what if the world just walked away?

faye | 21 | florida | about me
literature; LGBT activism; gender/race activism; twin peaks; film; occasional whiny gifs because i have issues communicating about my problems; etc.

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slayboybunny:

heres a fun fact that shows a lot about me: im pretty allergic to bananas but didn’t know it at all growing up until one day when i was like 17 i was like “man, i love bananas. theyre always so tangy and make ur mouth all tingly” and my friend was like “thats. definitley not what a banana is supposed to be like” one doctors trip later, turns out im fucking allergic to bananas.  

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womenwhokickass:

Aya Kamikawa: Why she kicks ass
She is the only openly transgender official in Japan at this point, and the first to seek or win elected office in Japan.
She won a four-year term as an independent under huge media attention, placing sixth of 72 candidates running for 52 seats in the Setagaya ward assembly, the most populous district in Tokyo.  In April 2007, she was re-elected to her second term, placing second of 71 candidates running for 52 in the same ward assembly. 
While the government announced that they would continue to consider her male officially, she stated that she would work as a woman. 
She is devoted to work for various groups, the disabled, single-parent families, homeless people to evening junior high school students, LGBT people and to improve rights for women, children, the elderly.  She strives to give support for these people and bring positive changes which would help them in society. 
She was also a committee member for Trans-net Japan (a self-support group for transgender people) and organised meetings and social events to give support and symposiums to raise the public awareness.

womenwhokickass:

Aya Kamikawa: Why she kicks ass

  • She is the only openly transgender official in Japan at this point, and the first to seek or win elected office in Japan.
  • She won a four-year term as an independent under huge media attention, placing sixth of 72 candidates running for 52 seats in the Setagaya ward assembly, the most populous district in Tokyo.  In April 2007, she was re-elected to her second term, placing second of 71 candidates running for 52 in the same ward assembly. 
  • While the government announced that they would continue to consider her male officially, she stated that she would work as a woman. 
  • She is devoted to work for various groups, the disabled, single-parent families, homeless people to evening junior high school students, LGBT people and to improve rights for women, children, the elderly.  She strives to give support for these people and bring positive changes which would help them in society. 
  • She was also a committee member for Trans-net Japan (a self-support group for transgender people) and organised meetings and social events to give support and symposiums to raise the public awareness.

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do-androidsdreamof-electricsheep:

Enter the Void (2009)

do-androidsdreamof-electricsheep:

Enter the Void (2009)

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fuckyeah-nerdery:

karadin:

misandry-mermaid:

girlinfourcolors:

moniquill:

marxistfeministsport:

george-blagden-though:

equalaccountability:

mansplainedmarxist:

When I say something that should not be controversial 

Why aren’t 50% of coal miners women? Why not 50% of janitors or pest control workers? Don’t forget front line military!Likewise, why aren’t men 50% of college enrollment and 50% of teachers?
We should eliminate the stupid “personal choice” thing because forcing people into certain professions is way more fun.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT FORCING PEOPLE INTO PROFESSIONSTHIS IS ABOUT WOMEN GOING INTO SCIENCE BEING DISCOURAGEDTHIS IS ABOUT WOMEN BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST

FIRST, WHAT GBT SAID.^
SECOND…
FUNNY YOU SHOULD MENTION WOMEN COAL MINERS.  BECAUSE I STUDY THEM.  AND GUESS WHAT?
Women had to fight court cases to be allowed into coal mines as workers.  Once a few women paved the way, thousands of women followed in short suit because on average, their incomes increased 500% over working as domestic workers, doing textile piecework and waitressing.  Some saw their income jump 1000%.  
Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find women have been mining coal for centuries.  They were pushed out in the Victorian period because the mansplainers of the day could tolerate women wielding such a phallic object as a shovel underground with male workers present.  And wearing pants!  Still, women disguised themselves as men to work in the mines.
Oh, and World War II.  Where did all the coal come from then?  Oh, that’s right.  Women.  Women who were expected to stand aside and let the men take their jobs when the war was over and were denied benefits when they later developed black lung.

Also, can we just talk about how absurd it is to say that women don’t make up 50% of ‘janitors’?Gee, I wonder if that’s because when a woman is hired to be the primary cleaner and caretaker of a property, it gets called ‘housekeeping’ or ‘maidservice’ and pays less than the EXACT SAME JOB, which if done by a man is given the title ‘janitor’?

Why aren’t men 50% of college enrollment? Because men aren’t 50% of college applications. No one’s exactly sure why, but the prevailing guess? Because it’s easier for men to get a professional job without a degree. Which means it’s easier for men to earn a living wage without going into debt. Which increases the already existent wealth gap, already exacerbated by the income gap.
(And if you’ll allow me to get all snarkily gender essentialist for a moment, maybe you boys just can’t cut it in higher ed. Even those of you getting into colleges are dropping out at rates WAY higher than women. They were probably just there looking for a wife to provide for them, though, am I right? Ah, get back in the toolshed, don’t worry your silly little heads about it.)

Oh my god I want to fucking marry this entire post.

And let’s talk front-line military, and by this I assume direct ground combat - despite the fact that these days fighting in a combat zone places you in as much danger as being on a now imagined ‘front line’ - women had to demand this right, Women only received the right to direct combat line positions in the US 2013 after using the ACLU to sue the federal government.and why do you ask, would they want these positions? To advance in rank. Let’s  put aside the hundreds nay, thousands of years women have fought in direct combat positions, (women of the former soviet union in WW2, looking at you) we know they are capable.  Women have always been capable, for example, women make better submariners than men do, its gender typed roles that keep women from these roles, not their abilities.

Just to add to the last person’s post, it wasn’t until 2008 that a woman in the United States Army reached the rank of four star general (aka full general). A woman didn’t reach the rank of four star admiral until 2013. It took until 2012 before a woman was promoted to four star general in the Air Force.
With the except of the USAF, the other branches of the military have been around for hundreds of years and they’re just now getting women to the very top of the ranks. Certainly, they’re not the first women to reach the ranks of generals and admirals, but they’re the first to make it all the way to the top.

fuckyeah-nerdery:

karadin:

misandry-mermaid:

girlinfourcolors:

moniquill:

marxistfeministsport:

george-blagden-though:

equalaccountability:

mansplainedmarxist:

When I say something that should not be controversial 

Why aren’t 50% of coal miners women? Why not 50% of janitors or pest control workers? Don’t forget front line military!
Likewise, why aren’t men 50% of college enrollment and 50% of teachers?

We should eliminate the stupid “personal choice” thing because forcing people into certain professions is way more fun.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT FORCING PEOPLE INTO PROFESSIONS
THIS IS ABOUT WOMEN GOING INTO SCIENCE BEING DISCOURAGED
THIS IS ABOUT WOMEN BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST

FIRST, WHAT GBT SAID.^

SECOND…

FUNNY YOU SHOULD MENTION WOMEN COAL MINERS.  BECAUSE I STUDY THEM.  AND GUESS WHAT?

Women had to fight court cases to be allowed into coal mines as workers.  Once a few women paved the way, thousands of women followed in short suit because on average, their incomes increased 500% over working as domestic workers, doing textile piecework and waitressing.  Some saw their income jump 1000%.  

Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find women have been mining coal for centuries.  They were pushed out in the Victorian period because the mansplainers of the day could tolerate women wielding such a phallic object as a shovel underground with male workers present.  And wearing pants!  Still, women disguised themselves as men to work in the mines.

Oh, and World War II.  Where did all the coal come from then?  Oh, that’s right.  Women.  Women who were expected to stand aside and let the men take their jobs when the war was over and were denied benefits when they later developed black lung.

Also, can we just talk about how absurd it is to say that women don’t make up 50% of ‘janitors’?
Gee, I wonder if that’s because when a woman is hired to be the primary cleaner and caretaker of a property, it gets called ‘housekeeping’ or ‘maidservice’ and pays less than the EXACT SAME JOB, which if done by a man is given the title ‘janitor’?

Why aren’t men 50% of college enrollment? Because men aren’t 50% of college applications. No one’s exactly sure why, but the prevailing guess? Because it’s easier for men to get a professional job without a degree. Which means it’s easier for men to earn a living wage without going into debt. Which increases the already existent wealth gap, already exacerbated by the income gap.

(And if you’ll allow me to get all snarkily gender essentialist for a moment, maybe you boys just can’t cut it in higher ed. Even those of you getting into colleges are dropping out at rates WAY higher than women. They were probably just there looking for a wife to provide for them, though, am I right? Ah, get back in the toolshed, don’t worry your silly little heads about it.)

Oh my god I want to fucking marry this entire post.

And let’s talk front-line military, and by this I assume direct ground combat - despite the fact that these days fighting in a combat zone places you in as much danger as being on a now imagined ‘front line’ - women had to demand this right, Women only received the right to direct combat line positions in the US 2013 after using the ACLU to sue the federal government.and why do you ask, would they want these positions? To advance in rank. Let’s  put aside the hundreds nay, thousands of years women have fought in direct combat positions, (women of the former soviet union in WW2, looking at you) we know they are capable.  Women have always been capable, for example, women make better submariners than men do, its gender typed roles that keep women from these roles, not their abilities.

Just to add to the last person’s post, it wasn’t until 2008 that a woman in the United States Army reached the rank of four star general (aka full general). A woman didn’t reach the rank of four star admiral until 2013. It took until 2012 before a woman was promoted to four star general in the Air Force.

With the except of the USAF, the other branches of the military have been around for hundreds of years and they’re just now getting women to the very top of the ranks. Certainly, they’re not the first women to reach the ranks of generals and admirals, but they’re the first to make it all the way to the top.

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aseaofquotes:

Vikram Seth, “All You Who Sleep Tonight”

aseaofquotes:

Vikram Seth, “All You Who Sleep Tonight”

“It was only when you left it alone that a tree might treat you as a friend. After the blade bit in, you had yourself a war.”

—   Denis Johnson, Train Dreams (via stereobone)

“Sometimes what I wouldn’t give to have us sitting in a bar again at 9:00 a.m. telling lies to one another, far from God.”

—   Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son (via nomoreundead)

palequeenliteraryquotes:

"What could be lonelier than trying to communicate?”

 

 

-Denis Johnson

“Life is suffering, and suffering comes from clinging to things that don’t stay.”

—   Trung (Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson)

(Source: capitulatedvixen)

“I don’t know who God is, or any of that. People concerned with those questions turn up in my stories, but I can’t explain why they do. Sometimes I wish they wouldn’t.”

“I knew every raindrop by its name.”

—   Denis Johnson (via thatlitsite)

“We’d torn open our chests and shown our cowardly hearts, and you can never stay friends after something like that”

—   Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son
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phdinbadbitchology:

yungmethuselah:

If you’re truly in love with someone, you can levitate them with your mind. If you can’t levitate each other, it’s time to break up and move on.

Facts

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