I don’t know why people teach kids about "pimples" and "hormones" and "armpit hair," and refrain from telling them that if they don’t achieve their billion-dollar dreams at the age of twenty-one, there will still be much more to life. And that when you fail at your first job, it isn’t going to be the end of the world. And eventually you will realize that each person’s world is different and your only job is to figure out what your best world can be.
Hannah Hart (otherwise known as Genius)
lilith-not-eve:

We’ve seen a lot of those photos of people leading their significant others by the hand around the world, and thought they were beautiful. Tonight, after a difficult night and a few tears, I led my significant other to bed for the night to finally sleep, and she captured it in the same way.
We might not be going on an adventure around the world right now, but I will sleep beside you every night. We will go on adventures one day.

lilith-not-eve:

We’ve seen a lot of those photos of people leading their significant others by the hand around the world, and thought they were beautiful. Tonight, after a difficult night and a few tears, I led my significant other to bed for the night to finally sleep, and she captured it in the same way.

We might not be going on an adventure around the world right now, but I will sleep beside you every night. We will go on adventures one day.

jcoleknowsbest:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

darvinasafo:

Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

You know… last week we drove by a young black kid, he was probably 16, who was walking along the sidewalk in front of a convenience store at around noon playing with some nunchucks. I remember having this array of emotions. At first I just felt fear for him. I wanted him to put those away lest he draw the attention of passing police and got shot. Then I got angry at how ridiculous that is. This child shouldn’t have to be subject to such risks for being…a kid playing with nunchucks, but the reality is he totally could have been. At the time though, I brushed it off and ended up making some joke about how he better put those away before he gets shot by a cop. It’s easier to deal with the ridiculous horrors of life through humor.

This is just so sad and inexcusable. There shouldn’t even be people in positions of power over others. There are protectors, caregivers, teachers, earned leaders (by example). Who are these people in positions of power? Power granted by what authority? What hierarchy, determined by whom? They are free to run around with guns, clearly subject to a different set of laws (much like people in the military). They need to start giving full psychological assessments of potential police officers. Far too many power hungry ego maniacs, narcissistic racists and sociopaths are making it into a profession meant to serve and protect the People.

The entire social covenant is that we the People “voluntarily” give up certain rights (eg we are subject to laws and rehabilitation or incarceration) in exchange for the protection and care a society can provide. The deal is not that we are born owing an impossible debt to a society that controls us. Our stem it’s terribly backwards. The reality is a brazen hypocrisy and parody of what we preach in political science and jurisprudence classes and on Fox News.

Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).

The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.

Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor.

My Beef with the “I Love Boobies” Bracelets (via star-trekkin)

I will never not reblog this. So important.  (via youmightbeamisogynist)

oh my god this is heartbreaking

(via captainnipple)

My uncle divorced my aunt a month after her surgery. Granted there are a lot of emotions running high after a traumatic experience, so I’m sure there were some heated arguments and it wasn’t all because she lost her D cup boobs… surely he wouldn’t be that shallow, not when they were raising two children together. But honestly? It was a huge factor as he confessed to my mother…”how can I stay married to someone I’m no longer sexually attracted to?” Everyone sympathized with his plight and avoided my aunt…sent her flowers and cookies to make up for the lack of sympathy.

It was confusing and disheartening for me to witness as a developing teen tbh.

strayer:

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rowling:

dakotaaaa:

My 9 year old brother started reading Harry Potter, and he asked me, so earnestly, “Were the Dursley’s mean to Harry when he was little?” I hadn’t thought much about it before, and he seemed so upset that I totally lied to that little kid. “NO! Of course they weren’t.” 
But then I couldn’t get young Harry out of my head. There must have been a time before he was resigned to their neglect that he wanted their affection.

There will never be a time when I am not absolutely broken up over this.


Harry was still a young child when he first started at Hogwarts…so I think without question he was abused and neglected by the Dursleys from infancy.  I think what kept him good, sane and strong was that he was literally infused with his mother’s dying love and that always kept him tethered to his loving conscience.

I think I always felt infused by the love of Gaia (or whatever one might call it or conceive of it as).

rowling:

dakotaaaa:

My 9 year old brother started reading Harry Potter, and he asked me, so earnestly, “Were the Dursley’s mean to Harry when he was little?” I hadn’t thought much about it before, and he seemed so upset that I totally lied to that little kid. “NO! Of course they weren’t.” 

But then I couldn’t get young Harry out of my head. There must have been a time before he was resigned to their neglect that he wanted their affection.

There will never be a time when I am not absolutely broken up over this.

Harry was still a young child when he first started at Hogwarts…so I think without question he was abused and neglected by the Dursleys from infancy. I think what kept him good, sane and strong was that he was literally infused with his mother’s dying love and that always kept him tethered to his loving conscience.

I think I always felt infused by the love of Gaia (or whatever one might call it or conceive of it as).

fckthestate:

lotrlockedwhovian:

baby-dahlia:

Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get…
You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else.

This is important.

things that are important to differentiate