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Sep 1

(Source: it-s-leviosa)

When you’re at the pool lounging on a beach chair and some little kids are running and the lifeguard screams out “no running” do you respond “excuse, not all of us are running”? No, you don’t. The lifeguard didn’t have to specifically state who they were talking to because you’re intelligent enough to comprehend that the comment wasn’t being directed at you.

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Found a quote that shuts down that “not all men” argument pretty well. (via mykicks)

AHaha. haaaa. hh.

(via thefeministbookclub)

conservacat:

youovershare:

gallifrey-feels:

nosdrinker:

andernina:

Can we talk about how Anne Hathaway’s husband Adam Shulman looks a bit like William Shakespeare… who had a wife named Anne Hathaway?

damn the illuminati’s not even trying anymore

I guess you could say that when Anne hath a Will, Anne Hathaway

No

okay I have to reblog for that pun

#mandatory

rebelrunningsweet:

glumshoe:

This was my chemistry professor.

A. the wizard is amazing. B. i wish i had him for Chemistry

WHAAAT the wiz is tumblr famous!

rebelrunningsweet:

glumshoe:

This was my chemistry professor.

A. the wizard is amazing. B. i wish i had him for Chemistry

WHAAAT the wiz is tumblr famous!

When someone tells you, “I love you,” and then you feel, “Oh, I must be worthy after all,” that’s an illusion. That’s not true. Or someone says, “I hate you,” and you think, “Oh, God, I knew it; I’m not very worthy,” that’s not true either. Neither one of these thoughts hold any intrinsic reality. They are an overlay. When someone says, “I love you,” he is telling you about himself, not you. When someone says, “I hate you,” she is telling you about herself, not you. World views are self views—literally.

- Adyashanti (via aurelle)

(Source: harpocrates37)

http://deaupeassmango.tumblr.com/post/96157502821

frighteningfox:

jontronshat:

cunicular:

Your first time is NOT supposed to hurt

You are NOT supposed to bleed

If you bleed, that is NOT your hymen being ‘popped’, it is a tear due to lack of sexual arousal and natural lubrication.

This is all a MYTH perpetrated by men so…

Not that I want to broadcast details about my first time/sexual experience in general, buuuut this is completely true. My first time did not hurt, I have never bled from sex, and the only time it ever did hurt was when I was completely emotionally not into it.

Don’t believe the lies people.

woodendreams:

Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington, US (by Danny Seidman)

woodendreams:

Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington, US (by Danny Seidman)

You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.

- Alan Watts. Philosopher, writer (via purplebuddhaproject)

supernatasha:

The Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan was started by an Indian man named Bunker Roy. The organization is essentially a college that teaches women from all over the world (but primarily “developing” countries) how to be solar engineers. 

That’s right. Solar engineers.

Classes are attended by local women and women from Peru, Fiji, Rwanda, Nepal, Belize, Ethiopia, Bhutan, and more who are illiterate or semi-literate. Most of them are from rural and poverty-stricken areas. The school does not take attendance, have exams, demand their students speak English or have prior education, and does not ask for fees. These women learn how to make solar panels and bulbs, how to plug them into an electrical grid, and how to provide clean renewable energy to their entire village. They then take this knowledge back to their hometowns in distant countries. 

How are they taught without a common language? Everything technical is color coded. The women learn important words “LED, wire cutter, copper, connection, etc.” They communicate through common sense and the desire to learn. The college accepts anyone and everyone, mothers, lower castes (still an ongoing problem in India), older women, young women, women who have never attended school, married women. 

Since 2004, the College has taught at least 250 women from 41 different low-industrial countries to be solar engineers. 5 out of their 8 engineer professors are women. 35 out of 200 workers are physically disabled. The BC is currently powering both their own facility, homes in nearby villages and towns, and their former students are powering homes all across the world from wisdom and materials imported from the BC. Their local villages pay their salary. 

Roy did try to teach both men and women, but they didn’t stay in the harsh conditions or wanted jobs that paid more (as the BC doesn’t hand out “official” diplomas or degrees). Eventually, the college became largely female. "Why not invest in women, older women, mature women, gutsy women who have roots in the village?" Roy said.

I cannot emphasize how amazing this organization is. The Barefoot College is a safe and accepting place for anyone who wants to learn about clean and renewable energy. It encourages women’s empowerment, helps them out of poverty, and provides solar energy to places where the prices of kerosene and batteries are excessively high.

Sources (please look over them as there are more pictures and I could never do justice to how incredible this entire thing is with just my own words): [x][x][x][x][x][Bunker’s Ted Talk][Donate]

14.06.26

Not everyone you lose is a loss.

- Unknown (via showslow)

I really needed to hear this right now.

(Source: starlate)

(Source: goddammitbeau)

fyblackwomenart:

Wild Dagga by PearlWhitecrow

fyblackwomenart:

Wild Dagga by PearlWhitecrow

latimes:

The United States has decided that monkey selfies can’t be copyrighted.
Photo credit: The monkey you see above. Although pointing this out is apparently unnecessary. 

latimes:

The United States has decided that monkey selfies can’t be copyrighted.

Photo credit: The monkey you see above. Although pointing this out is apparently unnecessary. 

oomshi:

If you’re going to get into an argument with me & you call me “hun” I will slit your knee caps & ship you to Antarctica