is that they are like water
slowly and inexorably
sense of self
My heart’s hammering in my chest, beating faster than I thought it could
I turn around to steal a glance at you & turn back when I get caught
Waiting for you to come down the stairs was torturous
It’s not that long a distance
But the time it took before I see your face again feels too long
You’re not smiling, face expressionless
I want to see your smile
You spot me & smirk
Walk past me but turn around
Stealing the air from my lungs
Making it hard to breathe
My friends are giggling in the background
But I don’t really notice, don’t really care
You give me the same smirk
I try to nod at you nonchalantly
Pretending like my heart hasn’t already melted
Trying to keep cool, collected
You reciprocate, smirk still in place
My friends laugh
This has been the thing keeping me happy :) don’t know if you know, with friends who make it really obvious. But you’re adorably oblivious to everything, it’s somewhat endearing. Please keep that smirk, it lights up my day :)
A catcall is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The purity myth is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The fetishization of female purity in a world where catcalls are an acceptable form of communication telegraphs one thing very clearly:
“Women, stop sexualizing yourselves—that’s our job, and you’re taking all the fun out of it.”
The sexualization of women is only appealing if it’s nonconsensual. Otherwise it’s “sluttiness,” and sluttiness is agency and agency is threatening."
Katherine George & Arielle John - “Prayers for the Daughter of an Ex-Rapist” (CUPSI 2013) (by Button Poetry)
This is amazing.
Lily Myers - “Shrinking Women” (CUPSI 2013)
“As she shrinks, the space around her seems increasingly vast.”
Lily Myers, of Wesleyan University, performing at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. This piece was awarded Best Love Poem in the tournament.
“I asked five questions in genetics class today, and all of them started with the word ‘sorry.’”
Writers are forgetful,
but they remember everything.
They forget appointments and anniversaries,
but remember what you wore,
how you smelled,
on your first date…
They remember every story you’ve ever told them -
but forget what you’ve just said.
They don’t remember to water the plants
or take out the trash,
but they don’t forget how
to make you laugh.
Writers are forgetful
the important things.
subtitle: what I wish I told my sister before middle school
you will get your period one day,
and you will not feel like a woman.
you will feel like your body has betrayed
every promise it ever curled around
your little finger. this is normal.
you will get…
THE most underrated scene in the entire movie. It was perfect. And do you know how often I see gif sets of it? This is the second one I’ve seen since the movie came out (It’s been over 5 months, now).
So let’s just pause for a moment from reblogging gifs of Tony’s sass, Loki’s sex appeal, or Bruce’s fluffiness and just appreciate this nameless, old, German guy and how, even though he knew he would probably die, he stood up to a tyrant to prove that the human race wouldn’t give up their freedom so easily.