1. "

    But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.

    This is what rape culture looks like.

    This is what misogyny looks like.

    "
  2. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Saturday morning, over 1,000 people march for justice for Michael Brown. 

    August 30th.

    (via laughterkey)

  3. "It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days…Lightly, lightly—it’s the best advice ever given me. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly, my darling."
    Aldous Huxley (via wordsthat-speak)

    (via creatingmentalimages)

  4. skunkandburningtires:

    James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

    From the film’s IndieGo page:

    Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

    In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

    To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

    (via mysterycinemaghosts)

  5. "I didn’t become heartless , I just became smarter. My happiness will not depend on someone else. Not anymore."
  6. co-gi-to:

    untamedcomets:

    This is important

    IMPORTANT. BOOST.

    (Source: adventuringasnotagrownup, via mysterycinemaghosts)

  7. moonglade-poetess:

tastefullyoffensive:

Bop it, Twist it, Pull it, Spin it, Flick it.


fixed it.

    moonglade-poetess:

    tastefullyoffensive:

    Bop it, Twist it, Pull it, Spin it, Flick it.

    fixed it.

    (Source: memewhore, via bookoisseur)

  8. ninjasexfarty:

    Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

    (via mysterycinemaghosts)

  9. curveappeal:

I know this isn’t your typical before and after pic, as we are conventionally taught we should aspire to make ourselves smaller.  But I wouldn’t have my before and after any other way.  the photo on the left is me around the time I was diagnosed with EDNOS with anorexic tendencies— at around 100 lbs I was losing my hair, I stopped menstruating, I couldn’t stay awake for more than a few hours, I would lose feeling in my hands and feet doing simple tasks like typing or writing because my nerves were being damaged. I was sick and wreaking havoc on my body because I had this idea put in my head that cheerleaders and dancers needed to be thin and fragile.  Today I stand at 5’2” and weigh in at 150.  36DD—28.”—42”.  at 20 years old (as of yesterday :D) I have been  in recovery for almost four years, but I’m still paying for the damage done to my body.  I was destroying myself based on complete falsehoods put in my head by society and my environment. I love my body today. I have never had this much energy and I’m in the  best shape of my life. this is the way my body was built to be.  I am so strong and I would take my muscular thighs and strong biceps and big calves over my former state of being any day (while there’s nothing wrong with being thin, there was nothing healthy or natural about my lifestyle: I am just not built to be a skinny girl).  Never let anyone tell you that curvy isn’t healthy. I now dance on my college poms team and I’m extremely active. healthy and thin aren’t interchangeable.  Be proud of your body and everything that it’s capable of.  Be nice to it, we only get one. 

    curveappeal:

    I know this isn’t your typical before and after pic, as we are conventionally taught we should aspire to make ourselves smaller.  But I wouldn’t have my before and after any other way.  the photo on the left is me around the time I was diagnosed with EDNOS with anorexic tendencies— at around 100 lbs I was losing my hair, I stopped menstruating, I couldn’t stay awake for more than a few hours, I would lose feeling in my hands and feet doing simple tasks like typing or writing because my nerves were being damaged. I was sick and wreaking havoc on my body because I had this idea put in my head that cheerleaders and dancers needed to be thin and fragile.  Today I stand at 5’2” and weigh in at 150.  36DD—28.”—42”.  at 20 years old (as of yesterday :D) I have been  in recovery for almost four years, but I’m still paying for the damage done to my body.  I was destroying myself based on complete falsehoods put in my head by society and my environment. I love my body today. I have never had this much energy and I’m in the  best shape of my life. this is the way my body was built to be.  I am so strong and I would take my muscular thighs and strong biceps and big calves over my former state of being any day (while there’s nothing wrong with being thin, there was nothing healthy or natural about my lifestyle: I am just not built to be a skinny girl).  Never let anyone tell you that curvy isn’t healthy. I now dance on my college poms team and I’m extremely active. healthy and thin aren’t interchangeable.  Be proud of your body and everything that it’s capable of.  Be nice to it, we only get one. 

  10. 64,000 Missing Women in America All Have One Important Thing in Common»

    nc1918:

    this is really quite upsetting

    when you think about it, you really never hear about these stories:(

    (via loveyourchaos)

  11. theonion:

Elderly Lobbyist Always Droning On About How Little Legislation Cost In His Day
  12. ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

Damn.

    ethiopienne:

    on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

    Damn.

    (via ryeisenberg)

  13. jesuisperdu:

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    jesuisperdu:

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    (Source: katara, via betthearm)

  14. sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

    sunshinychick:

    futurescope:

    Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

    A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

    [read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

    image

    (via afternoonsnoozebutton)

  15. "The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence."
    Charles Bukowski (via acrylicalchemy)

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