torisownwonderland:

nasai:

drunkblogging:

omgggggg

ImM GOING THROUGH MY ARXCHIVE AND I FORGOT ABOUT THIS IM GONNA CRY

THIS IS SO CUTE

When people of colour are expected to educate white people as to their humanity, when women are expected to educate men, lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world, the oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions.
Audre Lorde (via femme-fatale-feminista)

marctheknight:

Takes selfie in the Jo-Anne’s coloring isle for the aesthetic

victoriousvocabulary:

NAIAD
[noun]
1. Greek mythology:  a type of nymph (female spirit) who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of fresh water.
2. Biology: the aquatic larva or nymph of a dragonfly, mayfly, or stonefly.
Etymology: Ancient Greek Ναϊάδες, Naiades, from νάειν, “to flow”, or νᾶμα, “running water”.
[Annie Stegg - Lilaia the Naiad]

victoriousvocabulary:

NAIAD

[noun]

1. Greek mythology:  a type of nymph (female spirit) who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of fresh water.

2. Biology: the aquatic larva or nymph of a dragonfly, mayfly, or stonefly.

Etymology: Ancient Greek Ναϊάδες, Naiades, from νάειν, “to flow”, or νᾶμα, “running water”.

[Annie Stegg - Lilaia the Naiad]

sailorcreepy:

cats and creepers, oh my ( °٢° )
"sailorcreepy" for 10% off of your purchase ~ 

At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?
Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings (via yball)
Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.
Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)

dy1ogger:

"Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

daeranilen:

daeranilen:

Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

greenmariosmansion:

me: hi
this guy: no homo

greenmariosmansion:

me: hi

this guy: no homo

cadenzaaaa:

this is my favorite vine ever

usbdongle:

you ever notice a lot of stuff is considered poor and gross unless its upper middle class (white) people doing it

food trucks in the 90s were the realm of taco trucks and fairground food and were always considered unhygienic and nasty until all these rich city kids started…

thranduilings:

frxdo:

idc if it’s true or not this headline is all that matters to me. x

 - Turn Down for Chocolate
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sodomymcscurvylegs:

This is why I’m not allowed out in public.

ORLANDO BLOOM PUNCHED JUSTIN BIEBER IN THE FACE

johnthreecontinents:

johnthreecontinents:

ORLANDO BLOOM PUNCHED JUSTIN BIEBER IN THE FACE

ORLANDO BLOOM PUNCHED JUSTIN BIEBER IN THE FACE

  1. ORLANDO BLOOM PunCHED KJUSTIN BIEBER IN THE FCACE
  • ORLAND O
  • BLOOM
  • PUNCHESDD
  • JUSTIN
  • BIEBER
  • …………………………
  • IN THE FUCKING FACE

watch orlando bloom punch justin bieber in the face