"Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched."

Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)

Literally the most important thing you will read today.

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#staywoke

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jeffblimissylar:

Do you know who I think is the ugliest girl in school?

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That Hermione Granger

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You know what I’d give her on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1… 1 would be the ugliest and then 10 is pretty…

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I would give her

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an 8

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An 8.5

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Or 9

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Not over a 9.8

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Because there is always room for improvement

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Not everyone’s perfect like me

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That’s why I am holding out for a 10

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Because I’m worth it

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thatonenerdybroad:

eddietg:

If you own a dog, please share.

Even if you don’t own a dog, please share

thatonenerdybroad:

eddietg:

If you own a dog, please share.

Even if you don’t own a dog, please share

awkward-lee:

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Blaine proposing to Disney Princesses plus Gaston

mooncleric:

milesmorale:

Infamous 3rd year “My father will hear about this” Draco refusing to participate in Lupin’s class on boggarts because the whole thing is ridiculous but when it’s his turn he walks up to the wardrobe and Lucius Malfoy steps out

THIS UPSETS ME



NBC News forced to send Ayman Mohyeldin back to ‪#‎Gaza‬, as international outcry exposes the network for punishing its one honest journalist.
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer forced to issue an apology after showing shelled-out Gaza and claiming it was Israel, by an immediate and massive social media campaign.
BBC News forced to confront pro-Israel bias as 5,000 protesters shut down the streets surrounding its building.
Our side doesn’t have a monopoly on millions of eyeballs, but those who do should know we’re watching them too. Stand with Palestine, by any means necessary!

NBC News forced to send Ayman Mohyeldin back to ‪#‎Gaza‬, as international outcry exposes the network for punishing its one honest journalist.

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer forced to issue an apology after showing shelled-out Gaza and claiming it was Israel, by an immediate and massive social media campaign.

BBC News forced to confront pro-Israel bias as 5,000 protesters shut down the streets surrounding its building.

Our side doesn’t have a monopoly on millions of eyeballs, but those who do should know we’re watching them too. Stand with Palestine, by any means necessary!

"I’m sleep though,"
1. To give an incredibly valid point or opinion without wanting to further participate in the conversation 2. A way of contributing one’s “two cents.” Your tracks are showing, but I’m sleep though.” (via blackproverbs) ←
blkdzn:

bye

blkdzn:

bye


  • me: haha hey guys do u dare me to eat this whole thing of ice cream
  • them: no
  • me: *shaking my head and chuckling* i cant believe you guys are making me do this
  • them: we're not
  • me: *eating right out of the thing* this is so wild you guys you're so fucked up for making me do this
Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.
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thefrogman:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

dennys:

normcore-dad:

dennys:

welcome to dencon. on your birthday you get an extra hour in the pit.

I don’t know how much Denny’s pays their social media team but however much it is, it’s not enough

$17000

dennys:

normcore-dad:

dennys:

welcome to dencon. on your birthday you get an extra hour in the pit.

I don’t know how much Denny’s pays their social media team but however much it is, it’s not enough

$17000