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25th July 2014

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Gordon Parks

zeroing:

Gordon Parks

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25th July 2014

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GET TO KNOW ME MEME → 10 female characters
↳  4/10 Kida Nedakh

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25th July 2014

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Catherina Türk on Etsy

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25th July 2014

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25th July 2014

Post reblogged from Mothafucker, I am excellent. with 92 notes

baringitallforlove:

you never realize how much you enjoy solitude, until someone infringes upon your space.

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25th July 2014

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Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.

This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.

I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.

I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.

As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.

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25th July 2014

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fictivetruism:

current mood: baby yoshi from super mario world

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Tagged: lol

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25th July 2014

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missjia:

I’m so freaking sick of cancer. If you’re a frequent viewer of natural hair videos on YouTube, I’m certain you’re familiar with the dynamic duo @msvaughntv and her sister, @meechymonroe. Meechy was recently diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer & the family has created the #getwellmeechy campaign in hopes of helping with some of the expenses. I have placed the link in my bio for easy access but if you have anything to spare and believe in the power of prayer, please send one up for this family so that Meechy can recover with ease. Additional deets via @strawberricurls IG (REBLOG this you guys; lets do our part and show some LOVE): REPOST FROM @strawberricurls: Meechy’s momentum was cut short on May 31, 2014 when she was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma (or vascular cancerous tumor) in her brain. The tumor caused Meechy to suffer multiple mild strokes, which have led to certain physical and speech challenges including an Aphasia diagnosis (a disturbance of the delivery of language – not at all linked to a loss of intelligence). On May 30th 2014, Meechy underwent her first of two brain surgeries. It was this craniotomy which actually revealed the tumor. In preparation for the procedure, rather than lose her hair, she had it carefully shaved, preserved and donated to Locks of Love—a not-for-profit organization which focuses on Cancer patients coping with hair loss. < amazing to be so giving in her own time of need! Prayers up! #getwellmeechy https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/x155/-getwellmeechy-medical-expense-fund

missjia:

I’m so freaking sick of cancer. If you’re a frequent viewer of natural hair videos on YouTube, I’m certain you’re familiar with the dynamic duo @msvaughntv and her sister, @meechymonroe. Meechy was recently diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer & the family has created the #getwellmeechy campaign in hopes of helping with some of the expenses. I have placed the link in my bio for easy access but if you have anything to spare and believe in the power of prayer, please send one up for this family so that Meechy can recover with ease. Additional deets via @strawberricurls IG (REBLOG this you guys; lets do our part and show some LOVE): REPOST FROM @strawberricurls: Meechy’s momentum was cut short on May 31, 2014 when she was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma (or vascular cancerous tumor) in her brain. The tumor caused Meechy to suffer multiple mild strokes, which have led to certain physical and speech challenges including an Aphasia diagnosis (a disturbance of the delivery of language – not at all linked to a loss of intelligence). On May 30th 2014, Meechy underwent her first of two brain surgeries. It was this craniotomy which actually revealed the tumor. In preparation for the procedure, rather than lose her hair, she had it carefully shaved, preserved and donated to Locks of Love—a not-for-profit organization which focuses on Cancer patients coping with hair loss. < amazing to be so giving in her own time of need! Prayers up! #getwellmeechy https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/x155/-getwellmeechy-medical-expense-fund

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25th July 2014

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jnue:

kinda want a boyfriend kinda wanna hook up with a boy kinda wanna never talk to any boys ever

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25th July 2014

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4gifs:

1 wow please

4gifs:

1 wow please

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