Loving your body isn’t conceited
Feeling proud of yourself doesn’t make you a narcissist
Giving yourself credit for something won’t make you lose motivation to keep bettering yourself
Caring about your own happiness isn’t shallow
Putting your recovery first isn’t selfish
Men had no problem violating women’s bodies while they had on corsets, petticoats and farthingales, so what the fuck makes you think a short skirt has anything to do with it?
I’ve received over 20 fan mail in an hour with the title “Check This Out” followed by a TinyURL link. When clicked on the link, you get a “Tumblr” login page saying your session has expired.
Do not enter your login information, since it is a phishing attempt to gain access to your account.
"well, i read a lot"
"cool! what kind of stuff do you like to read?"
"oh, you know, mostly amateur erotica based on existing media franchises"
what pisses me off about women’s rights being debated is that
women’s rights are still being debated.
How similar are you to your character, Patrick?
Patrick is examining how he fits into gay culture, and I continue to do the same. Like a lot of gay guys, I love the new Beyoncé album—but with clothes and design, I have a total blind spot.
What research did you do for the video game aspect of the show?
I knew nothing, except for Nintendo (7974:JP). My friend showed me a shooting game, and I also read this book called Extra Lives, which our creator, Michael Lannan, gave me. It talks about how gaming is an art form.
The character also spends a lot of time online dating, right?
They gave me a tutorial on OkCupid. As great as it is to get to know someone on the Internet, it freaks me out—not knowing what’s on the other side.
And then, in the show, you flirt with your boss.
You see them bond over their nerdy love of video games. What a great way for them to connect. There’s an intimacy that happens when you’re in a shared profession. Especially making games: It’s crazy hours, working so closely together.
Advice the Japanese give their own countrymen on how to handle the peculiarities of American culture.
Gosh, it’s always so discomfiting to see ourselves as others see us.
How is this discomforting? Most of these are just pointing out cultural differences and are actually saying POSITIVE things about American culture.
I like what a lot of it said. It’s nice to hear something about Americans that doesn’t make us all sound purely fat and lazy. I would also like to point out that they make a point about the vending machines. We need cooler vending machines…
This is actually really fascinating!!
Did not expect to hear them say Americans are laid back and patient with good manners, since other countries I’ve been to call Americans rude and impatient. This was nice ;)
I’m not American, but that is hugely adorable. Y’all are just so damned nice it’s hard to stay irritated. That’s just made me horse laugh. (I feel I should point out, I’m laughing because it’s squishy and relatable, not because it’s wrong.)
because people are still asking that question
because women are payed less than men in approximately 99% of professions
because chris brown can still have a career after assaulting rihanna but miley cyrus takes her clothes off and there’s a huge scandal
because of this:
because currently it is estimated ten million more girls are out of education than boys (x)
because we’re expected to be mature but hairless like a child, in control but not bossy, sexy but not slutty and definitely not a prude, intelligent but not opinionated, independent but reliant on men, natural but look like the girl in the magazine etc etc
because being called a girl, a pussy or a bitch is an insult
because when i told my mum i refused to get anything less than a’s in my exams she told me it wasn’t ladylike to be so cocky
because my brother and 90% of my male friends think girls who wear revealing clothing are asking for rape
because every person who identifies as female should be allowed to choose if they want to get married, have kids, have a career, go to uni etc etc without expectations
because tampons and sanitary pads are stupidly expensive
because some people reading this will have flinched at the fact i just said ‘tampon’
because there are men out there whose job it is to make young girls feel like absolute shit about themselves just so they can sell the next best beauty product
because female masturbation isn’t considered normal whilst men can talk about their own penises for hours on end
because feminists are still seen as crazy lesbians who dont shave and some still feel like they have to defend themselves by claiming theyre not any of those things when in fact if i want to be a passionate lady who likes other ladies and cant be bothered to shave my legs every twenty minutes then thats my choice and if i want to be someone who wears make up and shaves and goes out partying then thats my choice and if i want to be a combination of the two or anything in between then thats. my. choice.
because i believe anyone who identifies as female is fucking badass and deserves the same rights as every privileged stuck up old white man sitting around and making laws about our bodies
because how can you not be
What the fuck is that, “act my age”?
What do I care how old I am?
The Ocean is old as fuck.
It will still drown your ass with vigor.
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I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.
I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.
Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.
When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.
And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.
I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.
I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.
J.R.R Tolkien, looking at flowers.
Apparently people hated to go for walks with him because he would stop and look at every tree for like 20 minutes.
If you were alive in the 90s this will mean something to you.
If you ever decide you want to declare your love for me, make me one of these.
This is awesome, wow. Love.
wow this is pretty neat
so what no one is adding to this post is where to get these, which is a burning question I’ve had for a while.
I’ve been to one of their shops, at the OXO Tower by the Thames. Seriously cool. The URL for their on-line store is at the bottom of the pictures above.