October212014
emosad420:

these god damn nerds are lucky dinosaurs don’t exist anymore. you gonna front up to a t-rex and tell him he dont exist? he’ll fuck you up dont even matter that he got tiny ass arms

emosad420:

these god damn nerds are lucky dinosaurs don’t exist anymore. you gonna front up to a t-rex and tell him he dont exist? he’ll fuck you up dont even matter that he got tiny ass arms

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1AM

bong-voyage:

I bet my soul smells like weed

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smokesomeweedaboutit:

*cue nostalgic sighs*

smokesomeweedaboutit:

*cue nostalgic sighs*

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theblackestwidow:

THIS MAN IS A GIFT

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12AM
“Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” Francis Bacon (via observando)

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12AM

littlebluboxx:

silentauroriamthereal:

nofreedomlove:

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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12AM

Money can buy

ragingpeacock:

  • Independence and safety (not having to rely on abusive ppl, getting to control how you spend your time and money)
  • Experiences (travel, events, vacations, entertainment)
  • Health (medical care duh, good food, good location, reduced stress)
  • Opportunity (car, being able to move, having a safety net, “looking professional”)
  • Confidence (clothes that make you look good, things that make you feel good)

iunno that seems a lot like happiness

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October202014

thefiveandten said: Hi, I am looking for any databases, sites or organizations that might provide me with some information on the rape of women by law enforcement. I am writing a thesis on the social control of women of color by police in the U.S. and of course, this issue is very under-reported. If you could help me in any way, I would be very grateful! If you need my references or any information from me, please let me know. I am more than willing to oblige. Thank you very much!

rapeculturerealities:

Hi there!

Recently, Daniel Holtzclaw brought the issue front and center with his actions.  He chose black women because he believed that they would be less likely to fight back against a police officer due to the very real fear that such actions might endanger their lives.  He also knew that they would not come forward or would not likely be believed if they did.  He very deliberately used his power and privilege as a means to intimidate the women he raped.  He understood the role that racism plays in rape culture and used it with a confidence borne of years of watching others get away with similar behavior.

As you might imagine, there aren’t a lot of people willing or able to speak out about this kind of assault.  But with that in mind, here is what I was able to find:

Surviving the Silence: Black Women’s Stories of Rape

At the Dark End of the Street; Black Women, Rape and Resistance


When Cops Rape and Nothing Happens

Color of Rape:Gender and Race in Television’s Public Spheres

Police Brutality Against Women of Color and Trans People of Color

The Sociocultural Context of African American and White American Women’s Rape (this one is an abstract of a paper that is pay-to-read)

Black Women and Anti-Rape Activism

If anyone else has resources to suggest, please do!

-Spider-

11PM
“Realize that anyone who tries to put you down about your appearance is assuming that it is your job to please them visually. Once you realize that it isn’t your job to be visually pleasing to anyone, ever, it becomes very hard for anyone to make you feel bad about yourself.”

Skeptifem (via grrrlstudies)

AFUCKINGMEN.

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11PM
rapeculturerealities:

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rapeculturerealities:

Want to plaster this sticker everywhere? We don’t blame you! Make a monthly recurring donation to The Monument Quilt of $5 or more and we’ll send you one!
1) Donate here: https://themonumentquilt.org/donate/
2) Email us your mailing address so we can send you the sticker! upsettingrapeculture@gmail.com

9PM

organicafe:

boys should not be allowed to call you out of the blue and tell you they want you back

9PM

I’m not stupid, I know I’m hard to love. I know I am jealous and sensitive, cruel and vengeful.

But you love me like it’s the easiest thing you’ve ever done.

#692: October 8, 2014  (via thegirlwiththelittlecurl)

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dalyproof:

Sure, kittens are cute and all..but what about the love and wisdom of old dogs?

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