Rape is not sex.
It’s such a simple statement and yet it’s a concept that appears to be eluding conservatives of late. Sex requires consent. Said another way, consent is necessary for sex not to be rape. Rape is not sex. Rape is a crime for which too few are actually prosecuted and held accountable. When a rape victim becomes pregnant as a result of her attack, that is not in any way similar to having a baby...
The older I get, the more I see there are these crevices in life where things...– Alex Witchel
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I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a...– R.J. Anderson
A slice of cake never made anyone fat. You don’t eat the whole cake. You...– Jeanne Ray
This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if...– Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via selfinspiration)
So often we try to make other people feel better by minimizing their pain, by...– John Green (via beautifail)
Anonymous asked: Hi Daniell. I have anxiety problems, and whenever my anxiety gets bad, I control my eating. I don't have an eating disorder, but I think it could easily go that way... I don't want things to get any worse. I just feel like that's the only thing I have control over in my life. I thought you might have some advice...
When we really see other people as they are without taking it personally, we can...– Don Miguel Ruiz (via creatingaquietmind)
Cosmo Taught Me: Being white matters.
thingsilearnedfromcosmo: When my Cosmo issue came in the mail with Nicki Minaj on the cover a few months back, I was surprised. Not because I don’t adore Nicki Minaj (I do), but because a black woman was on the cover of the magazine. Compared to my stack of other magazines, and thinking back on previous Cosmo issues, this felt odd. The unfortunate truth is that most magazines (especially...
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Sometimes, if not most of the time, you find out who you are by figuring out who...– Kelly Cutrone
Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.– Karl Augustus Menninger
As I say the words, I realize how true they are. And maybe that’s the trick to...– Lisa Ann Sandell (via 99lions)
Anonymous asked: hi so ive been in recovery for over 7 months now. Halfway through my boyfriend of two years (main support) broke up with me and ive been slowly spiraling downwards since then. I started restricting again (treatment team noticed and didnt allow me to go back to college) and i also kinda started a new behavior. I have been using sex as a behavior i think and also drinking. I feel like i dont know...
There is no single definition of sexual violence. “Rape is rape.” It just is....– Feminspire
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Having a low opinion of yourself is not “modesty”. It’s self-destruction....– Bobbe Sommer (via cookies-comfort-and-counsel)
I happen to believe the world will change only when we change ourselves. And...– Kelly Cutrone
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to...– Thomas A. Edison (via selfinspiration)
That’s how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can’t breathe, that’s how...– Grey’s Anatomy (via nottoreasonwhy)
What are you going to do with your life?” In one way or another it seemed that...– David Nicholls (via notlikedreams)
Tomorrow is a really special day for me. After five years of being in and out of recovery from my eating disorder and having to postpone college for the past two years due to recurring relapses, I am finally at a place in my recovery where I am able to go away to college, live on my own, and begin to reclaim my life. Reclaiming my life however, in addition to letting go of my eating disorder,...
Anonymous asked: 1). I have a friend who was very dear to me in college, but I've been coming to terms with the fact that our relationship was in some ways emotionally abusive from both sides. I am not a vocally emotional person; she was extremely so. Sometimes I find it hard to empathize with people when they’re hurting, ad instead of helping them with their problems I try to avoid them or mentally...
To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.– Unknown (via selfinspiration)
Don’t forget you’re alive. ‘Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and...– Joe Strummer (via garage-flower)