The main use of any culture is to provide sym­bols and ideas out of which people construct their sense of what is real. As such, language mirrors so­cial reality in sometimes startling ways. In contem­ porary usage, for example, the words “crone,” “witch,” “bitch,” and “virgin” describe women as threaten­ing, evil, or heterosexually inexperienced and thus incomplete. In prepatriarchal times, however, these words evoked far different images. The crone was the old woman whose life experience gave her in­ sight, wisdom, respect, and the power to enrich peo­ple’s lives. The witch was the wise-woman healer,
the knower of herbs, the midwife, the link join­ ing body, spirit, and Earth. The bitch was Artemis­ Diana, goddess of the hunt, most often associated with the dogs who accompanied her. And the vir­gin was merely a woman who was unattached, un­claimed, and unowned by any man and therefore independent and autonomous. Notice how each word has been transformed from a positive cultural image of female power, independence, and dignity to an in­ sult or a shadow of its former self so that few words remain to identify women in ways both positive and powerful.

Allan G. Johnson Patriarchy, The System (via callannallac)

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blazepress:

The 33 Best Man Caves You Have Ever Seen

happyspider6:

just-a-skinny-boy:

The sun isn’t bright just because I say it is. It just is. It was bright before I even knew the word for bright. I didn’t decide what it is, I acknowledged what it is.

You aren’t worth something just because I say you are. You just are. You were worth something before I even said anything. I didn’t decide that you are, I acknowledged that you are.

This is what I mean when I say “You are worth it.”

This is great.

illkim:

"You smoke?"

"Only recreationally"

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pastel-gizibe:

These tweets will be the death of me

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My two beasty babies =3

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (via hqlines)

 

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superlydiak:

no-money-no-manners:

fmptard:

ducky-chan:

l20music:

missdoctorprofessor:

blackfoxhawkins:

b0otyclap:

solarselection:

fuckablogname:

THINGS WE WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN!

This hurt my heart

THE GAS PRICES

Right in the childhood

I said this once and I’ll say it again: The Sprite remixes were EVERYTHING

Sprite Remix needs to comeback for REAL, for real…

THE TRIX I WAS SO VERY PISSED WHEN THE FUCKING CHANGED IT AND I STILL AM

fuck you. i had moved on

the blockbuster one killed me the most

What are those things


wetheurban:

DESIGN: The Coffee-Making Alarm Clock

We need this because reasons. This one’s for the coffee drinkers amongst you - British designer Joshua Renouf has come up with a coffee making alarm clock which can wake you up with a fresh cup of joe.

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grandmafupa:

Painfully average looking with a great sense of humor and always down to get high

Eat better. Run more. Squat more. Sleep earlier. Wake up earlier. Make a good breakfast. Drink water. Eat fruits. Read books. Adventure. Talk less. Listen more. Feel deeper. Love better. Open your eyes. Experience life. Be happy.
my motivation to be happy. (via insignificantttt)
Trust the vibes you get, energy doesn’t lie.
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