Because lying to your kids about sex helps nobody. Telling them that sex is “only between mommies and daddies” is a lie that leads to confused, hormone charged teenagers. Telling them that sex is “only something that happens when two people love each other very much” is a lie that causes hormone charged teenagers to confuse “love” with “lust,” or “obsession.” It leads to leaps of logic like, “If I have sex with them, we must be in love.” Or worse- “If I love them, I have to have sex with them.” And how many teenage tragedies are based on that misconception?

Lea Grover, "We Don’t Play With Our Vulvas At The Table"

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT

(via rameysaurus)

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throughkaleidscopeeyes:

looks like georgia o’keeffe

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Doctor Who - Season 8 - Intro

aethracaelis:

adreamerofimpossibledreams:

WAKE UP WORLD #YesAllWomen

That steak analogy is my favorite,

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celestiallantern:

bohemianhomes:

Moon to Moon Blog: The Glass House

This is everything I want in the entire world

ghostcat3000:

So the tree steals the movie basically.

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90377:

100 Planetary Nebulas by geckzilla on Flickr.

"Inspired by insect illustration posters, this is a large collage of planetary nebulas I put together bit by bit as I processed them. All are presented north up and at apparent size relative to one another—I did not rotate or resize them in order to satisfy compositional aesthetics (if you spot any errors, let me know). Colors are aesthetic choices, especially since most planetary nebulas are imaged with narrowband filters. How many of them can you identify?”

90377:

100 Planetary Nebulas by geckzilla on Flickr.

"Inspired by insect illustration posters, this is a large collage of planetary nebulas I put together bit by bit as I processed them. All are presented north up and at apparent size relative to one another—I did not rotate or resize them in order to satisfy compositional aesthetics (if you spot any errors, let me know). Colors are aesthetic choices, especially since most planetary nebulas are imaged with narrowband filters.

How many of them can you identify?”

Shara Worden as The Queen from The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists.
There really isn’t enough Hazards of Love art out there.
Done by me, please don’t remove credit thanks

Shara Worden as The Queen from The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists.

There really isn’t enough Hazards of Love art out there.

Done by me, please don’t remove credit thanks

Be Brave - My Brightest Diamond

edazon:

My Brightest Diamond- I have never loved someone 

This song is just perfect. And it’s sweet that she cries at the end. 

I normally hate crying, WHAT ARE THESE FEELINGS?! 

Shara Worden aka My Brightest Diamond
I was so amazed when I discovered that The Queen from The Hazards of Love was the same person as Sufjan Stevens’ adorable singer. 
And the music she makes as My Brightest Diamond is beautiful.

Shara Worden aka My Brightest Diamond

I was so amazed when I discovered that The Queen from The Hazards of Love was the same person as Sufjan Stevens’ adorable singer. 

And the music she makes as My Brightest Diamond is beautiful.

"I’m made of bones of the branches, the boughs, and the brow beating light
While my feet are the trunks and my head is the canopy high
And my fingers extend to the leaves and the eaves and the bright, brightest shine,
it’s my shine “ 
- The Queen’s Rebuke, from The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists.

"I’m made of bones of the branches, the boughs, and the brow beating light

While my feet are the trunks and my head is the canopy high

And my fingers extend to the leaves and the eaves and the bright, brightest shine,

it’s my shine “ 

- The Queen’s Rebuke, from The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists.

bridgioto:

Went back and spent some time polishing up that Hazards of Love piece from a while ago. I don’t ‘finish’ stuff very often, and it’s amazing to me how much can happen just by digging in and spending time on those final touch-up stages. It’s really rewarding seeing an image come together :)

bridgioto:

Went back and spent some time polishing up that Hazards of Love piece from a while ago. I don’t ‘finish’ stuff very often, and it’s amazing to me how much can happen just by digging in and spending time on those final touch-up stages. It’s really rewarding seeing an image come together :)

lacigreen:

Was talking about #WomenAgainstFeminism today on Twitter, a trend that I see largely as a reaction to (1) extremist feminist politics found readily online and (2) ignorance/stereotypes about feminism.  I tried to handle my frustration with a bit humor but quickly realized this is actually a really emotionally-fraught topic for people.  Maybe not the time for sarcasm.Most the time, feminism in action doesn’t explicitly call itself feminism. I’m talking about things like campaigning for sex ed, same sex marriage, equal pay, maternity leave, reproductive health access, transgender health care, representation, implementing sexual assault/harassment policies, getting women into stem, etc. I think this confused void about what feminists *actually do and believe in* allows the space to be sensationalized by a loud, extreme minority and predatory media sources who see a “hot story”. Mainstream onlookers who don’t know their history or what feminism is (and don’t take a second to learn…) naturally take the bait and then end up railing against something that isn’t even an accurate representation of feminism in the first place. Then feminists are pissed, and anti-feminists are pissed (though misogynists are usually quite happy) and we’ve whipped ourselves up a nice divisive shitstorm of “whose side are you on”?I understand it’s unpopular amongst some feminists to concede that extremism exists; “there’s nothing wrong with radical action” and “they’re a part of the movement too”! I think those are valid points (and I certainly don’t think the solution is to silence/disown anyone), but I also think we have to admit that it can really alienate people from the cause, and perhaps #WomenAgainstFeminism is proof.  What do you think?

lacigreen:

Was talking about #WomenAgainstFeminism today on Twitter, a trend that I see largely as a reaction to (1) extremist feminist politics found readily online and (2) ignorance/stereotypes about feminism.  I tried to handle my frustration with a bit humor but quickly realized this is actually a really emotionally-fraught topic for people.  Maybe not the time for sarcasm.

Most the time, feminism in action doesn’t explicitly call itself feminism. I’m talking about things like campaigning for sex ed, same sex marriage, equal pay, maternity leave, reproductive health a
ccess, transgender health care, representation, implementing sexual assault/harassment policies, getting women into stem, etc. I think this confused void about what feminists *actually do and believe in* allows the space to be sensationalized by a loud, extreme minority and predatory media sources who see a “hot story”. Mainstream onlookers who don’t know their history or what feminism is (and don’t take a second to learn…) naturally take the bait and then end up railing against something that isn’t even an accurate representation of feminism in the first place. Then feminists are pissed, and anti-feminists are pissed (though misogynists are usually quite happy) and we’ve whipped ourselves up a nice divisive shitstorm of “whose side are you on”?

I understand it’s unpopular amongst some feminists to concede that extremism exists; “there’s nothing wrong with radical action” and “they’re a part of the movement too”! I think those are valid points (and I certainly don’t think the solution is to silence/disown anyone), but I also think we have to admit that it can really alienate people from the cause, and perhaps #WomenAgainstFeminism is proof.  What do you think?