you are strong because you endure

(I do not know what it is about you

that closes and opens; only something

in me understands the voice of your eyes

is deeper than all roses)

nobody, not even the rain,

has such small hands

September 21 2014, 05:43 PM

Let me be brave enough not to fall on my knees and beg her to stay.

September 21 2014, 05:26 PM

An Open Letter to Sam Pepper

lacigreen:

Hi Sam!

Thanks for taking the time to read this letter.  As fellow YouTubers, we have much respect for others who put so much hard work into building their channel.  It’s not easy, and you should be proud!  That said, we’ve noticed that in your success, there has been a lack of respect in return…namely, for women and girls.

You may have noticed that your latest video “Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank” has garnered considerable negative attention.  In this video, you sexually violate a number of unsuspecting women on the street, many of whom are visibly confused and upset at being touched by you without permission.  One woman even says “I don’t like that!” while you proceed to laugh and touch her more.  In “How to Make Out with Strangers”, made a year ago, you pressure women on camera to make out with you - again, many of whom are visibly uncool with it.  Confused and caught off guard, they painfully follow through with your requests, clearly uncomfortable.  In “How to Pick Up Girls with a Lasso”, you physically restrain women on the street with lassos - many of whom look alarmed to be restrained by a stranger on the street.

You’d probably be alarmed too, wouldn’t you?  Imagine someone on the street comes up and rubs their hand on your bottom, or a girl walks up to you with a camera and forces her mouth onto yours while you’re trying to figure out what’s going on.  Imagine walking down the alley alone, when a guy much larger than you physically restrains you with rope and pulls you toward him.  You probably wouldn’t like it, right?

People don’t like to be violated and they don’t like to see their friends and girlfriends be violated either (hence the group of men that tried to beat you up in the lasso video).  And yet, history suggests that perhaps you find this humorous.  It is very disturbing that we live in a world where the violation of women and girls’ bodies is not only funny, but profitable, and can garner considerable notoriety and views on YouTube.

We are deeply disturbed by this trend and would like to ask you, from one creator to another, to please stop.  Please stop violating women and making them uncomfortable on the street for views.  Please stop physically restraining them and pressuring them to be sexual when they are uncomfortable.  Please show some respect for women’s right to their own bodies.  While it may seem like harmless fun, a simple prank, or a “social experiment”, these videos encourage millions of young men and women to see this violation as a normal way to interact with women.  1 in 6 young women (real life ones, just like the ones in your video) are sexually assaulted, and sadly, videos like these will only further increase those numbers.

We realize that people make mistakes, and that sometimes it’s hard to see the ripple effect of one’s actions.  We really hope that you will take a step back and consider the power you have to be someone who makes the world a better place.  It’s not too late to make a change!  We invite you to join us in ending widespread bodily violation that takes place in so many forms all around in the world.

Thanks so much.

Laci GreenMeghan TonjesTyler OakleyTomSkaViHartALBRoss EverettMatt LiebermanMeg TurneyTom FlynnTyrannosaurus LexArielle ScarcellaDan at NerdCubedRachel WhitehurstHannah Witton, Jefferson Bethke, MusicalBethan, Kaleb Nation, Chris Thompson, Michael Buckley, Jared Oban, Liam Dryden, Sanne Vliegenthart, Bryarly Bishop, Nicola Foti, Chescaleigh, Grace Helbig, Wheezy Waiter, Morgan Paige, Nathan Z., MumboJumbo, Miles Jai, Adorian Deck, Alli Speed, Matthew Santoro, Jaclyn Glenn, Hank Green, Rosianna Rojas, Grayson, Taryn Southern, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Adam Hattan, Drew Monson, Josh Sundquist, Mamrie Hart, Strawburry17, Catie Wayne

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September 21 2014, 02:47 PM

194,084 notes   •  VIA: lehnsherres   •   SOURCE: homosexual-titan
Filed Under:  video  amazing  

THIS VIDEO WAS SO SATISFYING

September 21 2014, 02:37 PM

24,113 notes   •  VIA: asheathes   •   SOURCE: emccwatson
Filed Under:  WHAT A QUEEN  emma watson  

Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign

Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign

September 21 2014, 10:45 AM

8,843 notes   •  VIA: therentyoupay   •   SOURCE: kazuyagoddamnmishima
Filed Under:  MEEEEE  

precarioussauce:

HEY HEY HEY GUYYSSS

PUT THE NAME OF A CHARACTER IN MY ASK AND I’LL TALK ABOUT THEM WITH MY REAL VOICE

EVEN IF I DON’T KNOW WHO THEY ARE I’LL LOOK THEM UP AND TRY TO TALK ABOUT WHAT I FIND

I WANNA DO A THING CMON GUYS

September 20 2014, 09:08 PM

2,721 notes   •  VIA: shu-of-the-wind   •   SOURCE: jmihelic
Filed Under:  sobs a lot  fma  

We are weak, yet we can change.

September 20 2014, 07:01 PM

79,347 notes   •  VIA: aspiringtoeloquence   •   SOURCE: davidesky2
Filed Under:  wow  art  

davidesky2:

Hoàng Tiến Quyết, via Surface to Structure.

September 20 2014, 06:26 PM

181,438 notes   •  VIA: acaulfield   •   SOURCE: thusspakekate
Filed Under:  all the time  
  • me: i don't even care. i'm not going to talk about this anymore.
  •  ...
  • me: and you know what else? [2000 word rant]

September 20 2014, 05:24 PM

30,498 notes   •  VIA: androdameia-argent   •   SOURCE: hoechloin
Filed Under:  babe  dylan o'brien  

September 20 2014, 10:40 AM

111,771 notes   •  VIA: kiramanning   •   SOURCE: them-witches
Filed Under:  OH MY GOD????  
thetomska:

them-witches:

we are living in an age of wonder and miracles, my friends

On your left, DC.

thetomska:

them-witches:

we are living in an age of wonder and miracles, my friends

On your left, DC.

September 19 2014, 09:38 PM

lydstilinsk:

I took my love down to violet hill

September 19 2014, 08:51 PM

5,467 notes   •  VIA: asheathes   •   SOURCE: asheathes
Filed Under:  emotions  harry potter  

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: BRAZIL

The Brazilian School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a smattering of low-rise cottages hidden in the coastal forests of Bahia near a mid-sized bay where Senhor Cardoso’s martial arts students like to practice a fusion of defensive magic and capoeira (often to an audience of wide-eyed first-years), and build soaring sand castles to pass the time. Wands were introduced by immigrants and have grown in popularity with the diversification of the student body; however, the use of focal objects and organic magic still remain prominent. Students dress in demure robes throughout the year, and break out their flashiest clothing for Carnival during which there is an unofficial competition for the most creative clothing enchantments (glitter-burst charms are common, as are colour-shifting spells although they do tend to backfire and turn clothes an ugly medley of brown and vomit-yellow if the fabric doesn’t take well to enchantments).

September 19 2014, 05:26 PM


May the Valkyries welcome you, and lead you through Odin’s great battlefield.May they sing your name with love and furySo that we might hear it rise from the depths of ValhallaAnd know that you have taken your rightful placeAt the table of kings.For a great man has fallen.A warrior.A chieftan.A father.A friend.

May the Valkyries welcome you, and lead you through Odin’s great battlefield.
May they sing your name with love and fury
So that we might hear it rise from the depths of Valhalla
And know that you have taken your rightful place
At the table of kings.

For a great man has fallen.
A warrior.
A chieftan.
A father.
A friend.

September 18 2014, 11:59 PM

Filed Under:  cries a lot  
someone take this movie away from me. 

someone take this movie away from me.