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"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.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via coachk13)

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Those who do not believe in magic will never find it.
Roald Dahl (via 3000blackmambas)

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My Silver Lining // First Aid Kit

heaveninawildflower:

 ’Today is still the same as yesterday.’ Illustration by Florence Harrison (1877–1955) for ‘Poems by Christina Rossetti’ (The One Certainty).
Published 1910 by Blackie
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Jul 27, 2014 / 113 notes

heaveninawildflower:

 ’Today is still the same as yesterday.’ Illustration by Florence Harrison (1877–1955) for ‘Poems by Christina Rossetti’ (The One Certainty).

Published 1910 by Blackie

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By Art alone we are able to get outside ourselves, to know what another sees of this universe which for him is not ours, the landscapes of which would remain as unknown to us as those of the moon.
Marcel Proust (1871–1922, France)
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If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

Siddhartha Gautama

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Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist (via feellng)

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storyhearts-journey:

Castle Termite.
(Termite Mound, Cape York, Australia)
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storyhearts-journey:

Castle Termite.

(Termite Mound, Cape York, Australia)

writeworld:

Writer’s Block
A picture says a thousand words. Write them.
Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.
Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!
Jul 27, 2014 / 147 notes

writeworld:

Writer’s Block

A picture says a thousand words. Write them.

Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.

Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

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mapsontheweb:

Native American Tribes
Jul 27, 2014 / 379 notes

mapsontheweb:

Native American Tribes

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ageoftheart:

End of working day
Artist: Emilio BoggioYear: 1912Type: Oil on canvas
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ageoftheart:

End of working day

Artist: Emilio Boggio
Year: 1912
Type: Oil on canvas

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sisterwolf:

Deirdre at the of Door her Dun - George (‘A.E’) Russell
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sisterwolf:

Deirdre at the of Door her Dun - George (‘A.E’) Russell

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Look around you: I mean it. Pause, for a moment and look around the room that you are in. I’m going to point out something so obvious that it tends to be forgotten. It’s this: that everything you can see, including the walls, was, at some point, imagined.
Neil Gaiman (via seabois)

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proustitute:

Emily Dickinson, from The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems"In this short Lifethat only [merely] lasts an hourHow much—how little—iswithin ourpower.”
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proustitute:

Emily Dickinson, from The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems

"In this short Life
that only [merely] lasts an hour
How much—how
little—is
within our
power.”

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