"Loving your body and being comfortable with it is one of the most rebellious things you can do in this world. It’s a body revolution, and there are people who don’t like it and want to fight against it." -Meghan Tonjes



what most men don’t understand is that i do support men in my feminism. i love them with all my heart and i do my best to dismantle aspects of the patriarchy that harm them, like gender roles and toxic ideals of masculinity that harm them. i want this world to be a safer place for my two brothers…

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Angelina Jolie speaks up for Nigerian schoolgirls.


bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She has no fucking clue what she’s talking about. This is factually incorrect,  Boko Haram is not the Taliban and isn’t against just girls going to school, Boko Haram also kills school boys with impunity. In fact they kill everyone with impunity. It’s not some targeted campaign to dissuade female enrollment in Western schools. Like honestly people need to stop literally making shit up about this tragedy in Nigeria, and stop glorifying Western neo-imperialism and militarism to boot.

I wrote a piece on the shifting of the narrative in western media of Boko Haram’s insurgency as a targeted campaign specifically against girls. It keeps being shaped that way in articles and news reports. From Anne Hathaway saying that only 5% of Nigerian girls are able to get an education, to Jon Stewart saying that Nigerian girls are brave to desire an education because they are in fear of being dragged into snake-infested jungles by men who want to sell them. This has really spiraled out of control.

My piece should be up on Policy Mic soon.

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Things the UCSB shooting should prompt discussion about:

  1. Violence against women
  2. A man’s sense of obligation to the bodies of women
  3. Rape culture
  4. Violence against women
  5. How masculinity is connected to loss of virginity
  6. Violence against women
  7. Gun control 
  8. Violence against women 
  9. How women are called “sluts” for having sex but then literally murdered for not having sex
  10. Violence against women
  11. Violence against women 
  12. Violence against women

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Maya Angelou: I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.


Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron
They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, yet alone a tree! 

Why does this not have more notes??

Because we’re scared



Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron

They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, yet alone a tree! 

Why does this not have more notes??

Because we’re scared

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Love yourself
by Joyce Meyer

When Jesus talked about the greatest commandment of all, He quoted Deuteronomy 6:5 and said we are to love God with all our heart. But He also added the second greatest commandment: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (See Mark 12:31.)

There’s something important here that I think people often miss: You cannot give away something you don’t have in you. How can someone love another person if they don’t love themselves?

We all need to accept ourselves, embrace our personalities and even our imperfections, knowing that although we are not where we need to be, we are making progress. Jesus died for us because we have weaknesses and imperfections, and we don’t have to reject ourselves because of them. God wants us to love ourselves and enjoy how He’s made us!

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Nathan Fillion is not appreciated enough.

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Ok I am not a misandrist or anything, but I would never vote for a male running for president. Everyone knows their jobs are fixing cars and sinks, it just wouldn’t be plausible to think they could make the decisions for the country. And if they’re spending all their time trying to be politicians then who is gonna mow the lawns and move heavy things? I’m not belittling them, those jobs are important too but things work because everyone has their place!

hahahahha #preachit

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