I’m tangled up in a diabetic mess
because instead of teaching boys not to drug girls and rape girls we teach girls to always be on our edge and take all these precautions to ensure our own safety
because girls still get raped even if we did every single thing we were told
because “she was wearing a short skirt and tight crop top” is a good enough reason to rape a girl
because girls still get raped even when they’re wearing a burqa
because people will make up all kinds of excuses to blame the rape victim instead of the rapist
because women cannot speak out on being sexually abused by a man without facing harassment instead of sympathy
because girls can’t be out at night on their own without fearing for their lives
because a man’s biggest fear when interacting with a woman is being rejected whereas a woman’s biggest fear is being raped and/or murdered
because women cannot embrace their own sexuality without being called sluts and whores
because those photos of Nick Jonas half naked grabbing his junk were acceptable and sexy but Nicki Minaj posing in a bikini is inappropriate and slutty
because in England one incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every minute
because in South Africa one in four girls will be raped in their lifetime
because one average, 2 women a week are killed by a current or ex male partner
because women feel the need to apologise to men for not wanting to sit with them, talk to them, dance with them. they feel the need to apologise for saying “no”
because a “no” coming out of a woman’s mouth is taken as “try harder” by men
because “don’t be such a girl” is taken as an insult whereas “you’re the man” is taken as a compliment
because Ke$ha is constantly portrayed as a stupid slut just because she likes to sing about partying but never has anyone called a male artist stupid for singing about partying
because when Taylor Swift sings about wanting to get back together with her ex or missing her ex she is “crazy” and “obsessed” but when Robin Thicke released the song “Get Her Back” along with a video of a woman drowning, featuring real texts between him and his ex-wife, him pointing his fingers like a gun and raised to his head, and ending with a figure walking off into the distance with the words: “This is just the beginning”, all of which are disturbing and clearly manipulative and emotionally abusive actions but Robin Thicke, instead of being called a lunatic, is praised for being a “vulnerable” and “sensitive” man
because “boys will be boys” is a phrase constantly used invalidate girls speaking out on being harassed by boys
because men fetishising women of colour is supposed to be taken as a compliment
because men are more worried about “saving the tatas” instead of the lives of women fighting breast cancer
because malala yousafzai was shot in the head for trying to go to school
because men threatened to bomb a college because a woman tried to give a feminist presentation
because no matter how many reasons I give there will be men who will brush aside what I say and tell me I’m overreacting because I am a girl
"because no matter how many reasons I give there will be men who will brush aside what I say and tell me I’m overreacting because I am a girl"
Tangle’s Break/Drift/Resist in the 2013 Philly Fringe. Photo by Michael Ermilio.
you can never “just be friends” with someone you fell in love with.
Why not? Like surely if you love them being friends is good enough? I mean sure it’s a bummer if they don’t wanna be with you but geez just get over it and enjoy the friendship….
Every year in June, a brave group of daredevils in the city of Alesund, Norway stack up hundreds of wood pallets to a height of over 130 feet, which they then light on fire in celebration of Midsummer and John the Baptist’s birthday.
Norway: where they build monuments and burn them because metal.
only in my homeland.
I thought it was going to be some inspirational art installation about teamwork and stuff BUT THEN IT WAS A PILLAR OF FIRE AND IT JUST GOT EPIC
THE BEACONS ARE LIT
THE BEACONS OF MINAS TIRITH ARE LIT
GONDOR CALLS FOR AID
they do this in northern ireland too on the 11th night of july
I Write Sins Not Tragedies x The Ballad Of Mona Lisa
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I wish that I could hug whoever made this.
the last time i reblogged this i got an angry anon.
let’s try this again, shall we?