"I just want to leave the world a better place than I found it...I want the heels of the last pair of shoes I own to be worn through as evidence of a life well spent"
~ Thursday, March 20 ~
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i never knew
how to write a love poem
that was set
in the present tense.

but with your name
stained on my finger tips,
i’m finally learning.
— learning. (jl)

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Sometimes you get so close to someone you end up on the other side of them.
— Richard Siken (via thosewhowork)

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Lie down and look up at the ceiling and breathe with those curiously fragile lungs of yours and remind yourself: Don’t worry. Don’t worry. All is as it was meant to be. It was meant to be lonely and terrifying and unfair and heaving. Don’t worry.
— The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home, Night Vale #31.5,”Condos” (via thosewhowork)

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dreambig224:

Sums me up quite well

dreambig224:

Sums me up quite well


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~ Sunday, January 19 ~
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feministbuffy:

howmanymoredays:

kropotkitten:

Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.

Thank you.

yup they were called “cowboys" because they were black, indigenous and mexican and therefore couldn’t be called "men" since only white males could be "men" 


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17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?

…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.

Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women

Seriously, go listen to this.

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yall:

THE REASON WOMEN DIDNT PAY FOR THEIR MEALS WAS BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T ALLOWED TO HAVE BANK ACCOUNTS AND WHEN WOMEN EARN THE SAME AS MEN THIS FORM OF “CHIVALRY” WILL MOST LIKELY END AS MANY COUPLES ALREADY SPLIT THE BILL OKAY CAN PEOPLE STOP USING THIS IN A DISCUSSION OF EQUALITY AND IM SORRY FOR CAPS LOCKS I WANTED TO STOP BUT IT WAS TOO LATE


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~ Saturday, January 4 ~
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aminaabramovic:

lmao and like this person suggested that someone exhaust themselves to 40+ hours weekly just to SCRAPE BY like not even have more than 10 dollars left over to buy toilet paper and a t-shirt this is what happens when sociopaths who have never worked a day in their life decide to dust off their elementary math skills to shame people


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At the beginning of any new relationship, there’s a fine line between hormonally driven lust, the promise and possibility of love, and jumping out of a plane with a broken parachute, metaphysically speaking.
— Poor Man’s Feast—Elissa Altman

~ Friday, January 3 ~
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ideologicallysinful:

New Years Resolution of everyone on Tumblr


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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.

Neil Gaiman. (via iqfashion)

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People say, “Oh, well, pornography—that’s for masturbation, nobody can get hurt that way.” But orgasm is a very serious reward, isn’t it? Think of Pavlov’s little dogs, right? They don’t just think about salivating; they salivate. They do it because they learned it. Period. Now think about pornography. The dehumanization is a basic part of the content of all pornography without exception. Pornography in this country in the last ten years has become increasingly violent by every measure, including Playboy, including all the stuff you take for granted; and every single orgasm is a reward for believing that material, absorbing that material, responding to that value system: having a sexual response to stuff that makes women inferior, subhuman.
— Andrea Dworkin, Feminism: An Agenda, 1983 (via bespectacledbisexual)

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