because people are still asking that question
because women are payed less than men in approximately 99% of professions
because chris brown can still have a career after assaulting rihanna but miley cyrus takes her clothes off and there’s a huge scandal
because of this:
because currently it is estimated ten million more girls are out of education than boys (x)
because we’re expected to be mature but hairless like a child, in control but not bossy, sexy but not slutty and definitely not a prude, intelligent but not opinionated, independent but reliant on men, natural but look like the girl in the magazine etc etc
because being called a girl, a pussy or a bitch is an insult
because when i told my mum i refused to get anything less than a’s in my exams she told me it wasn’t ladylike to be so cocky
because my brother and 90% of my male friends think girls who wear revealing clothing are asking for rape
because every person who identifies as female should be allowed to choose if they want to get married, have kids, have a career, go to uni etc etc without expectations
because tampons and sanitary pads are stupidly expensive
because some people reading this will have flinched at the fact i just said ‘tampon’
because there are men out there whose job it is to make young girls feel like absolute shit about themselves just so they can sell the next best beauty product
because female masturbation isn’t considered normal whilst men can talk about their own penises for hours on end
because feminists are still seen as crazy lesbians who dont shave and some still feel like they have to defend themselves by claiming theyre not any of those things when in fact if i want to be a passionate lady who likes other ladies and cant be bothered to shave my legs every twenty minutes then thats my choice and if i want to be someone who wears make up and shaves and goes out partying then thats my choice and if i want to be a combination of the two or anything in between then thats. my. choice.
because i believe anyone who identifies as female is fucking badass and deserves the same rights as every privileged stuck up old white man sitting around and making laws about our bodies
because how can you not be
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I hope you have a day as splendid as you.
"It's alright, just wait and see, your string of lights is still bright to me. Oh, who you are is not what you've been, you're still an innocent, it's okay, life is a tough crowd, 32, and still growin' up now, who you are is not what you did, you're still an innocent. Time turns flames to embers, you'll have new Septembers, every one of us has messed up too, minds change like the weather, I hope you remember today is never too late to be brand new."
I never did clean up my language like we had planned. I still take the Lord’s name in vain and wonder why he doesn’t answer me. It’s irony, you know? I use so few words a day, you’d think I was starving myself. Sometimes I still do to feel some kind of control over feeling.
Giant Purple Indian Squirrel.
Malabar giant squirrels are the best squirrels
“In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation” (Psalm 5:3, NIV).
In the Bible, David was called a man after God’s own heart. He knew God and saw incredible miracles throughout his life. But notice in this verse what David did. He set the tone for His whole day by spending time with the Lord every morning. It didn’t matter what was going on his life, David had his priorities set. Even though he was mistreated by his family, manipulated, made fun of, hunted down by King Saul, and even made some major mistakes on his own, David realized that each morning held the promise of new hope.
Just like David, if you’ll make spending time with God a priority in your life, you will see Him move mightily on your behalf. Make it a habit to seek Him first every single day. No matter what is happening, seek Him in the morning. Let Him set the tone for your day and set you on the course for victory in every area of your life!
yoU KNOW THOSE DAYS WHEN YOUR SINGING VOICE SOUNDS BETTER THAN USUAL
'Let them praise his name with dancing,
making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
he adorns the humble with salvation.’
- Psalm 149v3-4
I want you to look me in the eye, and tell me that the world is still upholding their mantra of “We must never forget. We must never let it happen again”. Look me in the eye and tell me that, and then I will tell you of the Judaica store in my town that just closed because of “problems with the community”. I will tell you about the Ukrainian Jews a few weeks ago who were urged by their rabbi to flee before it was too late. I will tell you about the day that my congregation and I woke up to find that a group of people had graffitied the walls of our synagogue with racial slurs and Nazi symbols. I will tell you of the constant threats and arguments against a Jewish state, against any Jew existing.
So look me in the eye and tell me that the world has not forgotten, that the world will not let it happen again. Because the world is standing by and not doing anything. Because as long as any Jew lives in fear, the world is not living up to what it said. The world has forgotten, but we never will.
I can’t wait to get married because its like a sleepover every night with your best friend.
That’s the cutest description of marriage I’m not even joking
It’s better than ‘betting someone half your stuff that you’ll love them forever’