There is a reason why heterosexual people are obsessed with asking similar-sex couples, “So, who’s the man?” They want to know who fucks and who, as it were, is fucked. Because sex is power – specifically, the exercise of male power upon women – then any time power is exercised, it invokes the spectre of male and female roles. When sex is defined by power, determine who has the power in the fuck and who does not, or who gains social status in the fuck and who loses it, and you will discover who must compulsorily be fucked by whom.
The Ethical Prude: Imagining An Authentic Sex-Negative Feminism (via ninjabikeslut)
Those of us raised in the Christian tradition need to choose to either see God in Jesus or to continue to let the Bible define God. Our tradition says that Jesus is God. Maybe we should act as if we think he is instead of worshiping a book. Maybe we should be brave enough to admit that we are compelled to either become blinded ideologues or we need to forthrightly pick and choose *what* we follow in the Bible. Most Christians do that anyway, many just don’t admit it.
Frank Schaeffer

“HONEY”“WHAT”“WHERE’S MY SPEECH NOTES”“WHAT”“WHERE. ARE. MY. SPEECH. NOTES.”“I UHHHH. ORGANISED THEM.”“WHAT?!”“WHY DO YOU NEED TO KNOW.”“I NEED THEM”“UH UH DON’T YOU THINK ABOUT PRACTISING THAT SPEECH TONIGHT I’VE BEEN PLANNING THIS DINNER FOR MONTHS”“BUT AMERICA IS IN NEED”“MY STOMACH IS IN NEED OF THAT FANCY DINNER.”“YOU TELL ME WHERE MY SPEECH IS WOMAN THIS IS FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE”“I’M MICHELLE OBAMA. I INVENTED JUSTICE.”

“HONEY”

“WHAT”

“WHERE’S MY SPEECH NOTES”

“WHAT”

“WHERE. ARE. MY. SPEECH. NOTES.”

“I UHHHH. ORGANISED THEM.”

“WHAT?!”

“WHY DO YOU NEED TO KNOW.”

“I NEED THEM

“UH UH DON’T YOU THINK ABOUT PRACTISING THAT SPEECH TONIGHT I’VE BEEN PLANNING THIS DINNER FOR MONTHS”

“BUT AMERICA IS IN NEED”

“MY STOMACH IS IN NEED OF THAT FANCY DINNER.”

“YOU TELL ME WHERE MY SPEECH IS WOMAN THIS IS FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE”

“I’M MICHELLE OBAMA. I INVENTED JUSTICE.”

diaconia:

A groom exchanges rings with his bride during their wedding mass officiated by Pope Francis in St Peter’s Basilica today. Credit: Giampiero Sposito/Reuters
Pope Francis married 20 couples today, some of whom had already lived together and had children, in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the Catholic church to be more open and inclusive.
In the first wedding he has performed since becoming the head of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics 18 months ago, Francis took each couple through their vows in turn. Many already had children and thought such a marriage would be impossible, according to the Vatican’s radio station.
"The people getting married on Sunday are couples like many others," the diocese of Rome said. "Some already live together, some already have children."
The ceremony was the first of its kind in the Vatican since Pope John Paul II presided over a wedding in 2000.
Pope Francis has said the church must end its obsession with teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuality, and become more merciful, or risk collapsing “like a house of cards”.

diaconia:

A groom exchanges rings with his bride during their wedding mass officiated by Pope Francis in St Peter’s Basilica today. Credit: Giampiero Sposito/Reuters

Pope Francis married 20 couples today, some of whom had already lived together and had children, in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the Catholic church to be more open and inclusive.

In the first wedding he has performed since becoming the head of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics 18 months ago, Francis took each couple through their vows in turn. Many already had children and thought such a marriage would be impossible, according to the Vatican’s radio station.

"The people getting married on Sunday are couples like many others," the diocese of Rome said. "Some already live together, some already have children."

The ceremony was the first of its kind in the Vatican since Pope John Paul II presided over a wedding in 2000.

Pope Francis has said the church must end its obsession with teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuality, and become more merciful, or risk collapsing “like a house of cards”.

Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.

Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia (via ohdreaming)

Important addendum: to also know what rape is. Too many of them understand “rape is bad” but see it in a disconnected, “stranger jumping from bushes” sort of way instead of the “close friend who oversteps boundaries because of entitlement issues”. That last bit? That, and everything that goes into it, needs to be defined as being unthinkable.

(via themindislimitless)

tashabilities:

the-goddamazon:

Nah, they just got older and got jobs as your local law enforcement and government officials.

They raised children and grandchildren who think exactly like them. And the children and grandchildren of these terrorists are continuing their work, giving us hell on our jobs and in college courses, even to our babies on the playground.

tashabilities:

the-goddamazon:

Nah, they just got older and got jobs as your local law enforcement and government officials.

They raised children and grandchildren who think exactly like them. 

And the children and grandchildren of these terrorists are continuing their work, giving us hell on our jobs and in college courses, even to our babies on the playground.

bill:

the year is 2046. no one has memed in 15 years since king obama the third make memeing illegal. in the dystopian suburbs of fort lauderdale, sixteen year-old Dogecoin de Grasse Sagan found a sexy fedora in an trash dumpster. he put it on and it made a sweet anime noise. he knew then he, was destined to bring memes back to this stupid idiot planet. he looked at the camera and goes “u mad, world?”

I don't understand why someone who's clearly intelligent and articulate insists on using 'like" every other word in certain posts. You make yourself look unintelligent and uneducated. You're better than that. — Asked by Anonymous

ultrafacts:

aussietory:

third-way-is-best-way:

tuxedoandex:

kvotheunkvothe:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.



The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

ultrafacts:

aussietory:

third-way-is-best-way:

tuxedoandex:

kvotheunkvothe:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.

The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

Falling in love is like this crazy juxtaposition of, like, “hey, I really want to kiss you in the rain and give you roses and make you feel like the most beautiful thing God ever made,” and also, like, “hey, I really want to put your boobs in my mouth.” Does that make sense? Like, I’ve never felt both things for one person at the same time, and it’s kind of crazy, and I love it.

masterpiecedaily:

Lorenzo Ghiberti
The Annunciation
1403-24

masterpiecedaily:

Lorenzo Ghiberti

The Annunciation

1403-24

iheartbeingacatholic:

Devoted to our Lady at the tender age of 2

Things that make my heart melt #1:
Itty bitty Catholic girls in itty bitty mantillas

iheartbeingacatholic:

Devoted to our Lady at the tender age of 2

Things that make my heart melt #1:

Itty bitty Catholic girls in itty bitty mantillas