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Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 with 3,400 notes

asleepylioness:

I seriously just want to get drunk and pout right now. That’s it. 

Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2014 with 111 notes

baeksoul

Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2014 with 261,715 notes
[TW: rape] I have gotten one question repeatedly from young men. These are guys who liked the book, but they are honestly confused. They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped.
The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high.

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”

Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.

And guys don’t understand why she was upset.

Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.

(via witchlingfumbles)

Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2014 with 66,814 notes
Tagged:   #Bc I am hurt

“Scar tissue has no character. It’s not like skin. It doesn’t show age or illness or pallor or tan. It has no pores, no hair, no wrinkles. It’s like a slip cover. It shields and disguises what’s beneath. That’s why we grow it; we have something to hide. ” — Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2014 with 26,959 notes

i-love-art:

Gustav Klimt: ‘The Blood of Fish, 1898’

Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 with 6,611 notes