becauseiamawoman
When you find yourself drowning in self-hate, you have to remind yourself that you weren’t born feeling this way. That at some point in your journey, some person or experience sent you the message that there was something wrong with who you are, and you internalized those messages and took them on as your truth. But that hate isn’t yours to carry, and those judgments aren’t about you. And in the same way that you learned to think badly of yourself, you can learn to think new, self-loving and accepting thoughts. You can learn to challenge those beliefs, take away their power, and reclaim your own. It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen over night. But it is possible. And it starts when you decide that there has to be more to life than this pain you feel. It starts when you decide that you deserve to discover it.
Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)
everydaysexism
emiloue:

just finished this book, it’s incredible. in a weird way I was comforted that all women are experiencing the same things as me, but then this comfort turned into rage. everyone should read this and I hope it will alter your view of the world. we should not be living in a world where sexual assault and being treated differently because of our gender is normal everyday life - “enough is enough”

emiloue:

just finished this book, it’s incredible. in a weird way I was comforted that all women are experiencing the same things as me, but then this comfort turned into rage. everyone should read this and I hope it will alter your view of the world. we should not be living in a world where sexual assault and being treated differently because of our gender is normal everyday life - “enough is enough”

everydaysexism
Jada’s case didn’t happen in a bubble. It happened in a world that teaches women and girls, from an ever younger age, that their entire worth and value is defined by their looks and sexual appeal to men. That they have to be sexy enough, but not too sexy. That refusing to strip off or engage in sexual activity makes them frigid, uptight and prudish; but going “too far” in the other direction condemns them forever to the label of slag, slut or whore. That even if they are abused, assaulted or raped, it is their “reputation”, not that of their attackers, that will be destroyed.
tyleroakley
rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context

that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.