A wallet to keep your poverty in

detangling life through literary rants.

“Dark thing,
make a myth of yourself:

all women turn into lilacs,

all men grow sick of their errant scent.
You could learn

to build a window, to change flesh
into isinglass, nothing

but a brittle river, a love of bone.”

—   Jennifer Chang, from “This Corner of the Western World,” The History of Anonymity (University of Georgia Press, 2008)

(Source: a-pair-of-ragged-claws, via alonesomes)

manslator:

catracism:

I swear I’m not just making these in photoshop

Manslation (of the image): I can’t understand why non-men aren’t hanging on my every word when it comes to my opinion on their humanity. After all, as a man, I’m the MOST human, and this qualifies me to offer my opinion where it isn’t needed. Because I am positively swimming in male privilege, it’s fun for me to treat this topic as one for light banter and academic debate rather than the real-world issue it is.

Omg you’re back I’m so happy

manslator:

catracism:

I swear I’m not just making these in photoshop

Manslation (of the image): I can’t understand why non-men aren’t hanging on my every word when it comes to my opinion on their humanity. After all, as a man, I’m the MOST human, and this qualifies me to offer my opinion where it isn’t needed. Because I am positively swimming in male privilege, it’s fun for me to treat this topic as one for light banter and academic debate rather than the real-world issue it is.

Omg you’re back I’m so happy

This week in Male Opinions:
“You’re allowed to go to school so you’re not oppressed.” (In response to the argument that always being questioned and scolded about our clothes being immodest is part of patriarchy)
“Men don’t have clothing freedom either. In my village I can’t wear shorts.”

"Women are just more aesthetically pleasing. I’m giving you guys a compliment" (in a discussion about objectifying women.)
“Women were objectified long before the media.”
“Well men in submissive positions don’t turn you ladies on. That’s not our fault.”
“Yeah but seeing a bunch of men on screen stripping and dancing in their briefs makes me feel sick. But seeing naked ladies doesn’t really make you feel weird.”
“You don’t know the right definition of objectification.”

"How can you be SURE it was him who grabbed your ass?" (When I told about a drunk guy groping me and trying to kiss me when I was 16)
All these remarks were made in person by different men. All of them were in their early 20s.

fallenforbands:

hoffmango:

cause-shes-bittersweet:

smindersonfan:

secretmindreader:

Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.

Spreading the word.

My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.
She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.
I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.
I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.
Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.
Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.
Get angry. Be in command.

FUCKING RELEVANT

If someone is doing something that makes you uncomfortable like this, you do not need to be nice. Swear, kick, scream, make the asshole cry. You don’t have to nice, be as rude as you want

fallenforbands:

hoffmango:

cause-shes-bittersweet:

smindersonfan:

secretmindreader:

Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.

Spreading the word.

My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.

She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.

I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.

I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.

Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.

Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.

Get angry. Be in command.

FUCKING RELEVANT

If someone is doing something that makes you uncomfortable like this, you do not need to be nice. Swear, kick, scream, make the asshole cry. You don’t have to nice, be as rude as you want

(Source: nothingbutobsessions.tumblr.com\, via rishtaywaliaunty)

talentedkhajoor:

Ajj kal meri kismat baut kharab chal rahi ha.


I cant breathe

talentedkhajoor:

Ajj kal meri kismat baut kharab chal rahi ha.

I cant breathe

(via love-eat-write)

http://prissybabyhamlet.tumblr.com/post/97617361007/swanjolras-like-its-really-important-that

swanjolras:

like, it’s really important that hamlet is prince of denmark— it’s really important that he’s not just any random dude whose father has been murdered. “lord hamlet is a prince, out of thy star, this must not be” is important, and “imperial jointress to this warlike state” is…

dauntlesshadowhunterravenclaw:

TACO NEEDS TO KEEP HIS LITTLE MOUTH SHUT 

(Source: mykingdomforapen, via simplyabsurd)