"What if women had minstrel cycles instead of menstrual cycles? You’d just have a guy with a lute follow you around for a week every month and play you songs constantly?"

-My boyfriend (via thecarrionlibrarian)

Dear god, that would be EVEN WORSE.

(via lcn71)

Brilliant!

(via houseofwonderandchaos)

matthewsagan:

This is a lion making a kill in the wild. I know it’s very graphic but I think it’s important to show just how brutal nature can be.

"Psychologists have found that people’s belief in a just world helps explain how they react to innocent victims of negative life circumstances. People become cognitively frustrated when presented with stories of victims who suffer through little fault of their own. They can deal with this frustration in two ways: they can conclude that the world is an unjust place, or they can decide that the victim is somehow to blame. Most people reconcile their psychological distress by blaming the victim. Even when we know that suffering is undeserved, it is psychologically easier to blame the victim rather than give up the idea that the world is basically fair."

Melissa Harris-Perry

This is also referred to as The Just World Fallacy. If the world is “good and just,” then bad things must only happen to people who “deserved it or caused it.” Except the world is not good and just. And despite individual people choosing to be good and/or just, structures, institutions and systems remain corrupt overall. Primarily through the media is the idea that bad only happens to those who deserve suffering conveyed. Add this to the manifestations of oppression based on gender, race, class, nationality, citizenship, sexual orientation, size, etc. and things like rape culture for example, thrive. And even ideologies that appear “harmless” to some people like prosperity gospel, positivity culture, the law of attraction and American exceptionalism are based on ignoring systemic inequality and focusing on exceptional cases. They stand firm in this particular fallacy.

See, it requires quite a bit from a person to be willing to challenge the world as is. It is psychologically, emotionally and intellectually easier to victim blame. It also helps people protect their psyches from the thought that something bad could happen to them or worse, that they are the causes of those bad things happening to others.

Still…it’s unacceptable. Victim blaming = unacceptable. The right thing to do is listen and support victims/survivors of anything and the oppressed of any form of oppression and work to deconstruct the structures, institutions and systems that make it possible. On an individual level, it requires accountability.

(via gradientlair)

sararye:

every 1st september we joke about getting ready for hogwarts to cover up the very real and very very deep scars of never getting our letters

transhumanisticpanspermia:

kijikun:

ollivander:

DEATH IS ON ITS WAY, HUMAN.

Can I cuddle Death and give Death chin scritches and kisses?

SCRITCHES CANNOT POSTPONE THE INESCAPABLE FATE ORDAINED TO YOU, HUMAN, HOWEVER THEY MAY EARN YOU PURRS AND LOVERUBS

(Source: arvidabystrom)

"I do not spew profanities. I enunciate them clearly, like a fucking lady."
mirkokosmos:

Praise Talos.
mirkokosmos:

Praise Talos.
mirkokosmos:

Praise Talos.

mirkokosmos:

Praise Talos.

betterbooktitles:

Wiliam Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury
Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by Joe Tarantino.
Follow @DanWilbur for more things.

betterbooktitles:

Wiliam Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury

Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by Joe Tarantino.

Follow @DanWilbur for more things.

nokrista:

srazzle:

This is the truest thing in my life right now.

this is literally me

(Source: kristenschaals)

scorntrooper:

So why did you start a blog? I did cos I wanted to howl into the void more effectively. Maybe make a few puns at the void. Hurl a few selfies into the void. Hope the void thinks I’m pretty. 

kittenmod:

pettyartist:

unimpressedcats:

Kitty massage

Fun fact!  This action is called “snurgling”.
It’s a kitten’s way of stimulating mommy to make milk… some cats never stop doing it and will even snurgle things like fleecy blankets or stuffed animals or your leg/tummy

Snurgle is the dorkiest and cutest word in the world Oh my gosh

kittenmod:

pettyartist:

unimpressedcats:

Kitty massage

Fun fact!  This action is called “snurgling”.

It’s a kitten’s way of stimulating mommy to make milk… some cats never stop doing it and will even snurgle things like fleecy blankets or stuffed animals or your leg/tummy

Snurgle is the dorkiest and cutest word in the world Oh my gosh

(Source: catleecious)

hungryghoast:

omercifulheaves:

So hey, it turns out that Gillian Anderson dressed up like Morticia Addams was something we all needed in our lives.

[takes a knee]

hungryghoast:

omercifulheaves:

So hey, it turns out that Gillian Anderson dressed up like Morticia Addams was something we all needed in our lives.

[takes a knee]

(Source: generichenle)