theaveragefish:

why the hell did we all learn the exact words

"the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell"

Because it is the answer to just about every standardized biology test question about organelles ever written.

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macklemack:

50 shades of dark circles under my eyes

(via thisisnotmyfairytaleendingg)


bitchytbh:

having “feelings” is ruining my reputation of being a heartless bitch 

(via thisisnotmyfairytaleendingg)


Slowly rebuilding my social connections. 


Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.

This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.

I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.

I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.

As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.


gingerthon:

*strums a guitar* there’s more to sexuality then just straight and gay *strumming grows more violent* there’s a whole fucking spectrum jesus fucking christ *smashes guitar against the wall* whats the fucking point if you only talk about gay people

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queerfatfemme:

Monica Jones was convicted, in spite of the community coming out to support her. Laverne Cox spoke about her at the GLAAD Media awards

policymic:

Monica was arrested for “walking while trans” — and now her supporters are fighting back

In the Grand Canyon state, “walking while trans” may very well be a criminal act.
That was the message sent last Friday by the Phoenix judge who convicted transwoman Monica Jones of “manifesting prostitution” following her arrest by undercover police officers in May of 2013.
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queerfatfemme:

Monica Jones was convicted, in spite of the community coming out to support her. Laverne Cox spoke about her at the GLAAD Media awards

policymic:

Monica was arrested for “walking while trans” — and now her supporters are fighting back

In the Grand Canyon state, “walking while trans” may very well be a criminal act.

That was the message sent last Friday by the Phoenix judge who convicted transwoman Monica Jones of “manifesting prostitution” following her arrest by undercover police officers in May of 2013.

Read moreFollow policymic

(via colonelgeorgespunmercy)



purplenightsky6:

I wanna be cuddled right now and have my back rubbed until I fall asleep.

(via tallest-girl-on-earth)


Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via 231895)

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