you know patriarchy is a terrible drug
when there’s a video of a man knocking his girlfriend out
and the biggest defenders of a man’s right to knock a woman out
comes from women
how jaded do you have to be
to not look at that and think
this man is dangerous
when ever i see a woman who has been abused by their partner
i feel for her
i weep for her
how empty do you have to be as a woman
to play devils advocate
for the devil themself?
I did not pray for you, or beg for time
to peel back like muscle from the bone.
I thought of our child who never was.
Her hair like mine, a blackberry bush of curls.
Your half moon eyes shining
from her face, always giving too much away.
It is my swan song. My final scream.
The cry of women, my good lord.
And finally this question, the mystery of who’s story it will be. Of who draws the curtain. Who is it that chooses our steps in the dance? Who drives us mad? Lashes us with whips and crowns us with victory when we survive the impossible? Who is it, that does all of these things? Who honors those we love for the very life we live? Who sends monsters to kill us, and at the same time sings that we will never die? Who teaches us what’s real and how to laugh at lies? Who decides why we live and what we’ll die to defend? Who chains us? And Who holds the key that can set us free… It’s You. You have all the weapons you need. Now Fight!
and 100 squat challenges, is -
we are taught to suffer for good things,
to work ourselves thin,
discomfort is temporary and the rewards worth it;
we are taught to defy our instincts,
we are taught not to flinch
when something burns our skin;
to stay perfectly still,
until we are perfectly pretty;
pain is how you know you’re alive;
sore is the new sexy.
Quit smiling, you’re suppose to be professional.
1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.
2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.
3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.
4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.
5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.
oh. my. god. just look at his RIGHT HAND. IT’S SHAKING. IT’S FUCKING SHAKING. MY GOD. HE’S SCARED. HE KNOWS WHAT IT WILL BE EXTREMELY PAINFUL. FUCK. FUCK, FUCK, FUCK. FUCK. BUCKYYY D:
nO FUCK YOU FUCK YOU TO HELL GOOD PEOPLE DON’T DO THIS YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED WHY!??
California-based artist Isaac Goodhart created this awesomely heartwarming pop culture mashup illustration that combines Shel Silverstein’s classic story The Giving Tree with Marvel Comics' Guardians of the Galaxy.
Heeeeey!! I like Isaac a lot. (Unrelated: he has amazing hair.)
So one time my dad bought a skeleton for Halloween, and one day he decided to place it in the kitchen to scare me and it went too far…