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In spite of my feminist convictions and my passion for gender equality, in spite of my long-held belief that men and women are pretty much exactly the same in all ways- give or take a bit of nurture here and a bit more nurture there- there’s one thing I don’t think will ever change. Men, I love you and I empathize with you, but the fact remains: you really do confuse the shit out of me.

Note: Since this is tumblr, I had better be more specific. I refer only to the heterosexual cis male. Which actually leads me to the unavoidable conclusion that I am, in fact, confusing myself. After all, I can’t read the minds of those men who don’t fit that description either- but in their case that somehow doesn’t seem to bother me…

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Zoom Flutterby trapped in my bedroom window. One of two Welsh names for a butterfly, by the way, is Pili Pala, which I’ve always thought sounds very whimsical and fluttery- it’s almost onomatopoeic, don’t you think?

Flutterby trapped in my bedroom window. One of two Welsh names for a butterfly, by the way, is Pili Pala, which I’ve always thought sounds very whimsical and fluttery- it’s almost onomatopoeic, don’t you think?

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Gaza was bombarded with 273 airstrikes yesterday (8th July). That’s an average of 11 an hour. Gaza is about 25 miles long and 4 miles wide, with a population of 1.7 million crammed into that tiny space. It is under Israeli occupation and Israeli siege. Hospitals estimate they will run out of resources to treat the wounded in about two days. Electricity is intermittent. Gaza has no army, air force or navy. Israel is the fourth largest military power in the world. Resistance to occupation is allowed under international law. Israel’s occupation, siege and collective punishment of Gaza is not.
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People who go “both countries are at fault”

pax-arabica:

What they think they sound like:

“I’m so rational. The truth is somewhere in the middle, they’re both wrong. I’m so nuanced and enlightened with my views.”

What they actually sound like:

“History and context are things that do not exist to me. In whatever dimension I exist in, I believe that there is an equivalence between an advanced occupying army that is notorious for war crimes, and an occupied brutalized population.”

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You want poetry? I’ll give you motherfucking poetry. I’ll give you light and death and love and sinister and truth and false eyelashes and lips of gold and eyes of blue and a heart of infinite gravity and immeasurable depravity. You want motherfucking poetry!! I’ll give you Mao and Buddha and my mother and that fucking whore on the corner and hatred of violent hue and love of the moon and witchcraft and dancing till I die and you and me.
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malefactum:

Women weren’t too hard to animate when Caterina Sforza gave Ezio a massage and then fucked him for 5 minutes of gameplay that didn’t further the plot at all

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Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on a new and deeper meaning.

— Elie Wiesel

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"The archetype of the witch is long overdue for celebration. Daughters, mothers, queens, virgins, wives, et al. derive meaning from their relation to another person. Witches, on the other hand, have power on their own terms. They have agency. They create. They praise. They commune with nature/ Spirit/God/dess/Choose-your-own-semantics, freely, and free of any mediator. But most importantly: they make things happen. The best definition of magic I’ve been able to come up with is "symbolic action with intent" — "action" being the operative word. Witches are midwives to metamorphosis. They are magical women, and they, quite literally, change the world." - from Pam Grossman’s "The Year of the Witch" on Huffington Post
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Zoom nevver:

Whatever
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