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Jun 27

PSA

seliphra:

It’s okay to not like sex.

It’s okay to be sex repulsed.

It’s okay to not want to try sex at all ever.

It’s okay to be like this. You don’t have to be asexual to be sex repulsed. And being sex-repulsed is perfectly fine. If you don’t want to have sex then that’s okay. It’s all okay.

Jun 27
Jun 27

http://speakeasybutch.tumblr.com/post/90057873703/cockleshells-pimpunderthemountain →

cockleshells:

pimpunderthemountain:

cockleshells:

Okay so imagine the villain has captured a girl the protagonist cares about and is all like “I’ll kill her unless you give me the macguffin!”

And the hero’s like “that will never happen! I love her and she loves me! Right?”

Jun 27

slythering:

why can’t there be more male characters like ned stark: good, noble

tragically killed to further the character development of his wife and children

Jun 26

theendofaspark:

this is never going to not be funny 

Jun 26
coolfeminist:

I dream of a day where this is on every single survey that asks for your gender.

coolfeminist:

I dream of a day where this is on every single survey that asks for your gender.

Jun 26

What is really horrific to me…

octopusice:

Is that all these male senators keep interrupting Davis to ask if they can ask questions, and then she says “NO.”

And then you watch how the men disrespect her “no,” and try and force her to agree to questions. 

It sends up so many red flags, as to how they treat women, to see them try and negotiate “no” with her.

Does it sound familiar?

Jun 26

provoice:

Now would be a good time to remind folks that clinic escorts are heroes.

Jun 26

micdotcom:

7 dangerous myths about women who wear hijabs

The hijab is not the most important part of being a Muslim woman, but it is certainly the most visible. In a time when Islamophobia only seems to be on the rise in the West, a practice that is so personal and diverse has become a warped and misunderstood part of a flat and monolithic picture of Muslim women.

Read more

Jun 26

quote It took Adolf Hitler and his Nazi cohorts 12 years to round up and murder 6 million Jews, but their Teutonic cousins, the British, managed to kill almost 4 million Indians in just over a year, with Prime Minister Winston Churchill cheering from the sidelines. Australian biochemist Dr Gideon Polya has called the Bengal Famine a “manmade holocaust” because Churchill’s policies were directly responsible for the disaster. Bengal had a bountiful harvest in 1942, but the British started diverting vast quantities of food grain from India to Britain, contributing to a massive food shortage in the areas comprising present-day West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Bangladesh. Author Madhusree Mukerjee tracked down some of the survivors and paints a chilling picture of the effects of hunger and deprivation. In Churchill’s Secret War, she writes: “Parents dumped their starving children into rivers and wells. Many took their lives by throwing themselves in front of trains. Starving people begged for the starchy water in which rice had been boiled. Children ate leaves and vines, yam stems and grass. People were too weak even to cremate their loved ones.”

Remembering India’s Forgotten Holocaust. 

Sarah Waheed notes: “One of the students in my modern South Asia history class a few years ago, was extremely upset that the book we were reading referred to the Bengal famine as a holocaust, calling the author ‘biased’. When I asked him to clarify and elaborate upon what he meant by ‘biased’, he exclaimed, inflamed, “There was only one holocaust!” The rest of the students were, however, more open to the idea of the 20th century being a century of multiple holocausts. The terms ‘holocaust’ and ‘genocide’, however, continue to elicit trauma envy.”

(via mehreenkasana)