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a collection of things that
occasionally inspire me

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cornerof5thandvermouth:

i think what people don’t realize is that people in activist spaces don’t actually like being angry all the time

we want to be able to go about our day without constantly being on guard for casual abuse, degradation, and shitty behavior hurled our way

we’re not angry at you because we think you’re unconditionally terrible people

we’re angry because we fully believe that you can do better

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fauxcyborg:

my type of girl is “girl” and my type of boy is “stand 20 feet away and fill out a form about your political views, give me references, tell me where you want to be in five years, please buy moisturizer and do something different with your hair and we’ll consider your application and get back to you in 20 business days”

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Treating the cause not the symptom since 1989. Because I’d rather build safer communities than put more locks on my doors. Now that’s a strange idea of “freedom”.

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http://candidlycara.tumblr.com/post/80128800433/shout-out-to-all-the-giant-girls-out-there-you

candidlycara:

SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE GIANT GIRLS OUT THERE. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE BBS I GOTCHU. YOU HIT YOUR HEADS ON THINGS AND YOU GET NICKNAMES LIKE GIRAFFE AND DINOSAUR AND YOU’RE LIKE “DAMN STRAIGHT I’M MAJESTIC AS FUCK." US AMAZONIAN GODDESSES WHO BREED FEAR INTO THE HEARTS OF PUNY MEN WHO CAN NOT FATHOM…

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lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

nailthatsticksup:

"TWO PLUS TWO IS FOUR!" I shriek into the night with rage. A cishet white abled man appears and says, "No, it’s not. Anything you say with anger is incorrect."

"I’m going to believe it’s five now because you’ve alienated me with your tone".

And he did.

Forever.

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You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them. You had to have him. And you did. And now you pull down the bridge between your houses, you make him call before he visits, you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. Make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic. Place it on whatever altar you fashion with a knife and five cranberries. Don’t lose too much weight. Stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. And you are not stupid. You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street.

Frida Kahlo (via the59thstreetbridge)

I will reblog this every time I see it.

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squirrelofwednesday:

carryonponds:

castielwincheshter:

tangledupheartstrings:

Ok who else is excited for the 2014 movie Maleficent with Angelina Jolie????????

I mean look at this

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GUYS THIS IS A MOVIE FOR THE VILLAINS BACKSTORY.

A DISNEY MOVIE.

THIS IS GOING TO BE BADASS. 

oh my god read more here

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the-feminist-fangirl:

I care about the problems of men. I care that the patriarchy tells men that they have to be stoic beasts incapable of emotion. I care that the patriarchy tells men that they are lust-filled monsters incapable of controlling their own libidos. I care that the patriarchy tells men that they cannot be raped or assaulted because the patriarchy believes women are too weak and inferior to be dangerous.

Feminists did not do this to you, other men did.

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im-just-sitting-on-the-shelf:

Most important day of the year!

im-just-sitting-on-the-shelf:

Most important day of the year!

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when my mother was pregnant with her second child, i was 4
i pointed at her swollen belly confused at how my mother
had gotten so big in such little time
my father scooped me in his tree trunk arms and said
the closest thing to god on this earth is a woman’s body
it’s where life comes from
and to have a grown man tell me something so powerful at such a young age changed me to see that the entire universe rested at my mother’s feet

rupi kaur  (via rabbrakha) +
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