But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.
This is what rape culture looks like.
This is what misogyny looks like.
If being lonely is your only motivation to be in a relationship, you’re in it for the wrong reason. I’m 24, single, ready to travel the world, try new things, learn from new people & grow as a human being. I refuse to settle for a mediocre relationship just to cure an “ailment” society has made up.
— Valerie Schulz (via pureblyss)
I can honestly say the best thing I’ve ever done for myself is not give a damn about anyone’s opinions or misconceptions about me.
— Dau Voire (via saetern)
No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you can always turn around.
Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.
— Anna Quindlen, Every Last One (via thatkindofwoman)
From 18 to 22 you meet a lot of temporary people.
And now I’m 23 so things will change?
If you gotta force it, just leave it alone. Relationships, friendships, ponytails.. Just leave it.
— Reyna Biddy (via seaglassnserendipity)