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micdotcom:

19 #WhyIStayed tweets everyone needs to see

While many cheered the NFL’s move to (finally) punish Rice’s vicious behavior, too many media outlets immediately fell into a tired pattern of victim blaming. 

Writer Beverly Gooden had heard enough. “I was watching the responses to the TMZ on my timeline, and I noticed a trend. People were asking ‘why did she marry him?’ and ‘why didn’t she leave him,’” Gooden told Mic. “When I saw those tweets, my first reaction was shame. The same shame that I felt back when I was in a violent marriage. It’s a sort of guilt that would make me crawl into a shell and remain silent. But today, for a reason I can’t explain, I’d had enough. I knew I had an answer to everyone’s question of why victims of violence stay. I can’t speak for Janay Rice, I can only speak for me.”

Gooden decided to change the conversation. Follow micdotcom

(via fillinthespaces)

"The boy in the back room holds the mirror to his neck.
You aren’t in love with him. At least, not yet.
For now, he doesn’t know how to touch you
with anything but his hands.
And so it’s almost enough,
and it’s more than you can stand.
He is a Red Light District in and of himself.
When he offers Indulgence like ambrosia,
you lick it from his fingers and he thinks
this is all he knows how to give.
Teeth on his neck, hand between his thighs,
you say you want his heart,
but he doesn’t understand.
He gives his mouth, instead.
After that, the days ferment like apricot wine.
You bite his lips the right kind of russet,
make music of his spine.
And then at night, you dream
of plunging your fist through his ribs
to tear out the songbird inside.
But in the mornings,
you do him violence with
the softest parts of your hands.
You find his sweetness.
You make it yours, instead.
We call this, surviving.
We call this, sin.
You’ll regret it, someday.
But, right now, you aren’t
in love with him.
You aren’t in love with him.
At least,
not yet."

- APRICOT WINE, by Ashe Vernon (via latenightcornerstore)

(via latenightcornerstore)

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."

- Audrey Hepburn (via kushandwizdom)

More good vibes here

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(via thelovenotebook)

nothingman:

I wonder how much “crime” is just people wanting food, healthcare and a place to sleep

(via fillinthespaces)

charlavail:

samdesantis:

One two three

Seeing these two in three weeks 😱😍

(via fillinthespaces)

thehandbehindthepen:

jenawithonen:

laughterkey:

archiemcphee:

Behold the sweet, sticky, deep-fried awesomeness that is the Double Hundred Dozen, for those days when a single dozen doughnuts simply won’t suffice. It’s the the biggest box of doughnuts we’ve ever seen and it was just unveiled in London by Krispy Kreme UK for their new Occasions offering.

The 3.5 m (~11.5 ft) long box contains 2,400 Original Glazed doughnuts. It took eight staff members worked together to fill the box and load it onto the delivery truck. The company is currently holding a contest to celebrate the launch of their large-scale delivery service. One lucky business will win a Double Hundred Dozen. We hope the winners aren’t messy eaters, because that’s how you get ants.

And please, should you dare to order a Double Hundred Dozen doughnuts, please make sure you brush and floss after feasting on all that sugary fried dough.

[via The Telegraph, the Daily Star and Krispy Kreme UK]

jenawithonen JENA.

Bring them to meeeee

OHHH MYYYY GODDDDD

joichang:

riddlemetom:

unfollower:

I like how sweden just decided one day that gender is fucking bullshit so they got a gender neutral pronoun and stopped separating boy clothes and girl clothes and have pictures of spiderman pushing a baby stroller in a toy magazine why isn’t every country like sweden

you push that stroller sassy spiderman!

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you fight those bad guys girlfriend!

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you style that hair lil’ dude!

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and in that moment, i swear we all wanted to be swedish.

(via mrs-entwistle)

"Trust the vibes you get, energy doesn’t lie."

- (via diamonds-of-sin)

(Source: shanharlin, via fillinthespaces)

"I never thought I was particularly talented, and to be honest with you, I still don’t."

- Willie Aames (via kushandwizdom)

More good vibes here

(via thelovenotebook)

(via thelovenotebook)

"If two points are destined to touch, the universe will always find a way to make the connection - even when all hope seems to be lost. Certain ties cannot be broken. They define who we are - and who we can become. Across space, across time, among paths we cannot predict - nature always finds a way."

- from Touch (via nyu-tah)

(Source: tgoks, via fillinthespaces)

yellowxperil:

oopcdaisy:

yellowxperil:

if you’re a white person dating a poc and you don’t say anything when your family says something racist about them you don’t deserve them

shape up

Da fuck is a poc?

pear or carrot. if you’re a white person dating a pear or carrot

(via fillinthespaces)

"Ok so why the fuck….."

- Usually said by someone who is about to make a valid point while simultaneously asking you a rhetorical question (via guy)

(Source: volumesofsilence, via fillinthespaces)

"

I don’t want sex, I want the things that lead up to it. The slow kissing then the passionate kissing, then the pulling closer, the neck kisses, the grabbing, biting, heavy breathing, grinding, the pauses while you catch your breath, feeling each other. Oh my.

Then sex.

"

- (via ausdenaugengehstwietraenen)

(Source: dirtbaghayes, via fillinthespaces)