Patrick Li SS13
things i like to eat:
tofu with minced meat
and the mandatory *hainanese* soup with rice
What she should have been asking herself, she thought, was not whether she was attractive to anyone or whether they hated her, but whether, at this stage in her life, she wanted anyone to be attracted to her at all
In 1926, in colonial India, a teenage girl involved in the resistance movement failed to carry out an order to kill. Instead, she chose to take her own life, perhaps as a public protest. Before she went through with her mission, she awaited her period to make sure that no one would claim that she had killed herself for other reasons. Nonetheless, despite her precaution, the official and accepted story is that she killed herself because of an unwanted pregnancy (despite the fact that her menstruation was known in the household at the time). Spivak’s point here is that a subaltern cannot speak; it can act, but it will not be recognised. The Indian girl could have taken as many precautions as she wished, but as a subaltern (as woman in a patriarchal ideology and as a colonial subject) her actions would never be recognised as intended. Spivak is quite rigid on this matter; a subaltern is always silent; if a voice is recognised, it has ceased to be subaltern. It is a matter of power relations between colonial interests versus the interests of the subjected.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
—Jim Rohn (via thatkindofwoman)
Tea with Claire Lyon last Friday at the TWG Tea in Marina Bay Sands :)
How did u meet her! Ahhh