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From the always amazing and on-target Laci Green. In ”Five Things Everyone Should Know About Slut Shame This Halloween,” she breaks it down: 
1. Calling women sluts/whores/skanks is a form of sexism.
2. Slut shame limits women’s freedom.
3. Slut shame is one of the ways women compete with each other for male approval.
4. Slut shame is a form of bullying.
5. Slut shame leads to rape, sexual assault, and sexual violence.
“This Halloween (and always) be a good person.  Respect women, respect their choices, and check yourself when you find yourself thinking or saying someone is a slut.  It’s a deeply held attitude about women that we all learn from our sexist culture, and it is vital that we all take the time to unlearn it.  These attitudes are more vicious and dangerous than they might appear.”
Read More: Five Things Everyone Should Know About Slut Shame This Halloween

I hate slut and related words like I hate b***h and any other word that slams women.  Anyone who knows me knows I don’t want to hear these words spoken around me.  We are not each other’s enemy; we do not need to trash one another to gain male approval.  If we feel we have to compete for a man, chances are he isn’t worth competing for, not if it means belittling a sister.  We should work together, not tear at each other.  It’s the only way we’ll all get ahead.  When women trash each other, only men gain.

tamorapierce:

profeminist:

From the always amazing and on-target Laci GreenIn Five Things Everyone Should Know About Slut Shame This Halloween,” she breaks it down: 

1. Calling women sluts/whores/skanks is a form of sexism.

2. Slut shame limits women’s freedom.

3. Slut shame is one of the ways women compete with each other for male approval.

4. Slut shame is a form of bullying.

5. Slut shame leads to rape, sexual assault, and sexual violence.

This Halloween (and always) be a good person.  Respect women, respect their choices, and check yourself when you find yourself thinking or saying someone is a slut.  It’s a deeply held attitude about women that we all learn from our sexist culture, and it is vital that we all take the time to unlearn it.  These attitudes are more vicious and dangerous than they might appear.”

Read MoreFive Things Everyone Should Know About Slut Shame This Halloween

I hate slut and related words like I hate b***h and any other word that slams women.  Anyone who knows me knows I don’t want to hear these words spoken around me.  We are not each other’s enemy; we do not need to trash one another to gain male approval.  If we feel we have to compete for a man, chances are he isn’t worth competing for, not if it means belittling a sister.  We should work together, not tear at each other.  It’s the only way we’ll all get ahead.  When women trash each other, only men gain.

On John Grisham, Victimized Pedophiles, and the Children's Book Industry

anneursu:

As you may have heard, John Grisham gave an interview with The Telegraph in which he lambasted the US judicial system for excessive incarceration—including that of “Sixty-year-old white men in prison” whose only crimes were consuming child pornography.

“…But they got online…

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phooka-14:

meganfoxrocksmyworld:

Reasons I love Megan Denise Fox.

Because if I don’t stand up for her, who will? Okay, I can name about 6 people that will, but we’re small voices that can’t do anything. But I’m not gonna stop standing up for her. Even if the media refuses to NOT take Michael’s side.
You don’t have to be a fan of Megan Fox to acknowledge the injustice Megan suffered on the set of Transformers from Michael Bay and his “loyal” crew. When Megan’s comment on Michael Bay came out, everyone sided with Michael Bay, calling Megan a “brat” or “ungrateful” and saying she should have kept her mouth shut. These are grown ass men and they couldn’t shrug off a comment from a 23 year old woman. This Behind the Scene clip is just a glimpse and I cannot even imagine what ended up on the cutting room floor. Detailed bullet point of their relationship throughout the years. (stops after Jonah Hex) [x]
Michael made Megan model wardrobe options (short shorts and belly tops) in front of a room full of men, made her audition by washing his car in a bikini while he filmed it (of which Michael Bay hasn’t denied) And while the disgusting 3 quarters of the planet will side with Michael saying Megan’s a “whore” and “agreed to it anyways” or “asked for it”, do not know her side of the story. Megan’s wanted to act for her entire life stemming from Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe.Day in and day out for both Transformers movies, Megan had this tyrant barking orders at her about bending over the car, arch her back and dictating what she wore and even naming her character after himself. Michael Bay is disgusting. I don’t care what Megan says about him now, it doesn’t excuse how he treated her and dragged her name through the mud. Megan’s been on 12 movies so far and has only had ONE crew complain about her. But to this day, people BELIEVE she’s the bad one to work with. That’s the power of this piece of shit, Michael Bay.

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Step 329: If someone is waiting on something they *really* want that is out of their control, don't constantly ask them if it's happened yet

adulting:

Is your friend …

• Unemployed and searching for a job?
• Wanting to find the right someone but hasn’t?
• Trying to get pregnant and having a hard time with it?
• Waiting to hear back from that dream grad school program?

When the thing they have desperately been waiting for happens, they will…

edwardspoonhands:

tfios-changed-my-life:

Because you’re both passionate, intelligent, hilarious, generous, amazing human beings who are absolutely made of awesome.

So when you ask us, “After all this time?” we will reply, “Always.

Dawwwww

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Don't one-up someone else's story.

adulting:

If your buddy has just told you about something really embarrassing that he did, or complained about her stupid boss, or told you about how his last apartment was a nightmare, do not say any of the following:

"I’ve got an even better one."

"Something even worse happened to me!"

"That’s…

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maggie-stiefvater:

tatterhood:

Save the viking goats!!!

Johanna Thorvaldsdóttir’s Icelandic goat farm (Háafell) is facing foreclosure in September, resulting in the entire goat flock being butchered - unless enough funds are raised to save it!

There are less than 820 Icelandic goats in the entire world - they are an endangered species. Almost half of them will be lost if this farm is not saved. I visited Háafell 2 years ago and every goat I draw is rooted in this place. Any little bit helps :)

If anyone I know eats any of these goats, we’re not friends anymore.

Save the goats!