countess in waiting

I'm an American. Have gun, will travel.

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abiblr:

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themadfangirl:

kieradoe:

whatsortofamandoesntcarryatrowel:

Dad: Why do you think they do that?
Girl: Because the companies who make these try to trick the girls into buying the pink stuff instead of stuff boys want to buy.
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that awkward moment when a child understands the harm of forcing gender roles better than most grown male politicians.

Always reblog.

I’m surprised that I haven’t reblogged this, to be honest.

I love that last gif.  She looks so frustrated.  Like “Um, hello, obviously girls and boys can like anything why doesn’t anybody get that???”

She does have a point though..

Kids who are smarter than adults though.

Great parenting, Dad!!

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Reblog if people say you don’t look your age.

kbrand5333:

theres-always-hope:

Yep totally don’t look my age. Someone thought I was 15 and was shocked when I said I was 25. She apologized and I was like “it’s cool. I’m use to it.”

Almost 40… don’t look it. :)

Several years ago, after having taught college for three years, I was invited by one of my students to a sorority luncheon for faculty. During a conversation around one of the tables, another faculty member turned to me and asked, “And have you decided on your major yet?”

When I told her I was on the faculty, she looked really embarrassed.

I wish now I’d just said “I’m thinking maybe English.”

(I was 32 but apparently she thought I was an underclassman—that’s only, what, 12 years’ difference!? I’m now 44 but get the “Oh! I thought you were 10 years younger!” comment frequently.)

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kristinscottthomas:

It’s not just women on film, 18-year-old girls feel pressure to do preventative injecting. I see someone’s face, someone’s body who’d had children and I think they’re the song lines of your experience, and why would you want to eradicate that? I look at people sort of entombing themselves and all you see is their little pin holes of terror… and you think, just live your life, death is not going to be any easier just because your face can’t move. 
- Cate Blanchett (on Botox)


WORD.

kristinscottthomas:

It’s not just women on film, 18-year-old girls feel pressure to do preventative injecting. I see someone’s face, someone’s body who’d had children and I think they’re the song lines of your experience, and why would you want to eradicate that? I look at people sort of entombing themselves and all you see is their little pin holes of terror… and you think, just live your life, death is not going to be any easier just because your face can’t move.

- Cate Blanchett (on Botox)

WORD.

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tohdaryl:

cuphaz:

cuphaz:

I feel like nobody on Tumblr cares about what happened in Taiwan because we are a small, small country.

Even though I’ve been acting chilled and keeping on my blogging stuffs, I still feel a little bit sad and worried that everyone on Tumblr only knows things happening in big countries. I’ve talked about this on my blog only a few times but nobody really pays attention to what I said. Maybe because I don’t have enough followers, maybe because media doesn’t have enough reports about this thing, maybe because nobody has died in this event so people don’t consider it serious. 

You guys probably think governments which are being harsh to their people are scary, but recently I realized governments which ignore their people are scary too. My country, Taiwan, is trying to pass a Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement with Mainland China. The problem is not about this agreement, the problem is that our people have no idea how this agreement work, who is in charge with this agreement and how many professional estimation has been done before the agreement gets signed. We are afraid, because if this agreement has some problems, our economy might collapse and thousands people might lose their jobs and their families. This agreement is too sloppy to be signed. Our people tried to express our worry but the government didn’t give a shit.

So on March 17th, hundreds of college students broke into the Legislature and occupied the building. It has been 6 days since those students are inside the building. They have no resources and everything is in bad condition. The building is surrounded by bunches of police officers. Even though the government promised they wouldn’t attack those students, we have no idea what would happen if those students keep on occupying the building. The leader of the students, Lin and Chen, declare that their purpose is to fight for everyone’s right in a peaceful way. They want the government to accept their 2 simple requests: disapprove the agreement and make a new law making sure the agreement would be deliberated in a reasonable procedure. But after 6 days, the government still doesn’t pay attention to them and resist all their requests. Our president, Mr. Ma, also refuses to meet the students leaders to listen to their demands. Students inside and outside the Legislature have been irritated by the government’s attitude. The situation has gone wild and there are even some violence stuffs happened despite how hard the leaders are trying to handle all over 30 thousands angry students.

I just want more people to know about this. My government doesn’t listen to their people’s voice. We are angry and hopeless. Most of these people are under 25, they are just a group of college students who don’t want to watch their own country being treated unfairly. They have no bids to fight with our government. They have been constantly fighting for 6 days. Their parents can’t even go into the building to meet their beloved children. They are exhausted and frustrated but they still don’t want to give up. You think college students only know partying and skipping classes? No. These young adults are fighting for their won country like real warriors. I don’t understand why nobody cares about their actions. They are brave and strong and they are probably just in your age. They need more attention. Even though you probably can’t do anything for them, but your attention might help them keep going on. And your attention might help them to make our government fear. Government needs to be feared by their people.

PLEASE READ THIS AND REBLOG. Things have been out of control last night. Students and people got beaten up by police. I couldn’t stop crying when I watched the news. There were bloods everywhere and the police were even trying to get the media away so they wouldn’t get to record the violence scene…we really need attention. WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED! These students are still young and innocent. They just want to protest for the future of the country but they probably not gonna even meet their families anymore. We’ve got enough coldness from our government. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE US.

Hey Tumblr, listen up! Spread this around, do what we can to help those in need for their voices to be heard out there. We’ve done it for Ukraine and Venezuela, and even Australia, when governments turn against their own people with brutality and violence. Let’s do it again! 

Signal boost this muthafucka. 

Why haven’t I heard anything about this???? :( SIGNAL BOOSTING AS REQUESTED (and will try to work it into class discussion because my IB kids will discuss and spread the word, as well).

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My struggles as a book addict

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Talking myself out of buying books I can't afford.
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Having a reading list that I won't be able to complete in one life time.
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Every book looks appealing.
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Everyone assumes that I've read every book they mention.
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Then when I say I haven't read the book they mention, they give me one of "those" looks (you know what look I'm talking about."
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I actually feel an ache to shop for books...online.
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I'm running out of room.
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All the books in one genre start sounding the same after a while.
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Reading strikes.
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Book Affairs.
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Leaving a book half-finished.
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Never finishing a series.
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Not sleeping.
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People talking to me when I'm trying to read a really good book.
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Having a parent tell you that you read to much and/or spend too much money on books.
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All of the bookcases and bookshelves on Tumblr look like something made for your future home.
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Book porn. It's lethal.
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Doing nothing all day because a book needs to be read.