Wake up every morning and tell yourself that you’re a badass bitch from hell and that no one can fuck with you and then don’t let anybody fuck with you.
— Kate Nash’s advice to college students (via balthazarswings)
Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (via observando)
Listen: there’s a hell of a good universe next door; let’s go.
— e. e. cummings (via katiesquotebox)
If owning a gun and knowing how to use it worked, the military would be the safest place for a woman. It’s not.
If women covering up their bodies worked, Afghanistan would have a lower rate of sexual assault than Polynesia. It doesn’t.
If not drinking alcohol worked, children would not be raped. They are.
If your advice to a woman to avoid rape is to be the most modestly dressed, soberest and first to go home, you may as well add “so the rapist will choose someone else”.
If your response to hearing a woman has been raped is “she didn’t have to go to that bar/nightclub/party” you are saying that you want bars, nightclubs and parties to have no women in them. Unless you want the women to show up, but wear kaftans and drink orange juice. Good luck selling either of those options to your friends.
Or you could just be honest and say that you don’t want less rape, you want (even) less prosecution of rapists.
And then her heart changed, or at least she understood it; and the winter passed, and the sun shone upon her.
— J. R. R. Tolkien (via lordkirk)