“It is apparently impossible to discuss even the most commonplace sexism without being reminded that ‘not all men’ are like that. Which seems like a fairly poor response, given that those exceptions, however many they may be – even if they are the majority of men – have not yet managed to end the wage gap, institute equality in housework and caring duties, or prevent two women a week in the UK from being murdered by current or former partners. Not all men are patriarchy incarnate. Not enough men are actively trying to undo the harms of patriarchy for the exceptions to be any kind of riposte to the structural analysis of feminism.”
— http://sarahditum.com/2014/05/26/not-all-misogynists/ (via sexandsocialism)
3:28 pm • 18 July 2014 • 218 notes
“The best way to get kids to read a book is to say: ‘This book is not appropriate for your age, and it has all sorts of horrible things in it like sex and death and some really big and complicated ideas, and you’re better off not touching it until you’re all grown up. I’m going to put it on this shelf and leave the room for a while. Don’t open it.”
— Philip Pullman (via abookblog)
1:12 pm • 18 July 2014 • 33,497 notes
Remember Ismael Mohamed Bakr, 9, Ahed Atef Bakr, 10, Zakaria Ahed Bakr, 10 and Mohamed Ramez Bakr, 11 - all from the same family - whose crime was nothing more than be Palestinian.
It does not matter how young you are, if you are Palestinian, Israel will kill you. A day which started out playing football on the beach ended with these children in body bags.
Will any Israeli be held responsible for their murder? Of course not. You’ll hear how Israel was only ‘defending’ itself and some nonsense about how Hamas was ‘hiding’ in the football they were playing with.
Israel will make something up (or pretend they’ll ‘investigate’ the incident - no outsiders allowed in that process, though!) and world leaders like Obama will regurgitate it.
While we’re on the topic of Obama, remember how he made a statement about the three Israeli settlers? It was a sweet thing to do. As of July 16, 209 Palestinians have been killed by Israel in their latest assault on the civilians of Gaza, at least 39 of whom are children.
You’re more likely to see your great-grandchildren graduate or hell freeze over than hear a word from him on Palestinian children or criticising Israel’s war crimes.
I DONT KNOW WHAT ELSE HAS TO HAPPEN UNTIL YOU SEE THE TRUTH,
EXPLAIN TO ME HOW THOSE KIDS WERE CONNECTED TO HAMAZ
ON A BEACH, WHAT KIND OF SECRET MILITARY HAMAZ TERROR UNITS WERE YOU TARGETING YOU FUCKING ANIMALS. NO ACTUALLY LESS THEN ANIMALS ONLY HUMANS CAN BE SO CRUEL
(Source: standwithpalestine, via naisenberg)
11:30 pm • 17 July 2014 • 21,179 notes
Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone
Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.
In 2012, young adults set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in American history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.
7:53 pm • 17 July 2014 • 81,929 notes
Why do people drink alcohol it tastes disgusting
you don’t drink it for the taste. u drink shit like apple juice for the taste. you drink alcohol to get rid of the bad taste that every awful person in your life has left
7:48 pm • 17 July 2014 • 152,351 notes
Stop The Beauty Madness is a series of 25 advertisements branded with honest messages that highlight the true “madness” involved in creating and meeting beauty standards. Rice, an author and the founder of Be Who You Are Productions, started the campaign to challenge an internalized belief that a woman’s beauty determines her value.
Have a good look here- X
these are beautiful
7:43 pm • 17 July 2014 • 49,175 notes
It’s like Marvel is really trying to piss people off, lol.
calling it, whoever the new iron man is they won’t be straight. marvel’s tryna go for the trifecta.
Nothing makes me more pleased than Marvel making Marvel fanboys angry about genuinely good and interesting comic choices.
7:39 pm • 17 July 2014 • 98,515 notes
I’ve seriously been waiting for this gifset for so long.
(Source: endversesams, via shaestel)
12:38 pm • 16 July 2014 • 40,548 notes
Lunch- avocado,pumpkin and cauliflower sushi with a sauteed mushroom salad in miso mayo, sauteed spinach, a tea egg and a lettuce heart
looks absolutely delicious
11:18 am • 16 July 2014 • 756 notes
I would just like to say fuck you to everyone who made me feel inadequate growing up and ruining my self esteem for years. You all suck and I’m glad I don’t talk to any of you any more.
11:15 am • 16 July 2014 • 289,183 notes
I love it when Google Chrome screws up and they’re like “Fuck it here’s a tiny dinosaur pixel”
NOOO WHY DOES NO ONE GET IT REMEMBER THE SCENE IN ‘MEET THE ROBINSONS’?
GOOGLE CHROME SHOWS THAT LITTLE DINOSAUR PIXEL BECAUSE THEY CAN’T REACH THE WEBPAGE
10:57 pm • 15 July 2014 • 186,523 notes