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28

Sep


Girls from the Iraqi National school of Music and Ballet practicing outside, Baghdad 1975.

Girls from the Iraqi National school of Music and Ballet practicing outside, Baghdad 1975.

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adagioformaves:

8-Bit ‘Friends’ by Antonia Heslop

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lumos5001:

newtalby:

thomas brodie-sangster through the years 2002-2014

he holds the secrets to the fountain of youth i am certain of it

hoparamore:

manasaysay:

rabbrakha:

Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

SO IMPORTANT.

I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.

My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).

There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.

It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.

Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening.
So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.

It’s ridiculous how men think periods are disgusting. Like I’m sorry that my body is normally working and able to welcome your beautiful and wonderful baby. I am very not sorry to be a woman and to disgust you.

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majestictunes:

everybody wants to rule the world || lorde

there’s a room where the light won’t find you
holding hands while the walls come tumbling down
when they do i’ll be right behind you
so glad we’ve almost made it, so sad we had to fade it

filled-with-aangst:

Fandom workouts!

27

Sep

chicagno:

when a casual conversation with your parents turns into a lectureimage

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cleromancy:

#i can’t decide if this bus is being supportive or threatening me

26

Sep

rylic:

jessehimself:

cannot acknowledge the successes while disguising the failures.

any longer.

Okay kids.

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25

Sep

itscalledfashionlookitup:

When people compare the greatness that is The Simpsons to other animated shows like Family Guy it makes me want to set myself on fire

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awwww-cute:

Where did my treat go?

awwww-cute:

Where did my treat go?

rubee:

nigga-chan:

i like how the deer in the back is like “Why the fuck aint she playin me no song?” 


whatever bitch the flute is gay as fuck anyway

rubee:

nigga-chan:

i like how the deer in the back is like “Why the fuck aint she playin me no song?” 

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whatever bitch the flute is gay as fuck anyway