— Jessica Valenti, Full Frontal Feminism (via 1009feminism)
"Ugly is powerful. Nothing has quite the same sting. Especially for the ladies. None of us want to be ugly; in fact, we all would really like to be beautiful—and it’s killing us. Literally. Whether we’re puking or not eating or cutting ourselves (or letting doctors do it), young women are at the center of the beauty cult. We run that shit. But when people talk about young women having eating disorders or getting plastic surgery, they often assume that we don’t know the consequences—health or otherwise. The sad truth is, young women do know. We just don’t care."