Oh man. Boys. That dude I went out on that date with contacted me on Friday. I told him my pet had died and I wasn’t feeling very sociable. So he uses my hamster’s death as an excuse to ask me out on another date? Says he’ll take me out for dinner, his treat?? Um? So because its not yet possible to punch someone through your phone yet, I told him I couldn’t even think about dating right now. Like come on dude the first thing I said was that I wasn’t feeling sociable. And that my pet just died. Dont ask me out on a date. Thats pretty insensitive. And rude. And selfish? Like its one thing if a friend offers to hang out to help comfort me, but its totally different for some dude I went out with on an awkward date to try to take me out for the night. Gah.
If you ever date an asexual person be sure to get the specifics of their asexuality because the level of comfort with physical contact is different for all of us.
THIS IS SERIOUSLY IMPORTANT
when i die please punch everyone who says “i wish i got to know them better”
"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become.
Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.
"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."
Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."”
From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.
rebloggin it again.
me: *sees a white boy* *locks my car doors*
white boy: *knocks on window* what would you be doing if I was in there with you ;)
the most important thing to me ever is bi kids knowing that it’s ok to be 10% attracted to women and 90% attracted to men or 10% attracted to men and 90% attracted to women and still feeling ok to identify as bi, and still feeling…
*PUNCHES A WALL* IM GONNA DRAW TODAY
*PUNCHES A WALL* I FORGOT TO DRAW
My hamster passed away yesterday. He was over two years old and his age had really begun to show. He was an absolute sweetheart the entire time he was in my life. Kerby never bit a single person ever. He was always cool with being picked up and snuggled.
My sister and I sneakily buried him in the over grown unused area of the nearby graveyard today. I wasnt really sure what else to do. Ive never experienced a deceased pet before. They would always “run away” when I was little. Ive especially never had to handle one. Its pretty much soul destroying. Theyre so cold and limp. Google searches suggested throwing him in the trash and I could not do that. So he was buried deep and under a big rock wrapped in the blanket I had knitted for him long ago.
I’m really upset. I know he was “only a hamster” but he was my friend. I couldn’t sleep at all last night. My eyes were painfully swollen. I didn’t know that could even happen. I feel kind of stupid for being so upset.
I wish I knew there was such a thing as heaven so that I knew that he was somewhere happy now. But in reality he’s just rotting in the dirt outside now. That just feels so messed up. I don’t really genuinely love a lot of things and maybe that’s good because it really horribly painful when they’re gone.
Writing this helped though. Nice comments people left for me last night and today helped. Having my sister here for me helped. I’ll feel better eventually.
Wal-Mart had 10 dollar Spectra’s so its-lacroix-sweetiedarling and I each got one with intentions of making twin witch sisters out of them.