dream.create.journey

adorability:

I love when you become so close with someone that you can see parts of each other in one another and you begin to say the same things and steal lines from one another and have a similar sense of humor and can exchange an inside joke with just a glance you don’t even have to talk because you have such a strong connection with them and you can sit in comfortable silence but also talk for hours it’s really hard to find that kind of compatibility

possibilityisinherhands:

possibilityisinherhands:

flood people with compliments. make eye contact. don’t be the first one to let go of a hug. push yourself to run faster and further. listen intentionally.

Do it without expecting anything in return. Give generously without selfish gain.

plinys:

“To the people clinging to the notion that female-led pictures are a niche genre, people see them! They make money! The world is round, people!”  - Cate Blanchett

{part 1} {part 2}

plinys:

“To the people clinging to the notion that female-led pictures are a niche genre, people see them! They make money! The world is round, people!”  - Cate Blanchett

{part 1} {part 2}

sarah-reads-books:

Fifty Shades of Grey, pp. 49, 50, 52, & 56

TW: Discussion of rape, rape culture, and victim-blaming

I am so disgusted with this book—and, honestly, with the author as well, although I usually try to refrain from making judgments about people I don’t know in person—that I am honestly considering aborting this critique right here and now.

He took her jeans off when she was passed out drunk. This is never, ever okay. He says later that it was because she had spattered them when she had been sick the night before, but that is still not okay. 

His reasoning for taking her back to his place rather than to her own was that he didn’t want to risk her being sick in his car?! Okay, jackass (and yes, I am upset enough to call fictional characters bad names), then you call her a cab. You do not take a girl who passed out in your arms because she’s had too much to drink back to your apartment. And if, God forbid, you do, YOU DO NOT SPEND THE NIGHT IN BED WITH HER.

It horrifies me that Ana’s reaction to this is to be ashamed and guilty. It also terrifies me that she takes his word about him not having slept with her. But as sickening as these things are, the excerpt from page 52 frightens me the most.

ANA ASSUMES THAT BECAUSE GREY DIDN’T RAPE HER WHILE SHE WAS UNCONSCIOUS, HE IS NOT SEXUALLY INTERESTED IN HER.


Anyone reading this right now, please, listen to me—male, female, nonbinary, young, old, whatever, I don’t care. Having sex with someone who is unconscious is rape. It doesn’t matter if the person, like Ana in the novel, has expressed interest prior to that. They are not able to give you consent and therefore that is rape. And somehow Anastasia Steele has made it through 21 years of life on four years of a college education without having the faintest idea what safe, consensual sex is.


Can I just point out the obvious here and say how really freaking scared that makes me? Because here’s the thing about things like that being in a book like this. Fifty Shades of Grey is on the New York Times Bestseller list. It is being talked about all over the internet. Heck, I had friends telling me I should read it. As if that weren’t enough attention to get this book and all the messages inside it out to the public, it’s widely known that this novel and its sequels began as Twilight fanfiction. 

That means that the teenage and 20-something young people reading this book went straight from four books in Meyer’s Twilight Saga that idolized an entirely abusive relationship (see the awesome blog Reasoning with Vampires if you don’t know what I’m talking about), and continuing to pump absolutely horrible and wrong ideas about sex, love, and relationships into their minds. Don’t you tell me that underage Twilight fans aren’t going to get their hands on this book. They absolutely are. And the first 60 pages are filled with enough misinformation and blatant rape culture that I honestly fear for any impressionable minds, young or not, who get ahold of this book.

There is also the separate issue of Grey acting like he deserves a goddamned cookie for not raping Ana, and Ana basically giving it to him. Oh, he didn’t rape me while I was unconscious and completely unaware that he brought be to his apartment and slept next to me in his bed. He must be celibate or really picky or really upstanding. But I am way to effing angry at this book, its author, and the people who let it be published that I am just going to stop now before I give myself a heart attack.

“if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands”

Title: To Build A Home
Artist: The Cinematic Orchestra
Album: Ma Fleur
67,019 plays

And I built a home,
for you,
for me.

thefatgirlblog:

"All these young girls getting themselves pregnant"

Wow, self impregnating teenage girls, these men should be afraid, we as woman are evolving at alarming rates.

“How long they choose to love you will never be your decision.”

witchyhellbroth:

pinenolanapple:

it takes 237 muscles to fake an orgasm but 15 to say “it’s called a clitoris and it’s right here”

#don’t ever fake an orgasm let them know they disappointed you

themidwifeisin:

Get ready for an awesome birth control series of the basic, necessary facts for each method by Molly!  She has just agreed to help me out, and she’s already making the most useful, interesting posts!  I’m so lucky to have her.

Click here to learn more about the IUD insertion process.

©DH