"If men’s kindnesses toward women were really only kindnesses, a man would be pleased if another man or woman offered these kindnesses to him. He would be pleased if another man or woman lit his cigarette or pulled out his chair for him. He would be pleased to derive his income, prestige, power and even his identity from his partner. He would take pride in another man’s or woman’s offer to walk him to his car at night. But in fact, “one of the very nasty things that can happen to a man is his being treated or seen as a woman, or womanlike."

(Frye 1983, p. 136).”

Dee L.R. Graham (1995), Loving to Survive

(via womanontheedgeoftyne)

(Source: radfeminist, via f-ftw)

"To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."

E.E. Cummings (via kushandwizdom)

(via katuriankaturiankaturian)

"I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am. Most of the time, they seem like the only thing I am."

Veronica Roth, Insurgent (via larmoyante)

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Anonymous Asked:
imagine a dragon who hoarded librarians and every so often knights come to rescue them and the librarians get very upset because the dragon is quiet and reshelves everything neatly and the knights are Very Annoying

sweaterkittensahoy:

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

can I just

LOOKIT THE DRAGON READING A BOOK

"Stevie Nicks was the first woman I ever heard say she had chosen not to have children because she cared more about her career. The first that ever warned me men might not like it if there are things more important to me than they are. The first that ever said that that was fine: sometimes, you have to leave them behind. Wherever she goes, she surrounds herself with girls. “I can’t imagine you in a bathing suit,” someone says in an interview for Rolling Stone, when Stevie says she likes to play in the pool in her backyard. “Yeah, well, you never will,” Stevie says. “There is never - ever - a man in the backyard. If there is, he is banished to the front of the house.” Men don’t get to look at Stevie Nicks unless Stevie Nicks wants men to look at Stevie Nicks. In her songs, even when she’s talking about how she has to change, she proclaims her power, her ability, her worth. She is a queen, she is a witch, she is a dragon, she is in control. She isn’t polite. She’s competitive. She’s bossy. She claimed all the things the men around her claimed — she spent as much money as they spent, had as much sex as they had, was as reckless as they were, stood at the front of the same stage — and never questioned that that was her right. The world tells us women are there for men, but despite all the boyfriends and the jokes about how she’s so easy and the sex-symbol status, she isn’t there for men at all. She does it without ever giving in to the men that dismiss her. She’s emotional. She’s dramatic. She raises her voice as much as she can. She thinks she’s pretty, she thinks she’s a star, and when her fans crowd up to the edge of the stage, crazy, she welcomes them, with open arms. She revels in it. She’s too much of a girl for you? She revels in it."

Stevie Nicks is a queen, a witch, a dragon

(via stormtrooper1999)

(Source: oliviavonhexe, via 87daysbefore)

"The first person who saw your face was delighted by you. Isn’t that something? You managed to bring joy only by breathing.
Your mother will occasionally peek through the cracks of your door when you are sleeping, even now, to make sure that she can see the movements of your chest.
The boy who kissed you in the park last night isn’t in love with you, he won’t even stay, but he meant every second of those minutes.
You’ll walk a city street that your feet have never touched before and you’ll be terrified of getting lost and that feeling is what’ll help you find the way home.
You’ll give your money to a homeless man and he will hold your hand firmly between his and he will say ‘thank you so, so much’ and isn’t that something?
There’s a piece of music that makes your heart feel like it’s bleeding. Listen to it. Listen to it again.
When was the last time you paused to stare at night time?
Did you know that there is at least one person in your life who will jump in front of a hail of bullets for you, without your asking.
Your entire body is made of nerves. Feel things.
Take walks in places you’ve never been.
Take photographs of people not everyone considers beautiful. Find loveliness in them.
Let go of the things that are killing you from the inside out.
One day you’re going to be part of the sky, you’re going to be that beautiful and that necessary but not today. Not today."

Azra (5000letters)

(Source: thirlie, via f-ftw)

"There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."

William Adama
Battlestar Galactica (via unclewhisky)

(via parentheticalaside)

hoomanao:

if you need me, I’ll be reading. come find me. come sit or lie in peaceful awesomeness. come read with me!

(via fuckyeahreading)

I’m 24

kaitrokowski:

If life is all about the journey
I’m taking the scenic route

samati:

skeletales:

This is unexpectedly not about make-up haha

reblogged before it was even finished.

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mydrunkkitchen:

"A guy that doesn’t like your for being a feminist is never gonna eat your pussy right."

AWWWW SHIT.

withmyangelonmyback:

I saw this a long time ago and I loved. I printed it and put it on my wall :-)

withmyangelonmyback:

I saw this a long time ago and I loved. I printed it and put it on my wall :-)

(via itsstillhappening-ru-okwthat)