rapunzelie:

catcalls and other street harassment are a form of violence and expressed hatred for women and don’t ever think of it as anything but that because a man on the street can go from “hey baby you look sexy tonight” to “bitch don’t fucking ignore me” in .002 seconds
it’s not about appreciating a woman’s beauty or boosting her ego with a little compliment, it’s intimidation and a source of empowerment for them

forestnympho:

walk-barefoot:

How to grow an avocado tree from a pit! cute illustration found on First Pancake Studio

Same.

forestnympho:

walk-barefoot:

How to grow an avocado tree from a pit! cute illustration found on First Pancake Studio

Same.

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(Source: maresska)

May you pick up your tea when it’s exactly the right temperature, and may you happen to glance out the window when the light is just how you like it.

wonderous-world:

Leap Free by Ron Gile

shakennotstirred7:

We went to Rhode Island while we were in New England this weekend. It was such a nice time! Beautiful weather. 

Such a good weekend!

roughcutpaper:

Floral Tattoos Three: Remarkable Drawings

holy moly, I want all of them. 

Well, let me just put a stop to this shit right now. You can give me gold-plated day care and an awesome public school right on the street corner and start paying me 15% more at work, and I still do not want a baby. I don’t particularly like babies. They are loud and smelly and, above all other things, demanding. No matter how much free day care you throw at women, babies are still time-sucking monsters with their constant neediness. No matter how flexible you make my work schedule, my entire life would be overturned by a baby. I like my life how it is, with my ability to do what I want when I want without having to arrange for a babysitter. I like being able to watch True Detective right now and not wait until baby is in bed. I like sex in any room of the house I please. I don’t want a baby. I’ve heard your pro-baby arguments. Glad those work for you, but they are unconvincing to me. Nothing will make me want a baby.

And don’t float “adoption” as an answer. Adoption? Fuck you, seriously. I am not turning my body over for nine months of gaining weight and puking and being tired and suffering and not being able to sleep on my side and going to the hospital for a bout of misery and pain so that some couple I don’t know and probably don’t even like can have a baby. I don’t owe that couple a free couch to sleep on while they come to my city to check out the local orphans, so I sure as shit don’t own them my body. I like drinking alcohol and eating soft cheese. I like not having a giant growth protruding out of my stomach. I hate hospitals and like not having stretch marks. We don’t even force men to donate sperm—a largely pleasurable activity with no physical cost—so forcing women to donate babies is reprehensible.

The Real Debate Isn’t About “Life” But About What We Expect Of Women | The Raw Story (via brutereason)

"So, reading those three paragraphs above? I bet at some point you recoiled a bit, even if you don’t want to have recoiled a bit.  Don’t I sound selfishHedonistic? Isn’t there something very unfeminine about my bluntness here? Hell, I’m performing against gender norms so hard that even I recoil a little.

This is actually what I think, and I feel zero guilt about it, but I know that saying so out loud will cause people to want to hit me with the Bad Woman ruler, and that causes a little dread. Why do we feel this way?

What kind of training and socialization did we receive that made us think there’s something terribly wrong about a woman who is hurting no one and is actually pretty nice but wants what she wants in her private life and doesn’t apologize about it? Is there a reason that we should bully women into pretending that they’re more interested in being selfless and eternally nurturing than they actually are, even at great cost to themselves?”

(via voicesforchoices)

Also ALSO. Men are allowed to be selfish with everything on the damn world and we’re supposed to be like oh yeah give them what they want, but when women want to keep their figure and their schedules and jobs WELL HOW DARE YOU. Everyone leave me alone. I’m gonna do what I damn well please

(via shakennotstirred7)

If someone can be kicked out of school for copying a paper, a person should be kicked out of school for raping another human being.

Wagatwe Wanjuki, UVM Dismantling Rape Culture Conference 2014 (via byebyethinspo)

yes yes yes.