“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
- The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams, 1922
Must Watch: Emma Watson delivers the most power speech to United Nations about feminism
I have never read more disgustingly feeble-minded comments than those below this video. Emma’s speech was well written and well executed, props to her for supporting gender equality regarding men AND women.
Yes! If you have not seen Emma Watson’s speech to the UN introducing the #heforshe movement, reclaiming “feminism” as an inclusive and supportive term that is beneficial for BOTH men and women and the extension of the formal invitation to all men to get involved in the conversation that can and will change the way all human beings relate to each other… Do not wait another second. Watch it now. There are too many painful truths to ignore. Gender inequality hurts MEN AND WOMEN and the slow but necessary March towards equality is the only way to truly evolve in our humanity.