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Text 17 Sep 604 notes When Beyonce sings about positive body image but then photoshops a thigh gap into her own Instagram pics
Photo 17 Sep 441 notes newyorker:

Today’s daily cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz imagines the next steps in space travel.

newyorker:

Today’s daily cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz imagines the next steps in space travel.

Photo 17 Sep 2,982 notes darvinasafo:

Preach.

darvinasafo:

Preach.

Video 17 Sep 54,614 notes

27482:

i think about this video almost every day

Video 17 Sep 240,940 notes

I love my skin!

(Source: arthaemisia)

Video 17 Sep 603 notes

everythingscenic:

Eurydice. Melpomene Katakalos.

Mandell Weiss Forum, UCSD

Quote 17 Sep 81,292 notes

We were grabbing a bite of lunch at a small cafe, in a mall, right across from a booth that sold jewelry and where ears could be pierced for a fee. A mother approaches with a little girl of six or seven years old. The little girl is clearly stating that she doesn’t want her ears pierced, that’s she’s afraid of how much it will hurt, that she doesn’t like earrings much in the first place. Her protests, her clear ‘no’ is simply not heard. The mother and two other women, who work the booth, begin chatting and trying to engage the little girl in picking out a pair of earrings. She has to wear a particular kind when the piercing is first done but she could pick out a fun pair for later.

"I don’t want my ears pierced."

"I don’t want any earrings."

The three adults glance at each other conspiratorially and now the pressure really begins. She will look so nice, all the other girls she knows wear earrings, the pain isn’t bad.

She, the child, sees what’s coming and starts crying. As the adults up the volume so does she, she’s crying and emitting a low wail at the same time. “I DON’T WANT MY EARS PIERCED.”

Her mother leans down and speaks to her, quietly but strongly, the only words we could hear were ‘… embarrassing me.’

We heard, then, two small screams, when the ears were pierced.

Little children learn early and often that ‘no doesn’t mean no.’

Little children learn early that no one will stand with them, even the two old men looking horrified at the events from the cafeteria.

Little girls learn early and often that their will is not their own.

No means no, yeah, right.

Most often, for kids and others without power, ”no means force.”

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from "No Means Force" at Dave Hingsburger’s blog.

This is important. It doesn’t just apply to little girls and other children, though it often begins there.

For the marginalized, our “no’s” are discounted as frivolous protests, rebelliousness, or anger issues, or we don’t know what we’re talking about, or we don’t understand what’s happening.

When “no means force” we become afraid to say no.

(via k-pagination)

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Text 15 Sep 33,700 notes

malahua:

alienpunkers:

Porn is one of the biggest and most harmful industries in the world, closely affiliated with human trafficking and drugs and alcohol abuse, causing rape between children, violence, beastiality and pedophilism and its fetishizing race, underage girls, trans people and lesbianism. Thought you should know. 

I can’t believe people see this, think it’s not fact based and supported by years of research, and go on watching porn anyway.


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