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hotdad-erwinsmith:

fellas to my left…honeys on my right…folks who don’t fit into the gender binary levitate above me in cool poses…

(via justmargaret)

One of my students told me tonight that she was amazed to discover that I am a feminist because I wear dresses.

Dresses, folks.

Because she considers herself a feminist, and the only other feminists she has met have perceived feminine clothing as something to be mocked.

I calmly explained that clothes didn’t make the person, that I didn’t see anything wrong with being feminine (or choosing to wear inherently feminine clothing, or wearing inherently masculine clothing for that matter), which is why I’m a feminist. Because all people, regardless of what gender they identify with, deserve equal treatment.

To which she said, “I knew there were people like you somewhere in Arkansas.”

And I felt kind of bad, because there are more feminists in Arkansas than just me. I know that logically. But mostly the feminists here are quiet because (a good portion of) the men are way too fond of domestic violence, rape, and guns. Lots of guns.

Then again, that’s sort of true anywhere.

And then we had a brief conversation on why we liked The Big Bang Theory and Bill Nye, the Science Guy. In connection to the feminism conversation, that’s also kind of funny.

It’s just been a weird night.

grave-at-trenzalore:

followingthedeer:

sainthannah:

heatherbat:

stunningpicture:

‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts.
…and history remembers her as pretty.

AND HISTORY REMEMBERS HER AS PRETTY

note

this is the first time I have ever seen a picture of her older than 20 and I think that’s scary

grave-at-trenzalore:

followingthedeer:

sainthannah:

heatherbat:

stunningpicture:

‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts.

…and history remembers her as pretty.

AND HISTORY REMEMBERS HER AS PRETTY

note

this is the first time I have ever seen a picture of her older than 20 and I think that’s scary

(via middle-women)

(via leah617)

Colored Valley || Takay 

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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Oscar Wilde (via bookporn)