@5 hours ago with 73149 notes
it’s so weird that people are shaming Beyonce for being sexual during her performance when literally in the speech in flawless says “We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are." Like how do you miss the point that bad
My mom said, you put so much of yourself online. These strangers know too much about you. Stop giving to these people. Why don’t you keep your secrets to yourself? Then they’d mean more when you told them.
My aunt said, girls, you want to keep some parts of yourself hidden. don’t go out showing too much skin. Boys don’t want to marry girls who they’ve already seen. I was thirteen, sitting quietly in a knee length dress that had been picked out for me, as I listened to women around me chat about modesty. My cousin touched my covered shoulder and laughed, Why would someone buy the cake if they could get it for free?
Three years later, I sat in the back of his parent’s car, topless and covered in his sweat. I was steaming up the windows by spilling my guts. I told him stories about sucking in the scenery from an airplane window before I moved. I told him about running out the back door at a party and shakily skate boarding to a golf course to breathe. I told him about spending an afternoon rolling down a grass hill, looking for a way to waste time. I was trying to tell him I loved him without saying it outright. He looked out the window, nodded at me, and said, “How many others know these things about you? I mean, you’re sweet, but are these things you’re just telling me?”
I have been taught to save parts of myself for others. My thoughts, they say, mean more when they are unvocalized. My body, I’ve been taught, is a greater gift when I keep it hidden away. I am better swallowed, kept apart, not listened to, not shared, not publicized, stuck in the shadows, invisible, forgotten. I have learned to sit down, stay quiet, and always cross my legs. I have learned how to speak only when spoken to. I know how to be silent. I know how to be sweet. I have had extensive lessons in both. But I do not know how to be me." @9 hours ago with 2036 notes
Kill Bill technically takes place in the same universe as Spy Kids just so you all know
how do you figure that
(via tempestpaige)@16 hours ago with 17221 notes
So what happens if two people who have promised their firstborn to separate witches have a child together? Do they both just pop up in the nursery and have a custody battle?
I need a book about a little girl whose parents had promised their firstborn to different witches and the only way that both ends of the deal were fulfilled was for them to have joint custody of the child.
I love it!
And then the witches, forced to share a cottage while raising their joint stolen child, fall in love…
(via utterlycosmicallyperfect)@18 hours ago with 28792 notes
@22 hours ago with 154 notes
"When nude photos are shared without permission, that woman is a victim of sexual harassment. She does not deserve to have her privacy invaded, and she is no less worthy of respect.
Never share leaked photos; your participation in this crime will only increase the suffering of the victim. If you know the perpetrator of such a crime, notify the police immediately; although there may be little than can be accomplished legally, the more that we discuss the need for regulation, the more likely it will be created.
Above all, never condemn them for taking nude or sexually explicit photos, as if that’s the biggest issue. Support her right to share photos of her body with whomever she wishes, without fear of mass publication of her private life.”