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Forgiveness doesn’t mean ‘I don’t feel pain anymore.’ Forgiveness means saying to a person who has hurt you, ‘I am no longer interested in your involvement with my pain.’

– Rabbi Eddie Goldberg

goodniteowl:

goodniteowl:

This happened.

One of my proudest moments.

philcoulson:

buckybarrnes:

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you guys look like a shitty boy band that hasn’t practiced in 15 years

FEATURING the REALLY OLD GUY WITH RETRACTABLE CLAWS

the ANGSTY OLD MAN WITH A METAL ARM

the PATRIOTIC GRANDPA

and the AVERAGE-AGE BOW AND ARROW DUDE

#PRESENTING: ARROW GUY AND THE OLDIES #FEATURING METAL IMPLANTS AND TRAUMATIC BACKSTORIES 

cherrispryte:

penguinperversion:

mlloydart:

Chalk Art by David Zinn

I love this.

The world is in need of more beautiful weirdness like this.

yue-ix:

Gwen/Morgana, L’écume des autres (mermaid AU)

FINISHED, AT LONG LAST. See: WIP 1, 2, 3 and 4. Will be posted on DW/AO3 eventually. 

Enormous thanks to all the cheering on the WIPs! <33  

(x-posted on AO3)

kaciart:

hottiemcgreeneyes said:BuckyNat where he trains her during their days in the Red Room

flatbear:

words to live by.

salamandertoast:

and that’s the show

Take a moment right now to ask yourself what you are truly saying when you tell someone that they are too easily offended. That you value your ability to post rape jokes on Facebook more than you do their friendship? That the right to free speech is a one way street, open only to you and those agree with you? That you don’t care about something so long as it doesn’t directly affect you?

So I guess it all boils down to what kind of person you want to be – do you want to be someone who is caring and compassionate, someone who takes others’ feelings into consideration? Or do you want to be someone who is always right? Because there’s no way that you can be both.

Life is an ongoing exercise in empathy. As a human being, your job should be constantly learning how to make your own way in this world while causing as little harm as possible. Which is why I’m ultimately baffled when people wonder aloud if they’re supposed to look at everything critically and worry about its potential to harm others. Because yes. Yes, that is exactly what you are supposed to do.

Do We Have to Be Offended by Everything

Emphasis mine. (The full original post is absolutely worth reading.)

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idislikecispeople:

idislikecispeople:

in ancient egypt trans women were revered as demigods and were referred to as “two souled.” if that isn’t proof enough we’re superior to you cis people then I don’t know what is.

not to mention ancient egyptians thought transgender people were the offspring of a god/goddess and mortal being.

I’d like to see this version of demigod in Rick Riordan’s books plz.

Collective movements for social justice do not gain traction through niceness. American women did not gain the right to vote by skipping down Pennsylvania Avenue while whistling cute songs about suffrage: they picketed, they marched, they yelled, they were arrested. Abusive partners and rapists will not be stopped by women having heart-to-hearts with their violators over coffee, because ghosts cannot talk and broken fingers cannot lift a latte. The patriarchy cannot be shattered by good vibes. In order to bring about change, old and oppressive structures must be destroyed. Destruction is not negative if what will grow from the rubble is something that will create a safer, healthier, stronger society.

Feminism is Not “The F Word” — Seventh Grove

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer said she doesn’t identify as a feminist because feminism is “too negative.” Here’s what I have to say about that…

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broken fingers cannot lift a latte is going to stick with me.

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©SW