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Summer

It is one of those late summer evenings that takes your breath away with its perfection. The heat of the day has given way to the coolness of the night. The swollen yellow moon hangs low in the sky. Even though I’ve admired the moon hundreds of times in my life, it takes my breath away tonight. The landscape is awash in light. On a night like this, I do not need a flashlight to mark my way. The fireflies take flight above my head, and I smile as I recall those nights when my sister and I would try to capture them in big glass jars. It seems cruel now, but I think children just like to keep the magic alive as long as possible.

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via coachk13)

YES THIS A THOUSAND TIMES THIS.

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I’ve always said, if you are a woman who votes and owns property, you are a feminist.

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astronomicalwonders:

The Great Andromeda Galaxy, M31

The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy and it the closest large galaxy to the milky way (this is not including dwarf galaxies). It is approximately 2.5 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda and is listed as the 31st object in Messier’s catalog of large night-sky objects.

Andromeda is one of the easiest objects to spot in the night sky. It can be seen on a clear night with the unaided eye as a faint smudge of light about 3 times the apparent length of the moon. This makes the Galaxy a great viewing/imaging target if you have a pair of binoculars or a telescope.

Like our milky way galaxy, the Andromeda galaxy has smaller satellite galaxy, known as dwarf galaxies, that orbit it. One of these dwarf galaxies can be seen in the above images as a small smudge below Andromeda’s galactic disk.

The top image shows a wide field view of the Andromeda Galaxy. The next two images show wide field views of the galaxy in infrared and ultraviolet light and the last two are infrared and ultraviolet images taken recently by the Spitzer space telescope.

Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble/Wikipedia

Is there anything more beautiful?

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This is Rhiannon

This is Rhiannon

shivainlondon:

“One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one?”


Un-fucking-believable

shivainlondon:

“One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one?”

Un-fucking-believable

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Miss whiny pants.🐾🐶

This is my good side. Wait, every side is my good side. 🐶🐾

This is my good side. Wait, every side is my good side. 🐶🐾

lizayzay:

Pride and Prejudice (1995)

“In vain have I struggled, it will not do. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” 



Best movie ever

lizayzay:

Pride and Prejudice (1995)

“In vain have I struggled, it will not do. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” 

Best movie ever

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