friendly reminder that if we’re mutuals and you wanna exchange snapchat names or instagram or something you’re more than welcome (encouraged) to shoot me an ask

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"When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’ It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?"
- Sandi Toksvig (via tomfjord, learninglog) (via triharrytops) (via brodrum) (via aragogs) (via sneakyrafiki) (via study-skills-vienna)


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my mom presses her fingertips to her eyelids,
as though helping them carry the weight
of always having to be patient.
she whispers,
“why was I given such difficult, such picky daughters?”

I don’t know how to tell her
that she is lucky to have daughters who care more about their happiness
than being wives.
daughters who care more about love
than security.
daughters who understand they are not life vests,
(not made to save any man)—
they are the OCEAN,
immense and deep and lovely,
worthy of drowning in.

we are girls who refuse to pale in comparison to any man.
we are girls who vow to never be the moon,
to never feed off another’s light.
we are stars,
“come shine with me.”

- I Don’t Mean to Upset You, Mom, but I think I’m Enough \ Ayah E. (via steelstories)
"'When you kill a man, you steal a life,' Baba said. 'You steal a wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. Do you see?'"
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (via the-word-shakers-tree)

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The difference between period pains and getting kicked in the balls is that one is a compulsory monthly event and the other one is probably because you were being a dick.

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do you ever see an opinion that’s so terrible that you actually feel bad for that person’s brain

Anyone who supports Isreal.

(Source: harrywantsababy, via restless-peacee)

Anonymous: Gaza was donated to the Palestinians in 2005, families and families of Jewish Israelis were moved out and relocated for palestinians. Gaza is larger than the vegas strip, manhattan, the City of London borough and other highly successful and economicly developed areas. Instead on using hard work and discipline to build something similar for the Arabs of the middle east, Hamas, an internationally recognised and self admitted terrorist organisation, used the Gaza strip to hide missiles under hotels 



The amount of mental gymnastics and cognitive dissonance needed to make this post happen is actually quite amazing. There are people that actually believe this.

You do realize that the Gaza strip..is..Palestinian land…right? You do realize it wasn’t “donated”, it’s not a gift, it’s always been ours? You do realize that those settlers, SETTLERS, were there on Palestinian land against international law?

I can’t even be angry at this post. I am honestly baffled how a victim complex can develop to this point. You’re acting as if the settlers are the original inhabitants and the Palestinians are the foreign immigrants to the land that displaced them. Do you realize that for those settlers to have their settlements in the Gaza strip in the first place..they kinda..had to remove the Palestinians there, right?

Do you realize that Gaza still fits international law’s definition of a military occupation? Israelis didn’t leave Gaza alone, all control of Gaza is still maintained by the Israeli army. Borders, airspace, supplies, everything.

Then, you turn around and compare an occupied strip of land, that will not be fit for human life by 2020, a strip with the worlds highest population density, with two of the wealthiest most powerful nations in the world?

I’m sure you know that most Gazans are refugees in origin? They didn’t “donate” their lands to the Israelis, though. But hey, since when did that stop colonial invaders.

I’ve always known pro Israelis are deluded and ahistorical, but this post takes the cake. There is some seriously next level Orwellian propaganda at work here.

Gaza was “donated” to Palestinians, Palestinians displaced Israelis, Israel is the eternal victim, war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.

Subhanallah..the ignorance..