The Purity Myth.
If you’re a female this should concern and frighten you in a big way.
If you’re a human being in general this should concern and frighten you in a big way.
THIS IS EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER BEEN SAYING MY ENTIRE LIFE SMOEONE GET ME THIS DVD FOR MY BIRTHDAY OR SOMETHING HER AND I ARE THE SAME PERSON
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Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days
by Rebecca Mock
You can feel each one…
Via Good Stuff Happened Today
The Google trend for the search query “quadratic formula”.
It repeats in the same pattern every year. Down in summer, up in September, down again in December and up again in spring time before going down again in the summer. And so it goes on forever.
But. It is getting higher every year ;-)
Hi tumblr. Sorry I’ve been missing for a few weeks, and sorry that my re-emergence is this, and not something happy, but it somehow feels more okay to vent these things here than anywhere else so here goes:
Why does family have to be so shitty to each other over a couple bucks?
The only two things my grandmother was afraid of were 1- dying alone in a hospital, and 2- her family not speaking once she passed. Well, I held her hand as she lay in my parents house taking her last breath so check on the first one. But somehow we’ve royally fucked the second. Because I can honestly tell you that I have NO intentions of speaking to either uncle ever again.
Some days I wish I had a sibling to go through life with, to help me as my parents get older, etc. Recently though? I’m so glad my parents stopped at one.
At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.
Somewhere in school I remember being told that every single breath you take included air that was also breathed in by Shakespeare and Newton and Washington and Cleopatra and on and on. Not “a breath someday maybe possibly” but each & every one. That there were only so many atoms in the world and we were made of the same pieces as all the great people of the past.
That knowledge changed. my. world. I still to this day stop every so often and take a deep breath and think about who else took that breath and what they did and what I can do too. Amazing.
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Lane wore her new rainbow dress to the Magic Kingdom today. :D Mommy made it out of a vintage Mickey Mouse bed sheet. We thought it was a great way to show our support on this beautiful day!
Oh My God!!! This little girl!!!!
She came to the Mine Train several times last week, and every day she had a super amazing outfit. I am BEYOND JEALOUS of all of them! But I think my favorite was actually the “Character Attendant” complete with pin lanyard lol
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Via thinking out loud
Over at the Washington Post, a supremely out of touch article by conservative columnist George F. Will makes the infuriating claim that victims of sexual assault enjoy “a coveted status that confers privileges.” His logic suggests that because of a supposed liberal plot to bestow some sort of benefit on rape survivors “victims proliferate.”
Of all the tone-deaf rape-denying arguments we’ve heard, this one might take the cake.
So honored my hashtag took off! It just started as a way to vent about how college rape has changed my life forever (and not in a good way).
Because you know who’s an authority on surviving rape? An old white guy.
Fuck you, George Will.
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