We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.(x)
If people are rain, I am a soggy pretender with some tales to spin.
Daniel Radcliffe's acceptance speech for the Man of the Year Glamour Award, 2013. (x)
#we don’t deserve you
This is so perfect
American Sex Education
nine: don’t wander off
ten: don’t wander off
eleven: don’t wander off
- Octavian said you killed a man.
- Yes. I did.
- A good man.
- A very good man. The best man I’ve ever known.
THIS VIDEO WAS SO SATISFYING
This gives me life
How music changed from 2000-2013.
My friend went to a nerd factory. They gave him a bag of rejects and said “Enjoy your bag of diabetes.”
i hate you
I HAVE SEARCHED ACROSS THE AGES FOR THIS GIFSET
OH GOD THIS IS SO GREAT
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries + text posts
Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor. Last one of the five good and stoic philosopher. […] And the only pin-up I ever had on my wall when I was fifteen. The only one I ever had. I am not sure who you think you’re talking to right now, Madame Vastra, but I have never had the slightest interest in pretty young men. And for the record if there was anybody who could flirt with a mountain man she’s probably standing in front of you right now! Just because my pretty face has turned your head do not assume I am so easily distracted.