She loves like prairie grasses...

A heart and soul that have rooted themselves exponentially deeper than what she allows others to see. There are moments of growth, blossom and wilting, redefining or affirming her sense of self over and over again in time. On occasion, unknown to many, a quick and controlled burn is healthy for her; a cleansing of the growths and blemishes so that all the rest of her beauties and perseverance may thrive.

[Sentimentality. EQ. Ancient Latin. Process. Growth. Owls. White Tulips. Old Souls. Young Hearts. Redhead. Equi. Contact comfort.]

Various Bird Noises

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A recent study from Duke University’s School of Medicine found that the available HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, don’t prevent the HPV infections common in black women. Gardasil and Cervarix protect against HPV 16, HPV 18, HPV 6 and HPV 11 — strains that are notorious for causing cervical cancers. The only problem? HPV 16 and 18 occur more in white women than black women, who tend to show HPV subtypes 33, 35, 58, and 68. So while white women might also not be protected from all strains by the HPV vaccine, they are certainly in a much safer position than black women.

“HPV 16 and 18 occur less frequently in African-Americans than in whites,” Dr. Cathrine Hoyo, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Duke University School of Medicine, told Health Day. Duke’s study looked at 600 abnormal pap smears and found that almost 86 percent of the women examined had detectable HPV. Yet, as Hoyo explained, “African-Americans had half the HPV 16 and 18 frequency as whites did.”

As Bustle reported last summer, this disparity may be the reason that African-American women are 20 percent more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer…It’s upsetting that Gardasil leaves many black women without adequate protection against HPV and cervical cancer. Conflating the healthcare needs of white women with those of black women keeps us from accessing adequate treatment in multiple areas, and this is especially troubling when it comes to HPV. Had there been funding for a vaccine specifically designed for my black, female body, a shot that protects my body as well as it does white women, I might very well be HPV-free today.

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What It’s Like to Have HPV: How the Vaccine Failed to Protect Me as a Black Woman, by Evette Dionne (via nitanahkohe)

"Hi! My SO and I will be in Madison & the surrounding area next weekend. Could you give some suggestions for where to get some good food & a drink for dinner? I've seen yelp reviews but personal recommendations always seem to work out better. We're staying at the Sheraton. It would be much appreciated. I hope you're well!"

Asked by dumvitaestspesest

deadpoetsyachtclub:

Hiiii! Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply (hopefully this message isn’t too old…one day Tumblr will include a timestamp…one day). Anyways!

Food (Dinner)
Great Dane Pub: My favorite place. They have GREAT mac-n-cheese and their chicken-pot-pie is to die for (instead of having a broth, the pot-pie is stuffed with mashed potatoes). They also have great appetizers, my favorite being the large pretzel, which comes with the best raspberry sauce. 
Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry:Possibly also my favorite place. One really comes here for all the fried cheese options. Their cheese curds are the best of the best and their FRIED MACNCHEESE WEDGES actually give me life. Their chili is also abnormally good. They’re apparently famous for their burgers, though I usually find them to be a little on the dry side. Their chicken sandwiches are generally better. 
Vintage: (the one on Whitney Way, not the one close to campus on University Ave.) They have this exceptional mac-n-cheese (sorry, I just really love macncheese) that is piled on top of a peach flavored spicy pulled pork. A friend I went with got the chicken wings, which were piled on a plate of rice and apparently amazing. 

Food (Lunch)
Mediterranean Cafe (on State St.)
: Favorite lunch place, omg. If they were open past 3:30pm, they would be my favorite dinner place too. I’d actually just never leave. I would live there and sleep under the sink. The Roti Chicken is the love of my life, fire of my loins, my sin, my soul. The owner and a few workers know me because I’m in there so often getting it. PLEASE GO HERE. All of their other specials are ace, but I really can’t stress enough the importance of the ROTI CHICKEN. (Note: do not order the apricot pie. It’s the only dish of theirs that I do not understand. A friend ordered it, I tried a bite…it is what I imagine Bath & Body Works tastes like if Bath & Body Works was served hot over rice and cucumber yogurt.) 

Drinks
Paul’s Club:
Best bar in Madison. It has the best ambience due to the huge fairy-lit tree in the center of the bar. It’s also the bar that all the grad students hang out at so there won’t be a lot of YOUTHS tripping over their dignity and vomiting at your feet. 
The Ivory Room: AH, the elusive Ivory Room. It’s a piano bar very discreetly tucked into the Buck & Badger. You have to buy a drink at the bar of Buck & Badger, and then use that receipt to get into the Ivory Room. They play a lot of 80’s classics, but also take requests (re: “Timber” from Ke$ha was my group’s request and it was the bomb). 

Treats
Kilwin’s
: This place has the best desserts. I always get the choco-covered-krispie after an especially shitty day. You can’t go wrong with anything here. Their ice cream is also homemade and delicious. 

jellicle-ball: add stuff if I’ve missed anything!

dumvitaestspesest: I hope this helps! 

Hi! It’s cool. I think I sent it a week ago and we actually just came back from Madison. Last night we ended up having dinner at the Heritage Tavern (chicken thighs, broccoli & gnocchi => 9/10, acceptable cocktails), but then moved on to, in order:

—The Rigby Room: good all around but nothing mind-blowing;
—The Great Dane, as recommended by our Uber driver earlier that evening: generally my type of aesthetic with a lovely but unorthodox Manhattan cocktail; favorite establishment of the night;
—The Old Fashioned: not really my kind of atmosphere, but after several cocktails, the cheese curds were most perfect.

I’m doing this from Tumblr Mobile so hopefully the formatting will look okay. I might be back in Madison in a few weeks and will keep those places in mind. Thanks for the reviews, deadpoetsyachtclub!

I am laying in the arms of my lover, browsing online and drinking bourbon while he sleeps. I shared some of my favorite places on earth with him today. It was exhausting and amazing.

We’re both drunk and happy. I’m so in love that it’s kind of gross.

Really gross. 

I feel naive thinking it, but I hope that this goes on forever.

alchemyjones:

danaykroyd:

these are both still male dominated like……….this is wrong this is not more women than men look its plain and simple wtf

Men, despite dominating STEM fields, demonstrating that they do not even have a basic grasp on math.

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alchemyjones:

danaykroyd:

these are both still male dominated like……….this is wrong this is not more women than men look its plain and simple wtf

Men, despite dominating STEM fields, demonstrating that they do not even have a basic grasp on math.

"Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again."

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Gautama Buddha (via yeshecholwa)

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WILD MOUNTAIN THYME
Jensen Ackles
Toronto Convention 2014

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itsajensenthing:

"Wild Mountain Thyme" Performed by JENSEN ACKLES

Oh the summer time is coming
And the trees are sweetly blooming
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather
Would you go, lassie, go?

And we’ll all go together
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather
Would you go, lassie, go?

And I will build my love a bower 
And yon pure crystal fountain
And around it I will place
All the colors of the mountain
Would you go, lassie, go?

And we’ll all go together
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather
Would you go, lassie, go?

And If my true love’s gone
I will surely find another
And to her I will sing
Things that make her know I want her

Would you go, lassie, go?
And we’ll all go together
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around blooming heather

Would you go, lassie, go?

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asfadedasmyjeans:

littlesati:

"We need scary women characters. Men hit women, cheat on women and frankly they are mouthier than ever nowadays. ‘Calm down’, ‘settle down’, ‘listen you bitch’ etc. They think if they hit their wives they will become submissive and afraid. Worse yet - they think that women SHOULD be afraid of men and should be submissive. They think it’s in woman’s nature to be submissive and fragile. And thanks to Gillian Flynn they can now see that sometimes woman’s nature is to be vindictive, righteous and very, very sly. There is nothing misogynistic in saying some women are evil. It would be misogynistic to say they are weak. And neither of the female characters in Gone Girl is weak."

- Cinematic Corner’s On audience’s misogyny, Amy Dunne, the Cool Girl myth and the brilliance of Gillian Flynn (x)

shed-me-from-the-universe kaity-did
Hi there, how are you, you guys feelin’ good? I’m feelin’ pretty okay.

Hi there, how are you, you guys feelin’ good? I’m feelin’ pretty okay.

Sugar We're Going Down
Fall Out Boy
From Under the Cork Tree

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amberguessa:

berlin1991:

melodic-aesthetics:

Sugar We’re Going Down Swinging - Fall Out Boy

the no shame ultimate jam

I plan on singing this loudly in my car during my drive tomorrow

owning-my-truth:

sonofbaldwin:

thebluelip-blondie:

yvngliotta:

regalasfuck:

jean-luc-gohard:

jackanthonyfernandez:

nailtipflips:

breenewsome:

& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism

Bloop.

What the FUCK

White people riot all the damn time. UNC wins? Riot. UNC loses? Riot. Penn State fires a guy for covering for a pedophile for years? RIOT RIOT RIOT!But too many black people gather, even peacefully, and here comes the tear gas and rubber(coated) bullets.

crazyy

listen.

Stay woke

The thing is:White people riot and destroy property when they lose games, or, strangely, when they win games, at sporting events.They riot and destroy property when child rapists and people who are complicit in covering up child rape are penalized and punished.But if black people riot and destroy property in response to systemic injustice and State-sanctioned violence against black people, then the country, the media, and American citizens regard us as unthinking savages.Surely, the unmitigated fuckery present in this paradigm is self-evident….

All of the truth here.

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owning-my-truth:

sonofbaldwin:

thebluelip-blondie:

yvngliotta:

regalasfuck:

jean-luc-gohard:

jackanthonyfernandez:

nailtipflips:

breenewsome:

& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism

Bloop.

What the FUCK

White people riot all the damn time. UNC wins? Riot. UNC loses? Riot. Penn State fires a guy for covering for a pedophile for years? RIOT RIOT RIOT!

But too many black people gather, even peacefully, and here comes the tear gas and rubber(coated) bullets.

crazyy

listen.

Stay woke

The thing is:

White people riot and destroy property when they lose games, or, strangely, when they win games, at sporting events.

They riot and destroy property when child rapists and people who are complicit in covering up child rape are penalized and punished.

But if black people riot and destroy property in response to systemic injustice and State-sanctioned violence against black people, then the country, the media, and American citizens regard us as unthinking savages.

Surely, the unmitigated fuckery present in this paradigm is self-evident….

All of the truth here.

"A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, it is an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history."

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Naomi Wolf (via funeral)

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"‘Men get raped and molested,’ should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence females instead of giving them their own space."

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Not sure if I’ve reblogged this before but it always bears repeating.

(via thebicker)

(Source: theresalwaysalwayssomething)

"In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men."

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― Lundy Bancroft

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read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d  t h i s

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(Source: womensliberationfront)

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Let me tell you some things.

I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world.

First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it?

Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that?

End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either?

You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count?

And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.)

In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born!

Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage?

“Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.

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In reply to a ‘pro-life’ blogger: STFU, Conservatives: When I say I’m pro-life… (via grrrltalk) emphasis mine. (via fuckyeahfeminists)

Anti-choice

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the-time-goddess-of-221b:

cas-is-deans-huggy-bear:

ackleholic-padaaddict:

the-doctor-and-his-rose:

supernatural meme: [1/2] quotes

This is an actual line from the show

Bobby was a gift from above.

But then he was sent back above

YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH