“I knew that visibility was more important than practically anything I could do … I saw that visibility could have a force on the ambitions of people who otherwise might have been disenfranchised of opportunity. I’m trying to get other people’s ambitions going before they even know what ambition is. I’m trying to light that flame deep within.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson
"Joanna R Davis, a sociologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, confronts this painful question in her study Growing Up Punk: Negotiating Ageing Identity in a Local Music Scene, published in the journal Symbolic Interaction."
“It is possible, I suppose, that some have forgotten that Michelle Obama is more than a pair of ovaries with a commitment to organic food and the sales at J. Crew. But there is also the distinct whiff of relief in the momification of Michelle, and in the regress to Camelot. It’s as though the American media — exhausted after the progressive exertions of having to be respectful and not misogynist about two women running for political office — has loosened its belt and is relaxing back into a world in which all you have to do is write about what they wear and how they mother.”—Rebecca Traister on the momification of Michelle Obama, Salon