1. k-dev:

    When people think the ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland and the subsequent remaining division is solely about difference in religion.

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    (via k-dev)

     
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  3. "I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say “Because of you, I realized why I shouldn’t give up.”"
     

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    But then, the truth was never really the point. Thin women don’t tell their fat friends ‘You’re not fat’ because they’re confused about the dictionary definition of the word, or their eyes are broken, or they were raised on planets where size 24 is the average for women. They don’t say it because it’s the truth. They say it because fat does not mean just fat in this culture. It can also mean any or all of the following:

    Ugly
    Unhealthy
    Smelly
    Lazy
    Ignorant
    Undisciplined
    Unlovable
    Burdensome
    Embarrassing
    Unfashionable
    Mean
    Angry
    Socially inept
    Just plain icky

    So when they say ‘You’re not fat,’ what they really mean is ‘You’re not a dozen nasty things I associate with the word fat.’ The size of your body is not what’s in question; a tape measure or a mirror could solve that dispute. What’s in question is your goodness, your lovability, your intelligence, your kindness, your attractiveness. And your friends, not surprisingly, are inclined to believe you get high marks in all those categories. Ergo, you couldn’t possibly be fat.

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    — Kate Harding  (via shakethecobwebs)

    (Source: catholicaramis, via thechocolatebrigade)

     

  5. "I stopped calling myself a pacifist when I heard Gandhi told women they should not physically fight off their rapists.
    I believe there is such a thing as a non violent fist."
    —  Andrea Gibson, Etiquette Leash (via live-lee)

    (Source: brain-and-brawn, via lk-blankey)

     

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  7. Anonymous asked: thoughts on white history month?

    plaxtic:

    insensible, teachers could not possibly cover all the genocides and systems of oppression created by white people over the course of one month

     

  8. "Nobody will ever love you as much as an artist can. On your worst days, they will find poetry in the knots of your hair."
    — That Could Have Been Me (k.p.k)

    (Source: towritepoems, via loveintheshadowsistheonlykind)

     
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  10. "Do not make homes out of people. This will leave you homesick and sad, missing arms that cannot hold roofs, hearts with shaky foundations."
    — Michelle K., Home (via fourteendrawings)

    (via mc-smash)

     

  11. "

    I don’t want to be a feminist anymore. Like a five-year-old, I want to close my eyes, stick my fingers in my ears, stomp my feet on the floor and scream “No! No, you cannot make me, I won’t, leave me alone!” I am, simply put, too tired. So very, very tired.

    I am tired of fighting with my friends. I am tired of arguing that someone groping and slapping my butt isn’t “what I have to expect”, just because I’m at a bar, and the one attacking my butt has a drink in the other hand. I am tired of hearing “boys will be boys” and “when you’re dressed like that …” and “that’s just what guys do”. I am tired of trying to drown those sentiments in loud, repetitive no’s, screamed over and over again, till my throat is sore and my voice weak – just to hear them repeated, as soon as exhaustion threatens to silence me.

    I am tired of being afraid. I am tired of seeing someone writing something offensive, sexist, racist, ageist, ableist, somewhere online. I am tired of seeing those writings getting likes and lol’s, and SO TRUE’s. I am tired of being consumed by confusion and anger, typing, typing, typing and typing a seemingly endless response, including research, links and statistics, and then hesitate clicking “submit”. I am tired of knowing that I hesitate because I am afraid of the flood of responses that will come. I am tired of knowing that I will be bombarded with lighten up’s, stop whining’s and get a sense of humor’s for so long, that I will start to wonder if I am indeed wound up too tight, a nagger and humorless. I am tired of the fact that I’m afraid of being called a cunt, even though I don’t find genitalia insulting or demeaning.

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  12. So sober.

     
  13. distinctmemory:

    ccc0urtney:

    dww13:

    I’ve only seen one Pitch Perfect valentine so I thought I’d make some more.

    Bonus:

    IM SO HAPPY ABOUT THESE RIGHT NOW

    YES 

    ALL OF THESE

    SEND ME ALL OF THESE

    (via itisgenerallyimplicit)

     
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  15. bellevierge:

    stfueverything:

    ppgfreak85:

    One of the BEST ad campaigns about representation I have seen.

    Everyone has a backbone. Use yours.

    I can’t possibly love this enough

    It’s not always easy to speak out against offensive language, but it’s important to try.

    This is great minus calling grown women girls. That’s also not okay.

    (Source: gleekylittleoncer, via fluxsymmetry)