A Light of Hope through the Darkness
  • One in three women report being a victim of domestic violence (30%). 
  • One in five women report being a victim of sexual assault (20%).
  • 60% of Americans, 15 years or older, know a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault.
  • Among the 70% of women who have experienced domestic violence and told somebody about it, more than half (58%) said that nobody helped them.

No more bystanding. No more ignorance. No more excuses.

No more.

bbubblegumbitch:

prospect-euphoria:

sandflake:

I dearly wish that people would view their bodies as they view flowers…

Veins everywhere?

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gorgeous~

Skin patches? Birthmarks?

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hella rad~

Scars? Stretch marks?

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beautiful~

Freckles? Moles? Acne scars?

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heckie yeah~

Large? Curvy?

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lovely~

Small? Thin?

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charming~

Missing a few pieces?

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handsome as ever~

Feel like you just look weird?

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you’re fantastic looking~

THIS is the best post ever. 

This is important very important

thepoeticrebel:

simchiller:

they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it. 
Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.
But wait, there’s more.
Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.
Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.
They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.
not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck

Damn son I ain’t seen shit like that.

thepoeticrebel:

simchiller:

they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it. 

Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.

But wait, there’s more.

Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.

Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.

They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.

not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck

Damn son I ain’t seen shit like that.

smolderingtroyler:

heartyglobe:

nobody says it but we all know what this is about

This picture is weirdly genius

smolderingtroyler:

heartyglobe:

nobody says it but we all know what this is about

This picture is weirdly genius

freedomtomarry:

Reblog to celebrate this huge step forward!

freedomtomarry:

Reblog to celebrate this huge step forward!

thisbelleisvegan:

reallymadscientist:

Don’t use Sentry Pet Products!!

I tried to save money on Frontline by buying Sentry Pro which was on sale at Petsmart. About an hour after I applied this product, my cat started chewing off his fur from his leg (left image) and neck/back (right image). I checked online to see if this was normal, and was horrified to see the complaints for Sentry products. 

I immediately washed my kitty with Dawn dish soap, but he started having seizures about 2 hours later (4 hours after application). He’s been seizing every 10-15 minutes for about 5 minutes at a time, and regurgitates everything I try to feed him. He seems to have lost the ability to walk in a straight line. Needless to say, I am taking him to the vet if the seizures don’t stop within the next hour. 

Now the worst part of this situation is that according to hundreds of complaints (some dating back to 2007), this product has resulted in the extreme illness and often times death of numerous dogs and cats when the product was used as directed. The active ingredient of Sentry products, Etofenprox, is toxic to animals and should not be allowed to be on the market. But it is still stocked on the shelves of nearly every pet store in the country! 

Please keep your pets safe and avoid this product and others like it! Do your research before trying a new product.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was twelve years old when I came out.

2ndhalfoflife:

notalwaysluminous:

True story: 

I was told (by a priest) that I didn’t have a choice to be gay or straight; I was gay and I had a choice to be authentic about who I am or hide it, and that God was really proud of the choice I had made.

That’s literally how it should be for everyone, because that’s how God actually feels, I think.

And this, friends, is the proper Christian response to coming out. I am so glad that you had this support.

God is like Robert Pattinson: It’s not the person you have a problem with; it’s the fan club that freaks you out.

Anurag Sahay (via really-shit)

this is the best analogy I’ve ever heard

(via wickedwitchelphaba)

mainstreetinternet:

The science witch trials

crazysexyfierce:

pleasestopbeingsad:

Street harassment is not a compliment.

This! There is a HUGE difference between a genuine compliment and the shit idiots say to you in the street.

crazysexyfierce:

pleasestopbeingsad:

Street harassment is not a compliment.

This! There is a HUGE difference between a genuine compliment and the shit idiots say to you in the street.