September 29, 2014

Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight

Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight

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September 25, 2014

This would be me if I turned out to be a teacher. Hahaha

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September 24, 2014
"…But what the word “feminist” does do is acknowledge the very long history of the women’s rights movement. I agree with what [Joss Whedon is] saying: It should just be assumed men and women are equally important and equally capable—but it’s not, and it hasn’t been for thousands of years. So, “feminism” and being a “feminist” is an acknowledgement of that history and the culture we’ve lived in for a long time. It’s a reaction to that, but for me, that’s an important acknowledgement to make."

— JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT SPOUTING SO MUCH TRUTH (via carolineeand)

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September 22, 2014

nevver:

You have come to the end of the world, keep walking. Mikko Lagerstedt

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September 11, 2014
nevver:

D.H. Lawrence

nevver:

D.H. Lawrence

September 4, 2014
kittehkats:


 ♡ Bullzara ❀ ヽ(=´▽`=)ノ 
I’ve always loved baking.
 Found on pencilpocket.blogspot.com

kittehkats:

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September 1, 2014

sarahj-art:

I never know what direction my life is going in. I’ve learned to just roll with it. (Or at least I stress out less…)

August 28, 2014

englishsnow:

Prague by audreylostinparis

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August 28, 2014
2wentysixletters:

Typewriter Series #82

2wentysixletters:

Typewriter Series #82

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August 26, 2014

 And this is how to start. We must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently. We do a great disservice to boys in how we raise them. We stifle the humanity of boys. We define masculinity in a very narrow way. Masculinity becomes this hard small cage and we put boys inside the cage. We teach boys to be afraid of fear. We teach boys to be afraid of weakness, of vulnerability.

… But by far the worst thing we do to males, by making them feel that they have to be hard, is that we leave them with very fragile egos. The more “hard man” a man feels compelled to be, the weaker his ego is. And then we do a much greater disservice to girls because we raise them to cater to fragile egos of men. We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, “You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you would threaten the man. If you are the bread winner in your relationship with a man, you have to pretend that you’re not. Especially in public. Otherwise you will emasculate him.” But what if we question the premise itself? Why should a woman’s success be a threat to a man. What if we decide to simply dispose of that word, and I don’t think there is an English word I dislike more than, “emasculation.”

… Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now, marriage can be a good thing. It can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same?

I’m trying to unlearn many of the lessons of gender that I internalized when I was growing up. But I sometimes still feel very vulnerable in the face of gender expectations

My own definition of feminist is: 

feminist : a man or a woman who says, “Yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today, and we must fix it, we must do better.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2011) at TEDxEuston

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