Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.
Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia (via erkings)
Fun fact: Canada launched the “Don’t Be That Guy” rape prevention campaign targeted at potential rapists rather than potential victims was launched… and the number of reported sexual assaults fell by 10 per cent. within that year. Rape prevention NEEDS to start with education and focus on the perpetrators, not just policing the behavior of potential victims. (via weliveinarapeculturesociety)
The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via feellng)
All of a sudden,
inside of me
before I was
AND YET, THERE WAS NOWHERE TO GO | Lora Mathis (via lora-mathis)
Each morning light offers a new beginning, a fresh start, a clean slate. No matter how bad yesterday may have been, tomorrow brings us hope for a better day. That is why we should live in the present or future, and avoid living in the past. We can never change the things we have done, but we can always change the things we do. Always remember, we can’t take anything with us when we go, all we’ll leave behind are the good deeds we have done, and the promises we have kept. For give and take is the secret to a life fulfilled. Remember that good times and bad times are a part of life in general. For if we are always happy, or always sad, how can we have balance or know the difference? So never dread, or fear the darkness. It’s only a chance to rejuvenate yesterday’s gloom, and bring hope for a better tomorrow.
Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did.
Don’t do that. Don’t skip stages in your life. You’re 19, kiss a few boys and wear your heart on your sleeve. There will come a time when you’re 39 and stuck in a suit, wondering why the hell you were so eager to grow up in the first place.