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Dec 14, 2013 / 210,481 notes

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honeyweregoingdown:

This helped me a lot.

"We’ve had sex before" is the one I heard most from my ex, however most of these can be applied to my previous relationship. I am so glad that this is here. 

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Dec 14, 2013 / 363,500 notes

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exoticwild:

What I’m really terrified of is leading an average, ordinary life with a regular job and an invariable routine, planned holidays, an average household, fixed responsibilities and not doing anything different to be remembered by.

i have so many thoughts on this. but for now this is where my life is going.

Oddly, this sounds like heaven to me. In my world, nothing is invariable, nothing can be taken for granted - jobs are lost, bills are unpaid, my family is in bad health. I would love for all the struggles to just pause for a minute, and I am thrilled to have a regular 9-5 with health insurance and a 401K. Only those who already have everything have the ability to be bored. Man, how I wish my life was boring.

Dec 14, 2013 / 123,293 notes

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Dec 14, 2013 / 354 notes

300 FAVORITE MOVIES (in no particular order)

199. Casablanca (1942)

"We’ll always have Paris"

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godooble:

Check out New York native Amanda Mustafic’s post about Dooble on her blog- Off The Book. We love Dooble too- 
http://www.off-the-book.org/2013/12/book-club-buzz-dooble.html

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Dec 14, 2013 / 1 note

godooble:

Check out New York native Amanda Mustafic’s post about Dooble on her blog- Off The Book. We love Dooble too- 

http://www.off-the-book.org/2013/12/book-club-buzz-dooble.html

Oh look! My blog is Tumblr-famous!

Here’s a situation every woman is familiar with: some guy she knows, perhaps a casual acquaintance, perhaps just some dude at the bus stop, is obviously infatuated with her. He’s making conversation, he’s giving her the eye. She doesn’t like him. She doesn’t want to talk to him. She doesn’t want him near her. He is freaking her out. She could disobey the rules, and tell him to GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM HER, and continue screaming GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME every time he tries to step closer, or speak to her again. And then he will be all, “I was just talking to you! WTF!” and everybody else will be all, “Yeah, seriously, why’d you freak out at a guy just talking to you?” and refuse to offer the support she needs to be safe from dude. Or, the guy might become hostile, violent even. Ladies, you’ve seen that look, the “bitch can’t ignore me” look. It’s a source of constant confusion, as soon as you start budding breasts, that the man who just a moment ago told you how pretty you are is now calling you a stupid ugly whore, all because you didn’t get in his car.

OR

You could follow the rules. You could flirt back a little, look meek, not talk, not move away. You might have to put up with a lot more talking, you might have to put up with him trying to ask you out to lunch every day, you might even have to go out to lunch with him. You might have to deal with him copping a feel. But he won’t turn violent on you, and neither will the spectators who have watched him browbeat you into a frightened and flirtatious corner.

So we learn the rules will protect us. We learn that, when we step out of line, somebody around us might very well turn crazy. Might hurt us. And we won’t be defended by onlookers, who think we’ve provoked the crazy somehow. So, having your ass grabbed at the bus stop, having to go out to dinner with a guy you fucking can’t stand, maybe even having to fuck him once or twice, it’s a small sacrifice to avoid being ostracized, insulted, verbally abused, and possibly physically assaulted.

It’s a rude fucking awakening when a woman gets raped, and follows the rules she has been taught her whole life — doesn’t refuse to talk, doesn’t refuse to flirt, doesn’t walk away ignoring him, doesn’t hit, doesn’t scream, doesn’t fight, doesn’t raise her voice, doesn’t deny she liked kissing — and finds out after that she is now to blame for the rape. She followed the rules. The rules that were supposed to keep the rape from happening. The rules that would keep her from being fair game for verbal and physical abuse. Breaking the rules is supposed to result in punishment, not following them. For every time she lowered her voice, let go of a boundary, didn’t move away, let her needs be conveniently misinterpreted, and was given positive reinforcement and a place in society, she is now being told that all that was wrong, this one time, and she should have known that, duh.

For anybody who has ever watched the gendered social interactions of women — watched a woman get browbeaten into accepting attention she doesn’t want, watched a woman get interrupted while speaking, watched a woman deny she is upset at being insulted in public, watched a woman get grabbed because of what she was wearing, watched a woman stop arguing — and said and done nothing, you never have the right to ever ask, “Why didn’t she fight back?”

She didn’t fight back because you told her not to. Ever. Ever. You told her that was okay, and necessary, and right.

You didn’t give her a caveat. You didn’t say, “Unless…” You said, “Good for you, shutting up and backing down 99% of the time. Too bad that 1% of the time makes you a fucking whore who deserved it.”

Nobody obtains the superpower to behave dramatically differently during a frightening confrontation. Women will behave the same way they have been taught to behave in all social, professional, and sexual interactions. And they will be pretty goddamned surprised to come out the other end and find out that means they can legally be raped at any time, by just about anybody.

Dec 8, 2013 / 18,956 notes
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paulasearing:

New, new, new! Sets of Ghost Drawings for sale via Etsy! More to come soon… https://www.etsy.com/shop/KangarooCourt

I KNOW THIS ARTIST! She’s the bomb…just like her artwork. Best part of all of this: You can have your own Paula Searing original! Check it out on Etsy!

Dec 8, 2013 / 187,592 notes

trebled-negrita-princess:

tiny puppies on tiny couches !

TINY PUPPY COUCH OH MY GOD!!!!

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sadxfuzz:

THE REALEST SHIT I EVER SEEN GOD DAMN


Truth
Dec 8, 2013 / 233,576 notes

sadxfuzz:

THE REALEST SHIT I EVER SEEN GOD DAMN

Truth

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Dec 8, 2013 / 368,034 notes

kristikrunch:

i found it

I FOUND MY FAVORITE POST

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Dec 8, 2013 / 292,259 notes

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emmaswanned:

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notkatniss:

IVE BEEN LAUGHING AT THIS THEY JUST STARE AT EACH OTHER HOLDING PUPPIES 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klmvEfIneiY

#(i advise you to open that link in a new window and just let it play over the gif)
Dec 7, 2013 / 164,136 notes
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compilation of scarlett’s bitchfaces: requested by duchessbitchqueen

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Men’s rights activists don’t organize marches; they don’t build shelters or raise funds for abused men; they don’t organize prostate cancer-awareness events or campaign against prison rape. What they actually do, when they’re not simply carping in comments online, is target and harass women—from feminist writers and professors to activists—in an attempt to silence them.
Dec 7, 2013 / 58,387 notes
We as women are trained to see ourselves as cheap imitations of fashion photographs, rather than seeing fashion photographs as cheap imitations of women.
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth (via spoookywinchesters)

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Dec 7, 2013 / 34,856 notes