July232014

So “fun fact”

In a world regulated by gender standards. It’s quite shocking to see or hear certain things. Everyone knows that back in the days women not men were nurses. Wasn’t seen as a make profession. But now that they are on the rise. You will be happy to know that male nurses make ten percent more than their female counterparts. Wow!! That’s absolutely trippy! So please explain how patriarchy is not a major thing.

July122014

thefarfire:

moffat-rocks:

Best. Sentence. Ever. Always reblog.

Oh

(Source: ptrparker, via of-consenting-age)

12AM

clueless-gamer:

2snowy4u:

imivi:

jointeamfreewill:

gipsy-bones:

unicornpancakes:

ask-the-multishipper:

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oh god what did i do

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IT SUMMONS MAIL EVERYONE TRY IT

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HOLY FUCKING COW.

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OKAY IT’S TRUE

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???

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I THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE

WHAT HOW

I’ve been wondering what message it sends for awhile now, apparently it’s random?

(via ryanvallejo)

July72014
multidimensionaljusticekeepers:

ask-gallows-callibrator:

noblepunk:

ask-gallows-callibrator:

ask-gallows-callibrator:

noblepunk:

caniners seal-puppy
this is not my screenshot but yeah

okay what the actual fuck we need to start calling the fucking cops or something this little frenzy of theirs is going too far

GUYS, WE NEED TO FUCKING SIGNAL BOOST THIS AND GET THIS PICTURE KNOWN. WE NEED TO FUCKING STOP THEM, SERIOUSLY, THEY ARE LITERALLY FUCKING MURDERING PEOPLE. THE PEOPLE THAT DID THIS CAN AND SHOULD BE LOCKED UP FOR MANSLAUGHTER, SERIOUSLY, GET THIS KNOWN SO SOMEONE WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!!!

the post with this photo on it already has 7k notes chill

youre telling me to chill over someone’s fucking death? shut the fuck up

7000 NOTES IS NOT ENOUGH. SOMEONE. FREAKING. DIED. IF THERE ARENT TRILLIONS OF FREAKING NOTES, ITS NOT ENOUGH. THEY CAUSED THE LOSS OF A HUMAN LIFE. A BEAUTIFUL, MEANINGFUL HUMAN LIFE. THIS PERSON HAD SO MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO. THIS PERSON COULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE TO CURE CANCER OR HIVS. NONE OF US KNOWS, AND WE NEVER WILL. THERE IS ONE LESS MEANINGFUL LIFE ON THIS EARTH. THAT PERSON COULD HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE, AND 4FRICKINGCHAN COAXED THEM INTO DEATH. HOW IS THAT NOT WRONG?!? DONT YOU DARE TELL ANYONE TO CHILL. THIS IS NOT OKAY AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT STOP UNLESS WE STAY UNITED AND AT LEAST FREAKING CARE.

multidimensionaljusticekeepers:

ask-gallows-callibrator:

noblepunk:

ask-gallows-callibrator:

ask-gallows-callibrator:

noblepunk:

caniners seal-puppy

this is not my screenshot but yeah

okay what the actual fuck we need to start calling the fucking cops or something this little frenzy of theirs is going too far

GUYS, WE NEED TO FUCKING SIGNAL BOOST THIS AND GET THIS PICTURE KNOWN. WE NEED TO FUCKING STOP THEM, SERIOUSLY, THEY ARE LITERALLY FUCKING MURDERING PEOPLE. THE PEOPLE THAT DID THIS CAN AND SHOULD BE LOCKED UP FOR MANSLAUGHTER, SERIOUSLY, GET THIS KNOWN SO SOMEONE WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!!!

the post with this photo on it already has 7k notes chill

youre telling me to chill over someone’s fucking death? 
shut the fuck up

7000 NOTES IS NOT ENOUGH. SOMEONE. FREAKING. DIED. IF THERE ARENT TRILLIONS OF FREAKING NOTES, ITS NOT ENOUGH. THEY CAUSED THE LOSS OF A HUMAN LIFE. A BEAUTIFUL, MEANINGFUL HUMAN LIFE. THIS PERSON HAD SO MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO. THIS PERSON COULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE TO CURE CANCER OR HIVS. NONE OF US KNOWS, AND WE NEVER WILL. THERE IS ONE LESS MEANINGFUL LIFE ON THIS EARTH. THAT PERSON COULD HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE, AND 4FRICKINGCHAN COAXED THEM INTO DEATH. HOW IS THAT NOT WRONG?!? DONT YOU DARE TELL ANYONE TO CHILL. THIS IS NOT OKAY AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT STOP UNLESS WE STAY UNITED AND AT LEAST FREAKING CARE.

(Source: ghoulsome, via yes--indeed)

4AM
chanel-pale:

fakinq-glory:

whorchacha:

fakinq-glory:

today was my last day in my creative writing class and my teacher gave everybody a piece of paper to write down a contract and to put it in our wallets. she said she did the same thing when she was younger and every now and then she’d brush by it and remember that she wanted to write. everybody took time to write out what they wanted and I just sat at the back of the class, sitting on the windowsill and I knew there was only one thing to write but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. at the end of the class after everybody left, I went to thank her for the year, and she told me that people should be reading my words for a long time, but they won’t be able to do that if I’m not around to write them. I showed her the blank piece of paper, and she said it was okay not to write anything, and then I wrote this. I learned the power of words in that class, I learned it was okay to vomit up half a dozen notebooks stained with blood and exploded pens because it means you have something to say.

steph you’re all over my dash

literally posted this 2.5 seconds ago wow

this is so amazing

chanel-pale:

fakinq-glory:

whorchacha:

fakinq-glory:

today was my last day in my creative writing class and my teacher gave everybody a piece of paper to write down a contract and to put it in our wallets. she said she did the same thing when she was younger and every now and then she’d brush by it and remember that she wanted to write. everybody took time to write out what they wanted and I just sat at the back of the class, sitting on the windowsill and I knew there was only one thing to write but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. at the end of the class after everybody left, I went to thank her for the year, and she told me that people should be reading my words for a long time, but they won’t be able to do that if I’m not around to write them. I showed her the blank piece of paper, and she said it was okay not to write anything, and then I wrote this. I learned the power of words in that class, I learned it was okay to vomit up half a dozen notebooks stained with blood and exploded pens because it means you have something to say.

steph you’re all over my dash

literally posted this 2.5 seconds ago wow

this is so amazing

(via thefeatheredhat)

4AM

THIS IS FUCKING DEMENTED

hophigh:

lualmu:

ARE THEY EVEN SERIOUS

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THEY MADE A LIST DAMMIT

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OH NO PLEASE STAY SAFE

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OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO OH NO

Dammit man. These are real people. Some of these might even be schoolmates or that person in the bus on the way home or that one kid who refuses to go in the pool or that dude who dropped their ice cream on the floor

Be careful

READ THE LIST YOU GUYS.

IF YOU’RE ON IT THEN PLEASE CLOSE YOUR ASK AND SUBMIT. DON’T JUST TURN ANON OFF.

(via forsciencejohn)

July32014

Anonymous said: you seem not to be very fond of the phrase "boys will be boys"? do you mind elaborating?

maarnayeri:

No, not at all.

Phrases such as “boys will be boys” are usually stated in the context of excusing or enabling rowdy, unsavory or downright dangerous behavior by insinuating that boys and teenagers are innately and unconditionally menacing, which is untrue. It suggests that socioculturally learned behaviors are biologically wired. This is a damaging presumption for a few reasons.

1. It sets the precedent for male violence and patriarchal learned traits in young boys and allows them to flourish into men who become belligerent and obnoxious. By stating that these traits are somehow organic as cell growth, it creates a society in which male chauvinism is normalized, empathized with even, because they can’t help it. It diminishes the opportunity for real discourse on the political nature and dismantling of toxic masculinity to occur, because by the standard of “boys will be boys”, its just how they are.

2. It cements the existence and legitimacy of gender roles and characteristics. By the inclination that boys are inherently violent, the counter assumption is that girls are passive, docile, nurturing and malleable. So when you have one half of the world that’s unanimously aggressive and the other that’s passive, abuse, coercion and manipulation become commonplace and unquestioned. There is hardly a phrase of “girls will be girls” but there are various statements that equate girlhood, and by that virtue, womanhood with shame, degradation and weakness (ie. “don’t hit like a girl”, “stop being such a girl” etc) and by these statements, male aggression and female submissiveness become the compliments to one another.

3. It blurs the line between culture and nature. The fact is that no classification of human beings are born a certain way. This assumption is immensely harmful and has been the catalyst to the existence of scientific racism and misogyny. Patriarchy is an unfortunate byproduct of politics and culture, not imminent. To pathologize boyhood and manhood in such a way is to stunt a man’s progression and obliterate accountability for one’s actions, but also creates a society that neutralizes it (as stated in point 1).

June242014
warag-3nb:

The war will end someday .. And I’ll go back to my poem ..

warag-3nb:

The war will end someday .. And I’ll go back to my poem ..

(Source: ftyani, via deemzbeamz48)

June212014

laughterkey:

gyzym:

the-real-goddamazon:

paranoidmedic:

bowsandbitemarksxo:

sillygrrrl:

octopuscunt:

minorfallandthemajorlift:

Kiki Smith - Lilith, 1994 - Bronze, silicon, and glass.

“In medieval Jewish lore, Lilith was Adam’s first wife.  When she demanded to be Adam’s equal, she was evicted from the Garden of Eden.  Lilith flew away to the demon world, replaced by the more submissive Eve.  Smith catches us off guard with Lilith’s pose and placement.  Most sculptures receive our gaze passively, but Lilith stares back with piercing brown eyes, ready to pounce.”

hella dope

THANK YOU

my mother told me this story over and over when I was little

"Always be Lilith, never Eve"

"Always be Lilith, never Eve"

Ever since reading about her story when I was younger, I never sought to be Eve again.

Lilith is the one men fear. Because Lilith knows she does not need men to validate her existence.

THIS SCULPTURE IS AWESOME, THE LILITH STORY IN GENERAL IS AWESOME, but, uh, I would feel remiss if I did not take the time to point this out: the story of Eve is not one where a woman chooses to be subservient to a man. Like. At all.

Here, in brief, is the story of Eve: God creates heaven and earth, blah blah, animals, trees, blah blah, man in God’s image blah, Adam blah blah, don’t eat from the Tree of Knowledge blahhhhhhhh. Then one day Adam is all, “Hey God, I finished naming all the animals and plants and everything weeks ago, I’m bored as shit down here — see, shit, that’s a word I made up for the stuff that comes out of butts, I’m bored enough down here to name the butt stuff.” So God’s like, “Ugh, whatever, I’ll make you a friend out of something, you’re not using all your ribs, are you?” and creates Eve. And Eve and Adam? Yeah, the text doesn’t label them anything but equals during their time in the garden. Literally 100% of the description of their relationship, at the beginning, is:

The man said, “This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. (GENESIS 2.23) 

Now, I grant you, it’s not the most ideal situation I’ve ever heard described, feminism-wise, but like. They are both naked, and neither is ashamed. There is no suggestion here that Eve was originally created to be subservient to Adam. Which will be important. In a second. 

SO right back to the story, Adam and Eve hang out in the garden for awhile and this serpent is all, “Hey Eve, how about some fruit,” and Eve is like, “Sure, what kind of fruit you want, it’s the Garden of Eden, we’ve got literally every kind of fruit there is,” and the serpent is all, “You know that one fruit on that one tree that is the only thing in the entire garden we’re not supposed to eat,” and Eve is like, “Balls.”

And then the serpent comes at her with like, moral relativism and liberal arts college theology major shit, all, “But why would God put the tree there with a big sign on it that said NOT THIS TREE DEFINITELY DON’T EAT THE STUFF ON THIS TREE THIS TREE RIGHT HERE SEE THIS IT IS THE FORBIDDEN TREE DON’T YOU EAT OF IT if he didn’t, secretly, totally want us to eat of it?” (Real talk: I am with him on this one.) So, whatever, okay, you all know this part of the story, Eve eats some fruit, and it’s the Tree of Knowledge so she gets all this knowledge about good & evil & everything, and then she convinces Adam to eat some fruit and get some knowledge too. And then God notices them like, hiding behind fig leaves and giggling about how they both have genitals (the Tree of Maturity it is not), and gets real pissed and kicks them out, the end. 

EXCEPT. The reason I am bothering to type this out (not to mention google biblical excerpts like I’m 13 and studying for my Bat Mitzvah again) is that. As punishment? For eating of the Tree of Knowledge, and convincing Adam to do so also? God curses Eve with the pain of childbirth, and with being subservient to Adam. I mean, literally, this is what it says: 

To the woman [God] said, “I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you.” (GENESIS 3.16) 

EVE BEING SUBSERVIENT TO ADAM. IS A PUNISHMENT. IN THE BIBLE. IT IS A PUNISHMENT FOR GOING AGAINST THE WILL OF GOD. If you’ve ever heard of the concept of “original sin,” this is what that’s referring to (er, and it’s also a hard cider but the cider is named after the concept, not the other way around, although presumably in the Garden of Eden with all its wonders it would’ve been possible to get hard cider, so don’t quote me on this). And the concept of original sin is an entirely separate discussion because it’s ridiculous repressive sexist bullshit a complex topic in theological discussion that I am frankly unqualified to speak on, and also because one time Phillip Pullman wrote this entire series of books that was kind of about it and frankly as a result any conversation I try to have on the topic devolves rapidly into a discussion of what kind of daemon everyone would have (mine would be a barred owl).  

So, look: I am so here for this sculpture, I am so here for the telling of the story of Lilith, I am so here for encouraging young women to know that they do not need men to validate their existence. I am so. Here. For. That. But I am hesitant at the phrasing, “Always be Lilith, never Eve.” I am hesitant about breaking this story down to the idea that Lilith was inherently resistant and Eve was inherently submissive and that thus Lilith was inherently better, both because it’s canonically not true (again: tricked into tasting the fruit initially or not, Eve gave Adam his helping of her own will, Eve was punished for defying the word of God), and because I think that plays into the garbage idea that there is a correct way to be female, not to mention the garbage idea that women are constantly in competition with one another. 

I just. This is a story that has had unimaginable impact on history and culture and women and how society thinks about women. This is a story that has been used to demonize women for centuries. Whether you believe in it or not (and I’ll confess freely that, despite identifying strongly as Jewish, I mostly don’t), you can’t argue that it hasn’t been majorly impactful, because it has been majorly impactful. And while I love the sculpture, and the spirit in which I know this discussion about it is intended, it breaks my fucking heart to see us championing Lilith by (further) demonizing Eve. Eve, whose name means life, whose role in this tale is to be mother of all of humanity and who is seen, more often than not, as the punishment granted to her against her will for a choice she made. Which, incidentally — that’s something I’ve always found pretty telling. Something worth thinking about, you know what I mean? 

Both, that’s my point. Both is good. At very least, one without disparaging the other. 

Read this whole thing. 

(via ohshititsmiranda)

June202014
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