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

rude-url:

anarcho-queer:

Women Prisoners Sterilized To Cut Welfare Cost In California
In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.
The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.
Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.”
In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.
Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.
In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today. California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.
Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
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What the flying fuck?

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rude-url:

anarcho-queer:

Women Prisoners Sterilized To Cut Welfare Cost In California

In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.

The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.

Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.

In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.

Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.

In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today.

California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.

Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.

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What the flying fuck?

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forumgamer:

his-little-whore:

caracorder:

subgirlygirl:

thinkivykink:

thaatdude:

No it isnt. This is the kind of shit we teach little girls and make them accustomed to putting their needs behind other peoples. dafuq disney 

I mean this is coming from a snowman sitting dangerously close to a fire, so clearly this guy’s in no position to give anybody advice.

^^^

I think the point here isn’t about that, but that you will know the man who actually loves you, because he puts your needs before his, as opposed to being a lying tool who’s only out to use you. 

I’m fine with teaching little girls that. I’m fine with teaching them to watch how a man treats them to determine whether or not he loves you. 

This isn’t about put everyone else’s needs before yours, so that you can have love. It’s about the fact that when you truly love someone, there needs seem more important to you than your own. It’s something that’s natural and human. 

If it weren’t for this fact, no one would have babies.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yeah, I see the danger in how this could be interpreted, but really, if it’s not a mutual thing, it’s not mutual love, and that means one should disengage quickly and quietly. Then again, generalisations about love are always tricky.

Honestly this moment was really upsetting to me. Caring for your child and putting up with a manipulative, abusive partner, sibling or parent are two very different things. There was literally no frame of reference to indicate that this could be relative to childcare or how to recognize that someone else loves you. This was in the context of (and in response to) a romance plot. Period. And of course, a Man had to be there to tell a woman what Love is. (Can you tell how bitter I am yet?)

People keep telling me how progressive this movie is, but it wasn’t enough for me. It still had a lot of lazy writing in my eyes and didn’t survive the hype. I was disappointed.

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make me choose | jessiepinkman asked: dean’s looks or his personality

"Dad still loves you. I love you, too. I’ll never leave you."

I literally don’t have enough healthy coping mechanisms to deal with the internet why am I even on here.

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maleficentascending:

Hello friends!

I need help for a class! I know I’ve liked a post on here that was a study about alcohol effect in cases of rape, and stated that alcohol is not the main influencer of whether or not a person will rape another because the intent is already present. As I have around 28,000 likes, it will be impossible to find the study. 

Can anyone help me out / point me in the direction that I might be able to find it again?

Thank you!

Kendall 

Not sure which post you’re talking about, but there’s an article that states that alcohol may not influence who commits sexual assualt, but rather when sexually aggressive men commit acts of assault. 

Title: Alcohol’s role in sexual violence perpetration: Theoretical explanations, existing evidence and future directions. [References].
Author: Abbey Antonia (Sept. 2011).


I found it through OvidSP. Message me if you want my email and I can send you a PDF.

classic-art:

Lady Godiva
John Maler Collier, c. 1898

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classic-art:

Lady Godiva

John Maler Collier, c. 1898

slaughterhouse90210:

“There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.” ― Anaïs Nin

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slaughterhouse90210:

“There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.” 
― Anaïs Nin

All I’ve ever wanted for my birthday is for my boobs to finally fill out.

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“But you’re not fat, don’t say that,” he responded.

Tell that to the hips that got caught in a turnstile yesterday and everyday that she forgets to turn sideways. Tell that to the stores that stop at size 12 (or size 10 if she wanted to look her age). Tell that to the small woman rolling her eyes beside me on the subway as my booty spills over into her seat. Tell that to the holes my inner thighs have rubbed into every pair of jeans I own. Tell that to the rolls on my back & the crevices in my ass.

Tell that to the silence at the end of your sentence that should say “because fat people are ugly, because if I think you’re attractive you can’t be fat because I’m saving fat to degrade a woman two sizes smaller than you but with a flatter chest & a spare tire. Because you’re not fat is a compliment even when it’s not true because what I’m really saying is you don’t repulse me the way fat people are supposed to repulse me. Because I get final say on your body, not you & I’m giving you a pass for the same dimpled ass I laughed at on another woman yesterday because your waistline is smaller than hers and a normal woman would just be happy with that.”

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- On Being A Fat Girl (via marfmellow)

deathandmysticism:

Gustave Doré, Crossing the Styx, 1861

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deathandmysticism:

Gustave Doré, Crossing the Styx, 1861

"April is the cruelest month, breeding
lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain."

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T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land (via yeshecholwa)

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feministcounseling:

melissasoup:

writeswrongs:

tony-starked:

rabbleprochoice:

gynocraticgrrl:

Tough Guise: Violence, Media & The Crisis in Masculinity

with Ed. M, Ph.D Jackson Katz

Same for mass shootings which are almost entirely done by white males.

If it was done by, literally, ANYONE ELSE of any other race or gender, I can’t even IMAGINE the shit that would be said by people.

I read somewhere, someone had this theory that the reason shootings are mainly committed by white males is because when women or poc feel alienated, depressed, etc, we are trained to keep it to ourselves, whereas white men are raised with a sense of entitlement that allows them to make their own problems everyone’s problem.

I wonder if it is true for shooting or for road rage or both or neither.

the bolded!

This is a really good documentary.

WHITE MEN ARE RAISED WITH A SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT THAT ALLOWS THEM TO MAKE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS EVERYONE’S PROBLEM 

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6. ‘i didn’t call him back because he likes his girls voiceless.’

5. ‘she’s beautiful but i don’t like to be around her for too long, she smells like loss

4. ‘i couldn’t love you, you were a small war.’

3. ‘i carry my fears on my body because i don’t want to leave them laying around’

2. ‘it’s not that he wants to be a liar, it’s just that he doesn’t know the truth.’

1. ‘she is lonely so she does lonely things’.

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Warsan Shire (via saisonlune)

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Audrey Tautou photographed by Ralph Wenig

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