"I understand that as a man your initial response to women talking about misogyny, sexism, rape culture and sexual violence is to wave your hands in the air like a drowning man and cry, “Not all men! Not all men!” as if to signal yourself as someone who is not an entitled, presumptive fuck-whistle, but please believe me that interjecting yourself in that way confirms that you are. Because forcing yourself into safe spaces and unwelcome conversations makes you exactly that."
--Chuck Wendig from "Not All Men, But Still Too Many Men"
“Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.” ~-Chris Hadfield, astronaut
Quoted in "Making Your Passion Your Career (Despite the Naysayers) by Esther Litchfield-Fink
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