katherine, 23

a small town girl, lover of dogs and amateur gardener, over-anxious and super nerdy

plants, dogs, game of thrones, science, geisha, social justice, and of course things pertaining to my life as a stressed out, angry minimum wage employee


The Girl in the Blue Dress


"I’m tired of talking about feminism to men.

I’m tired of explaining to men that the feminist movement will, in fact, benefit them as well as women. I’m tired of trying to hawk gender equality like I’m some kind of car salesman showing off a shiny new sedan, explaining all of its bells and whistles. I’m tired of smiling through a thousand thoughtless microaggressions, tired of providing countless pieces of evidence, tired of being questioned on every. Single. Damn. Thing.I’m tired of proving that microaggressions exist, tired of proving that I’m unfairly questioned and asked for proof. For a movement that’s centered around the advancement and empowerment of women, why do I feel like I’m supposed to spend so damn much of my time carefully considering how what I say and do will be taken by men?

I’m tired of men who insert themselves into feminist spaces with claims of hurt feelings. I’m tired of men who somehow manage to make every issue about them. I’m tired of men like the one who recently stopped by a friend’s Facebook thread in order to call feminism “c*nty”, then lecture the women involved for being too “hostile” in their responses to him. I’m tired of men telling me that my understanding of feminism and rape culture are wrong, as if these aren’t things that I have studied intensely. I’m tired of men who claim to be feminist allies, then abuse that position to their own advantage. I’m so fucking exhausted by the fact that I know that I will have to, at some point in this piece, mention that I understand that not all men are like that. I will have to note that some men are good allies. And all of those things are true! And all of you good allies get cookies! But honestly,I’m tired of handing out cookies to people just because they’re decent fucking human beings."  - Anne Thériault, I’m Not Your Feminist Mommy & I’m Tired of Holding Your Hand (via alwaysinyouratmosphere)


lesliecrusher:

blanket apology to all the female celebrities i hated as a teenager because i was up to my eyeballs in internalized misogyny


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My Mini Mark phalaenopsis is starting to show some really good root growth now after I’ve repotted it! Many of the roots that looked as though they had stopped growing look like they’re beginning to grow again; they all have nice green growing tips. One root is even beginning to put out a little offshoot >u< It’s even looking like the little baby leaf that it had when I got it is beginning to grow bigger, as well! I’m so glad that it’s showing signs of growth so soon after repotting; I was worried that it wouldn’t like the switch from pure sphagnum moss to bark chips and a froster cup taller pot. Since I had some bad luck with my first mini, I was scared that I’d have trouble making the Mini Mark happy as well. It still seems really healthy so far, though!


thecreepylittlegirl:

You can’t pick and choose what parts of feminism you want. You can’t support your queer sisters but not your trans sisters. You can’t support your fat sisters but not your sisters of colour. Being a feminist means creating a positive and equal space for women. The second you start excluding women based on which characteristics you do or do not find appealing you have defeated the whole point of being a feminist.


ignitionremix:

why are straight white boys so against pumpkin spice? maybe they should be against other things like I don’t know date rape?


katherineobscura:

Guys be like “don’t wear leggings if you don’t got no ass” and I see you bitches walking around in muscle shirts without any muscles so pipe the fuck down


thediaryofadisappointingman:

Eventually whenever Pavlov heard a bell ring he had an uncontrollable urge to feed a dog.


lucasbieneke:

never i repeat never put on time warp at a party unless you want the theatre kids to destroy your house


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