The reason that guys think that periods aren’t that bad is because we hide it so well, I know girls who vomit because they’re cramps are so bad but you will never hear them complain and if that isn’t the toughest shit then get out of my face.


Because my cousin shared 3 rape experiences she had
And on all three occasions
She was wearing sweats and was brutally beaten

So there goes your excuse
That my tight dress was asking for it
It might have escaped your attention,
But I don’t wake up in the mornings,
And put on a skirt thinking,
Will this get me raped?
I don’t put on a tank top hoping,
Maybe this one will.


Because in school, they teach us that our bodies are offensive.

They pull us from classrooms
And hallways
Demanding if we have longer shorts,
Or even a sweater,
Reminding us that the boys are distracted,
That the boys go wild for a peeking shoulder,
Or the sight of a sun burned thigh,
Because their education is more important than ours.


Because white men in pressed suits,
Expensive watches hanging from their wrists,
Red faces glinting with arrogance,
Have more say over my body than I do.

Because those same men,
Quoting the Bible and fake statistics,
Have never shed blood,
As a twisted sacrifice for being a woman.

Because those same men,
Have never walked the streets,
Fearing for their lives,
Clinging to keys between their fingers like a lifeline
With pepper spray in their bags,
Ready for someone to feel entitled to their body.


Because when a man says no to us,
It is a fault in OUR character.
It is because we are not
Thin, tan, or perky enough for HIM.

Because when WE say no to a man,
Its still a fault in OUR character,
We are the cold, ruthless bitch,
Saying no to the nice guy,
Who offered to buy us a drink,
And Who complimented our hair.


Because a UCSB entitled nine-teen year old boy,
Can record a video
Of his plans to shoot down all the
“Blond bimbos who denied him his right,”
And then do so,
Only to have his actions excused by the media,
Claiming he was depressed,
Instead of admitting that male entitlement is dangerous.


Because I am done being silenced
And I am done being polite.
I am done sitting by
And watching
As a country hypocritically cries
Equality and justice
But doesn’t have equal pay
Lets men make decisions for a woman’s body
And blames the victim for the actions of a rapist.


Because our NO won’t be enough one day.


Because I wasn’t asking for it.


Because “Boys Will Be Boys,” is still an excuse


Because “Not All Men Are Like That,” is still a defense.


Because enough blood has been spilled.


Because I am sixteen years old, and I am so afraid, when I shouldn’t have to be.

W. R.

This poem was inspired by actual tweets from the #YesAllWomen trend on twitter. X

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this makes me want to cry

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The divination professor getting all misty-eyed and telling Lily in the middle of class that she has the sight. James later getting excited about transfiguration and Lily closing her eyes and placing her fingers on her temples to tell him that wait she sees something and ah yes and you’re a fucking nerd.

HARRY POTTER; marauders + last words


*eating chips* okay this is the last one. *eats 10 more* I mean it this time, no more. *finishes bag*

Anonymous: "do you have any tips on building and maintaining self esteem?"


I genuinely recommend using the “fake it til you become it” approach, where you compliment the shit out of yourself even if you don’t necessarily believe it at first. Positive self-talk is so good for you and there’s a lot of power in words. Congratulate yourself for completing a task you dreaded or a job well done.

Thank people when they compliment you instead of shrugging it off. Call yourself a princess, queen, sex god, King Of Literally The Entire Universe. Look at yourself in the mirror and go “damn look at that sexy piece of ASS DANG HOLY SHIT” and proceed to act the part. Even if it’s ridiculous, act like you’re amazing and you know it.

So long as you’re not putting down anybody else, loving the crap out of yourself is the best medicine. Positive self-talk will drown out your negative thoughts and people will be drawn to your confidence. It’s great!


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sometimes it’s really hard not to hate this country.

this is extremely relevant rn

#this is why I remain staunchly patriotic #even in times like this #’how can you still love america when police brutality and racism is killing people in ferguson?’ #the ferguson police department is not america #mike brown is america 


I want it to be 2004 again and come home from 1st grade and grab a chocolate chip granola bar and watch lizzie mccguire and thats so raven and not hate myself


"People say to us, ‘Oh, your players are so well-mannered, so poised and disciplined,’ and [I’m] like ‘What do you expect? Compared to what?’ These kids are baseball players. Some of them are third-generation members of this organization. It’s not, ‘Look at these little black kids playing ball,’ with us. We’re just playing baseball, something we do all of the time. It’s a way of life for us."

- Mike Kelley, district administrator for Little League District 4

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