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"When I will be waxing an owl..." (If you get that reference, Don't leave, I think I love you....) Hello there! It's really nice to meet you, welcome to my multi-fandom blog thing. I'm Holly, I'm 16, and I live in the UK.
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Comics, Films based on Comics, (especially the Avengers & Amazing Spiderman,) Green Wing, Sherlock, Dr Who, The Hunger games, Teen Wolf, The Mighty Boosh, Misfits, Big Bang theory, Harry Potter, Terry Pratchett's amazing discworld novels, books in general, drawing, animation, writing, eating, tweed jackets and hats. I could go on. I think I'll leave it there for now. ASKS AND MESSAGES ARE MY FAVOURITE THING! PLEASE, PLEASE SAY HELLO!
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rivernymph:

samwinchesterhatesfire:

quads-for-the-gods:

bellecs:

winningthebattleloosingthewar:

On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

she deserves to be re-blogged. 

she’s so goddamned inspirational

this makes me want to cry

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Men's Rights Activists: THIS IS NOT FAIR. MEN HAVE PROBLEMS TOO.
Black Men: We're constantly demonized by mainstream media and are targets of police brutality.
Gay Men: We face discrimination and hatred and are denied marriage and job security.
Trans Men: We are outcasts and are denied medical care, our lives are constantly under threat and our gender is always under scrutiny and policed by others.
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Men's Right Activist: Y-Yeah, but... a Feminist was mean to me...
1 day ago on September 30th, 2014 | J | 60,609 notes

condoningcondon:

davidlynching:

fun fact: iraq, pakistan, afghanistan and saudi arabia have a higher percentage of women in the government than the us & the uk

another fun fact: white people tend to get very angry when you point this out to them

people who need to see this: everyone

1 day ago on September 30th, 2014 | J | 71,083 notes

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!

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jewishgirlnitelooks:

- from jewcy.com

credit Elizabeth Simins

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proudly-pro-choice:

It’s unimaginable and disgusting that this happens to children that don’t even understand what’s happening to them.

-Allie

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magictransistor:

Salvador Dali, Manhattan Skyline (The Year Of The Dragon), Lithograph, 1976.

magictransistor:

Salvador Dali, Manhattan Skyline (The Year Of The Dragon), Lithograph, 1976.

3 days ago on September 28th, 2014 | J | 4,972 notes

theholyfoot:

If you want to help secure the rights of women all over the world go here.
If you want to help people from north korea go here.
If you want to help stop child labor go here
If you want to help people escape from their current situation go here
If you want to help refugees reunite with their families go here

If you want to permanently help the people who are still living in inhumane conditions all over the globe, that grow up experiencing war, violence and discrimination, be political! Go vote, write articles, educate every single person you meet, never shut your mouth, make people aware of the fact that we are still far away from global equality, freedom and peace.  

Please do not remove this caption, if you repost, link back to this post.

3 months ago on June 26th, 2014 | J | 90,800 notes

when someone asks what its like to be young these days

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moonshoesmonkfish:

mermaidandthedrunks:

darlingdormer:

darlingdormer:

sexuality: Natalie Dormer with a weapon

update:

may we forever be updating this post

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4 months ago on May 24th, 2014 | J | 35,838 notes

nakedly:

you are not fat
you have fat 
you also have fingernails 
you are not fingernail 

4 months ago on May 24th, 2014 | J | 587,856 notes

moriarty:

do you ever get so bored that you mentally create a verbal fight with you and somebody else and you get so into it and intense and angry about it and you suddenly realize it’s a fight you made up and you need to seriously lie down and relax

4 months ago on May 24th, 2014 | J | 106,459 notes

angels-and-alcohol:

goddess-river:

what guys say PMS does:

  • turns women into emotional bitches

what PMS actually does:

  • increases breast size from retaining water
  • increases sex drive
  • lowers a woman’s tolerance for sexism

also it ups our testosterone levels which makes their complaints incredibly ironic

4 months ago on May 24th, 2014 | J | 158,925 notes