Feminism is not about who opens the jar.

It is not about who pays for the date. It is not about who moves the couch. It is not about who kills the bugs. It is not about who cooks the dinner. It’s not even about who stays home with the kids, as long as the decision was made together, after thinking carefully about your situation and coming to an agreement that makes sense for your particular marriage and family.

It is about making sure that nobody ever has to do anything by “default” because of their gender. The stronger person should move the couch. The person who enjoys cooking more, has more time for it, and/or is better at it should do the cooking. Sometimes the stronger person is male, sometimes not. Sometimes the person who is best suited for cooking is female, sometimes not. You should do what works.

But it is also about letting people know that it is okay to change. If you’re a woman who wants to become stronger, that’s great. If you’re a man who wants to learn how to cook, that’s also great. You might start out with a relationship where the guy opens all the jars and the girl cooks all the meals, but you might find that you want to try something else. So try it.

4 ignorant delusions people have about feminism (via brutereason)

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September 21, 2014     58,617 notes

intersectionalfeminism:

espritfollet:

This is a map of Asia. North Americans, you may notice this map is not solely comprised of Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. People in the UK, you may notice India is not  a continent. That is, if those of you who generalize entire continents can even pinpoint India on a map. 

Indians are Asian, gasp! And not all brown skinned people are Indian, also, gasp! There are an alarming amount of people, of all ages, from all backgrounds, who seem to be unable to process this.

I’m ethnically Asian. Since Asia is an extremely large continent, I could be from any number of countries. I am neither from India, China, Korea, Japan or Pakistan, yet not so surprisingly, I am still Asian. 

Yes, there are commonalities across regions, through the conflation of cultures, colonialism, globalization, transnationalism and movement of diasporas. Sometimes these are all the same thing. Rickshaws, rice and curry can be found across the continent.

But let’s not overgeneralize. You can also find Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus across Asia. Cantonese Speaking Chinese Muslims! English Speaking Indian Jews! 

No, we are not all the same. Orientalism? (Please look up Edward Said for basic concepts) No thank you. 

So let’s not use umbrella terms, regarding Asians as a monolith while simultaneously denying the regional identity of millions of people- and how about we also not engage in xenophobia? 

Are you someone that thinks this way? Shame on you! You should perhaps invest in buying a map, and take a look at what countries are you know, where. 

Geography, people. It’s important. 

For anyone out there who might not be able to see this image, it is a coloured map showing Northern Asia, Central Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, and South-Eastern Asia. 

Central Asia consists of Afghanistan (debated), Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. 

Eastern Asia consists of China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan. 

Northern Asia consists of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia.

South Asia consists of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. 

South-Eastern Asia consists on Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Brunei, Cambodia, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. 

Western Asia consists of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt (debated), Georgia, Iran (debated), Iraq, Israel, Joran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

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September 20, 2014     35,380 notes

fuckyeahginevraweasley:

ginevvra:

beautiful ginny things from ootp 

  • ginny and sirius are related
  • ginny’s hair confirmed for tomato red
  • ginny tossing dungbombs at the kitchen door
  • like wow what a cutie
  • ginny turning out to be a really smooth liar
  • tonks changing her features for ginny’s enjoyment
  • ginny making angry cat noises at percy dissing arthur
  • speaking of felines crookshanks and ginny are pretty tight
  • 'Fine!' shouted Mrs Weasley. 'Fine! Ginny - BED!'
        Ginny did not go quietly. They could hear her raging and storming at her mother all the way up the stairs, and when she reached the hall Mrs Blacks ear-splitting shrieks were added to the din. Lupin hurried off to the portrait to restore calm.
  • ugh sweetheart 
  • ginny angrily telling kreacher not to call hermione a mudblood
  • ginny being the only one to have the sense to shut the musical box which was making everyone weak and sleepy
  • ginny and the twins doing a war dance and chanting 
  • tonks admitting she wasnt made prefect bc she couldnt behave herself at hogwarts and ginny laughing bc they are the same
  • ginny hugging tonks goodbye at king’s cross 
  • literally all of ginny’s dialogue with luna is sweet and friendly
  • 'Don't be silly,' said Ginny, laughing, 'she's all right.'
  •   ‘Hi, Luna.’ said Ginny, ‘is it OK if we take these seats?’
  • Thanks,’ said Ginny, smiling at her.
  •    ‘Had a good summer, Luna?’ Ginny asked.
  • Ginny suppressed a giggle.
  • happy spirited joyful ginny mon coeur ❤❤❤
  • and lets not forget:
  •     ‘I’m nobody,’ said Neville hurriedly.
        ‘No you’re not,’ said Ginny sharply. 
  • *`•.¸(¯`•HEARTS FOR EYES•´¯)¸.•´
  • ginny being concerned about hagrid and rushing to his defense
  • The moment they reached Gryffindor’s, Ginny was hailed by some fellow fourth-years and left to sit with them.
  • friendly reminder that our girl ginny was v popular and independent and had her own life outside of the trio tyvm

everything is ginny and nothing hurts

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Everything about this is beautiful!!

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September 20, 2014     5,703 notes

It’s a great comfort," he said at last, "to see the sun come up and go down. When I dwelt in the cave, when I was in prison, it gave me hope, to see the light come and go, and know that the world went about its business."
He was looking out the window, toward the blue distance where the sky darkened toward infinity. His throat moved a little as he swallowed.
“It gives me the same feeling, Sassenach,” he said, “to hear ye rustling about in your surgery, rattling things and swearin’ to yourself.” He turned his head, then, to look at me, and his eyes held the depths of the coming night.
“If ye were no longer there—or somewhere—” he said very softly, “then the sun would no longer come up or go down.

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

September 20, 2014     24 notes

I canna look at ye asleep without wanting to wake ye, Sassenach… I suppose I find myself lonely without ye.

Jamie Fraser, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Diana Gabaldon

September 20, 2014     25 notes

I canna look at ye asleep without wanting to wake ye, Sassenach… I suppose I find myself lonely without ye.

Jamie Fraser, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Diana Gabaldon

September 20, 2014     25 notes

"Your auntie’s right, Ian; ye’ve been attacked by a tree."

Ian opened one eye a slit.

"Has anyone ever told ye what a comical fellow ye are, Uncle Jamie?"

"No."

Ian closed the eye.

"That’s as well, because ye’re not."

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon

September 20, 2014     7 notes

"Have you kilt anybody?" the boy inquired with interest, looking at William’s dress sword.

"No, not yet," William replied, smiling.

"My grandsire’s kilt two dozen men!"

"Jemmy!" Both parents spoke at once, and the little boy’s shoulders went up around his ears.

"Well, he has!”

"I’m sure he is a bold and bloody man, your grandsire," William assured the little boy gravely. "The King always has need of such men."

"My grandda says the King can kiss his arse," the boy replied matter-of-factly.

"JEMMY!"

Mr. MacKenzie clapped a hand over his outspoken offspring’s mouth.

"You know your grandda didn’t say that!” Mrs. MacKenzie said. The little boy nodded agreeably, and his father removed the muffling hand.

"No. Grannie did, though."

An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

September 20, 2014     12 notes

You are my courage, as I am your conscience," he whispered. "You are my heart—and I your compassion. We are neither of us whole, alone. Do ye not know that, Sassenach?

Jamie Fraser, Drums of Autumn

September 19, 2014     39 notes

Did that redheaded bastard not love your mother more than life? And love you enough to sacrifice even that love to save you?

Roger to Brianna, Drums of Autumn

September 19, 2014     12 notes

‘“Do ye not understand?” he said, in near desperation. “I would lay the world at your feet, Claire, and I have nothing to give ye!”
He honestly thought it mattered.
I sat looking at him, searching for words. He was half turned away, shoulders slumped in despair.
Within an hour, I had gone from anguish at the thought of losing him in Scotland, to a strong desire to bed him in the herbaceous borders, and from that to a pronounced urge to hit him on the head with an oar. Now I was back to tenderness.
At last I took one big, callused hand and slid forward so I knelt on the boards between his knees. I laid my head against his chest, and felt his breath stir my hair. I had no words, but I had made my choice.
“Wither thou goest,” I said, “I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thou God my God: where thou diest, will I die, and there I will be buried.” Be it a Scottish hill or a southern forest. “You do what you have to do; I’ll be there.”’

'Drums of Autumn' by Diana Gabaldon

September 19, 2014     8 notes

'Well, I dinna ken, uncle Jamie,' he said dubiously. 'If ye want to let your balls hang over a pit wi' a deadly viper in it that's your concern, but the notion makes my flesh creep a bit.'

Young Ian, Drums of Autumn (Diana Gabaldon)

September 19, 2014     2 notes

saragalactica:

"Nothing is lost, Sassenach; only changed."

"That’s the first law of thermodynamics," I said, wiping my nose.

"No," he said. "That’s faith."

September 19, 2014     4 notes

'It has always been forever, for me, Sassenach,' he said simply.

Dianna Gabaldon (Voyager)

September 19, 2014     4 notes
sweet theme, bro.