In my heart was the belief that God would protect me. If I am speaking for my rights, for the rights of girls, I am not doing anything wrong. It’s my duty to do so. God wants to see how we behave in such situations. There is a saying in the Quran, “The falsehood has to go and the truth will prevail.”

– Malala Yousafzai

This room is used to be his servants’ room. One of few places that are allowed to be captured by camera. (at Jim Thompson House)

Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they’d just walk around naked at all times.

– Betsey Johnson

(Source: glamour)


"Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. That sensibility is prevalent, even to this day."

"Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. That sensibility is prevalent, even to this day."

(Source: nataliedurmer, via huffingtonpostwomen)

Nickolas Murray, Herbert List, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Madame Yevonde, & River Phoenix behind the small plant. (at Cafe Batavia - Kota Tua - Jakarta)

Persistence isn’t very glamorous. If genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Then as culture we tend to lionize the one percent. We love its flash and dazzle. But great power lies in the other ninety-nine percent.

– Susan Cain

But what makes street harassment difficult to tackle in everyday life is that there doesn’t seem to be a clear-cut way to deal with it. Other countries have tried to implement female-only train cars to curb harassment, Italy opened a women-only beach to stop the leering and catcalling and now hotels are even offering floors dedicated only to female travellers.

The message here is that women should change their behaviour, not men. And what happens if women-only spaces become the norm and someone is harassed outside of one – will we blamed for not taking our designated train car? We deserve safety in public spaces, not just in segregated “safe zones”.