Our cat waits outside every morning to be with my son when he waits for the bus.
"i can’t figure out this problem"
teacher: use your head
i just realized that i don’t actually have to do anything with my life… i don’t have to achieve anything i’m free to waste all my “potential” and lower the bar so down low just breathing is enough… !!! honestly!!! because i don’t actually give a shit i’m just pretending!
i think this is really important to remember
There will be days where you feel all alone, and that’s when hope is needed most. No matter how buried it gets, or how lost you feel, you must promise me that you will hold on to hope. Keep it alive. We have to be greater than what we suffer. My wish for you is to become hope; people need that. And even if we fail, what better way is there to live?
Just for Tumblr…
because instead of teaching boys not to drug girls and rape girls we teach girls to always be on our edge and take all these precautions to ensure our own safety
because girls still get raped even if we did every single thing we were told
because “she was wearing a short skirt and tight crop top” is a good enough reason to rape a girl
because girls still get raped even when they’re wearing a burqa
because people will make up all kinds of excuses to blame the rape victim instead of the rapist
because women cannot speak out on being sexually abused by a man without facing harassment instead of sympathy
because girls can’t be out at night on their own without fearing for their lives
because a man’s biggest fear when interacting with a woman is being rejected whereas a woman’s biggest fear is being raped and/or murdered
because women cannot embrace their own sexuality without being called sluts and whores
because those photos of Nick Jonas half naked grabbing his junk were acceptable and sexy but Nicki Minaj posing in a bikini is inappropriate and slutty
because in England one incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every minute
because in South Africa one in four girls will be raped in their lifetime
because one average, 2 women a week are killed by a current or ex male partner
because women feel the need to apologise to men for not wanting to sit with them, talk to them, dance with them. they feel the need to apologise for saying “no”
because a “no” coming out of a woman’s mouth is taken as “try harder” by men
because “don’t be such a girl” is taken as an insult whereas “you’re the man” is taken as a compliment
because Ke$ha is constantly portrayed as a stupid slut just because she likes to sing about partying but never has anyone called a male artist stupid for singing about partying
because when Taylor Swift sings about wanting to get back together with her ex or missing her ex she is “crazy” and “obsessed” but when Robin Thicke released the song “Get Her Back” along with a video of a woman drowning, featuring real texts between him and his ex-wife, him pointing his fingers like a gun and raised to his head, and ending with a figure walking off into the distance with the words: “This is just the beginning”, all of which are disturbing and clearly manipulative and emotionally abusive actions but Robin Thicke, instead of being called a lunatic, is praised for being a “vulnerable” and “sensitive” man
because “boys will be boys” is a phrase constantly used invalidate girls speaking out on being harassed by boys
because men fetishising women of colour is supposed to be taken as a compliment
because men are more worried about “saving the tatas” instead of the lives of women fighting breast cancer
because malala yousafzai was shot in the head for trying to go to school
because men threatened to bomb a college because a woman tried to give a feminist presentation
because no matter how many reasons I give there will be men who will brush aside what I say and tell me I’m overreacting because I am a girl
I made the decision to spend time on my own and figure out who I am. When you’re in love you tend to prioritize that other person’s opinion and almost value it as much, if not more, than your own opinion. When you take the other person out of the scenario and you’re walking through life on your own, you end up figuring out what you actually like without anyone else’s input.