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Vasta Neurotic

Ask me anything, you Coward

kiransingh:

the only domestic instinct my parents have managed to pass on to me is the tendency to hoard multiple plastic bags in another plastic bag despite the fact that I will probably never need this many plastic bags in my adult life

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We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, “You can have ambition But not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man.” Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of Joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors- not for jobs or for accomplishments which I think can be a good thing- but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings In the way that boys are. Feminist: a person who believes in the social political, and economic equality of the sexes.

(Source: taylorswifs, via renwalkers)

So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.

Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.

—    The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)

(Source: everydayisa.wordpress.com, via hangovagirl)

People like you really hurt my feelings when you say "wtf is wrong with straight white boys" like I've never done anything weird to a girl I'm polite and treat them like people but when people like you generalize me with a single story it makes me realize maybe what I'm doing doesn't even matter at all if the favor isn't going to be returned. Honestly, I don't go and say "Ha bisexual girls are so weird like choose a side" reevaluate your values please -Another one of those straight white boys

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its-tuesday-again:

theoneandonlygibson:

its-tuesday-again:

instead of feeling bad about yourself for being generalized, why don’t all you straight white boys feel bad for the reciepients of the texts for being literally harassed

Blaming an innocent person/demanding accountability for the actions of their demographic is unethical. Being defensive of victims of harassment is understandable, but all of us have to remember that we can’t go around blaming people just because we are upset with people from the same race of gender.

you do SO MUCH MORE HARM by pushing the “not all men” envelope when instead you could realize that the world does NOT revolve around your pasty ass for .003 seconds

this is like seeing someone being stabbed and when they say “some guy hurt me”, you go “well it wasn’t me” instead of providing them with medical attention

if your first reaction to someone saying “straight boys are harassing people” is “nOT ALL STRAIGHT BOYSSS” then YOU. ARE. THE. PROBLEM.

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

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