I’ve been reduced to the angsty girl from my teenage days, sitting on my block, smoking a cigarette, furious and frustrated to the point of tears because my parents have no trust, faith, or respect for me as an adult, my personal responsibility or decision making.
Just one more confirmation as to why I need to get out of here and never look back.
10:29 pm • 13 April 2014
“What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she was someone who cried a lot, or texted too often, or had an eating disorder, or wanted too much/too little sex, or generally felt anything beyond the realm of emotionally undemanding agreement. That does not make these women crazy. That makes those women human beings, who have flaws, and emotional weak spots. However, deciding that any behavior that he does not like must be insane– well, that does make a man a jerk.
And when men do this on a regular basis, remember that, if you are a woman, you are not the exception. You are not so cool and fabulous and levelheaded that they will totally get where you are coming from when you show emotions other than “pleasant agreement.”
When men say “most women are crazy, but not you, you’re so cool” the subtext is not, “I love you, be the mother to my children.” The subtext is “do not step out of line, here.” If you get close enough to the men who say things like this, eventually, you will do something that they do not find pleasant. They will decide you are crazy, because this is something they have already decided about women in general.”
— Jennifer Wright, “Lady, You Really Aren’t ‘Crazy’” (via mrsfscottfitzgerald)
(Source: sparkamovement, via dirtyberd)
11:36 pm • 10 April 2014 • 120,245 notes
Graveyard of trees: The milky green water is a natural phenomenon caused by electromagnetic activity from the lightning hitting the water’s surface surrounding dead trees
Photo credit: Julie Fletcher
11:32 pm • 10 April 2014 • 28,459 notes
Listen, I don’t think you’re an asshole who thinks it’s funny to do something that women find scary. You’ve been raised to think that this sort of stuff is all in good fun. Not by your parents necessarily, but by culture. You’ve grown up in a country where a Super Bowl commercial for Audi suggests that girls your age actually like it when a guy they don’t really know grabs and forces a kiss on them. (Seriously - they won’t like this.) You’ve been raised in a culture that positions women as existing just for sex, for humiliation, for objectification.
So please understand that I don’t blame you for partaking in the only kind of culture you’ve ever known. At least, I don’t blame you yet. Because here’s the thing - if you didn’t realize before that this kind of stuff is harmful and hurtful to women, now you do. So think of this as a chance to make a decision about what kind of man you’re going to be.
As you continue to grow up, you’re going to have plenty of opportunities (too many) to laugh at women’s pain, embarrassment or the sexual harassment and assault we face. These moments will define you. Will you laugh along? Share a video, like a status, laugh a joke? Or will you say ‘no’, tell a friend that’s a fucked up thing to say, and walk away?
— To My Male Relatives on Facebook Who ‘Like’ Sexism, my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti)
(Source: jessicavalenti, via pigeons4sale)
11:28 pm • 10 April 2014 • 11,454 notes
Color Keys for the “Journey” sequence.
11:18 pm • 10 April 2014 • 332 notes
For those who don’t know me, I currently live and work in Yosemite National Park. During the government shutdown I didn’t have to leave the park, so I had the whole park to myself, and I took full advantage of it! There were no tourists, hardly any rangers, it was just me and my fellow employees. The first day of the shutdown Melissa and I hiked to the top of Yosemite Falls and went to Eagle Peak to Camp.
Summer/Fall plans, oof!
11:12 pm • 10 April 2014 • 16,698 notes
Turn on the app If you feel unsafe hold your finger on the screen. Once arrived to a safe location, enter your code. If your finger leaves the screen without entering the code law enforcement is notified and your location is tracked through your phone.
reblogging bc this seems really useful
Ugh sad that this is necessary but I will be on campus until 10pm two nights a week all summer sooo
this is what I like to see; putting technology to useful AND meaningful purposes
11:10 pm • 10 April 2014 • 112,432 notes
do men have resting bitch faces as well or do they not have negative characteristics ascribed to them for putting on a neutral rather than a deliriously happy facial expression
11:07 pm • 10 April 2014 • 36,464 notes
some love to a friend’s friend from CT. Makes some dope, remastered beats. talented young artist!
4:05 am • 9 April 2014 • 1 note
Ginkgo, sea lettuce, and thistle Leafeons.
digital brushwork is insane
1:09 am • 9 April 2014 • 8,773 notes
Doing this Professional Practices in Photography homework on financial terms feels like a mindfuck.
12:58 am • 9 April 2014