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Jul 30, 2014

mequeme:

El tipo que sin querer se puso la misma ropa en la foto del anuario de dos años seguidos y siguió poniéndosela 40 años.

(Source: pleatedjeans, via ezra--koenigs)

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Jul 30, 2014
omg if baby oil dissolves condoms what the fuck does it do to babies???

the-kellin-under-the-vic:

This may be shocking, but babies and condoms are made of different material

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Jul 30, 2014

b-bumb:

compilation of orange caramel’s HAH!

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Jul 30, 2014

"Should parents read their daughter's texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

daeranilen:

daeranilen:

Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

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Jul 30, 2014

doctorsilencewillfall:

twentyonee-pilots:

do me a favour. if a person wearing a long sleeved shirt or a sweatshirt and jeans on a hot day, don’t comment on it. don’t ask why they’re wearing it. don’t say anything at about it.

trust me, they know it’s hot, they know. but their reason for wearing what they’re wearing probably far outweighs the temperature outside.

this is so god damn important

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Jul 30, 2014

“Your mom has to be lazy if she needs to work 4 jobs to make a tenth of what my dad makes doing his one job.”

- First-Year Biology Major  (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

Classism.

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Jul 30, 2014

vampirequeen:

when ppl defend the hypersexualization of female characters by acting like they r sentient real ppl who make their own choices instead of being written and drawn by gross men  

(Source: ripelypine, via unfairies)

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Jul 30, 2014

firelorcl:

when you’re a racist, sexist, homophobic straight white boy and everyone calls you out on it

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Jul 30, 2014

tiaraloveskandlupita:

Black Excellence▶◀  Michaela DePrince 

"It means the world to me to be a role model"

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Jul 30, 2014

Sophie Turner by Jason Hetherington for Nylon Singapore July 2014

(Source: communified, via thelannisterway)

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Jul 30, 2014

forthebrave:

Women of the World

Photos by Steve McCurry

(Source: soleil-de-matin, via misandry-mermaid)

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Jul 30, 2014

partyintheurl:

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acceptance of those with different beliefs. beautiful.

(via fy0ra)

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