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After she came up to me and said, “I’ve been with my partner for 20 years… We would never get married because he’s on social security income, and because my daughter is disabled I have secondary income from the state to support my daughter. If I got married, both my benefits and his benefits would be reduced because we would become a double income family.”

She was explaining that marriage doesn’t work for poor people, and that it doesn’t work for disabled people. Having really simple examples like hers are important.

What if the LGBTQ movement fought for prison abolition rather than same-sex marriage? (via disabilityhistory)

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Once you realize that The Exorcist is, essentially, the story of a 12-year-old who starts cussing, masturbating, and disobeying her mother—in other words, going through puberty—it becomes apparent to the feminist-minded viewer why two adult men are called in to slap her around for much of the third act. People are convinced that something spooky is going on with girls; that, once they reach a certain age, they lose their adorable innocence and start tapping into something powerful and forbidden. Little girls are sugar and spice, but women are just plain scary. And the moment a girl becomes a woman is the moment you fear her most. Which explains why the culture keeps telling this story.

The Season of the Witch: Why Teenage Girls Are So Dang Scary (via unforgettabledetritus)

See Also: Carrie

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whimsyandmayhem:

whimsyandmayhem:

All of Me | Postmodern Jukebox ft. Kiah Victoria

I am maybe in love with Kiah Victoria. Everything about this makes me want to weep with joy.

Let’s just reblog this, because the post hasn’t gotten the love she deserves.

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fallonatorbabes:

petemaximoff:

just so you know what is going on in my country right now:

  • votes came in for independence 45% yes 55% no
  • media very “”no”” centred and bias
  • unionists are now attacking yes voters
  • a seventeen year old girl has been stabbed
  • they are burning our saltire giving nazi salutes
  • our first minister resigns

please signal boost this 

Dont forget how the no campaign terrified the eldery into supporting them and not even a full day after the No victory they turned round and denied to sign “The Vow” for more powers to Scotland.

Fucking disgraceful. The last time my country turned down independence we got Thatcher, i wonder just how badly we’ll get shafted now.

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Anonymous asked: Is overdosing on caffeine possible?

jncera:

Definitely. Caffeine is a drug (aka a chemical compound that has a physiological effect on the body), and like any drugs, having too much in your system will cause an overdose.  

Symptoms include breathing trouble, irregular or rapid heartbeat, convulsions, confusion, gastrointestinal disturbance (like diarrhea, vomiting), muscle twitching, and just basically anything that just doesn’t happen normally. In severe cases, death will result from extreme convulsions or heart problem. Pretty serious stuff. 

A girl in my high school was sent to the ER because she drank too many Red Bulls, so it happens.. a lot, actually. So be careful! And if you think you’ve overdosed on caffeine, call the Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222 in the US).  

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problackgirl:

we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.

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One of the best out takes from any television show, ever. 

HE FUCKING STRAIGHT-FACED THAT

This man is a guardian of the galaxy

you can just see the split second where everyone is processing what he said

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Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. - Natalie Dormer

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