The truth is, I’ve never fallen so hard.

"The othering of women is fundamental to basic training, in which men are accused of being women in order to toughen them up. Without the concept of ‘women’ as social inferiors from whom the male soldiers must differentiate themselves by their actions, the male soldier might have no founding myth to hang onto, no rationale. When US soldiers buy prostituted women for use in rest and recreation in areas which have often been supervised by military police, as in Korea, they are working to further differentiate themselves from women and to develop the aggressive masculinity which will enable them to kill others. They affirm male bonding by visiting brothels in groups. Women soldiers are deprived of this bonding activity and, presumably, of the other benefits that the US military considers that prostitution provides to its male soldiers. They are not equal in this respect but represent precisely in their persons the ‘others’ on and in whose bodies the male soldiers are being trained to be men. Some feminist critics of the military and of militarization have pointed out not just that the military is a masculine institution, as are other institutions that women seek to enter such as the police force or fire service, but that it requires masculinity in order to function.
The use of prostitution in its many forms to comfort and entertain soldiers, to pump them up, to maintain their military aggression, is pervasive across militaries and conflict zones. Pornography can be used in military training too, to encourage soldiers to distinguish themselves from women and develop their aggressive masculinity."
Sheila Jeffreys (via seebster)

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wnderlst:

The Prague astronomical clock is the oldest astronomical clock that is still working and displays information such as the relative positions of planetary objects. | Hichem Merabet

wnderlst:

The Prague astronomical clock is the oldest astronomical clock that is still working and displays information such as the relative positions of planetary objects. | Hichem Merabet

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ronweasley:

Wait what if every time Harry had a “conversation” with his conscience, that “little voice” as the narrator sometimes called it, it was actually a real conversation with Voldemort via the Horcrux but none of them realised?

So like that time Harry talked with himself about dating Ginny, it really was Voldemort telling him “She’s Ron’s sister!”

Like wow say what you will about Voldemort but at least he respects the Bro Code.

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agentotter:

jacobtheloofah:

no but the best part is how he got the name:
his name was originally “potatoes,” and his owner, willoughby bertie, told the stable lad who helped him to write the horse’s name on a feed bin. the boy misheard it as, literally “pot-eight-o’s” and wrote it with 8 o’s. bertie found it so funny that he kept that as the horses name.

This is the most beautiful horse-related story I’ve ever heard.

agentotter:

jacobtheloofah:

no but the best part is how he got the name:

his name was originally “potatoes,” and his owner, willoughby bertie, told the stable lad who helped him to write the horse’s name on a feed bin. the boy misheard it as, literally “pot-eight-o’s” and wrote it with 8 o’s. bertie found it so funny that he kept that as the horses name.

This is the most beautiful horse-related story I’ve ever heard.

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aussieatanfield:

Steven Gerrard’s retirement is going to hit this fandom like a brick wall…

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nialllhoran:

nothing annoys me more than people being like “LEARN TO TAKE A JOKE” when you find something offensive or disgusting like where am i learning to take this joke? to the fucking trash where it belongs?

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"Do we feel our inner world to be separate from the greater world we are part of? This is suffering. Consider how the way we accept, project or deny the reality of our suffering. When we accept its full reality we become real. This is compassion."
Father Laurence Freeman (via oquantaqualia)
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gavinscreamingmichaelyelling:

time-is-a-many-splendored-thing:

douglasmurphy:

rainbowcoffin:

c-h-0-w:

nightwife:

Always reblog

Woah

well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happensounds to me like he was asking for it

Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know. 

If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck

I mean, not all woman decapitate people. I’m not like that.

gavinscreamingmichaelyelling:

time-is-a-many-splendored-thing:

douglasmurphy:

rainbowcoffin:

c-h-0-w:

nightwife:

Always reblog

Woah

well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happen
sounds to me like he was asking for it

Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know. 

If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck

I mean, not all woman decapitate people. I’m not like that.

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"The naked female body is treated so weirdly in society. It’s like people are constantly begging to see it, but once they do, someone’s a hoe."
Lena Horne (via soulsscrawl)

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