the-lonely-swan

lacigreen:

Hi Sam!

Thanks for taking the time to read this letter. As fellow YouTubers, we have much respect for others who put so much hard work into building their channel. It’s not easy, and you should be proud! That said, we’ve noticed that in your success, there has been a lack of respect in…

omgthatdress
Fashion is one of the very few forms of expression in which women have more freedom than men. And I don’t think it’s an accident that it’s typically seen as shallow, trivial, and vain. It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial. What’s more, there’s an interestingly sexist assumption that often gets made about female fashion — namely, that it’s primarily intended to get male attention and male approval.
arynwithawhy

tedx:

Watch the whole talk here »

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.

If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence or an absuive relationship, you can find a list of resources here. The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), and RAINN offers a secure online hotline.

withportalsithink

transhumanisticpanspermia:

i have limited sympathy for people who get told “no” after a public proposal because public proposals are pretty much emotionally abusive

like seriously

if you think it’s kinda cute, you can discuss it beforehand and then do a staged one later

but putting someone on the spot in front of a crowd of strangers (or worse, friends) and demanding they give you a yes or no answer to a complex question which will affect the rest of their life is

really not okay

arynwithawhy

1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.

2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.

3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.

4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.

5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.

historical-nonfiction
historical-nonfiction:

Interesting facts about this populous and modernizing African nation
the country has over 250 ethnic groups, but three make up the majority: the Igbo (18%), Hausa-Fulani (29%), and Yoruba (21%)
"Nollywood" is the second-largest movie producer in the world, making 200 movies a week! (Bollywood is #1)
it is the most populous African nation and 7th in the world
the Portuguese reached Nigeria in 1472
but British imperialism that left the deeper mark — British conquest began in 1880 and reached the modern northern border in 1903
under the British, there was official segregation between “foreigners” and “Nigerians”
Yoruba and their bloodlines worldwide have the highest rate of twinning (having twins) in the world
the ”Aguda” is a specific population of repatriated Cuban and Brazilian slaves, which includes descendents of slaves who participated in the Brazilian “Great Revolt” of 1835

historical-nonfiction:

Interesting facts about this populous and modernizing African nation

  • the country has over 250 ethnic groups, but three make up the majority: the Igbo (18%), Hausa-Fulani (29%), and Yoruba (21%)
  • "Nollywood" is the second-largest movie producer in the world, making 200 movies a week! (Bollywood is #1)
  • it is the most populous African nation and 7th in the world
  • the Portuguese reached Nigeria in 1472
  • but British imperialism that left the deeper mark — British conquest began in 1880 and reached the modern northern border in 1903
  • under the British, there was official segregation between “foreigners” and “Nigerians”
  • Yoruba and their bloodlines worldwide have the highest rate of twinning (having twins) in the world
  • the ”Aguda” is a specific population of repatriated Cuban and Brazilian slaves, which includes descendents of slaves who participated in the Brazilian “Great Revolt” of 1835