I've never been enough for you so now I am my own.
prasejeebus:

The tea has been spilled and it’s scalding

prasejeebus:

The tea has been spilled and it’s scalding

When I say “please don’t take a picture of me” it’s not because I’m being bitchy and stubborn, it’s because if I see that picture I will seriously feel so bad about myself and think I am the ugliest thing on earth and sink a little deeper into self consciousness and hatred.

 

There’s a poisonous double standard in our society which says that it’s reverse-sexist and wrong for women to feel threatened by creepy-awkward male behaviour because our fear implies that we hold the negative, stereotypical view that All Men Are Predators, but that if we’re raped or sexually assaulted by any man with whom we’ve had prior social interaction – and particularly if he’s expressed some sexual or romantic interest in us during that time – it’s reasonable for observers to ask what precautions we took to prevent the assault from happening, or to suggest that we maybe led the guy on by not stating our feelings plainly. The result is a situation where women are punished if we reject, avoid or identify creepy men, and then told it’s our fault if we’re assaulted by someone we plainly ought to have rejected, avoided, identified.

stripperina:

bankruptspermbank:

ryden-gg:
some helpful reminders about sex workers ♥

If sex workers aren’t selling their bodies, what are they selling?

After we are finished providing someone with our services, we still have our bodies. Patriarchy says that when a woman has sex, all or part of her body belongs to the person she slept with. We say that’s bullshit. Our bodies now and forever belong to us and us alone.


Choir mosaics of San Vitale, 526-548, Ravenna, Italy

Choir mosaics of San Vitale, 526-548, Ravenna, Italy

"Listen, I know that the most famous assassin of the French Revolution was a woman but that’s too much work just copy and paste four dudes." 

gynocraticgrrl:

Lundy Bancroft on Domestic Violence in Popular Culture, Part 2.

Lundy has twenty years of experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families. He has also authored many other book chapters and scholarly articles. Lundy is a former Co-Director of Emerge, the nation’s first counseling program for men who batter. He has worked with over a thousand abusers directly as an intervention counselor, and has served as clinical supervisor on another thousand cases. He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness in domestic violence and child abuse cases. Lundy appears across the United States as a presenter for judges and other court personnel, child protective workers, therapists, law enforcement officials, and other audiences.

Lundy Bancroft is an author, workshop leader, and consultant on domestic abuse and child maltreatment. His work focuses on three areas: 1) Training professionals on best practices for intervening with male perpetrators of violence against women, toward the goal of promoting accountability and requiring change, 2) Training professionals on the dynamics of emotional injury and recovery in children who are exposed to a man who abuses their mother, to prepare participants to offer the most effective and safe assistance possible to children and their mothers, and 3) Supporting healing and empowerment for abused women, with an emphasis on advocating for the human rights of mothers and their children.

Lundy is the author of four books in the field, including

Lundy is available as a public speaker and trainer for professionals, and offers weekend retreats for women who have experienced abuse. - (x)


Flora and Fauna by Emily “creepyfish”

Flora and Fauna by Emily “creepyfish”

"في غياب القمر، بعيونك ضويتي"

In the absence of the moon, your eyes were the light.


Journey by Wang Ling

Journey by Wang Ling

Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light.
Turkish Proverb

Excuse me, sir, do you know where I could find some enlightenment?

Excuse me, sir, do you know where I could find some enlightenment?


Dracula - Cover by Beatriz Martin Vidal