"But people do pay other people to act like part of the family. That doesn't mean it's not a transaction.”
“Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don't take it off until you're thirty-four.”
“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man."
"[This book] is a straight-talking, clearly referenced, scientific guide. It will not pretend that the climate crisis is not all that bad nor will it propose that simply remembering to turn off the lightbulb is sufficient climate action. It will tell it like it is. And it will only offer action items that make a highly significant difference. No speculative theories. No time-wasting. No BS."
The UK are in full swing of the Extinction Rebellion protests at the moment, and this is the time (though it should’ve started much earlier) to educate ourselves and start putting pressure on those who can actually make a difference.
"You live through certain things before you understand them. You can't always take the analytical position."