1. You can paint the galaxy onto your nails but you can not put the stars back in his eyes- once he loses that sparkle, it’s gone. You are no hero. You can not save him.
2. He will kiss you until your lips turn blue.
There is nothing poetic about this- stop writing about it.
He will call you beautiful then ignore every call of yours when he meets someone new. Remember that you’re still beautiful.
3. You will fall in love again.
4. He will kiss your scars even though he didn’t leave them, let him.
But don’t mistake those kisses as him saving you- because he can’t.
5. Save yourself.
6. Happy endings are complete bullshit, but believe in them anyway.
7. Your heart will be broken again.
And I know the thought of that is terrifying but you will survive it.
Stop counting the blades on the razor. Put the bottle of pills away.
It might take a while but I promise, you’re going to be okay.
8. You’re entitled to feel what you’re feeling. Drown in those emotions until you learn how to swim. Cry oceans if you have to.
9. It’s okay to be confused every single day. You’re 20.
10. You are no hero & neither is he. Save yourself first every time.” 10 things I wish someone.. Anyone would’ve told me. (via caramelcoatedxxxtacy)
Georgian First Grader Beaten and Sexually Assaulted by Male Classmates…School Says Boys Just “Rough Housing”
Valdosta - Three first grade boys kept a female classmate outside after recess by hiding in the woods, pushing her face first into the ground. The victim, whose name is being withheld, has suffered scarring to the right side of her face from broken tree branches and rocks that she was allegedly assaulted with both physically and sexually.
The victim was able to escape the male classmates after fifteen minutes of torture, running into a fifth grade classroom and alerting a teacher of what had happened. The principle of the elementary school said he had a “man to man” talk with the boys and their parents, giving them two days of suspension. He neglected calling the local authorities claiming “it did not seem like a police matter, just simple rough housing gone a little too far”.
The parents of the victim are looking to press charges on the boys for sexual and physical assault, as well as a possible law suit against the school district. District superintendent was not available for comment.
This is called rape culture you guys. The girl was 7 years old and they called it “rough housing” between boys.
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Planetary Suite, circa 1990
Chico & Rita (por Eye magazine)
“How far back can homosexuality be traced in Africa? You cannot argue with rock paintings. Thousands of years ago, the San people of Zimbabwe depicted anal sex between men. The truth is that, like everywhere else, African people have expressed a wide range of sexualities. Far from bringing homosexuality with them, Christian and Islamic forces fought to eradicate it. By challenging the continent’s indigenous social and religious systems, they helped demonise and persecute homosexuality in Africa, paving the way for the taboos that prevail today.”
Homophobia is a colonial import. The only faith or culture that opposed homosexuality were the Abrahamic religions; Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. The spread of all three, particularly the Christians of Europe who colonized much of the world, ended up spreading that way of thinking. Countries not colonized, such as China, Japan, Thailand, etc. ended up adopting such beliefs when they westernized.
This is interesting. I read an article recently that proposed that anti-homosexuality (for lack of better word; I know sexuality was viewed differently in ancient times) religious codes were only really prevalent in Abrahamic religions, and this made the anti-homosexuality behavior deviant by the norms of the old world.
Bless this man
On topic about the representation of women in media. Read the link because the graphics are supposed to go with the context and commentary in the article.