I’m complicated at the moment. This feels like a period of being tested, in so many areas of my life. So what I’m trying to do is accept where I’m at, not run from it, and sit with the discomfort. I have a tendency to keep myself busy or do other things just to avoid those feelings, but actually it’s really important I think - or so I’ve heard and learned - to allow yourself to be uncomfortable rather than trying to always fix it in some way or find other distractions. So yes, it’s a really uncomfortable time, but I know that things will start to shift and there will be happier times ahead. I’m not unhappy, there’s just a huge amount on my plate right at this moment.

Gillian Anderson (Psychologies Magazine UK: April 2013) x (via nerdismysuperpower)

stunningpicture:

It’s all a matter of perspective

stunningpicture:

It’s all a matter of perspective

silverstar415850:

vladimirnootin:

aboutwhitewomen:

vladimirnootin:

sixpenceee:

10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man
Here’s what I found after looking into it. 
Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding. 
On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judge, Mohammed al-għadha who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.
Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.
But in 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.
Also this girl has her own book

I just want some feminists to focus more on this than on defending Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian.

Realistically, what can they do? Most of the feminists that you likely encounter are based in USA, Canada, maybe UK. What can they do to affect attitudes and policies in a place like Yemen?

They can raise awareness. Tumblr is a global site where you can donate to people in many countries to aid them. A very good thing they can do, for one, is set up donations for this kid or other kids. They can put efforts to start up shelters for such incidents. There’s a lot of things western feminists can do. This post only has almost 9k posts, whereas a post about male tears has 36K. 

This hurt deep in my soul

silverstar415850:

vladimirnootin:

aboutwhitewomen:

vladimirnootin:

sixpenceee:

10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man

Here’s what I found after looking into it. 

Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding.

On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judgeMohammed al-għadha who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.

Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.

But in 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.

Also this girl has her own book

I just want some feminists to focus more on this than on defending Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian.

Realistically, what can they do? Most of the feminists that you likely encounter are based in USA, Canada, maybe UK. What can they do to affect attitudes and policies in a place like Yemen?

They can raise awareness. Tumblr is a global site where you can donate to people in many countries to aid them.

A very good thing they can do, for one, is set up donations for this kid or other kids. They can put efforts to start up shelters for such incidents.

There’s a lot of things western feminists can do. This post only has almost 9k posts, whereas a post about male tears has 36K.

This hurt deep in my soul

robbowmans:

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller. (at Chicago Illinois)

robbowmans:

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller. (at Chicago Illinois)

And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Exodus 33:14 (via breanna-lynn)

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gustan-koumantaros:

That Night by Gustan Koumantaros © 2014

gustan-koumantaros:

That Night by Gustan Koumantaros © 2014

gustan-koumantaros:

Facts by Gustan Koumantaros © 2014

gustan-koumantaros:

Facts by Gustan Koumantaros © 2014

unclefather:

richardcreech:

MY FRIEND JUST WENT OUT FOR DINNER AND THIS MOTHERFUCKER TURNED UP AT THE WINDOW LIKE HE HAD A FRICKING RESERVATION
GOD DAMMIT AUSTRALIA

"Monica how could you? and on our anniversary?"

unclefather:

richardcreech:

MY FRIEND JUST WENT OUT FOR DINNER AND THIS MOTHERFUCKER TURNED UP AT THE WINDOW LIKE HE HAD A FRICKING RESERVATION

GOD DAMMIT AUSTRALIA

"Monica how could you? and on our anniversary?"

There’s a huge difference in getting over things and getting through them.

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stoleyogirl:

when you see ur squad while you out with your parentsimage

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anyway here’s wonderwall 

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trinketbaby:

Special delivery!

trinketbaby:

Special delivery!

Yeah, well, maybe that’s because he was never really trying to fool you.

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