-francesca bottazzi ~ “which of us is truly weak?”

"

I learned from you that girls
like me are not worth staying
for.

You plucked the words from
our mouths like unripe fruit
and laughed the “no’s” off
our lips like the bodies we
inherited were our fault.

When we told you we loved
you, something changed
within your body and the lips
you once used to kiss us
were changed into the lips
of a hissing monster,

spit gushing from behind
barred teeth and a tongue
on fire. We never knew to
call you enemy.

Your voice welled up from
the holes in our bodies
urging us to stay quiet, stay
still, stay open, stop crying,
stop moving, stop breathing.

I once asked you how you
thought my name was spelled
and you carved W-E-A-K into
my arms until I bled “I’m sorry’s”
and mopped up the mess with
the t-shirts you said didn’t fit
me right.

You told me I was a weed and
you were the vinegar, that you
needed to get rid of the growth
of me to protect those around
me but you mistook me for
a mistake when all I was could
have been explained as a flower
who had not yet grown any petals.

Girls like me were born from
women like bomb shelters,
women with rib cages stuffed
full of the names of men like
you, women with fists as steady
as their teeth were sharp.

How dare you think our
inheritance was one of
weakness?

I learned from you that girls
like me are not worth staying
for.

I learned from girls like me
that men like you are not worth
the sacrifice of one’s self.
I learned from girls like me
that boys like you don’t take
well to women who know their
own self-worth.

"
inheritance, Emma Bleker (via stolenwine)

becauseiamawoman:

misandry-mermaid:

fozmeadows:

nothingman:

via http://www.listen-tome.com/save-me/

IT’S 2AM AND I’M LAUGHING WAY TOO LOUD HELP

WHOEVER MADE THIS PLEASE ACCEPT MY HAND IN MARRIAGE

This is the actual best thing I’ve ever seen.

kidney-stoner:

storiesofaginger:

misformazing:

buttonpoetry:

Samantha Peterson - “Dead Men Can’t Catcall” (CUPSI 2014)

"Bodies like mine can only be talked about in metaphor. My stomach could be the curve of a sand dune. My calves a flexing ocean."

Our first video from CUPSI Finals Stage! The incredible Samantha Peterson,  from Lewis and Clark College, performing as part of the Best of the Rest

I love this so much.

A galaxy of a woman.

So good. The end made me tear up. We are right here.

holy fucking shit

darksigyn:

mattg124:

angrynerdyblogger:

straight-up-juggahos:

kendralynora:

buginateacup:

jaydenw:

whitepajamas:

automatonic-absinthe:

isaia:

rosswoodpark:

time-for-maps:

this changes everything oh my god

do you understand why it trips me out that people can drive 45 minutes and be in aNOTHER COUNTRY?

I drive for 45 minutes and im like

a city over 

I live in “Italy” and took a day trip to go to “Austria” and “Germany”

 #it is literally impossible to leave texas #you will be in texas #FOREVER

Chums, that’s sweet, and all, but Australia just ate Texas for breakfast. 

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If you drive for 45 minutes in Australia you aren’t a city over, you’re just 45 minutes away from the city.

If you drive for 45 minutes in Australia you may not even leave the cattle station.

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If you drive for 45 minutes in Canada you may not even leave your driveway.

If I drive 45 minutes in the us I’m just at another mcdonalds

If I drive for 45 minutes in Northern Ireland I’m 10 minutes into the sea.

I can’t drive. 

I will use this post to explain tumblr

wittyandcharming:

muchadoabouttruffles:

Okay, just hear me out for a second.

Muggleborn kid with a talent for magic. Not real magic. Like, sleight of hand magic. And then a prefect catches them doing something like making a ball appear to vanish or whatever, and just loses their shit because this 11 year old kid has utterly mastered Vanishing Spells and what the hell how is that even possible.

hoodiecap Asked
QuestionCap visits a school assembly and they have him lead the pledge of allegiance but "under God" wasn't added until he went under the ice so he doesn't know that part so he doesn't say it and the next day all the headlines say "CAPTAIN AMERICA FORGETS GOD" and FoxNews freaks out. Answer

rembrandtswife:

haleswallows:

bootycap:

oh my god

 (via bluandorange)

[rolls around on the floor clapping and laughing]

hrhprincewilliam:

i like to imagine that when raoul retires from the own, almost everyone is super pumped because they’re like “we’re gonna get kel right? kel’s gonna be the new knight commander” since she squired with them and has ridden with them on missions. but the conservatives protest…

(Source: cattilney)

postmodernismruinedme:

shitgordonramsaysays:

middle1:

Chef Ramsay tracks down every idiot who’s ever made a woman-belong-in- the-kitchen “joke” and forces them to explain why it’s funny while he’s shouting at them

I have a deep need for this.

The thing is, he would probably do this.

nivalingreenhow:

when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires