1. "Because the first time I got raped, my boyfriend broke up with me because I had “cheated” on him.
    Because the word “rape” is considered a joke.
    Because over 70% of women let their partners fuck them when they don’t want it.
    Because 17% of American women have been the victim of sexual assault at some point in their lives.
    Because only 39% of rapists get reported to the police, and only 3% of them go to jail.
    Because about 13% of the rape victims commit suicide.
    Because the first time I got raped, he put a knife to my throat and told me he would kill me if I said I didn’t want it.
    Because when I wanted to report him, people told me I couldn’t because I hadn’t said “no” to him.
    Because at least half of all babies born to minor women are fathered by adult men. (10+ years age difference)
    Because I can’t wear a skirt without being told “I’m asking for it.”
    Because when I went to a party when I was 14 and I wore a skirt and a guy kept touching my ass all night, my mother told me it shouldn’t have happened if I wore sweatpants.
    Because a 16 year old girl who had her first orgasm while getting raped, had to watch her 34 (!) year old rapist go free because she had had an orgasm.
    Because when my guy friend told me and some friends he got raped by a women when he was 12, a “friend” laughed at him and said he should be happy he got laid that young.
    Because my 17 year old best friend’s parents let her 14 year old brother walk outside until 12pm, but she has to be home at 10.
    Because a guy from my old school got raped by another guy, but because he is gay, they said it wasn’t considered rape.
    Because a 19 year old lesbian got raped by a guy, and he didn’t go to prison because he said “he only tried to turn her straight so she would get accepted by her parents”
    Because in some cultures, girls (and boys) still get thrown out of the family because some guy/girl sexually assaulted them.
    Because they’re still teaching girls to walk faster at night instead of teaching guys they shouldn’t rape.
    Because I have to explain why I’m angry because of rape."
    — Why I am fucking angry - D.A.N (the-fault-in-our-scars)

    (Source: the-fault-in-our-scars, via thebluebirdandherwritingdesk)

  3. sixpenceee:

    Italian special force soldier after 72 hour battle in Afghanistan

    School for black civil rights activists. Young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

    Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.

    A south Korean man cries as his brother is on a train back to North Korea. Separated by the war, they have not seen the other since 1950. They were allowed to see each other for three days, but one will go back spending life in luxury, and the other in hard labour

     The Mocambo night club in East Hollywood, a white’s only club, was the most popular dance spot around but would not book Ella because she was black. Marilyn, who adored Ella Fitzgerald and her music, called the manager and demanded that they book Ella immediately

    Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz

    Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross,1946.

    The last Jew of Vinnitsa

    Susan B. Anthony in 1872 getting beaten and arrested for trying to vote when it was illegal for women to do so.

    Until the mid-60s, the Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

    Here’s a link to 75 iconic pictures of the 21st century

    I hope you guys learned and teared up from this as much as I did. 

    (via thebluebirdandherwritingdesk)


  4. "

    1. If he doesn’t answer, don’t keep sending texts. If he wanted to talk to you, he would’ve responded.

    2. People will make time for you when they care about you. If he says he’s too busy or constantly cancels his plans, he doesn’t care. People fight for you when they care.

    3. Don’t let him touch you on the first date. If he tries, he’s not there for the same reasons you are.

    4. You can tell a lot about a person by their favorite book.

    5. If he can stomach more than ten straight shots without feeling a thing, he drinks too much.

    6. Ask the uncomfortable things. When was the last time he was so high he couldn’t speak? What does he regret the most? Does he drink to remember or to forget?

    7. Don’t send pictures unless you want to. If he has to talk you into it, don’t do it. If you hesitate, don’t do it. If you do take a picture, don’t include your face. Keep yourself safe.

    8. If you can’t laugh when you’re having sex with him, maybe you aren’t sleeping with the right person. Sex isn’t about tricks and tips and routines.

    9. If he hurts you, cut him out. He’s gone, he isn’t coming back, and you don’t need to prolong the pain.

    10. Don’t be afraid to open up again. I promise not everyone will love you with a knife behind their back.

    — Boy advice from someone who made the same mistakes too often (via guiseofgentlewords)

    (via leventricule)

  5. incidentalcomics:

    The Shape of Ideas

    (via novicephoenix)

  6. 9prodlums:

    Polygons measuring spoon

    (via goldentulips)


  7. "The lesson in The Little Mermaid is if you’re a woman it’s cool to falls in love with a man that she’s never spoken to just because he’s handsome. Then she betrays her family and gives up her right to communicate and have an opinion to be with this man. And then the only way she can solidify her relationship with the man and regain her right to communicate is to be physical and hook up with him. It’s the worst lesson ever. How about, “Fuck him, you even know him. Stay with your family who loves you. Don’t sell them out to your psychotic aunt.’"
    — Jack Antonoff on ‘The Little Mermaid’ and the terrible message it sends women. (x)

    (Source: the4thblog, via rnateruess)


  8. magicbuffet:

    does anyone else get that thing where the exact moment you stop having a crush on someone, you begin to kind of hate everything they do

    (via huntersonahotelbed)


  9. "And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision."
    — Paulo Coelho  (via seulray)

    (via hottiemcsnotty)

  11. femburton:

    i think about this a lot


    (via ygreat)


  12. bisexualpiratequeen:

    I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

    1- I am glorious above all things
    2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
    3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
    4- Show displeasure clearly.
    5- NO
    6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
    7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.

    (via blanska)


  13. Huge random influx of new followers. 

    Not sure how you found me. 


  14. Favorite movies: Mean Girls (2004)

    “Do you know what people say about you? They say you are homeschooled jungle freak who’s a less hot version of me.”

    (via huntersonahotelbed)


  15. "He who learns must suffer
    And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget
    Falls drop by drop upon the heart,
    And in our own despite, against our will,
    Comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God."