This is a culture war. The right side is winning, at great cost. At great personal costs to people like Anita Sarkeesian, Leigh Alexander, Zoe Quinn and even Jennifer Lawrence, and countless others who are on the frontlines of creating new worlds for women, for girls, for everyone who believes that stories matter and there are too many still untold. We are winning. We are winning because we are more resourceful, more compassionate, more culturally aware. We’re winning because we know what it’s like to fight through adversity, through shame and pain and constant reminders of our own worthlessness, and come up punching. We know we’re winning because the terrified rage of a million mouthbreathing manchild misogynists is thick as nerve gas in the air right now.

Us Social Justice Warriors – this is me, stealing that word in order to use it against my enemies- are winning the culture war by tearing up the rulebook, and there’s nothing the sad, mad little boys who hate women and queers and people of colour can do about it. Nothing, at least, that doesn’t sabotage their strategy, because they can win their game from day to day, but they’re losing the war. They can punish me for writing this, and I’m sure they will, but that will only prove my point. I’m not afraid anymore.

Every time they make an example of one of us, ten more stand up in outrage to hold her up or take her place.

We are stronger, smarter and more numerous than anyone imagined, and we are not to be fucked with.

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One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.

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steve harvey has heard some shit

she should win a prize.  SAFE SEX PRIDE YALL

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Cease, cows, life is short.

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (b. March 6, 1927) in One Hundred Years of Solitude

Song: “Today Has Been Okay” by Emilian Torrini

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Jewelry made from coins by Stacey Lee Webber

Philadelphia based artist Stacey Lee Webber uses pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters as building blocks to construct jewelry. Her work is currently being shown at the “The American Made Show” in Philadelphia through February 21, 2014.

http://www.madeinslant.com/

Impressive Coin jewelry

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I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.
Franz Kafka (via 33113)

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francavillarts:

BEST (& GROOVIEST) COMICBOOK OF 2013? (that didn’t happen)

BATMAN 1972
Concept/story/art by Francesco Francavilla 

Reblog this if you agree :)

Cheers,
FF

So cool.

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A regular client turned good friend was sexually assaulted and asked me if I would go with her to the police station to make the report. Here is what happened.

Things to note:

1. There may be some triggers around sexual assault, victim blaming, and incompetent police officers.

2. My…

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