“A friend of mine was recently cornered in her building doorway, late at night, by a total stranger who “just wanted to take her out for a drink”. She said “No” several times, in increasing alarm, and finally he grabbed her arm and asked “Why not?”. She said, “Because you’re obviously not listening when I say no right now, so I can’t expect you to listen to anything else I say no to.”

To her total shock, he looked appalled, let go of her, apologized, and left. As far as she could tell, it had not occurred to him that cornering a stranger, grabbing her arm, and insisting she go get a drink with him might be seen as the sort of thing a rapist would do.”

megnesiums:

Let’s play ‘were those fireworks or did someone on my street just get shot’

steepravine:

Gregarious Orange Waffle Mushrooms On A Stick
Cutest mushrooms ever found in the most beautiful place in the world.
(Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii - 2/2013)

steepravine:

Gregarious Orange Waffle Mushrooms On A Stick

Cutest mushrooms ever found in the most beautiful place in the world.

(Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii - 2/2013)

“Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.”
N’tima  (via artistsuffer)

(Source: mariaarroyo)

thegoddamazon:

substitute-personality:

hannahorvath:

ebinnflow:

wandererwithasoul:

f-yeah-its-vince:

deancasotp:

pigeonloki:

The Invisible War 

  • Since 2006, more than 95,000 service members have been sexually assaulted in the U.S. military
  • More than 86% of service members do not report their assault
  • Less than five percent of all sexual assaults are put forward for prosecution, and less than a third of those cases result in imprisonment

I hate that I can attest to accuracy of this post. I never reported my assailants. I had a friend who did. She got looked down upon, name called, moved to a crappy shift and generally treated like trash from a good number of people in our command, including some superiors. The male who molested her got a “talking” to, a slap on his wrist and then essentially promoted. And that was on shore. I can’t even begin to tell you what happened while we were on the ship. It’s just unbelievably horrifying. 

Reblog. This is real. This is horrible, beyond belief. I am without words.

America

This movie is on Netflix.

You have no reason not to watch it.

Superiority has a face and a reputation that is not pretty.

Yeah, I know all too well about this shit.

And most of the people in power are still male. Only 20% of the entire Armed Forces are female and a LOT of these old heads don’t like that women are allowed to serve alongside men.

It goes beyond physical assault. It’s a wearing down thing too. A lot of the men I know in the service bully women to the point where they don’t even want to be apart of the service anymore.

And it’s RAMPANT.

(Source: softgrungesoldier)

“I suspect it’s difficult for men to imagine a world in which their bodies have long been inextricably linked to their value as an individual, and that no matter how encouraging your parents were or how many positive female role models you had or how self-confident you feel, there is an ever-present pressure that creeps in from all sides, whispering in your ear that you are your body and your body defines you. A world where, from the time of pubescence on, you can feel the constant and palpable weight of the male gaze, and not just from your male peers but from teachers and sports coaches and the fathers of the children you baby-sit, people you’re supposed to respect and trust and look up to, and that first realization that you are being looked at in that way is the beginning of a self-consciousness that you will be unable to shake for the rest of your life.Even if they are never verbalized, the rules of bodily conduct for females become clear early on: when school administrators reprimand you for the inch of midriff that shows when you lift your hands straight in the air or youth group leaders tell you that the sight of your unintentional cleavage is what causes godly young men to fall, you learn that your body is dangerous and shameful and that it’s your responsibility to cloister it in a way that is acceptable to everyone else. You learn that your body is a topic of public debate that everyone is entitled to weigh in on, from a male classmate telling you that those jeans make your ass look huge to the male-dominated United States Congress dictating the parameters that rape must fall within to be considered legitimate. To be a woman, and to live life in a woman’s body, is to be held to a set of comically paradoxical standards that make you constantly second-guess yourself and jump through a million hoops in pursuit of an impossible perfection.”

Stop Catcalling Me  (via albinwonderland)

This is a fantastically clear and salient account of extremely confusing experiences which I have never been able to accurately verbalise. Amazing.

(via ideas-are-bulletpro0f)

(Source: lancyann)

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join-the-moriparty:

sexytimesonfire:

leonardo-dicaprisun:

al4skan:

im actually laughing so hard at this

tHE GUY WITH THE CAMERA HAS THE PUREST CANADIAN ACCENT I’VE EVER HEARD OMFG

Canadians are weird

is that big girls dont cry playing in the background

(Source: lceburgs)

lolsofunny:

Best response to the “are you on your period?” question goes to Leonardo DiCaprio

(Source: mgustave)