Unless we again begin to tell fairy stories and ghost stories at night before going to sleep and recounting our dreams upon waking, nothing more is to be expected of our Western civilisation.
Jan Švankmajer
Darcy is a most loyal companion.

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On Periods: Let’s put this shit to bed right now: Women don’t lose their minds when they have period-related irritability. It doesn’t lower their ability to reason; it lowers their patience and, hence, tolerance for bullshit. If an issue comes up a lot during “that time of the month,” that doesn’t mean she only cares about it once a month; it means she’s bothered by it all the time and lacks the capacity, once a month, to shove it down and bury it beneath six gulps of willful silence.
Shakesville: Feminism 101 (via andotherdoublemeanings)

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novelnerds:

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I wouldn’t be able to even attempt to take a picture next to a sculpture saying LOVE with a person lying “dead” on the floor be they black or white.

sorayachemaly:

NOT A JOKE: Photos from Personhood for Women

Also, check out National Advocates for Pregnant Women, org that stands up for the rights of women (often the ones with the least means) who have no way of  debunks bad science and challenges religious lunatics in courts. 

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Darcy is a most loyal companion.

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Gregor Gaida, Attaboys (2012)

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mishasminions:

ink-n-severedties:

toteardown:

cratenculture:

One of the TRUEST things I’ve ever came across.

Always reblog.

Wow

THIS IS THE GREATEST SPEECH EVER WRITTEN

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At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?

Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings

"Expecting girls to be the gatekeepers of boys’ bad behavior is a slippery slope to placing more serious restrictions on women’s bodies, and lets boys off the hook at a time when they should be focusing on how to improve their own actions."

Damn. Yeah.

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If it is necessary to kill for an ideal, the ideal dies
José Narosky. Argentine, born in 1930 (via poboh)

Liana curates posts about literature, feminism, current events, women's rights and reproductive justice.

She's a PP Votes NW Advocate and a Web Analyst who lives in Seattle and loves reading, crafting and going on really long walks with her sweet little black & tan spaniel named Oliver.




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