Take a Look at Me Now
21:16"When I was in college, a teacher once said that all women live by a ‘rape schedule.’ I was baffled by the term, but as she went on to explain, I got really freaked out. Because I realized that I knew exactly what she was talking about. And you do too. Because of their constant fear of rape (conscious or not), women do things throughout the day to protect themselves. Whether it’s carrying our keys in our hands as we walk home, locking our car doors as soon as we get in, or not walking down certain streets, we take precautions. While taking precautions is certainly not a bad idea, the fact that certain things women do are so ingrained into our daily routines is truly disturbing. It’s essentially like living in a prison - all the time. We can’t assume that we’re safe anywhere: not on the streets, not in our homes. And we’re so used to feeling unsafe that we don’t even see that there’s something seriously fucked up about it." — Jessica Valenti. (via empiregrotesk)

(Source: bunpunk, via petaltits)

21:11 lifebyproxy:

Eva Rubinstein
New York, 1971
From Eva Rubinstein
21:06 1995you:

national geographic (by king_natasha)
20:21"Falling in love with someone is the surest highway to hurt that I know. When the door to love opens, the window to control closes. I have little power over my life as it is. The portal to pain is caring too deeply about anyone. That includes me, myself, and I. It’s scary to think I might never take a deep drink of forever love. Scarier to gag on yet another deception. Too many lies in this frozen world. And too few destined mergers of the heart." — Ellen Hopkins (via flentes)

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