Originally Posted By samishoward

A male author can write about unlikable male characters. They’re called anti-heroes and it’s called a novel.

Gillian Flynn on people calling her writing misogynistic in Glamour magazine, the October 2014 issue. The level of sass and taking no shit from both her and Rosamund Pike-who Flynn interviews in this article-is strong and gives me life. (via ianstagram)

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Originally Posted By sarahthereaper


Girls don’t like guys

Girls like Ellen Page in a suit


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Originally Posted By caraggghhhhhhh


A friend just asked me if my mother changed her name after the divorce and… I don’t know.

I don’t know my mother’s last name.

I think my mom is “in-between” last names right now.

Originally Posted By brutereason

Until I started taking my antidepressants, though, I didn’t actually know that I was depressed. I thought the dark staticky corners were part of who I was. It was the same way I felt before I put on my first pair of glasses at age 14 and suddenly realized that trees weren’t green blobs but intricate filigrees of thousands of individual leaves; I hadn’t known, before, that I couldn’t see the leaves, because I didn’t realize that seeing leaves was a possibility at all. And it wasn’t until I started using tools to counterbalance my depression that I even realized there was depression there to need counterbalancing. I had no idea that not everyone felt the gravitational pull of nothingness, the ongoing, slow-as-molasses feeling of melting down into a lump of clay. I had no way of knowing that what I thought were just my ingrained bad habits — not being able to deposit checks on time, not replying to totally pleasant emails for long enough that friendships were ruined, having silent meltdowns over getting dressed in the morning, even not going to the bathroom despite really, really, really having to pee — weren’t actually my habits at all. They were the habits of depression, which whoa, holy shit, it turns out I had a raging case of.

Not Everyone Feels This Way — The Archipelago — Medium (via brutereason)

I do these things and figured it was because I’m awful or something. That’s the depression too? Well, shit.  (via finaltrinity)

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I believe that sexual love in its most passionate sense is as basic to happiness as food is to life and that living and sleeping with a mate one does not love in this sense violates fundamental human impulses. Which is to say that since passion is by definition spontaneous—we can behave in ways that inhibit or nurture it, but finally we feel it or we don’t—a marital agreement based on legal, economic, or moral coercion is oppressive. But the whole point of marriage is to be a binding social alliance, and it cannot fulfill that function unless mates are forced or intimidated to stay together. The modern celebration of romantic love muddled the issue: now we want marriage to serve two basically incompatible purposes, to be at once a love relationship and a contract. We exalt love as the highest motive for marriage, but tell couples that of course passion fades into “mature” conjugal affection. We want our mates to be faithful out of love, yet define monogamy as an obligation whose breach justifies moral outrage and legal revenge. We agree that spouses who don’t love each other should not have to stay together, even for the sake of the children; yet we uphold a system that makes women economic prisoners and condone restrictive adversary divorce laws. We argue that that without the legal and moral pressure of marriage lovers won’t make the effort required to live intimately with someone else; but by equating emotional commitment with the will to live up to a contract, we implicitly define passion as unserious, peripheral to real life.

Ellen Willis, “The Family: Love It or Leave It”
Originally Posted By bebinn








Emily Letts, a patient advocate at Cherry Hill Women’s Center, is the winner of the Abortion Stigma Busting Video contest! Emily let us into the operating room during her first-trimester abortion and told us what it was like before and after making her decision.

Sponsored by the Abortion Care Network and the 1 in 3 Campaign, the contest was launched to push back against the shame and silence that keeps patients from getting the care and support they need.

(Note: This is not a graphic video - the portion in the operating room focuses solely on her face and hands.)

Wow, this is truly incredible. Thank you, Emily to making and sharing this.

While I was pregnant with both of my children, I can’t even guess as to how many birthing videos I watched on youtube, and I can’t even begin to calculate just how big on an impact it was for my births to have been able to watch other woman do what I was getting ready to do. 

I remember being comforted that birth wasn’t all screaming and horror like it is on TV. I remember watching women giving birth as gracefully as making love and wanting that sort of experience now that I knew I could have that sort of experience; that I didn’t have to be scared. 

I’ve never heard of to seen any other abortion videos like this, but I would imagine that if I were to fall pregnant again at this time or at another time in my life when more children still isn’t practical, these videos would be a great comfort to me to know that I could do this with grace. 

Yes! I have a page of written stories, but wish there were more videos, too. Abortion is shrouded in fear and mystery, and it’s not fair to patients who don’t know what to expect.

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I had just the same kind of beautiful, caring experience because of people like her.
I was relieved after.
I don’t feel guilty.
I own it. It’s mine.
It’s hers.

This is the most important thing.

One of my amazing coworkers! So proud of Emily and happy I can finally share this video.

Look at my amazing co-worker!

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Originally Posted By partytomatoes


this is important

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Originally Posted By iameryka

A basic challenge is that Ph.D. programs have fostered a culture that glorifies arcane unintelligibility while disdaining impact and audience. This culture of exclusivity is then transmitted to the next generation through the publish-or-perish tenure process. Rebels are too often crushed or driven away.

Originally Posted By mykicks
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Arcade Fire - “Morning Talk/Supersymmetry”

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Originally Posted By splendora


Three heroes for your shrines —Danielle


Three heroes for your shrines —Danielle

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