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I'm Lindsey: An anxious English Major and Women and Gender Studies minor living in Harrisonburg/NoVA. 21 and Queer. Human Rights & Women's Rights; Intersectionality & Inclusion. And poetry. And a lot of cats. I'm trying to recover from a lot of stuff. Come talk to me sometime. Also, ScalePhoenix82 on Pottermore. *~Slytherin~*

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karnythia:

sydneyflapper:

nudiemuse:

ersassmus:

African American flappers and Jazz Age women

HOLY SHIT I HAVE NEVER SEEN BLACK FLAPPERS BEFORE!

There were many fabulous African American flappers. No wonder - it was African American musicians who put the Jazz in “The Jazz Age”! The Charleston dance iteself, which so epitomizes the era, made its debut in the all-Black musical “Runnin’ Wild”, and no one danced that flapper number better than Josephine Baker…save possibly for fellow Black artist Florence Mills, who claimed credit for inventing it (she said she debuted it in her “Plantation Revue” in the early 20s, developing it from a dance popular among slaves). The Charleston song was written by Black composer James P Johnson. Without women and girls like those above, the 1920s would never have roared.

I love the Jazz Age. And so much fiction erases us, but we were there leading the way.

lifeislikeabadrpg:

uglylilmonster:

lifeislikeabadrpg:

"Don’t be defined by your condition" often seems to mean "pretend your condition doesn’t shape your life or else".

"Don’t let [traumatic life-altering event that causes long-term emotional, mental, and physical health problems] define you" often seems to mean "stop talking about [traumatic life-altering event] and pretend it never happened and doesn’t shape your life or else".

This is an important point.

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

micdotcom:

11 ways to solve rape better than nail polish

The more we depend on women to prevent rape, the easier it is to blame them when it happens to them. Here’s a look at the well-documented ways we can actually stop rape. Maybe it’s time we invest a little more time and resources into implementing them before we send gallons of nail polish to colleges across the country.

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And here’s the thing. I see so many people taking this the wrong way. They claim feminists are saying women shouldn’t learn defense techniques or find things that are useful in defending themselves, when the reality is we’re not saying that at all, we’re saying women are tired of only being told to do those things, while they are also receiving the blame of their assaults, as if they “asked” for it by somehow not fighting hard enough or not carrying a weapon or not having pepper spray, ect. This seriously happens all over the world and is ingrained in our culture. This is part of the reason why only 5% of rapists in the US will ever spend a single day in jail. This is why 1 in 6 women will be raped in her lifetime. This is a part of living in a rape culture.
And so I don’t get messages from dudes telling me how I’m excluding them, yes, male rape is also part of rape culture. And it is serious. And the definition for vaginal encasement of a penis needs to be another definition of rape. And the idea that women cannot ever rape men needs to be eradicated. The biggest reason why that idea prevails though, is because people are still socially ingrained to automatically view women as weak, incapable of over powering a man. Sexual assault is a huge problem in this country, and worldwide. Rape and sexual assault is the MOST unreported crime. And there’s a reason for that.

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digg:

Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano is erupting (going off) right now.

That’s hot. Also, hope you’re not flying to Europe anytime soon.

polosfordayss:

I’m sorry for messing everything up

1: Talk about the first time you watched your favorite movie.
2: Talk about your first kiss.
3: Talk about the person you've had the most intense romantic feelings for.
4: Talk about the thing you regret most so far.
5: Talk about the best birthday you've had.
6: Talk about the worst birthday you've had.
7: Talk about your biggest insecurity.
8: Talk about the thing you are most proud of.
9: Talk about little things on your body that you like the most.
10: Talk about the biggest fight you've ever had.
11: Talk about the best dream you've ever had.
12: Talk about the worst dream you've ever had.
13: Talk about the first time you had sex/how you imagine your first time.
14: Talk about a vacation.
15: Talk about the time you were most content in life.
16: Talk about the best party you've ever been to.
17: Talk about someone you want to be friends with.
18: Talk about something that happened in elementary school.
19: Talk about something that happened in middle school.
20: Talk about something that happened in high school.
21: Talk about a time you had to turn someone down.
22: Talk about your worst fear.
23: Talk about a time someone turned you down.
24: Talk about something someone told you that meant a lot.
25: Talk about an ex-best friend.
26: Talk about things you do when you're sick.
27: Talk about your favorite part of someone else's body.
28: Talk about your fetishes.
29: Talk about what turns you on.
30: Talk about what turns you off.
31: Talk about what you think death is like.
32: Talk about a place you remember from your childhood.
33: Talk about what you do when you are sad.
34: Talk about the worst physical pain you've endured.
35: Talk about things you wish you could stop doing.
36: Talk about your guilty pleasures.
37: Talk about someone you thought you were in love with.
38: Talk about songs that remind you of certain people.
39: Talk about things you wish you'd known earlier.
40: Talk about the end of something in your life.

I miss my dogs D:

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hkirkh:

Confused husky pup

He’s not expressing confusion, he’s tilting his head for better sound localization. While having an ear on each side of the head is good for lateral echolocation, tilting the head so that the ears are offset gives it vertical depth.

doG SCIENCE

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Oh my gosh, that explains why some dogs put their head to one side when you talk to them. They’re not confused, they’re trying to listen to us better. Awww.

batter-sempai:

thetrailmixteapot:

ulfric-ulfprick:

godotal:

hkirkh:

Confused husky pup

He’s not expressing confusion, he’s tilting his head for better sound localization. While having an ear on each side of the head is good for lateral echolocation, tilting the head so that the ears are offset gives it vertical depth.

doG SCIENCE

Q

Oh my gosh, that explains why some dogs put their head to one side when you talk to them. They’re not confused, they’re trying to listen to us better. Awww.