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As women, we should not have to live our lives with this Sword of Damocles hanging over our heads as to whether or not our partner is going to be human or an animal. We shouldn’t have to try to not provoke. In some relationships, anything becomes a provocation—saying something, saying nothing, how you dress, how you act, how quickly you do or don’t answer the phone, your tone of voice, how you clean the house, how you drive the car, how you look someone in the eyes, how you avoid looking someone in the eyes. There’s always a finger on the trigger.

[…] I’m not trying to make any grand pronouncements about domestic violence. This is not an issue we can neatly intellectualize. Relationships are complicated. Shit happens. People fuck up. People endure. People hurt people. But, don’t think violence is acceptable. Don’t think there is any circumstance that justifies what Ray Rice did. Don’t think that if we’re all good girls, if we’re properly meek, if we don’t provoke our men, we’ll be safe. Good girls get hurt all the time.

We are not the problem.

Roxane Gay on Ray Rice, domestic violence, and brownie-baking in “A Way Back From That Hurt” (via sarahspy)

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girlstylerevnow:

you know how us girls are

giggle

girlstylerevnow:

you know how us girls are

giggle

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I haven’t seen anything that isn’t pleasing or funny on that website.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, regarding Tumblr (Katie Couric asked her about “Notorious RBG” and she said not only did she know about it, but she’s into it)

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latenightseth:

Amy Poehler’s reaction to Chris Pratt’s surprise package is priceless.

oh yessssssss <3

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I Hate Him. I Hate Me.

ibelieveyouitsnotyourfault:

By Courtney Enlow

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My junior year of college, I fell hard for Jeff. That’s not his name. I’m not brave enough to use his name. I wish I was brave enough to use his name.

Since high school, I’d been in love with John. That is his name. He was my first everything, and my whole world. But John…

This Tumblr is so important, y’all.

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Now this? Is a zombie movie I’ll actually watch.

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The Israelis and Hamas this time have crossed the Rubicon. There is some kind of psychological marker that they have crossed, and they are not going to quit until we don’t know when.

Stuart Willcuts, the director of Mercy Corps for the West Bank and Gaza

I’ll be honest: I’m very concerned about this (more seriously than I have ever felt before) and I can’t even choose sides. I just have to sit by and hope for the best.

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jeffreyscales:

A Young Child Named Maya Rudolph
In 1975 I had just come off a brief tour I was on with a band that was opening for Joe Walsh, when Irving Azoff’s company, Frontline Management, which managed Walsh suggested I’d be a good fit to tour with Minnie Riperton.
They were right; when I met Minnie I felt I’d met a long lost older sibling, and would continue working for her after she left Azoff’s management, and throughout the remaining years of her career.
Besides a voice seemingly from heaven, she had the most delightful family as well. Her two children Marc, and Maya were a joy, and her husband, Richard Rudolph, who still to this day, is one of nicest people you could ever meet.
I was just in my early 20’s, toting around a Hasselblad camera wherever I went. When I was working as Minnie’s tour manager, I rarely had the time, or situation to formally photograph her. Although I always had my camera, I was still a very young photographer, and had not yet developed the skills to capture what it was I saw in her, so my collection of photographs of her is limited.
However, during our off time off from touring, I was often at their home around her family and photographed Maya frequently. Most children get very antsy in front of a camera, but she seemed to be fascinated with the photographic process. She held a firm gaze and always seemed to be studying this photographic process very closely, so I’m not at all surprised that she’s become one the finest comedic actors working in front of a camera today.
I’m also not surprised that Maya found her way into comedy. What few people may know about her mother is that Minnie was one of the most hilarious women you’d ever meet. She had a wry, even ribald wit that would totally disarm the coolest of characters, the biggest record producers, and the most pompous industry executives of the day.
Maya was five or six years old in this photograph. It was taken at their home in Westwood, CA near the UCLA campus. Maya in her swim suit, sitting in front of the TV with a vintage cable TV box, near a baseball bat &amp; glove, while Minnie in one of her flowing dresses steps out of frame right, and “Sparkle” their devoted Standard Poodle slips by behind her. 
This photograph captures so much of the special warmth, and familial connection I experienced at their home during those days. They were a very special family, whom I will always appreciate how generously they brought me into their lives. 

 

jeffreyscales:

A Young Child Named Maya Rudolph

In 1975 I had just come off a brief tour I was on with a band that was opening for Joe Walsh, when Irving Azoff’s company, Frontline Management, which managed Walsh suggested I’d be a good fit to tour with Minnie Riperton.

They were right; when I met Minnie I felt I’d met a long lost older sibling, and would continue working for her after she left Azoff’s management, and throughout the remaining years of her career.

Besides a voice seemingly from heaven, she had the most delightful family as well. Her two children Marc, and Maya were a joy, and her husband, Richard Rudolph, who still to this day, is one of nicest people you could ever meet.

I was just in my early 20’s, toting around a Hasselblad camera wherever I went. When I was working as Minnie’s tour manager, I rarely had the time, or situation to formally photograph her. Although I always had my camera, I was still a very young photographer, and had not yet developed the skills to capture what it was I saw in her, so my collection of photographs of her is limited.

However, during our off time off from touring, I was often at their home around her family and photographed Maya frequently. Most children get very antsy in front of a camera, but she seemed to be fascinated with the photographic process. She held a firm gaze and always seemed to be studying this photographic process very closely, so I’m not at all surprised that she’s become one the finest comedic actors working in front of a camera today.

I’m also not surprised that Maya found her way into comedy. What few people may know about her mother is that Minnie was one of the most hilarious women you’d ever meet. She had a wry, even ribald wit that would totally disarm the coolest of characters, the biggest record producers, and the most pompous industry executives of the day.

Maya was five or six years old in this photograph. It was taken at their home in Westwood, CA near the UCLA campus. Maya in her swim suit, sitting in front of the TV with a vintage cable TV box, near a baseball bat & glove, while Minnie in one of her flowing dresses steps out of frame right, and “Sparkle” their devoted Standard Poodle slips by behind her.

This photograph captures so much of the special warmth, and familial connection I experienced at their home during those days. They were a very special family, whom I will always appreciate how generously they brought me into their lives.

 

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The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour (details), c.1550

The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour (details), c.1550

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Don’t buy a dick in a bag
actual Polish words of wisdom justifying sex before marriage (via dianapowell)

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flyering:

~skeleton college~

flyering:

~skeleton college~

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lonecorn:

pajama-pangolin:

isthiswittyenoughforyou:

sharkchunks:

awildofnothing:

apiphile:

jaggedfragments:

Nothing could make me more curious about your taxidermy than this.

I need this as a t-shirt as “zoologically improbable and/or terrifying to small children” sums me up.

Finally I know what I want inscribed on my tombstone when I die.

I remember the news article, this is the lion that was removed:


THAT IS FUCKING TERRIFYING

OH MY GOD THAT IS HORRIFIC

WHAT

lonecorn:

pajama-pangolin:

isthiswittyenoughforyou:

sharkchunks:

awildofnothing:

apiphile:

jaggedfragments:

Nothing could make me more curious about your taxidermy than this.

I need this as a t-shirt as “zoologically improbable and/or terrifying to small children” sums me up.

Finally I know what I want inscribed on my tombstone when I die.

I remember the news article, this is the lion that was removed:

THAT IS FUCKING TERRIFYING

OH MY GOD THAT IS HORRIFIC

WHAT

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70sscifiart:

Moebius

70sscifiart:

Moebius

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This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like | Business | WIRED

Oh Jesus.

Shortly after Kathryn Tucker started RedRover, an app that showcases local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a New York tech event. But it didn’t go over well. When she finished her pitch, the investor said he didn’t invest in women.

When she asked why, he told her. “I don’t like the way women think,” he said. “They haven’t mastered linear thinking.” To prove his point, he explained that his wife could never prioritize her to-do lists properly. And then, as if he was trying to compliment her, he told Tucker she was different. “You’re more male,” he said.