tentaclethearpist:

its 20 fucking 14 can we stop pretending that online activism and general awareness campaigns “dont do anything” before i got on tumblr i was a racist sexist anti-feminist piece of garbage whos greatest understanding of any social issue was discrimination against white gay men and that trans people were “men trapped in womens bodies”

obviously something fucking right is going on so why dont you stop being pessimistic little shits.

(via situationcandlelight)

birbrightsactivist:

if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future

because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive

our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.

(via ilovejevsjeans)

bailearly:

it was extremely cool that the VMAs this year were unintentionally girl-power/feminism themed. in case you don’t know, feminism is the belief that all genders should be equal to each other politically, economically, and socially, and tonight we made some big strides! fifth harmony, an openly feminist and female-empowering women of color girlband, made history by being the first all-girl group to win a VMA since 2008 and they don’t even have a full album out yet. nicki’s ‘anaconda’ performance destroyed SO many social standards about what women should look like and how they should dress, and she’s teaching young girls that it’s okay to do what they want with their bodies. then there are other little things, like lorde (who is openly feminist) introducing taylor swift as her “friend,” the nicki/jessie j/ariana collab, and demi lovato (also openly feminist) tweeting that she loves nicki all showed the women of hollywood not being catty towards each other and actually supporting one another, which is important when girl-on-girl hate is such a big issue. laverne cox is a trans woman of color and was able to present an award tonight and sam smith is a gay performer. beyoncé won an award tonight for best video with a social message and her performance doesn’t even need an explanation as to why it was so kick-ass and inspirational. on a sort of related note, it also fucking rocks that common talked about ferguson and announced a moment of silence for mike brown, which is an issue that many people are still not aware of. it’s important for young people interested in pop culture to have idols to look up to like these, because even though there’s still a long way to go, so much progress is being made and i’m glad the VMAs got to showcase that tonight!

(via hopelessb)

blastortoise:

it’s so weird that people are shaming Beyonce for being sexual during her performance when literally in the speech in flawless says “We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are." Like how do you miss the point that bad

(via noshirtnoblouse)

“When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty.”

Stevie Nicks (via dreamingdreamswithhappy-endings)

The great thing about being human is that you’re allowed to be many things and many contradictions. You are great. You contain multitudes.

(via powerpussysays)

(via williamshatnerds)

“Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?

Absolutely.

And does that suck?

Absolutely.

But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.

And that’s not the same for fat folk.

When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.

And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.

That’s thin privilege.”

kaniethiio:

"sexuality is a choice"

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"women wouldn’t get raped if they didn’t wear revealing clothes"

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"there are only two genders"

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"i’m not trying to be sexist/racist, but.."

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"a/bi/pansexuality isn’t real"

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"gay people shouldn’t have children"

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"i don’t want to be friends with a gay person, they could hit on me"

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"you can’t identify with the gender you want to be, only the one you were born with"

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(via three-assbutts-in-the-impala)

irrreversibility:

boys cry
girls masturbate
boys can like pink and not be gay
girls can have short hair and not be a lesbian
boys can like ballet
girls can like video games
boys can be hot without a six pack
girls can be hot without a hairless body
boys can have hair down to their waists
girls can have stretch marks, curves and back fat

gender doesn’t determine what you can and cannot enjoy, what you can and cannot look like or what you can and cannot do

(via disneydamiani)

girlgrowingsmall:

beastlyart:

boosket:

ask-bloody-fundanny:

roughkiss:

spookytheford:

did-you-kno:

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Oh god thank fucking christ.

I usually don’t reblog these, but I feel like some of my followers could probably use the reassurance. I definitely have these kinds of thoughts sometimes.

so i’m not crazy for randomly thinking such thoughts? what a relief!

Edgar Allan Poe had a name for it too: The Imp of the Perverse. he compared the impulses to a demon that urges people to do the wrong thing simply because it can be done

The compulsion to jump from high places is called “l’appel du vide" in French. The call of the void. I think it’s specific to that one instance, but I think it’s a cool phrase for this phenomenon in general.

I think about this with random sharp objects laying around, too. “What if I just jammed this into my eye or throat right now? … oh god WHAT.” Just… fucking christ, brain. Don’t.

Reblogging this again because most people don’t/never know how normal these thoughts are, and that can be a major source of stress. It’s okay. You’re okay. Just, you know, don’t follow through on that shit.

(via thecrownoutfits)

ezras-turtleneck:

congratulations pll writers, you’ve officially killed off the best character on your show. great job.

(via bethchild)

“…And please remember that you were beautiful before he told you that you were.”
— (via bl-ossomed)

(via actuallypissing)

surprisebitch:

this is why you cant say that nicki is not a feminist
surprisebitch:

this is why you cant say that nicki is not a feminist
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this is why you cant say that nicki is not a feminist
surprisebitch:

this is why you cant say that nicki is not a feminist
surprisebitch:

this is why you cant say that nicki is not a feminist
surprisebitch:

this is why you cant say that nicki is not a feminist

surprisebitch:

this is why you cant say that nicki is not a feminist

(via 2009dan)

askclint:

If you are reading this, you have survived your entire life up until this point.

You have survived traumas, heartbreak, devastation, the elements, different phases of life. And here you are.

You go, motherfucker. You’re awesome.

(via missallydia)

“I think we need to think critically about why we keep placing the responsibility for preventing sexual assault on young women.”
— Why rape prevention activists don’t like the new nail polish that can detect roofies. (via think-progress)

(via heycoleyyy)

alisonisthegreateststar:

Billy Eichner on the 2014 Primetime Emmys: “Tatiana Maslany was snubbed….”

The World: 

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