It is terrifying to think that one day you will trust somebody enough to let them see you naked. You will undress and remind them that you’ve stretch marks and birth marks and scars from having chicken pox when you were little and scars from all of the other things now. You will blush thousands of shades of red, painting yourself as a rose losing its petals. And that person - that person will take it all in. And I wonder if they will reassure you. But mostly, I wonder if they will even see anything worth reassuring you about. I hope they see each freckle on your back as if it’s a star and you are the whole universe to them.
some people I know dressed up like this for Halloween
does anyone notice the man
1. Don’t ever tell anyone they look tired.
2. Help people, and if you offer to help someone, follow though.
3. Be kind to people who work in retail and food service.
4. Let someone know you’re not interested.
5. Actually “hang out sometime.”
6. Be a little more honest.
7. Stop calling each other mean names on the internet.
8. Send more letters (not emails) and gifts.
9. Give more genuine complements.
10. Have more patience while waiting in lines.
Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.
"The clip was shot several months ago in London in an underground theater very few people know about. Absolutely everything you see in the video is real; there was no green screening at all. All that big, wide area was true. Every single photo in the back of those shots is real, legitimate, of the boys when they were younger. If you want to zoom into any single photo, you’ll be able to find a frozen moment in time of the story of their lives." -Ben Winston
Every time it appears on my dash.
I will reblog it.
So simple yet so clever
it kinda scares me…
time goes by so fast it sucks
“…Tick-tock goes the clock
And all the years they fly
Tick-tock and all too soon
Your love will surely die…”
tick tock this is a clock
The tough thing about being married to Sarah is that all the art shows as in such hideous locations.
lmao is that an anonymous mask on his head
Lol of course it is :P
Nah but for reals, it’s a pic from the million mask march in London.
It’s true what he says though - there is no subject position from which it’s ok to talk about inequality - if you’re poor you are doing it out of jealously, if you’re not poor you’re doing it out of guilt/saviour complex, if you are young it’s just a phase, if you’re old you are hankering for times long gone and trying to recapture your youth, if you’re not well educated you just don’t understand the complexity of the situation, if you are well educated you’re in an academic bubble divorced from reality, if your politically apathetic you’re not allowed to complain, if you’re politically active you’re just trying to push your own sectarian agenda…
For every possible type of person there’s an established reason why your opinions on inequality are invalid. That’s not an accident.
“People are bound to their ‘heimat’ by their birth and their childhood, their language, their earliest experiences or acquired affinity.” (submitted by ifyouwereherebesideme)
WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA AT FIRST I THOUGHT THESE WERE ALL JUST LOUNGING MALE MODELS, SERIOUSLY, BUT I LOOKED CLOSER AND IT WAS ONE DIRECTION KJYFUTSDHJGM
OMG WHY IS THIS THE 1ST TIME IM SEEING THIS?!?
fuck my existence
who gave them permission
IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE A SWEATER OUT OF MY TEARS LOL