallory Ortberg

“One of the really unique pains of being a person of color – specifically a black woman – around a group of white people is feeling like if you are trying to name a dynamic or identify something that has a really weighted racist history when someone is saying ‘You’re making everything about race.’ That’s just such a weird deflection. Actually, she’s just making one thing about race. That’s not everything. It’s just one thing. You are counting wrong.”

“It is okay for you to say it. You are not making ‘Everything about race.’ Which is such a weird racist deflection that white people, we sometimes do when somebody says ‘I don’t like this’ The conversation becomes this white fear about being called racist. As if ‘I can’t be racist, that’s what bad people are.’ As if it’s no longer about one thing I did, it’s about whether I’m a categorically ‘good person.’ I have to defend myself so I will ignore, demean, justify myself. Discredit that person until they drop the subject. And that’s a really bad response.”

– Mallory Ortberg

Source: Dear Prudence: The “On the Nose” Edition

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“Now we have with legal marijuana. 7 states I think it is. That’s incredible. The people who had a few ounces of marijuana and they’re in there for 20 years. It doesn’t make any sense.” Martha Stewart

“I wasn’t even accused of insider trading. One thing I never want is for that to be the major thing of my life. It’s not a good experience. And it doesn’t make you stronger. I was a strong person to start with and thank God I was. I can hold my head up and say I’m fine.” Martha Stewart

“America has so many people in prison. You go to Finland. There’s about 100 people in prison in Finland or some tiny number. They don’t believe in that kind of incarceration. I don’t think we should the numbers of people in prison. Most of the women in this institution were there because of the New York State drug laws. Now we have with legal marijuana 7 states I think it is. That’s incredible. The people who had a few ounces of marijuana and they’re in there for 20 years. It doesn’t make any sense.”

Source: Katie Couric – 40. Martha Stewart Speaks Her Mind

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“Think out of the box. Do something. Surprise yourself. If you surprise yourself, you surprise everybody else. Your instincts are correct.” Nancy Cartwright (Voice of Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, and Ralph Wiggum)

“Think out of the box. Do something. Surprise yourself. If you surprise yourself, you surprise everybody else. Your instincts are correct. If it’s calculated and looks like it’s staged, it doesn’t create that effect. To me, it has to be something that is so sincere. It has to be honest.” Nancy Cartwright (Voice of Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, and Ralph Wiggum)

Source: The James Altucher Show – Ep. 258 – Nancy Cartwright: Becoming Bart Simpson… 

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“New revelation after reading this book. I’m so much more aware of how fucking fragile men’s self-image is.” Jolenta Greenberg

“New revelation after reading this book. I’m so much more aware of how fucking fragile men’s self-image is. How much they need to be pumped up. I’m not saying we should do it. I look back at all of these interactions I have with men. With bosses. It’s like oh my god. I walk around threatening masculinity like there’s no tomorrow. I’m not gonna change it about myself. I think it’s good for all the men who come in contact with me to feel belittled and have to struggle with their self-image. Cause I do every day. Why can’t they? I forgot how much they act out when they feel threatened. It’s shocking.” Jolenta Greenberg

Source: Bonus Episode: Season One Wrap-Up – By The Book (podcast)

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