Your Daily Wisdom
August 26th, 2014
People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass
Pino Caruso (via j-m-campbell)
August 23rd, 2014
You were red. You liked me cause I was blue. You touched me and suddenly I was a lilac sky and you decided purple just wasn’t for you.
colors. (via se7enteenblack)
August 5th, 2014
How do you get so empty? Who takes it out of you?
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via gildings)
August 4th, 2014
We have a natural tendency to assume that a remarkable chemistry between two souls is confirmation that they are meant to be together. In the heat of profound feelings, it seems counter-intuitive to imagine ourselves separate from our beloved. But chemistry and longevity are not natural bedfellows. Just because we feel earth-shatteringly alive with someone doesn’t mean they are supposed to be our …life partner. They may have come for a very different reason - to awaken us, to expand us, to shatter us so wide open that we can never close again. Perhaps they were sent from afar to polish the rough diamond of your soul before vanishing into eternity. Perhaps they just came to give you new eyes. Better we surrender our expectations when the beloved comes. (S)he may just be dropping in for a visit.
Jeff Brown (via goddesswithinyou)
August 1st, 2014
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via maxkirin)
You are that amazing pair of shoes on a crazy sale that will only fit if I cut off my toes.
July 31st, 2014
Someday I will engulf the solar system. What was and what will be is meaningless. Meanwhile, you should wonder, are you just a pile of meat on a crash coarse with a cosmic dump or do you contain the soul memory of a million dead stars?
The Sun, Adventure Time (via internettaco)
July 26th, 2014
The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward. Also, a lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed.
Terri Conley, professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan ( link )

(via vicebot)

May 28th, 2014
When you wake up in the morning and your feeds are filled with poetry, it can only mean one thing. The poet has died and her words have not.
The incomparable Kayla Cagan. (via hello-the-future)
A memorial erected in Vancouver sparked controversy because it was dedicated to “all women murdered by men”, which critics say implies all men are potential murderers.[79] As a result, women involved in the project received death threats[…].

wikipedia page for the École Polytechnique massacre

men are violent against women, and when women point this out, they are threatened with more violence

(via fawnbro)

May 27th, 2014

Who is Kimye?

Apparently just two human beings getting married
But for some reason attracts more national attention
Then the 7 college students who were murdered
Last night by a 22-year-old virgin.

A man who declared he would ‘slaughter’ every ‘blonde slut’
He sees at UCSB
Blaming the female population for his inabilities
To fulfill his sexual fantasies.

The male’s ownership over the female body
Failed this man, women are just a product
to be torn up and thrown away
When the outcome doesn’t go his way.

The news spends 30 minutes covering
Kim’s wedding dress, and the guest list.
When we should be having a national discussion
About rape culture repercussions.

7 families will have a missing plate
Around the table during the next holidays.
But as long as the Kardashian’s have a show,
The deranged killers will come and go.

a poem I wrote for my creative writing class the day after the UCSB massacre (via holy-cartaa)
May 26th, 2014
// Do you know how many nights I’ve spent twisting your English off my tongue? I do not take pride in your English. I want to stumble on my words. I want to speak with an accent so thick that it requires silence. I want you to struggle to understand me. Realize your English is not superior. Your English does not equate intelligence. Do not compliment me on how well I have accepted colonization. I do not want your pat on the back. I was forced to learn this language. I didn’t choose to. Your English disconnects me from my people. I am deaf to my own sacred language because of your English.
Your English has done nothing for me. //
Excerpt from “You Speak Good English” by Bilphena Yahwon  (via planetfaraway)
May 23rd, 2014
You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
Remember this:
One day you will be sick.

— Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl 

This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous), and their doubts about religion. 

One of the best articles I’ve read all year. Here’s the link

(via katyuno)

(Source: chidealist)

May 22nd, 2014
When I was in college, a teacher once said that all women live by a ‘rape schedule.’ I was baffled by the term, but as she went on to explain, I got really freaked out. Because I realized that I knew exactly what she was talking about. And you do too. Because of their constant fear of rape (conscious or not), women do things throughout the day to protect themselves. Whether it’s carrying our keys in our hands as we walk home, locking our car doors as soon as we get in, or not walking down certain streets, we take precautions. While taking precautions is certainly not a bad idea, the fact that certain things women do are so ingrained into our daily routines is truly disturbing. It’s essentially like living in a prison - all the time. We can’t assume that we’re safe anywhere: not on the streets, not in our homes. And we’re so used to feeling unsafe that we don’t even see that there’s something seriously fucked up about it.
Jessica Valenti, Full Frontal Feminism (via bunpunk)
May 20th, 2014
Tina Belcher’s sexual desires are weird. They’re weird and more than a little off-putting and not meant to be particularly palatable for the average straight male viewer. And it is glorious to watch. The show makes you recognize her desires as a young woman and the possibly that other girls feel the same way. Tina’s budding sexuality might be an exaggerated view of how a lot of teenage girls feel as they grow up, but there are girls out there that relate to Tina and it’s a point of view that rarely gets told. And when it is, it’s almost always bent to fit how men want girls to express their sexuality. But Tina’s sexual desires aren’t there to titillate the audience. They’re there because they’re a part of her.