Mackenzie Mays on the intersection between women’s intuition and when men are being revolting.
I love this. So-called women’s intuition is something that endlessly fascinates me. I flip-flop so frequently between being a skeptic and a believer. But I like this take on it. That women evolved this trait as a sort of covert method of communication, of self-preservation. Being both in a role of lesser power and socialized to be nurturers requires women to be more “in-tune” with others and, naturally, some are better at this than others. And, of course, all the thousands of time your intuition is wrong is ignored in the face of that one wild theory proven true.
But it’s such a lovely concept to think of, this secret power we women have, and how it came to be. The Dovekeepers, for example, brilliantly explored this concept. (Though many of Alice Hoffman’s modern novels feature some form of “witchcraft” which sometimes just means looking at the world through a slightly magical, mostly intuitive, lens.)
Ladies are pretty awesome, basically.
Former Marine turned photographer Joel Parés’ series Judging America used real people dressed as stereotypes to remind us to not judge a person based on their tattoos, clothing, ethnicity, profession, or sexual orientation, but on their merits.
Graduated high school . | Kissed someone.| Collected something really stupid. | Smoked a cigarette.| Got so drunk you passed out. | Gone to a rock concert . | Helped someone.| Gone fishing. | Watched four movies in one night.| Gone long periods of time without sleep. | Lied to someone. | Snorted cocaine. | Failed a class. | Smoked weed. | Dealt drugs. | Been in a car accident.| Been in a tornado. | Been to a funeral.| Burned yourself. | Ran a marathon. | Cried yourself to sleep.| S pent over $200 in one day. | Flown on a plane. | Cheated on someone. | Been cheated on. | Written a 10 page letter. | Gone skiing. | Been sailing. | Had a best friend. | Lost someone you loved. | Shoplifted something. | Been to jail. | Dangerously close to being in jail. | S kipped school. | Had detention | Got in trouble for something you didn’t do. | Stolen books from the library.| Gone to a different country. | Watched the “Harry Potter” movies. | Had an online diary.| Had a yard sale.| Had a lemonade stand. | Actually made money at the lemonade stand. | Been in a school play. | Been fired from a job. | Swam with dolphins. | Taken a lie detector test. | Voted for someone on a reality TV show.| Written poetry. Read more than 20 books a year. | Gone to Europe.| Loved someone you shouldn’t have. | Used a coloring book over age 12. | Had surgery. | Had stitches.| Taken a taxi. | Seen the Washington Monument. | Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. | Overdosed. | Been in a fist fight. | Gone surfing in California. | Had a hamster/guinea pig. | Pet a wild animal.| Used a credit card. | Did “spirit day” at school.| Dyed your hair.| Got a tattoo. | Got straight A’s.| Been on the Honor Roll. | Know someone with HIV or AIDS. | Made out with someone. | Played on a sports team. | Snuck out of the house. | Swore at a teacher. | Gone laser tagging. | Had a romantic relationship. | Been on the TV. | French braided. | Skinny-dipped . | Driven a car. | Performed in front of an audience.| Gone bungee-jumping. | Been to Mexico. | Crashed a car. | Sky dived. | Been kissed in the rain. | Made an 11:11 wish.| Drank alcohol.| Forwarded a chain letter. | Made a mistake.
Does anyone else remember playing music in Real One Player and just sitting there and watching this for like two hours
If you’re suicidal and still alive, I’m so fucking proud of you.
If you’re suffering from an eating disorder and still eating, I’m so fucking proud of you.
If you’re suffering from a mental illness and your fighting, I’m so. Fucking. Proud. Of. You.
Regal Reactions (15/?)
ten minutes ago, i saw you. i looked up when you came through the door. my head started reeling you gave me the feeling the room had no ceiling or floor. ten minutes ago, i met you, and we murmured our how do you dos. i wanted to ring out the bells and fling out my arms and sing out the news. i have found her, she’s an angel, with the dust of the stars in her eyes. we are dancing, we are flying, and she’s taking me back to the skies! in the arms of my love, i’m flying, over mountain and meadow and glen. and i like it so well that for all i can tell i may never come down again. i may never come down to earth again.
I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this.
EVERYONE TAKE A MINUTE TO JUST APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT DONALD GLOVER EXISTS AND KNOWS WHAT THE FUCK IS UP
This is my man.
women are considered fragile but I’ve never seen anything as easily wounded as a man’s ego
this post is stupid as hell
case in point