This Girl's Life

Cacoethes scribendi.

rosalarian:

Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.

Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.

Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.

Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.

(via itswalky)

http://sibilantly.tumblr.com/post/59022702299/im-seeing-all-these-adorable-wombat-gifs-on-my

sibilantly:

I’m seeing all these adorable wombat gifs on my dash. As an Australian, all I can think is this:

  • Wombats have charged at fully grown men and knocked them over.
  • Wombats have hoisted up predators that invaded their burrows and crushed them to death against the roof of the burrow.
  • In our zoos,…

darksilenceinsuburbia:

tastefullyoffensive:

Guy Re-Enacts Classic Romantic Movie Scenes With His Boss’s Dog On His Lunch Breaks [mmsspp/via]

Previously: Classic Movie Quotes Updated For The Digital Age

oh, i just had to..

“You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them.”

—   Iyanla Vanzant  (via exoticwild)

(via the-toner-in-your-jeans)

xivixmcmlxxxiii-xxiiiviimmxi:

symical:


Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

i’ve never reblogged anything so fast

it’s so cool

xivixmcmlxxxiii-xxiiiviimmxi:

symical:

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

i’ve never reblogged anything so fast

it’s so cool

(Source: arpleiadian, via the-toner-in-your-jeans)

“The truth is those male feminists are often seen as being way more brave, and way more valuable than female feminists. I’m kind of tired of that. Because the truth is that as a woman, being a feminist is much more difficult. You’re accused of being crazy. People might even stop being friends with you if you speak out too much. You’re told you should be an “equalist” instead. Because ‘liberation’ is a dirty word (like feminism); it has to about ‘equality’ rather, because
men feel threatened by the word ‘liberation’.”

—   

On Autonomy and the Role of Men in Feminism, and Women Only Spaces or Events

UNSW Tharunka, Special Wom*ns Issue

(via uowfreeschool)

(Source: prussanic-miscellanea, via under--the--willow)

“You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame. How could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?”

—   Friedrich Nietzsche (via jaimelannister)

(Source: 366quotes, via norma-bara)

camiekahle:

tastefullyoffensive:

Animal Photobombs (Part 1)

I CANT BREATHE

(via road-to-my-free-mind)

What Is Up With “Thou,” “Thee,” “Thy,” and “Thine”?

theyuniversity:

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(Source: theyuniversity, via themamafox)