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I'm on a daily search for serenity and more knowledge. I've known fear and pain that cut deeper than any physical injury ever could but I've also experienced joy so powerful I've floated on clouds and peace so calming that meditation felt like bad earplugs covering the noises of life.
"Why?" is by far my favorite question.
tardis-mainframe:

wsbuckybarnes:

stylinwho:



omg this reminds me of the most adorable time when my friend had leaked in art class and she was tearing up a bit and this guy who’s usually quiet but is judged as a jerk because his friends tend to be jerks gets up and throws red paint on the side of her shorts and on his own shorts and throws a couple of other colors in too and starts a mini paint war and other people joined in and i nearly cried because of how cute it was

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tardis-mainframe:

wsbuckybarnes:

stylinwho:

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omg this reminds me of the most adorable time when my friend had leaked in art class and she was tearing up a bit and this guy who’s usually quiet but is judged as a jerk because his friends tend to be jerks gets up and throws red paint on the side of her shorts and on his own shorts and throws a couple of other colors in too and starts a mini paint war and other people joined in and i nearly cried because of how cute it was

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manybodies:

lightspeedsound:

lunapics:

theshells:

I can’t stop laughing at Harry running the fuck awaythe boy who lived ladies and gentlemen.

….You realize, of course, that Hermione Granger lit a teacher on fire when she was eleven, and kept a person alive in a jar for a year when she was fourteen, and studies dark and forbidden magics for kicks, and is one of the brightest and strongest witches of her era. If she came at me, even wandless, I would aparate to Neptune to get away from her.

Hermione Granger also: 

  • punched Draco Malfoy in the nose for being an idiot 
  • purposefully performed a confundus charm on whatshsface WHILE HE WAS FLYING just so Ron would win (omfg that is so fucking dangerous) 
  • literally pulled a fucking Bourne Identity on her parents and managed to set them up in fucking Australia (jesus christ she literally made it so that she NEVER EXISTED wtf that’s so fucking 007)
  • Convinced the Ministry of Magic to give her an incredibly dangerous and volatile device that allowed her to ALTER TIMELINES COMPLETELY (just because she was so smart, literally, that is the reason, her “potential”) 
  • Has enough basic survival skills and badass magic to literally disappear to the middle of nowhere and flourish AND figure out Voldemort’s plot with Harry 
  • Hermione also figures out not only what Voldemort’s plan is, but generally how to beat it, WAY BEFORE VOLDEMORT EVER DOES. Why? because she is just that much smarter and better at magic than everybody else

in conclusion: Voldemort wishes he could be as awesome as Hermione, that’s why he wants to kill her so bad. 

Can we rehave this series with hermione as the protagonist. 

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How Jimi Hendrix's race became his 'invisible legacy'

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ruggerwords:

misshealthgeek:

I saw this yesterday in the city out the front of bliss cafe. This is just so kind,thoughtful and wonderful of the cafe to show such support to mothers! Not enough public places support the very natural act of breast feeding when a baby is hungry (which can be absolutely whenever! And anywhere!), women shouldn’t have to feel or be shamed for breast feeding in public…being a mother is an important and beautiful job that isn’t easy, why make it harder for these beautiful women?

This is wonderful.

ruggerwords:

misshealthgeek:

I saw this yesterday in the city out the front of bliss cafe. This is just so kind,thoughtful and wonderful of the cafe to show such support to mothers! Not enough public places support the very natural act of breast feeding when a baby is hungry (which can be absolutely whenever! And anywhere!), women shouldn’t have to feel or be shamed for breast feeding in public…being a mother is an important and beautiful job that isn’t easy, why make it harder for these beautiful women?

This is wonderful.

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peanutbutter-and-julia:

veganhealthprincess:

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asanaambitions:

So you’re in bed. You’re snug. You’re cosy. You don’t want to get out ever! But here’s 9 yoga poses to help your sleepy self get up.
1. Savasana- just chill for a bit and breath deeply and enjoy that sun streaming in
2. Cobra- stretch that back like the crazy cat you are
3. Extended child’s pose- now stretch your back the other way. Your covers come off too. Magic!
4. Camel pose- now sit on your knees and throw your arms back to your toes like some sort of shawshank redemption prison break.
5. Forward bend- now stand up on those sexy pins and try not to fall off the bed
6. Pigeon pose- almost there. Are you smiling yet? You should be you sexy minx bird of paradise
7. Seated forward fold- touch your toes! Wiggle them and giggle at your cuteness
8. Kneeling side plank variation- stretch that delish body of yours and try not to blind yourself at how radiant you are
9. Meditation- don’t think just yet. Just enjoy that beautiful stillness

Now step off that cosy bed of yours and sashay the fuck out of bed. Namaste.

every morning I do this, I end up feeling 10x better throughout the day. 👌 well worth it.

I do all of this on accident before I get out of bed lololol

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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 )

welp.

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betterbemeta:

peonymoonflower:

supercargautier:

manifestingwomanist:

bushtitfeminist:

jadelyn:

enterprisingly:

This is the same man.

This works quite nicely at debunking the “beefcake guys in comics are objectified for women just like women in comics are for men!” imo.  On the left: a magazine tailored for a male audience, showing him in full beefcake-type mode with headlines about how you, too, can look like this.  On the right: a magazine tailored for a female audience, which has a headline about romance and shows him looking more or less like a normal dude.

Tell me again how comic book guys are designed for female sexual enjoyment, completely equivalent to anatomically-improbable spines and giant tits with their own individual centers of gravity, and totes aren’t just male power fantasies.

COMMENTARY

Women don’t treat men the way men treat women.

it’s also worth noting that despite all the geeks complaining about women’s impossible standards, the fantasy on the right sets a really really easy low bar to meet:

"cool clean friendly non-aggressive man who will cook a food for u"

yep what an unfair standard to be subjected to

that last comment was beautiful

This is all great commentary but only 90% right. Not wrong, of course! Women don’t treat men the way men treat men, but while Good Housekeeping’s Editor in Chief is a woman (Jane Francisco), the owner of the company that owns the magazine, Hearst Corporation, is a man (William Hearst, and in fact his Vice chairman and CEO are also men)— and the magazine is a gendered space designated by patriarchal standards, no matter the progressive (or not!) efforts of the women editing, writing, and curating the issues.

Rather, these are two examples of how men treat men— just one with an assumption of what women want in men, curated and presented by real women. The woman as the middleman between a girl readerbase and a male-dominated upper management is a common theme even among the most powerful women in large establishments like this. There are almost always men above them.

These mags tend to be a woman-driven curation of dude-enforced gender roles. Good Housekeeping is still a way that men present men, just indirectly.

When men present women as targets of romantic or sexual interest (assumed for straight men), they objectify them into collections of body parts and goals.

When men present men as targets of romantic or sexual interest (assumed for straight women) they present non-objectified people who are capable of being friendly, caring, safe, and genuine.

When men present men not as targets of romantic or sexual interest, they present them as figures of power to emulate.

When men present women not as targets of romantic or sexual interest… ?????? this is unknown to me in the pages of most magazines, in some way, even a very oblique way women are often presented as, or prepared to be, or are groomed to seek being, targets of sexual or romantic interest.

So yeah. The debunk still works. But it also really shows the amount of control that male-dominated media has over images. They have the choice to do this, or not. Large establishments know women don’t do the same thing to men as men do to women and consciously create media that reflects this, often by having an influential woman be editor in chief while catering to designated standards and content normalized by patriarchal culture.

They have the choice, at any moment in time, to stop portraying women as sex objects even in media aimed at women. These establishments choose, all the time, to not objectify men. Consciously.

But despite limited efforts (often at the hands of women working at these magazines!), they don’t— and can’t while playing to the standards of the magazine— do enough..

(Source: commandercait, via becomingathena)

majiinboo:


jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

Racism is institutionalized & systemic. This is what black people face, this is the reality.  

majiinboo:

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

Racism is institutionalized & systemic. This is what black people face, this is the reality.  

(Source: thefreelioness, via afro-dominicano)

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.