Secret from PostSecret.com

(Reminds me of “The Imp of the Perverse” by Edgar Allan Poe.)

Secret from PostSecret.com

(Reminds me of “The Imp of the Perverse” by Edgar Allan Poe.)

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ohsamiam:

Arnold Lobel - Owl at Home (1975)

ohsamiam:

Arnold Lobel - Owl at Home (1975)

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People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like “be realistic”.

Dylan Moran (via tyleroakley)

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I think, at this point in our world, we’ve got a really confused idea of the way that gender and sexuality work and we’ve created this really superfluous binary in the way we think about gender. I guess I identify as queer because I don’t identify with that. [x]

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modifiedmummytobe:

Instead of me having to explain why I don’t like rape jokes, how about you explain why you find them funny.

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Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.

This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.

I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.

I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.

As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.

your-red-coffin-awaits:

~☥☽☾☥~

your-red-coffin-awaits:

~☥☽☾☥~

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And like the sea, I’m constantly changing from calm to hell.

Dallas Green  (via suchvodka)

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japaneesee:

i really hate people who think that “freedom of speech” means “i can be as rude and insulting as i want and you’re not allowed to get mad”

(via olivethesudden)

whitetears365:

Slurs are violent. They enact violence. They bring up violence. Slurs are used to dehumanize people, against their will.

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motleycraft-o-rama:

By Danique - 88Forever on Flickr.