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englishsnow:

 anna verlet shelton || Portland 

easily my favorite Portland photo set I’ve ever seen on tumb

Ugly is more than a physical description. For a woman, it’s meant to be shorthand for worthless, undesirable, and undeserving. And lesbians are by popular definition ugly women. This categorization of dykes as ugly serves a purpose. It’s not only meant to make claiming the identity less appealing, it also provides a perfect explanation for why some women choose women over men. In fact, it’s meant to rob us of that choice: presumably, we are involved with women because we are too ugly to attract a man’s attention. The problem is, we don’t seem to be aware of how ugly we really are.

"The Ugly Dyke", Wendy Chapkis from Looking Queer: Body Image in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities, ed Dawn Atkins (via poesizing)

"But the problem is, we dont seem to be aware of how ugly we really are.  After all, if lesbians are such ugly women, where do we get off acting as if we deserve respect, civil rights, and perhaps most offensively, sexual pleasure?  The media constantly remind us that only the beautiful people deserve love, lust, and life satisfaction."

Omg, read the whole thing, it’s awesome. (via goodolbois)

drydockshop:

These skylights.

THE BED AND BATH BOOK by Terence Conran ©1978

Us as a people, we can’t do it on our own.

punklagertha:

i like how cis people act like it would be the worst thing in the world not to assume people’s genders i mean we don’t assume people’s names what if you just met someone and you were like “hey emily” and they were like “thats not my name its megan” and you were like “oh well how was i supposed to know. you look like an emily to me. i guess i can try to call you megan but its gonna be hard because i just see you as such an emily”

Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist.
Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer
I don’t like feminists

fandomsandfeminism:

thisismanicjanae:

The fact that feminist have to exist is bad. I know. But why not equality for everyone, not just women?
Every feminist I have ever met contradicts themselves every other sentence.
We have bigger problems to worry about. Get over yourself.

Roughly half the world experiences gender based discrimination, with the other half experiencing negative kickback from many of those same oppressive systems.

But right, we have bigger problems. Of course.

unexplained-events:

Devil’s Fingers
The picture above is of a mushroom thats thought to be a specimen of Clathrus archeri right before its fingers open up. It closely resembles a hand coming out of the ground. It even has the remnants of its tattered sleeves attached to the wrist.

unexplained-events:

Devil’s Fingers

The picture above is of a mushroom thats thought to be a specimen of Clathrus archeri right before its fingers open up. It closely resembles a hand coming out of the ground. It even has the remnants of its tattered sleeves attached to the wrist.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Today, Ferguson is prepared to “keep it moving.”

September 28th

owlmylove:

when i find stretch marks on my thighs i make a point of smooching them because they’re just doing their best at keeping the all-powerful immortal Being within me from ripping my mortal shell asunder in a blaze of heavenly glory and eviscerating the cosmos in my divine wrath

chemtrails:

rapidlypunchesairforever:

fuck this is breaking my heart


rip laughing horse :(( rip every single all ages space in portland

chemtrails:

rapidlypunchesairforever:

fuck this is breaking my heart

rip laughing horse :(( rip every single all ages space in portland

liberalisnotadirtyword:

micdotcom:

College tuition has risen by 553% since 1984. One GIF shows just how harsh that is
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This is why anyone who went to college before the 1990s can shove their “Hey, I worked my way through school and graduated with no debt” talk…

liberalisnotadirtyword:

micdotcom:

College tuition has risen by 553% since 1984. One GIF shows just how harsh that is

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This is why anyone who went to college before the 1990s can shove their “Hey, I worked my way through school and graduated with no debt” talk…