micdotcom:

11 ways to solve rape better than nail polish

The more we depend on women to prevent rape, the easier it is to blame them when it happens to them. Here’s a look at the well-documented ways we can actually stop rape. Maybe it’s time we invest a little more time and resources into implementing them before we send gallons of nail polish to colleges across the country.

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liltedlullaby:

undef-eat-able:

This comparison is important. The difference in these two birthdays is important. These photos are taken exactly a year apart: the left is my 18th birthday and the right is my 19th birthday. Here’s how these nights went:

18: I went out to a sushi restaurant with close friends and family. I refused to drink my first legal drink. I was wearing 2 pairs of pants and 3 sweaters. I had one bite of sashimi, ran to the bathroom, locked myself in the stall and purged. I refused to come out and my mom had to get the manager to unlock the door. I cried my eyes out and I had to convince the manager to let me sneak out the back because I was too embarrassed to go back to my own birthday party.

19: I met up with the same (with a few additions) group of friends at a pizza and wine bar. I had half a pizza, 3 glasses of wine and a slice of birthday cake. Scratch that, I had my face pushed into a piece of cake. In this picture I am over 30lbs heavier than one year ago today. I am wearing a thin tank top. I am warm, I am fulfilled and I love myself. (I am also pretty drunk).

I want you to know that recovery is 100% possible. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Some days, it took literally all my strength to push through meals. But I did it, and others can too. Eating disorders are not a “for life” sentence, although they feel like it. With hard work, adventure and patience, you can learn to love yourself again. You can learn to hold yourself together again.

Choosing to let Anorexia consume me would have been one of the last decisions I would have ever made. Choosing recovery was the single greatest decision I’ve ever made. 

WOW. JUST WOW.

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 Anonymous:
  "OMG I NEED JASPER CAUSE THEIR SO CUTE AND DESERVE SO MANY CUTE LITTLE FICS IM CRIUYIN"


they have NO GOOD JASPER FICS IM SO ANGRY

7 hours ago with 5
 Anonymous:
  "Jasper is just that hot couple."


THEY ARE HONESTLY THO

I LOVE THEM

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abandonedography:

Paronella park, was abandoned but has now been turned into a park

(SOURCE)

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timeywimeywarlock:

bookwormofcamelot:

derbearcarebearstare:

parkingstrange:

hellugh:

the tweet of a life time

This is the best

Hello, this is a friendly psa from an unhappy person.

Not everyone likes to read. Not everyone can read. A lot of people struggle to read. However, just because they don’t or can’t read doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy a good story.

For example, I cannot read Jane Austin’s works. I’ve tried and tried but I can’t. However, the movie and play adaptations of her novels are some of my favorite stories.

I like Marvel movies and anime, but I cannot read manga/comic books/graphic novels. I don’t know why, just that it is difficult for me to do so.

I have dyslexic friends who have to struggle to read a few pages, let alone an entire novel, but they love movie adaptations.

If I were to go into a movie I was looking forward to seeing but never read the book and saw this it would probably ruin my entire day. Depending on my mood, I may even start a fight over it.

I remember accidentally ruining that Dumbledore dies to my brother and it devestated him because he didn’t want to be spoiled and was a slow reader so wasn’t there yet.

Please if anyone thinks this is a funny thing to do, realize that you may ruin someone’s day.

Exactly.

If someone hasn’t/doesn’t want to/can’t read a book, that doesn’t give you the right to be an asshole and ruin the movie for them.

You’re not a special snowflake for having read TFioS and knowing how it ends. You are, however, a massive douche for spoiling it for other people.

Why would you even want to spoil it? Like, what kind of twisted satisfaction does this give you? Do you feel better now that you’ve ruined the experience for others? Do you feel like a good person?

Grow up, for fuck’s sake.

^this

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"I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”"


#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain Awkward

P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”

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Hot Person: *follows me*
Me: That had BETTER be a thirst follow
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# me

spooktrek:

unnecessary sex scenes in movies

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unnecessary sex scenes in tv shows

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unnecessary sex scenes in fanfic

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"‘Men get raped and molested,’ should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence females instead of giving them their own space."

(via goldenphoenixgirl)

Not sure if I’ve reblogged this before but it always bears repeating.

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cayenaleva:

postwhitesociety:

Caption: RIOT POLICE WALKING THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS SHOOTING GAS AT PEOPLE ON THEIR OWN PROPERTY

This vine got taken down.

I think that’s fucking important to note, that this vine got taken down. I saw it and it languished in my drafts for a while because it fell through the cracks.

Remember this. Remember that they’re taking down protest videos. Remember that they’re trying to control the narrative. Remember, keep posting, keep sharing, keep talking about Ferguson. Don’t let the story die.

7 hours ago with 13228via , source

anondracomalfoy:

bless you if you can admit your favorite character has flaws.

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rneerkat:

rneerkat:

rneerkat:

what do boxes breath

boxygen

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i stand corrected

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GUYS GUYS GUYS

what-kitty-didnext:

Pleeeaase start using this website, https://www.ecosia.org, it’s basically a search engine that plants trees every time you use it, how beautiful is that? It’s pretty much the same as google only like a million times more ethical- 80% of their income goes toward tree planting programs in Brazil. It’s totally free and there’s an app available for IOS too, so you really don’t have an excuse… Now go and help the environment my darlings!

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