"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via newwavenova)

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inaclearing:

from Salt works, Bolivia, by Scarlett Hooft Graafland

noelbadgespugh:

alamo so far

renaissance-art:

Details from Botticelli’s Birth of Venus Part III (Part I, Part II

lomographicsociety:

Solo Biking Routes: Exploring Jezersko and the Greenest Lake You’ll Ever See

My bike is my best friend. It’s not the best one you’ll ever see but I love it anyway. It takes me to work and back, and it also takes me exploring new places. What more could I possibly want?

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Ten rape prevention tips:

1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.

2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.

3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.

5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.

6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.

7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.

9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.

10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.

Rape prevention tips

Posted by Leigh Hofheimer under Prevention

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timrous-beastie:

andrewneilblog:

'Coalition Government Colouring and Activity Book' - Tom Pride 

Colour Iain’s face a deep shade of cock

allegoryofart:

Celia Thaxter’s Garden, Isle of Shoals, Maine  Childe Hassam, 1890

Coast Scene, Isle of ShoalsChilde Hassam, 1901

Surf, Isles of ShoalsChilde Hassam, 1913

Artist: All Sons & Daughters
Album: Prone To Wander: A Collection of Hymns
Song: Come Thou Fount
Plays: 38,379

madebyastarbreather:

frommyheartandseoul:

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it;
Seal it for Thy courts above.

kimmytherose
I like this version

Haha at BCDO I saw these guys live… like three times in a day?

Artist: Françoise Hardy
Album: Tous les garçons et les filles
Song: Tous les garçons et les filles
Plays: 8,701

barbedwire-kisses:

Françoise Hardy // Tous les garçons et les filles

I’m turning 18 in a few weeks and I’ve never snuck out

maybe I’ll sneak out tonight and go stargazing in the park

maybe this is a dumb idea

I blame Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska for making me want to do dumb things

maximum-entr0py said: i will find him and i will throw you at him screaming THE LORD’S WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN

actually do this though

he’s not gonna get the hint any other way

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John Linnell - Coast Scene at Cullercoats near Whitley Bay (detail).

The color photography of Elliott Erwitt c. 1950s-1970s (via)

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