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7:19pm April 23, 2014
7:16pm April 23, 2014
7:16pm April 23, 2014
savagechickens:

Working on the cover for my Shakespeare eBook.

savagechickens:

Working on the cover for my Shakespeare eBook.

7:16pm April 23, 2014

the-library-and-step-on-it:

Horrible Histories - William Shakespeare Song

It’s the Bard’s 450th birthday today!

7:13pm April 23, 2014
themissjworld:

Ok? Ok.

themissjworld:

Ok? Ok.

7:12pm April 23, 2014

Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.

This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.

I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.

I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.

As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.

— excerpt from “FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!" @ One Black Girl. Many Words. (via androphilia)
6:38pm April 23, 2014

“Although most boys figure out how to bring themselves to orgasm by age thirteen, half of girls do not have their first orgasms until their late teens, twenties, or beyond. Teenage girls widely agree that they get the message loud and clear that masturbation is something boys do, but girls do not, cannot, or should not. The cultural focus on intercourse tells young women to expect they will begin to experience sexual pleasure once they have sex with a man (whether or not they are even interested in sex with men). Nearly all teen boys, on the other hand, experience sexual pleasure long before they get their hands—or other body parts—into a partner’s pants. Despite the massive advances in women’s equality, young women’s sexuality is stuck in a surprising paradox. Young women are sold provocative clothes but are not taught where to find their own clitoris. Many girls give their boyfriends oral sex, but are too uncomfortable with their own bodies to allow the guys to return the favor. It is still a radical act to say that women need and deserve access to information about their own sexual pleasure—not just about the risks and negative consequences of sex.”

— I Love Female Orgasm: An Extraordinary Orgasm Guide (via vonmoire)
6:32pm April 23, 2014

stephenhawqueen:

"kids arent being social now a days because of those brain washing phones" what the fuck do you think we’re doing with the phones. do you think we just stare at the number pad. do you think twitter is just a one way text from a robot bird.

6:16pm April 23, 2014

moosetachefeels:

hitlersbreastmilk:

The year is 1730. A lone teenage girl sits up at 11 pm writing frantically in her diary. ‘WOE IS ME!!! I CAN NOT BELIEVE SHAKESPEARE RN WHY DID HE MAKE ROMIET CANON’

#ROMECUTIO WAS TOTALLY WHERE THAT WAS GOING

6:15pm April 23, 2014

lunalovegouda:

makochantachibanana:

our-greater-perhaps:

THIS WAS MY FAVORITE SCENE FROM THE ENTIRE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS TV SERIES

what a baby

this scene like pretty much sums up one of the greatest moments of my childhood

6:15pm April 23, 2014
6:14pm April 23, 2014
6:14pm April 23, 2014

thelifeguardlibrarian:

I like to think that Jane Austen and Shakespeare fist bump in heaven every time another “fact” is revealed about their lives.

6:14pm April 23, 2014

unimpressed2chainz:

samuel l. jackson is so adorable on twitter look at these old ppl selfies