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pumpkin spice candles soon

pumpkin lattes soon

pumpkin everything



It’s back.

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What were your inspirations, especially since [Tauriel] is a completely created character; what brought you to bring that power because there were a lot of ways you could have played that role that would have been along the lines of what we usually see for a girl in an action movie where she’s not in the adventure, she’s the prize…?


I’m bothered by how popular this seems to be when it is gender-essentialist as all fuck. Anytime someone starts going “men are this way and women are that way,” I don’t care if they’re using that to say women are better than men, it’s bullshit. Women are not inherently compassionate and gentle and graceful, and women who are not these things are not “pretending to be men.” Men aren’t inherently self-centered and ruthlessly ambitious and violent, and honestly, implying that it’s somehow in their nature lets individual men off the hook for bad behavior and puts the onus on women to always be the bigger person and put other people’s needs first because men just can’t help themselves.

So, sure, a character doesn’t need to be physically kickass to be a strong person or a good character, and compassion and caring and so on are valuable traits too. But linking these traits to femininity and saying that this is the only acceptable way for a woman to be strong or else she’s pretending to be a man is a load of regressive crap.

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6 selfies 2k14 im unstoppable honestly


<3 ___ <3

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NeSpoon is a street artist from Warsaw, Poland. Her artistic focus is on the intricate patterns of lace, and breaking its granny stereotype by using it to beautify gritty urban spaces. NeSpoon calls her artistic approach the “jewellery of the public space”:

Jewellery makes people look pretty, my public jewellery has the same goal, make public places look better.

NeSpoon often uses the usual spray paint and stencils of enlarged lace patterns to produce her works on the street via

artist find at Lustik

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a rant about the women against feminism hashtag

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Somewhere George RR Martin is snapping in Z formation.

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Australian cattle dog pups

Always reblogs puppies. Always.

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Why is it that old wives tales are called old wives tales


When old men’s tales are called religion and philosophy?

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Julie D’Aubigny was a 17th-century bisexual French opera singer and fencing master who killed or wounded at least ten men in life-or-death duels, performed nightly shows on the biggest and most highly-respected opera stage in the world, and once took the Holy Orders just so that she could sneak into a convent and shag a nun.

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bisexual opera singer who killed ten men and snuck into a convent to shag a nun.

Just so y’all know, she later set that convent on fire so she and that nun could sneak out. And she seduced one of the men she’d dueled.

Also, dueling was a serious crime during her life, but the king of France essentially overturned her conviction on the grounds that the relevant law specifically referred to men. 

how has there never been a million stories about this badass

make a movie about this queen

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Welfare activist confronts biased television reporter on his account of the water shut offs in Detroit. From the link where I found the video:

“Before I answer that let me say, shame on Hank, shame on him,” Maureen Taylor said. “for putting that lie and that mis and that disinformation out  on the air. To suggest that people don’t want to pay for a water bill is scandalous. What is at stake here is that there are tens of thousands of low income families who cannot pay rising water bill costs.  The cost of living is going up. The chances of living is going down. And we’ve got these reporters out here, like this guy, that’s just standing on the side of the people that have money.”

Maureen Taylor then brought up all the corporations that have owed tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands whose water was not shutoff. Somehow the payment delinquency of the rich and affluent is different than the generally forced payment delinquency of the poor.

To be exact, the city is shutting off water to households that are two months or $150 behind on their bills. (That’s about average for Detroit!) This is in a city with 38% of residents living in poverty. The NBC reporter rattled off all the institutional customers who are delinquent; their water is flowing. The Detroit Water and Sewer Department has JUST released funds to assist low income families in paying their bills. They did the shut offs FIRST. In the heat of the summer. 

If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention.

Let’s not forget to mention how some people received bills that were suspiciously low for several months only to receive letters threatening shutoff because they were “underpaying” their bills when they were paying the amounts they were directed to.

Furthermore, some people received bills that were way too high, and when they would try to contest it with the water company, few would actually successfully do so because it’s impossible to reach actual people at the water company more than half the time. 

Something horrible is going on here, and the people that are being blamed are Black, Latin@, and several other lower income communities of color. The same people who are facing the problems outlined above.

I don’t know if I have to spell it out, but this is a very clear example of systematic racism in 2014.

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