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"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via romanovz)
youholdthewater

zoewashburne:

What were your inspirations, especially since [Tauriel] is a completely created character; what brought you to bring that power because there were a lot of ways you could have played that role that would have been along the lines of what we usually see for a girl in an action movie where she’s not in the adventure, she’s the prize…?

 

youholdthewater

novateng:

[run river north || run river north (self-titled album)]

i woke up this morning and turned on my tv to vh1 and started working on emails in bed like i do every morning. at some point, “monsters calling home” came on and i stopped what i was doing and looked up expecting to see some new interpretation of “of monsters and men” but my jaw dropped when i saw six asians armed with violins, guitars, keys, and drums making beautiful music.

run river north is a group of korean americans from the san fernando valley, and got their big break from jimmy kimmel last year and were eventually signed to a canadian label. this is their debut album for your streaming pleasure. 

guitarist daniel chae says: "Our parents sacrificed their lives for us, and I think that’s why there’s such a strong sense of family in each of us. There is that expectation of, ‘Because we did this for you, we hope you have a good job. We hope you can live the American dream.’ And we finally find that in music now."

arya-wildspirit

reddinghulce:

Alright, I have an admittedly insane idea, but if I don’t ask you this it’s just, uh, you know, it’s gonna haunt me the rest of my life.”
What?
”Um… I want to keep talking to you, y’know. I have no idea what your situation is, but, uh, but I feel like we have some kind of, uh, connection. Right?”
Yeah, me too.”
Yeah, right, well, great. So listen, so here’s the deal. This is what we should do. You should get off the train with me here in Vienna, and come check out the capital.”
What?”
Come on. It’ll be fun. Come on.”
What would we do?”
Umm, I don’t know. All I know is I have to catch an Austrian Airlines flight tomorrow morning at 9:30 and I don’t really have enough money for a hotel, so I was just going to walk around, and it would be a lot more fun if you came with me. And if I turn out to be some kind of psycho, you know, you just get on the next train…Alright, alright. Think of it like this: jump ahead, ten, twenty years, okay, and you’re married. Only your marriage doesn’t have that same energy that it used to have, y’know. You start to blame your husband. You start to think about all those guys you’ve met in your life and what might have happened if you’d picked up with one of them, right? Well, I’m one of those guys. That’s me y’know, so think of this as time travel, from then, to now, to find out what you’re missing out on. See, what this really could be is a gigantic favor to both you and your future husband to find out that you’re not missing out on anything. I’m just as big a loser as he is, totally unmotivated, totally boring, and, uh, you made the right choice, and you’re really happy.
Let me get my bag.”

Oh, God, why didn’t we exchange phone numbers and stuff? Why didn’t we do that?”
Because we were young and stupid.”
Do you think we still are?”
I guess when you’re young, you just believe there’ll be many people with whom you’ll connect with. Later in life, you realize it only happens a few times.”
And you can screw it up, you know, misconnect.”

I feel close to you.”
Yeah?
But sometimes, I don’t know? I feel like you’re breathing helium and I’m breathing oxygen.”
[high pitched voice] ”What makes you say that?”   CélinexJesse