MEANWHILE IN PRETEND YOU’RE XYZZY
The axe forgets; the tree remembers.
African proverb (via futurepharaohs)
The axe forgets, but the tree remembers- Shona Proverb (Zimbabwe & Zambia)
The axe forgets, the tree does not forget- Swahili proverb
Reblogged not only for the great quote, but also the additions. “African Proverb” is about as ridiculous as “Asian Proverb” or “European Proverb”. Africa is a huge continent with many extremely diverse cultures. Let’s try to avoid homogenizing it.
I honestly can’t believe this right now. I was complaining to my bf about some Kotex tampons I had used, going on a bit of a rant about how bad they were, and on a whim I decided to go to the website and leave a review so other people who might get them would know better.
I’ve never written a tampon review in my life (it’s not something I ever anticipated doing) so I had a little fun getting very passionate about my thoughts, and then went to submit…. Only to receive the words: ‘Your review text contains inappropriate language.’ I was confused at first, I mean I was pretty emphatic, but I didn’t cuss at all… and then I realized: I had typed the word ‘vagina.’
You can’t type the word ‘vagina’ on a TAMPON review because it’s considered inappropriate.
KOTEX, a company that makes OVER A BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR primarily selling products to people with vaginas, thinks that someone typing the word “VAGINA” in a review of a product that goes IN THEIR VAGINA is being inappropriate and needs to be censored.
I retyped “v*gina” with an asterisk like it was a swear word, submitted and it went to preview mode with no problem. But I’m still kind of in shock… Honestly, what is wrong with Kotex that they think they need to protect tampon users from the word ‘vagina’?
If you didn’t think our society’s fear of the vagina was absurd, here you go. It’s cartoonish.
WORTH SEEING: “F*CK IT, I QUIT.” This is the proper way to quit a job.
She just lived my dream.
Boss ass bitch