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Spider we saw on a hike. HOLY SHIT
Sep 2, 2014 / 2 notes

Spider we saw on a hike. HOLY SHIT

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Hair grew…everywhere
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Hair grew…everywhere

#me
Aug 15, 2014 / 5 notes
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
Robin Williams as John Keating in “Dead Poets Society” (via usatoday)

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Aug 12, 2014 / 4,250 notes
Benedict cumberbatch
Aug 12, 2014 / 8 notes

Benedict cumberbatch

Aug 11, 2014 / 57 notes

While much of the sex in Fifty Shades is as cruel and sadistic as in mainstream porn, it is expertly packaged for women who want a “fairy tale” ending. In male-targeted porn, the woman is interesting only for as long as the sex lasts. Once done with her, the man is onto the next, and the next, and the next. … She is disposable, interchangeable, and easily replaced. No happy ending here for women.

In Fifty Shades, however, the naïve, immature, bland Anastasia is, for some unfathomable reason, the most compelling woman our rich, sadistic, narcissistic hero has ever met, and he not only kisses her during sex (something you rarely see in Internet hardcore porn) but he doesn’t move on to the next conquest once he has had his wicked way with her. In fact, he actually marries her and confesses undying love. As one of the female fans I interviewed said, this is like Pretty Woman all over again.

Indeed, Fifty Shades is about as realistic as Pretty Woman. How many prostitutes do you know who end up living in marital bliss with a former john? I would guess about the same number of women who live happily ever after with a man who dictates, in a written contract, what to eat and wear, and when to exercise, wax, and sleep. In my work, I meet many women who started out like our heroine, only to end up, a few years later, not in luxury homes, but running for their lives to a battered women’s shelter with a couple of equally terrified kids in tow. No happy ending here, either.

In his book on batterers, Lundy Bancroft provides a list of potentially dangerous signs to watch out for from boyfriends. Needless to say, Mr. Grey is the poster boy of the list, not only with his jealous, controlling, stalking, sexually sadistic behavior, but his hypersensitivity to what he perceives as any slight against him, his whirlwind romancing of a younger, less powerful woman, and his Jekyll-and-Hyde mood swings. Any one of these is potentially dangerous, but a man who exhibits them all is lethal.

And yet women of all ages are swooning over this guy and misreading his obsessive, cruel behavior as evidence of love and romance. Part of the reason for this is that his wealth acts as a kind of up-market cleansing cream for his abuse, and his pathological attachment to Anastasia is reframed as devotion, since he showers luxury items on her. This is a very retrograde and dangerous world for our daughters to buy into, and speaks to the appalling lack of any public consciousness as to the reality of violence against women.

Fifty Shades also reveals just how pornographic our culture has become over the last decade or so. While the old Harlequin romance novels had narcissistic heroes who toyed, sexually and psychologically, with their much younger prey, however remote and emotionally challenged he was, the hero did not have a torture chamber tucked away in his basement. Fifty Shades of Grey is Harlequin on steroids, a kind of romance novel for the porn age in which overt sexual sadism masquerades as adoration and love. New as this is, the ending remains depressingly the same for real women who end up falling for the Mr. Greys of the world.

Jul 31, 2014 / 1,389 notes
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"For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet" via Neda Ulaby
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amaditalks:

There are more of is than anyone would ever be led to believe. Free Palestine!

Wow

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Jul 16, 2014 / 1,815 notes

veganshithead:

Stop acting like white, rich kids came up with veganism.

Stop erasing the history of PoC cultures that had—and still have—major animal rights movements, even if they didn’t use those terms to describe it.

Stop magically forgetting about Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, etc. in order to invalidate modern vegans because you’re mad that they pointed out the harm inherent in killing unnecessarily.

Stop it right now.

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NO FUCKING WAY I WANT THIS RIGHT NOW
Jul 6, 2014 / 6,099 notes

NO FUCKING WAY I WANT THIS RIGHT NOW

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You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.

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Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry. 

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Burger King Proud Whopper - Video

So is burger king actually doing something or just putting up a flag and hoping for profit?

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