Just a moment, lovely

whatleighdid:

The outernet

whatleighdid:

The outernet

chasertiff:

When I say “boys are dumb” what I really mean is “boys have been raised in a patriarchal society that forces them into an incorrect and problematic view of masculinity that not only forces them to strip away valuable virtues from themselves, like patience and gentleness, but also forces them them to view and treat women in unhealthy ways that devalues women as people and makes them into objects purely for a man’s benefit”

but it’s a lot faster to say “boys are dumb”

humansofnewyork:

"Sometimes it’s so hard to not fall in love with your friends."

humansofnewyork:

"Sometimes it’s so hard to not fall in love with your friends."

softhobbits:

destroy this “more than friends” bullshit

destroy this disgusting fucking idea that being in a romantic relationship is more important/closer than being in a platonic relationship

destroy the idea that friendships are less than romances

destroy the idea that you need to be romantically involved with someone if you want to be really close to them

"Sometimes I am not sure if I am reading something innocent through the context of a thousand other actions that are not. Sometimes I am worried that cat calls or leers are being directed at me that I am missing because I am so used to keeping my head down and my walk quick. I worry a lot that I am still so under the rituals and sidesteppings that make up patriarchy that I do not read the signs correctly, or cannot trust myself enough. I expect that sometimes I, like all of us, misread something as a threat, or else fail to understand a threat as wrong and undeserved because it has become so embedded in the ways in which we all go about our business.

And I guess that’s part of why, on top of shock and fear and safety concerns, so many of us freeze and don’t do anything when we know for sure that someone has harassed us or assaulted us, because there is still the always seeded (and unjustified!) doubt: did I do something wrong, am I something wrong, to deserve that?"

the future terrifies me so i’m just gonna stay on tumblr: a memoir

"sleeping by myself
curled up like a question mark
come and answer me"
Haiku, Eliza Kane (via nevver)
"Telling a young girl she can’t wear what she wants because it’s not appropriate encourages the idea that men’s reactions should dictate society’s norms, and that all women are meta-Eves, tempting and ensnaring men with our sultry-eyed gaze. My parents’ culture is steeped in patriarchy, in the philosophy of the one-step machismo machine, where there is just one kind of man, and two kinds of women: the angel and the whore. These limited ideas of masculinity breed men who want ownership of women."
Fariha Roison (via voirsully)