“Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lives of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”
— Bobby Kennedy (via the60sbazaar)
— Bobby Kennedy (via the60sbazaar)
— flood, nayyirah waheed (via femme-ex-machina)
I want a job…. I want a job…. I want a job…
You can’t change your genes. But if we’re even half right about all this, you can change the way your genes behave—which is almost the same thing. By adjusting your environment you can adjust your gene activity. That’s what we’re doing as we move through life. We’re constantly trying to hunt down that sweet spot between too much challenge and too little.
That’s a really important part of this: To an extent that immunologists and psychologists rarely appreciate, we are architects of our own experience. Your subjective experience carries more power than your objective situation. If you feel like you’re alone even when you’re in a room filled with the people closest to you, you’re going to have problems. If you feel like you’re well supported even though there’s nobody else in sight; if you carry relationships in your head; if you come at the world with a sense that people care about you, that you’re valuable, that you’re okay; then your body is going to act as if you’re okay—even if you’re wrong about all that.”
— Researcher Steve Cole, quoted in “The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition”, Pacific Standard Magazine (via sociolab)
Anyone who doesn’t think Elie Saab makes the most gorgeous dresses is fucking wrong.
Despite my better judgment I continue to love Suits.
— (via fuckingrapeculture)
It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.”
Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist
[Images of several women, plus what they had to say. “knowyourIX.org” is on every poster.
I started a survivor support group because in order to create change on campus, we have to take care of each other.
- Sarah, Emerson College
I protested because my school refused to invesitgate reports of harassment, which it’s required to do by law.
- Jasmine, Arizona State University
I published an open letter to my university because it ignores reports of sexual and gendered violence, and that is against federal law.
- Carolynn, UConn
I filed a Title IX complaint because my school didn’t provide the academic accommodations I needed after my abuse.
- Wagatwe, Tufts
I protested and filed a federal clery act complaint because it is illegal for my college to consistently cover up rape, harasssment and hate crimes.
- Nastassja, Dartmouth]
You have laws which protect you. did you know that? Spread this so every woman on Tumblr knows. No more silence, no more shame.
For more info: http://knowyourix.org
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Keep up the good work people.
"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." - U.S. President James Madison
— Fritz Perls (via thedapperproject)
White dudes have this thing where they believe your best friend in the world can have opposing political ideas. You’re supposed to be able to have healthy debate and disagreeing shouldn’t harm your friendship.
That’s gross and stupid. Its really easy to say that when all your disagreements are theoretical. Its easy to say when none of the laws passed actually effect your life. Fighting with your best friend about corporate regulations, school charters, educational funding, abortion, health care, voting restrictions, drug laws, taxes and all sorts of stuff is cool and lively because none of it is going to actually leave you in a bad spot.
Its different for the rest of us. I can’t be friends with you if you think I shouldn’t be allowed to vote. We can’t be friends if you think my friends shouldn’t have the ability to designate whatever gender they want and have that be legally recognized. We can’t be friends if you think I don’t deserve health care. Or if you think native children should be ripped away from their cultures and people. We can’t be friends if you think closing down health care clinics in an attempt to end safe legal abortions is a good thing.
All these theoretical political ideas and lively debates effect real people, and I won’t be friends with someone who disagrees with me on them. Because disagreement means you don’t see me or a whole bunch of my friends and family as human beings worthy of rights and respect.