thebaristocrat:

orientaldork:

Stawamus Chief, Squamish

hey its my home town
thebaristocrat:

orientaldork:

Stawamus Chief, Squamish

hey its my home town
thebaristocrat:

orientaldork:

Stawamus Chief, Squamish

hey its my home town
thebaristocrat:

orientaldork:

Stawamus Chief, Squamish

hey its my home town
thebaristocrat:

orientaldork:

Stawamus Chief, Squamish

hey its my home town
thebaristocrat:

orientaldork:

Stawamus Chief, Squamish

hey its my home town
thebaristocrat:

orientaldork:

Stawamus Chief, Squamish

hey its my home town
thebaristocrat:

orientaldork:

Stawamus Chief, Squamish

hey its my home town
thebaristocrat:

orientaldork:

Stawamus Chief, Squamish

hey its my home town
could-they-fly:

That time when Kelly and I decided we’d rather be cats.

Two Days.  2dayz.  T W O D A Y S.  TWO MOTHAFLIPPIN DAYS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!! could-they-fly:

That time when Kelly and I decided we’d rather be cats.

Two Days.  2dayz.  T W O D A Y S.  TWO MOTHAFLIPPIN DAYS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!

could-they-fly:

That time when Kelly and I decided we’d rather be cats.

Two Days.  2dayz.  T W O D A Y S.  TWO MOTHAFLIPPIN DAYS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!

internal-acceptance-movement:

10 WAYS WE BODY SHAME WITHOUT REALIZING IT:

1. Saying Things Like, “She Would Be So Pretty If…” 

Have you ever uttered anything along the lines of, “But she has such a gorgeous face” or “She would be more beautiful if she put on a few pounds”? You are limiting your idea of beauty to a cultural stereotype. Beauty is not conditional. If you can’t say anything nice, maybe it’s time to learn how.

2. Judging Other People’s Clothes 

While it’s fine for you to choose clothes any way you want, nobody else is required to adhere to your style. The person wearing that outfit is, in fact, pulling it off, even if you think she’s too flat chested, big chested, short, tall, fat or thin. And fat people don’t have to confine themselves to dark colors and vertical stripes, no matter who prefers it. And spandex? It’s a right, not a privilege.

3. Making It an ‘Us vs. Them’ Thing 

The phrase “Real Women Have Curves” is highly problematic. Developed as a response to the tremendous body shaming that fat women face, it still amounts to doing the same thing in the opposite direction. The road to high self-esteem is probably not paved with hypocrisy. Equally problematic is the phrase “boyish figure” as if a lack of curves makes us somehow less womanly. The idea that there is only so much beauty, only so much self-esteem to go around is a lie. Real women come in all shapes and sizes, no curves required.

4. Avoiding the Word “Fat”

Dancing around the word fat is an insinuation that it’s so horrible that it can’t even be said. The only thing worse than calling fat people “big boned” or “fluffy” is using euphemisms that suggest body size indicates the state of our health or whether we take care of ourselves. As part of a resolution to end body shaming, try nixing phrases like “she looks healthy,” or “she looks like she is taking care of herself,” and “she looks like she is starving” when what you actually mean is a woman is thin.

5. Making Up Body Parts 

We could all lead very full lives if we never heard the words cankles, muffin top, apple shaped, pear shaped or apple butt ever again. We are not food.

6. Congratulating People for Losing Weight 

You don’t know a person’s circumstances. Maybe she lost weight because of an illness. You also don’t know if she’ll gain the weight back (about 95 percent of people do), in which case earlier praise might feel like criticism. If someone points out that a person has lost weight, consider adding something like, “You’ve always been beautiful. I’m happy if you are happy.” But if a person doesn’t mention her weight loss, then you shouldn’t mention it either. Think of something else you can compliment.

7. Using Pretend Compliments 

“You’re really brave to wear that.” By the way, wearing a sleeveless top or bikini does not take bravery. “You’re not fat, you’re beautiful.” These things are not mutually exclusive — a person can be fat and beautiful. “You can afford to eat that, you’re thin.” You don’t know if someone has an eating disorder or something else; there is no need to comment on someone’s body or food intake. “You’re not that fat” or “You’re not fat, you workout,” need to be struck from your vocabulary. Suggesting that looking fat is a bad thing is also insulting.

8. Thinking of Women as Baby-Making Machines 

One of my readers mentioned that her gynecologist called her “good breeding stock.” Also awful: “baby making hips.” Worst of all is when people ask fat people when they are due. As has famously been said, unless you can see the baby crowning, do not assume that someone is pregnant.

9. Sticking Your Nose in Other People’s Exercise Routines 

A subtle form of body shaming occurs when people make assumptions or suggestions about someone’s exercise habits based on their size. Don’t ask a fat person, “Have you tried walking?” Don’t tell a thin person, “You must spend all day in the gym.” I have had people at the gym congratulate me for starting a workout program when, in fact, I started working out at age 12 and never stopped. I had a thin friend who started a weight-lifting program and someone said to her, “Be careful, you don’t want to bulk up.” How about not completely over-stepping your boundaries and being rude and inappropriate?

10. Playing Dietitian 

If you have no idea how much a person eats or exercises, you shouldn’t tell her to eat less and move more or suggest she put more meat on her bones. (Even if you do know what she eats, don’t do it). How do you know she’s looking for nutritional advice from you or the newest weight-loss tip you saw on Dr. Oz?

Written by: Ragen Chastain

merlinthegrey:

Now that’s a motherfucking gifset. 
merlinthegrey:

Now that’s a motherfucking gifset. 
“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”
— Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via lunarhythms)

(via elfmagick)

kitty-kurdi:

Slemani bazaar 

I am writing this from 4 storeys above where these lovely photos were taken.  Iraq is amazing. kitty-kurdi:

Slemani bazaar 

I am writing this from 4 storeys above where these lovely photos were taken.  Iraq is amazing. kitty-kurdi:

Slemani bazaar 

I am writing this from 4 storeys above where these lovely photos were taken.  Iraq is amazing. kitty-kurdi:

Slemani bazaar 

I am writing this from 4 storeys above where these lovely photos were taken.  Iraq is amazing. kitty-kurdi:

Slemani bazaar 

I am writing this from 4 storeys above where these lovely photos were taken.  Iraq is amazing. kitty-kurdi:

Slemani bazaar 

I am writing this from 4 storeys above where these lovely photos were taken.  Iraq is amazing.

kitty-kurdi:

Slemani bazaar 

I am writing this from 4 storeys above where these lovely photos were taken.  Iraq is amazing.

“The $26.7 billion in bonuses Wall Street banks handed out just a few months ago during bonus season at the end of 2013, would be enough to more than double the pay for all 1,085,000 of America’s full-time U.S. minimum wage workers (according to a just-released study by the Institute for Policy Studies, based on new data from the New York State Comptroller).”

When young women are sexually assaulted, we question their pasts and critique their clothing choices, yet rarely ask their attackers to simply be accountable for having no self-control, and no respect for the humanity of the girls they’ve violated.

When middle school girls post half–naked photos of themselves on Instagram, we vilify and ostracize them as cheap and easy, while ignoring the dozens of young men who mindlessly vote their approval each time, who feed the insecurity, and who perpetuate each degrading act with the click of a mouse.

When high school girls get jobs at chain restaurants, which require them to expose their body parts to strangers over trays of nachos, we bemoan their lack of humility and class, yet never question the thousands of men who fill these eateries every day; many with daughters the same age as the ones they ogle.

When women embarrassingly writhe on poles for a few sweaty dollar bills, in dimly lit bars ironically called “Gentlemen’s Clubs”, we heap insults and judgement on them, yet let the many married men who pay both the dancers and the mortgage each month, come and go without blemish or critique.

Sooner or later, we need to stop letting boys be boys, and we need to challenge them to be men.

Sooner or later, we need to pull them out of their perpetual adolescence and into adulthood, and ask them to evenly carry the weight of sexual standards.

Sooner or later, we need to show our young men that the they can actually raise the moral temperature in sexual situations, not reflect them.

— John Pavlovitz, The Blurred Lines of Real Manhood (Robin Thicke, I’m Looking In Your Direction) [x] (via supernatasha)

(via modernfeminism)

grillfriend:

i made a thing
grillfriend:

i made a thing
teenagenicks:

I am so lucky to have got this on camera
teenagenicks:

I am so lucky to have got this on camera

thepunkrocker:

thescentofsouls:

I’ll respect your opinion as long as your opinion doesn’t disrespect my existence.

THIS PHRASE SHOULD BE WRITTEN EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD 

(via driftinglights)

d8miplz:

bobbycaputo:

Photographer Swallows 35mm Film, Allows Digestive Fluids To Create Astounding Images

Dude he had to dig through his own shit to get these pics.
d8miplz:

bobbycaputo:

Photographer Swallows 35mm Film, Allows Digestive Fluids To Create Astounding Images

Dude he had to dig through his own shit to get these pics.
d8miplz:

bobbycaputo:

Photographer Swallows 35mm Film, Allows Digestive Fluids To Create Astounding Images

Dude he had to dig through his own shit to get these pics.
d8miplz:

bobbycaputo:

Photographer Swallows 35mm Film, Allows Digestive Fluids To Create Astounding Images

Dude he had to dig through his own shit to get these pics.
d8miplz:

bobbycaputo:

Photographer Swallows 35mm Film, Allows Digestive Fluids To Create Astounding Images

Dude he had to dig through his own shit to get these pics.
d8miplz:

bobbycaputo:

Photographer Swallows 35mm Film, Allows Digestive Fluids To Create Astounding Images

Dude he had to dig through his own shit to get these pics.
d8miplz:

bobbycaputo:

Photographer Swallows 35mm Film, Allows Digestive Fluids To Create Astounding Images

Dude he had to dig through his own shit to get these pics.
fuckyeahlavernecox:

Must see:Janet Mock turns the script around and asks a cisgender woman the private / invasive questions trans people are asked regularly.(x)

YES!  So good! fuckyeahlavernecox:

Must see:Janet Mock turns the script around and asks a cisgender woman the private / invasive questions trans people are asked regularly.(x)

YES!  So good! fuckyeahlavernecox:

Must see:Janet Mock turns the script around and asks a cisgender woman the private / invasive questions trans people are asked regularly.(x)

YES!  So good! fuckyeahlavernecox:

Must see:Janet Mock turns the script around and asks a cisgender woman the private / invasive questions trans people are asked regularly.(x)

YES!  So good! fuckyeahlavernecox:

Must see:Janet Mock turns the script around and asks a cisgender woman the private / invasive questions trans people are asked regularly.(x)

YES!  So good! fuckyeahlavernecox:

Must see:Janet Mock turns the script around and asks a cisgender woman the private / invasive questions trans people are asked regularly.(x)

YES!  So good! fuckyeahlavernecox:

Must see:Janet Mock turns the script around and asks a cisgender woman the private / invasive questions trans people are asked regularly.(x)

YES!  So good!

fuckyeahlavernecox:

Must see:
Janet Mock turns the script around and asks a cisgender woman the private / invasive questions trans people are asked regularly.

(x)

YES!  So good!

(via sever-my-ties)

throh:

babeeface:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!
_______
This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:
“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

:)

#this is fucking bullshit i cant even balance a checkbook and this person is doing extreme rock jenga
throh:

babeeface:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!
_______
This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:
“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

:)

#this is fucking bullshit i cant even balance a checkbook and this person is doing extreme rock jenga
throh:

babeeface:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!
_______
This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:
“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

:)

#this is fucking bullshit i cant even balance a checkbook and this person is doing extreme rock jenga
throh:

babeeface:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!
_______
This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:
“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

:)

#this is fucking bullshit i cant even balance a checkbook and this person is doing extreme rock jenga
throh:

babeeface:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!
_______
This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:
“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

:)

#this is fucking bullshit i cant even balance a checkbook and this person is doing extreme rock jenga
throh:

babeeface:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!
_______
This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:
“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

:)

#this is fucking bullshit i cant even balance a checkbook and this person is doing extreme rock jenga
throh:

babeeface:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!
_______
This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:
“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

:)

#this is fucking bullshit i cant even balance a checkbook and this person is doing extreme rock jenga
throh:

babeeface:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!
_______
This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:
“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

:)

#this is fucking bullshit i cant even balance a checkbook and this person is doing extreme rock jenga
throh:

babeeface:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!
_______
This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:
“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

:)

#this is fucking bullshit i cant even balance a checkbook and this person is doing extreme rock jenga
throh:

babeeface:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!
_______
This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:
“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

:)

#this is fucking bullshit i cant even balance a checkbook and this person is doing extreme rock jenga

throh:

babeeface:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!

_______

This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:

“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

:)

(via thechildrenofllyr)