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Claudia / Salvatrucha / California

My teacher made us watch a very triggering video for homework, and she didn’t warn us beforehand!, where a teenage female employee was strip searched, sexually harrassed and raped by forced oral copulation. All because someone called in claiming to be a cop reporting that someone complained that she stole someone’s purse! I am in total shock of the video, which actually shows the original footage of the poor girl kept prisoner. I am in total shock of society’s compliance and lack of moral advancements.

— 9 hours ago
#tw rape  #tw sexual harrassment  #strip searched at mcdonalds  #compliance  #Louise ogborn  #David Stewart  #Walter nix  #mcdonalds 
"Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,
Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
And shared a conversation with the housefly
in my bed.
Once I heard and answered all the questions
of the crickets,
And joined the crying of each falling dying
flake of snow,
Once I spoke the language of the flowers… .
How did it go?
How did it go?"
Shel Silverstein (via thedruidsteaparty)

(via hipnacio)

— 12 hours ago with 588 notes


why dream big and get let down when u can aim for mediocrity and achieve it <333

Damn no offense to anyone that has reblogged this, but these posts are actually only humorous to the people who have the privilege to go beyond this type of lifestyle. There are many people who have struggled to even get to this so called “average life goal.” Back in 2011 my family of four lost the house we had owned and lived in for years and were forced to move into a cramped two bedroom apartment. We rent a 3 bedroom house now but that’s because we, my father, mother and myself included, hustled, two of us at practically minimum wage. Some people struggle even harder and yet still can’t achieve this “average life goal.” I know it can seem ironically funny but when you consider how two thirds of the worlds population probably more have it even harder than how my family had it then it puts things into a different perspective. These posts with congealed capitalistic goals make people feel lesser than and they shouldn’t because they have been robbed.

(via stylesfm)

— 13 hours ago with 68152 notes
#when the rich complain  #first world problems 


When people compare the greatness that is The Simpsons to other animated shows like Family Guy it makes me want to set myself on fire

(Source: sandandglass, via floralfaerie)

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Anonymous asked: Sorry this is off topic and actually goes back to you talking about not being able to relate to Austen. What do you think about Bikini Kill? Their style and how there was barely any to no representation of WoC in riot grrrl movement?



This is a really great question. The bottom line is that the riot grrrl movement associated with Bikini Kill is not an accurate measure of what feminism is. It marginalizes woman of color, and I cannot stand behind it because of how exclusionary it is. The movement outwardly puts limits on what it means to be a “grrrl” by only addressing middle class white females as being the ones experiencing injustices. But what is a grrrl, what is a woman? There are endless ways of defining what a woman even is, literally endless. Everyone has different experiences and comes from different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations in how they identify themselves. In this case Bikini Kill’s notions are contradictory because they focus on the injustices women face with men, but the movement itself is unequal towards other women by addressing a specific subgroup of women. She’s essentially generalizing womens’ experiences for only one subsection of women and applying it to all women, which is wrong. Does this make sense? I could go on and on about this even further. 

— 14 hours ago with 13 notes


karen o, “nyc baby”

left my baby in new york city

oh what a pity he’s in new york city

cause my arms are empty and the phone it rings a plenty

but i’d rather have my baby much much closer to me lately than he’s been

— 14 hours ago with 36 notes


No Doubt - Simple Kind Of Life

— 22 hours ago with 1001 notes