"In 1963 we made 59 cents for every dollar that men made. Now it’s 77 cents. What does that mean? It means every five years we make an advancement of one penny. Oh no. No more. We’re not just going to take it anymore."
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), on the gender wage gap. The Paycheck Fairness Act failed Tuesday when Republicans voted en masse to reject it. (via washingtonpoststyle)
Dear Senate Republicans: go fuck yourselves.
"For the first eight years of our marriage, [Michelle and I] were paying more in student loans than what we were paying for our mortgage. So we know what this is about.
And we were lucky to land good jobs with a steady income. But we only finished paying off our student loans—check this out, all right, I’m the President of the United States—we only finished paying off our student loans about eight years ago."
— President Obama in North Carolina today on why Congress has to act to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling (via barackobama)
"I tried again to sleep; but my heart beat anxiously: my inward tranquillity was broken."
— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (via seabois)
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."
— Native American, Chief Seattle (via junglewalkers)