16th May 2013
Post reblogged from you crazy angel you with 8,308 notes
Cas: “Do you think it’s wise to be drinking on the job?”
Dean: “Man what show have you been watching?”
THERE GOES THE 4TH WALL
16th May 2013
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One of the commercials during the Supernatural finale was for the Amazon tablet.
It started with “kids love tablets”.
16th May 2013
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FANDOM DOWN. I REPEAT, FANDOM DOWN.
Just like the angels.
tOO SOON U SACK OF SHit
It will always be too soon
14th May 2013
Quote reblogged from pitter patter goes my heart with 14,484 notes
Get out of bed, make a hot drink and go outside. You owe yourself that much. Maybe you still cry in far too many public bathrooms, but I swear, you stay a few seconds less every time. Smile at strangers if it’s all you can do, know that life doesn’t start when the sun rises or the credits roll but when you decide it’s time to go after what you deserve, and you deserve everything because we are alive both only once and a million times every day and every minute is something new to learn and someone new to love, and if it all crashes and burns as it so often does cling on to hope through it all and don’t ever ever ever let it go. Start your life again whenever you need to. Repeat after me: it is not yet the end. It is not yet the end. It is not yet the end.
12th May 2013
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The Pugs of Middle Earth: Faramir, Frodo, Boromir, Thorin
Let’s just pretend this is relevant to this blog so these adorable LOTR pugs can be on our blog, m’kay?
8th May 2013
a memo for today:
listen to your loved ones tell you you are beautiful.
hold hands against the wild forces of the world.
take space for breathing, space for sharing, space for loving.
let in the beauty all around you.
let your best and closest contribute most to your sense of self, not the harsh criticism of others outside your circle of knowing.
7th May 2013
Link reblogged from A L B with 4,478 notes
TW: Sexual abuse
Elizabeth Smart became a household name after she was kidnapped from her home in Salt Lake City, UT at the age of 14 and held in captivity for nine months. She was forced into a polygamous marriage, tethered to a metal cable, and raped daily until she was rescued from her captors nine months later. Smart was recovered while she and her kidnappers were walking down a suburban street, leading many Americans who followed her story on the national news to wonder:Why didn’t she just run away as soon as she was brought outside?
Speaking to an audience at Johns Hopkins about issues of human trafficking and sexual violence, Smart recently offered an answer to that question. She explained that some human trafficking victims don’t run away because they feel worthless after being raped, particularly if they have been raised in conservative cultures that push abstinence-only education and emphasize sexual purity:
Smart said she “felt so dirty and so filthy” after she was raped by her captor, and she understands why someone wouldn’t run “because of that alone.”
Smart spoke at a Johns Hopkins human trafficking forum, saying she was raised in a religious household and recalled a school teacher who spoke once about abstinence and compared sex to chewing gum.
“I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece of gum, you throw it away.’ And that’s how easy it is to feel like you know longer have worth, you know longer have value,” Smart said. “Why would it even be worth screaming out? Why would it even make a difference if you are rescued? Your life still has no value.”
Now in her mid-twenties, Smart runs a foundation to help educate children about sexual crimes. She now believes that children should grow up learning that “you will always have value and nothing can change that.”
Social psychologists and sexual abuse counselors agree that comprehensive sex education can help prevent sexual crimes. Teaching children about their bodies gives them the tools to describe acts of abuse without feeling as embarrassed or uncomfortable, and it also helps elevate their self-confidence and sense of bodily autonomy. A shame-based approach to genitalia and sexuality, on the other hand, sends kids the message that they can’t discuss or ask questions about any of those issues.
When I went through abstinence only education they did an activity where they put different activity from holding hands to intercourse around the room and asked everyone how far they would go, and how far their parents would be okay with them going. I refused to do the exercise because I thought it was inappropriate and my parents trusted me to be safe and make decisions for myself. Now that I look back on that I can’t imagine how traumatic that could have been to someone who had been sexually abused. We need to keep this in mind when discussing sex education.
the sexual purity emphasized in my upbringing leaves no room for recovery, no room even for discussion of what sexual activity could be beyond the fact of intercourse. the shame-based approach helps no one and has to be stopped. it’s not working.
5th May 2013
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cover the middle and you go faster, cover the outside and you go slower
omfg it actually works
This is aweso-praise him