“I think you need to fall in love with the wrong person. I think you need to fight and cry and sweat and bleed and fail. I think you need to have bad relationships and bad breakups. I think you need all of that so that when the right person and the right relationship comes along you can sigh with relief and say, “Ah yes. That is how its supposed to feel.””
— Excerpt from “Conversations with my Mother” (via dep4rture)
(Source: speioritur, via touchmeslowly)
12:00 pm • 12 July 2014
“We’re adults, but, like…adult cats. Someone should probably take care of us, but we can sort of make it on our own.”
my roommate, on the question “are we adults” (via hawkatte)
(Source: disjunct, via likes2fish)
4:48 am • 12 July 2014
Right-wing men: female bodies should be private property.
Left-wing men: female bodies should be common property.
2:24 am • 12 July 2014
I spent a lot of today telling myself I’m not disgusting and repulsive and a horrible human being, and basically trying not to hate myself, but it’s not really working. And I’m really lonely and sad and full of self-loathing and I don’t know how to make myself feel better.
10:46 pm • 11 July 2014
Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.
I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.
9:36 pm • 11 July 2014
"Land of bears and land of eagle. Land that gave us birth and blessing. Land that called us ever homewards. We will go home across the mountains. We will go home singing our song. Hear our singing, hear our longing. We will go home across the mountains." (requested by khuzdith)
(Source: weloveperioddrama, via nosmokewithoutpancakes)
12:00 pm • 11 July 2014
"oh hm an article about women being harassed on the street with lots of comments by women about how they get harassed on the street and how much they hate it? i should probably comment about how women never get harassed on the street and if they do they should like it.” - actual real men in this world
9:36 am • 11 July 2014
just a reminder that george zimmerman is a free man today after shooting a defenseless black teenager in cold blood
4:48 am • 11 July 2014
“Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?”
“No,” the guard said, “you’re wrong. Slavery was outlawed with the exception of prisons. Slavery is legal in prisons.”
I looked it up and sure enough, she was right. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution says:
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Well, that explained a lot of things. That explained why jails and prisons all over the country are filled to the brim with Black and Third World people, why so many Black people can’t find a job on the streets and are forced to survive the best way they know how. Once you’re in prison, there are plenty of jobs, and, if you don’t want to work, they beat you up and throw you in a hole. If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would amount to billions… Prisons are a profitable business. They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery. In every state more and more prisons are being built and even more are on the drawing board. Who are they for? They certainly aren’t planning to put white people in them. Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people”
— Assata Shakur’s autobiography (via the-uncensored-she)
2:24 am • 11 July 2014
No matter how you phrase it. 77 Palestinians have been murdered by Israel in 48 hours. 0 Israelis have died. This is the reality.
9:36 pm • 10 July 2014