Fun fact time: many of my old acquaintances still make joking comments whenever they see me wearing pink, because as a child (and honestly pretty much right up to high school) I would refuse to associate with any pink objects. 

It wasn’t because I didn’t like pink, it was because since I appeared female I was supposed to/ it was immediately assumed that I did and therefore it pissed me the ever-loving fuck off. I was ashamed to like it, which is terrible because pink is an awesome color. But when you shove it down young girls throats it gets really old, really fast. 

Give the child the fucking rainbow, and if they pick pink, it’s not because they are female and/or effeminate, it’s because they like the color pink. 


Gosh this


saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire



Animals in our oceans die and suffer everyday because of actions we aren’t really even aware of, such as leaving a plastic bag on the sidewalk. Litter can have a very negative consequence on our environment, so lets move away from plastic based products and push to make all packaging for our products 100% Biodegradable.

I didn’t even see the difference at first. I was all “huh that’s a weird looking jellyfish, I wonder what kind that is” This is a really really good ad. Like this is really fucking clever and effective.

Twelve Steps to Creating a Rape Culture

  1. Step 1: Tell girls they exist solely for male pleasure.
  2. Step 2: Tell boys that the more sex they have and girls they exploit, the more masculine they are.
  3. Step 3: Tell girls they can't actually have sex before marriage or they are unpure, unloveable, and equatable to a chewed-up wad of gum.
  4. Step 4: Tell boys that they cannot control or make choices about their own sexual urges.
  5. Step 5: Never mention or give accurate information about consent.
  6. Step 6: Never mention or give accurate information about contraception.
  7. Step 7: Call sexually active girls "sluts".
  8. Step 8: Call sexually active boys "players".
  9. Step 9: Blame girls for getting pregnant or infected with an STI.
  10. Step 10: Blame girls when they get raped.
  11. Step 11: Remind boys that they aren't fully responsible for their actions.
  12. Step 12: Deny rape culture exists.
“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it.”
— C.S. Lewis (via falling-forward)

house arrest wouldn’t even be a punishment for me


yes tell me more about how watching a video called “teen slut gets ass fucked by man” doesn’t make you hate women, tell me more about how watching a video called “nasty whore gets what’s coming for her” doesn’t contribute to rape culture or alter your views on consent. tell me more about how porn doesn’t objectify, degrade and commodify women’s bodies when the only people in hetero porn getting physically and verbally abused are the women.

  1. Farmers: *castrate animals without anesthetic*
  2. Farmers: *brand animals without anesthetic*
  3. Farmers: *dehorn, debeak, and remove the tails from animals without anesthetic*
  4. Farmers: *house animals in concrete warehouses*
  5. Farmers: But we'd never like, ABUSE them, though.


A beautiful bookshop in Brazil

The people of Brazil have something else to cheer about in addition the recent World Cup festivities. Check out the Livraria Cultura bookshop in São Paulo designed by Studio MK-27.

The goal was to create a bookshop that doubled as a meeting place and as these images attest they seem to have done a fine job. The open well-light floor plan allows for a comfortable shopping experience as well as encouraging customers to hang around and enjoy the space.

All photos by Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

More images and background at ArchDaily: Cultura Bookstore / Studio MK27

“People hate as they love, unreasonably.”
— William Makepeace Thackeray (via stuff—n—things)