Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.
Mary Pipher, Clinical Psychologist and Author, Reviving Ophelia (via theknightherself)
Expose: Shedding Light on Collective Beauty by Laura K Photography
Found these pictures through The Militant Baker’s website. Through each picture you can see women as they actually are and every single one of them is beautiful.
No one ever tells you that people will leave your life, unannounced. Sometimes they leave the earth, sometimes they just leave you. Things continue. Tomorrow you will wake up and the sun will be kissing your eyelids and it will be a new day for you to drink too much coffee and reread an old book. You will be okay. No one ever tells you that, either. Days will melt together like some candle you burned down to scraps, and seasons will change. You will fall in and out of love with yourself more times than you’ll ever be able to count. It is important to take the time to appreciate your own fingerprints, your own skin. There will be days when it is all you have.
never forget to be kind to yourself. (via splitterherzen)
There is a reason why heterosexual people are obsessed with asking similar-sex couples, “So, who’s the man?” They want to know who fucks and who, as it were, is fucked. Because sex is power – specifically, the exercise of male power upon women – then any time power is exercised, it invokes the spectre of male and female roles. When sex is defined by power, determine who has the power in the fuck and who does not, or who gains social status in the fuck and who loses it, and you will discover who must compulsorily be fucked by whom.
The Ethical Prude: Imagining An Authentic Sex-Negative Feminism (via ninjabikeslut)