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officialcrow:

this the realest post on this whole shit

officialcrow:

this the realest post on this whole shit

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apriki:

I can’t ask anyone to fight for me. I’m no longer queen of Sparta.

You’re a princess of Troy now.

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I asked myself what style we women could have adopted that would have been unmarked, like the men’s. The answer was none. There is no unmarked woman.

There is no woman’s hair style that can be called standard, that says nothing about her. The range of women’s hair styles is staggering, but a woman whose hair has no particular style is perceived as not caring about how she looks, which can disqualify her for many positions, and will subtly diminish her as a person in the eyes of some.

Women must choose between attractive shoes and comfortable shoes. When our group made an unexpected trek, the woman who wore flat, laced shoes arrived first. Last to arrive was the woman in spike heels, shoes in hand and a handful of men around her.

If a woman’s clothing is tight or revealing (in other words, sexy), it sends a message — an intended one of wanting to be attractive, but also a possibly unintended one of availability. If her clothes are not sexy, that too sends a message, lent meaning by the knowledge that they could have been. There are thousands of cosmetic products from which women can choose and myriad ways of applying them. Yet no makeup at all is anything but unmarked. Some men see it as a hostile refusal to please them.

Women can’t even fill out a form without telling stories about themselves. Most forms give four titles to choose from. “Mr.” carries no meaning other than that the respondent is male. But a woman who checks “Mrs.” or “Miss” communicates not only whether she has been married but also whether she has conservative tastes in forms of address — and probably other conservative values as well. Checking “Ms.” declines to let on about marriage (checking “Mr.” declines nothing since nothing was asked), but it also marks her as either liberated or rebellious, depending on the observer’s attitudes and assumptions.

I sometimes try to duck these variously marked choices by giving my title as “Dr.” — and in so doing risk marking myself as either uppity (hence sarcastic responses like “Excuse me!”) or an overachiever (hence reactions of congratulatory surprise like “Good for you!”).

All married women’s surnames are marked. If a woman takes her husband’s name, she announces to the world that she is married and has traditional values. To some it will indicate that she is less herself, more identified by her husband’s identity. If she does not take her husband’s name, this too is marked, seen as worthy of comment: she has done something; she has “kept her own name.” A man is never said to have “kept his own name” because it never occurs to anyone that he might have given it up. For him using his own name is unmarked.

A married woman who wants to have her cake and eat it too may use her surname plus his, with or without a hyphen. But this too announces her marital status and often results in a tongue-tying string. In a list (Harvey O’Donovan, Jonathan Feldman, Stephanie Woodbury McGillicutty), the woman’s multiple name stands out. It is marked.

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Deborah Tannen, “Marked Women, Unmarked Men”  (via harukimuracallme)

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marxist-gallifreyan:

class-struggle-anarchism:

wow, the ten poorest places in Europe are ALL in Britain

well except Hainaut but yeah, damn

also, the richest region in europe is london which is telling of the wealth disparity between the richest and poorest in the UK

ghostaluxmemeburg:

marxist-gallifreyan:

class-struggle-anarchism:

wow, the ten poorest places in Europe are ALL in Britain

well except Hainaut but yeah, damn

also, the richest region in europe is london which is telling of the wealth disparity between the richest and poorest in the UK

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"Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I’ll choke you with the same hand I fed you with."

— Anonymous (via fawun)

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Do you dance?

            If I’m asked properly.

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not for t h i s .

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starryeyedobsessions:

rafira:

rjinswand:

dingraha:

burgerrr:

cisgender:

i could masturbate to this article that’s how much it pleases me

everything about this screams fedora 

oh my god this is fucking incredible oh my god

holy shit

and when you go to a restaurant and eat something cooked by man, that’s where another man put something inside your body that I didn’t. And when the male dentist looks inside your mouth, that’s where another man invaded your mouth. And when the male cashier sells you those clothes, every time you wear them you will think of him, not me.

and when that doctor performed life saving cardiac surgery on you, that man touched your heart. I should be the only one touching your heart. Even though I have no medical training what so ever and you would probably die. It should be me, not him. 

Not to mention that a lot of fantastic tattoo artists are in fact women.

ladycarolamb:

starryeyedobsessions:

rafira:

rjinswand:

dingraha:

burgerrr:

cisgender:

i could masturbate to this article that’s how much it pleases me

everything about this screams fedora 

oh my god this is fucking incredible oh my god

holy shit

and when you go to a restaurant and eat something cooked by man, that’s where another man put something inside your body that I didn’t. And when the male dentist looks inside your mouth, that’s where another man invaded your mouth. And when the male cashier sells you those clothes, every time you wear them you will think of him, not me.

and when that doctor performed life saving cardiac surgery on you, that man touched your heart. I should be the only one touching your heart. Even though I have no medical training what so ever and you would probably die. It should be me, not him. 

Not to mention that a lot of fantastic tattoo artists are in fact women.

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"They looked like the sort of girls who started trouble just so they got the chance to stick up for each other."

— White is for Witching, Helen Oyeyemi (via redweathertiger)

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ciarachimera:

Relationship goals. 100%

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1) A boy telling you you’re pretty won’t make you see the beauty in the fullness of your cheeks, in redness of your lips at 2 in the morning when tequila is making the bar bathroom spin. He can’t take away the ugliness that you see in yourself, you have to do that.

2) You have to be ready to hear someone say they love you. You have to be ready, and you have to be willing, and you have to listen. Because sometimes, they won’t say those three words, they’ll put a blanket over you while you’re watching a movie, they’ll kiss your cheek when they think you’re asleep, they’ll smile when they see you first thing in the morning. But you, you have to be willing to see it, feel it, let it in. Letting someone love you takes practice.

3) Don’t make compromises you can’t live with. Compromise is a different version of what you want, not a whole other Universe.

4) Learn to say no. No - to a movie you don’t want to watch; no - to sex you don’t want to have, no- to a relationship that’s driving you mad. Say no - to things that hurt you, to people that extinguish your fire, to jobs you hate and places that are desolate. There are bad things that we can’t control, bad things that happen and we are sucked into and have to feel with every fibre of our being, but the rest - learn to distance yourself, learn to say no.

5) Don’t expect people to walk through fire for you - not your parents, not your friends, not the person you’re in love with. Love doesn’t mean sacrifice, love shouldn’t mean sacrifice. Don’t expect someone to give away pieces of them, so they could fit you better. And don’t feel hurt when they refuse to - it’s self-preservation. Instead - learn from them. Do it as well.

6) Don’t tether yourself to people. Learn to make connections, to love, with both your feet steady on the ground. Learn to let people pass through your life; like a summer breeze, not a storm that’s just been unleashed.

7) Learn the difference between growth and growing up before it’s too late. Rooftops and water fights and ice cream for breakfast can be a part of your life at 10, 25, or 35. But by the time you’re 35 you need to learn to say enough, to be able to walk away, you need to be able to love yourself. Love yourself the way you loved yourself at 10, before the world had a chance to fill your head with ugliness.

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m.v., The list of things I learned before turning 22, pt.1. (pt.2)

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the cities of skyrim

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