tasmaniabehindthescenery:

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tasmaniabehindthescenery:

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travelthisworld:

Where the streets have no name
Bama, Guangxi, China | by Robert Lio

travelthisworld:

Where the streets have no name

Bama, Guangxi, China | by Robert Lio

House of Gold
Twenty One Pilots

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know. You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago. You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement. You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.”

— Libby Anne

Thank you for putting this into words, and thank you Morgan for sharing this. This is something I have tried to make sense of privately for what feels like forever. We’ve only come so far because of the women and men who have pushed us to do so. And every man and woman comes from a woman. How can we bite the hand that feeds us the things that have been so crucial to our everyday lives? 

warsquirtle:

Has anybody ever actually gotten salmonella from eating raw cookie dough or are people just trying to stop me from living my life

Rock Bottom
Pablo Sebastian

Comparison is the thief of joy

Something I’ve learned, growing up in western culture with eastern raised parents, is that this side of the world compares people less. This side of the world wants people for what they have. I’ve never heard an equivalent to this title phrase in eastern culture; in fact comparison is very much a staple when it comes to expectations. I’m surprised; I thought growing up between clashing cultures would be hard, but it seems like these huge differences are surfacing more now than before.

humansofnewyork:

“People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

humansofnewyork:

“People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”

"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via passiondestroysreason)

howitzerliterarysociety:

Get a room you two. 

howitzerliterarysociety:

Get a room you two.