Women gained the right to vote in Canada before Aboriginal people did. Women’s suffrage was granted before World War II, but Aboriginal people had to wait until the late 60s to be allowed to vote. Aboriginal women? A few years after.
“When you read a book, what you see are black squiggles on pulped wood or, increasingly, dark pixels on a pale screen. To transform these icons into characters and events, you must imagine. And when you imagine, you create. It’s in being read that a book becomes a book, and in each of a million different readings a book becomes one of a million different books.”—Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (via bookmania)
“All art is an invitation to abandon your point of view. An attempt to see the world in a different way. And if people authentically attempt to abandon their points of view and see the world from our perspective, then I think all comments they would make through that process would be legitimate and wonderful.”—Lana Wachowski (via ronenreblogs)