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"I don't know what the palace knows,
But I don't run with sheep, the shepherd can't herd me.
My feet ever slow with the age that takes me,
I'll slip out to the mountains where nobody knows me."

manda // 22 // usa + the netherlands // blog // facebook

September 27, 2014 at 5:25pm
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September 22, 2014 at 5:22pm
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We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence.
If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled.
Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong… It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum not as two opposing sets of ideals.
If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are—we can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom.
I want men to take up this mantle. So their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so that their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human too—reclaim those parts of themselves they abandoned and in doing so be a more true and complete version of themselves.

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Emma Watson’s UN speech on HeForShe, the gender equality campaign she’s kicking off.

A smart and dignified voice for those caught in the throws of an unacknowledged spectrum of gender. You go Emma!

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September 21, 2014 at 2:05pm
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September 18, 2014 at 9:40am
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Men fear that women will become promiscuous and indulge in extra-marital affairs if they are allowed to work, and that women will become “uncontrollable,” “unmanageable,” “unruly,” or disrespect men if they gain economic independence.

Just as unfortunate is that women are themselves often driven by the same cultural imperatives, and by the pressures of their upbringing and socialization, to support and uphold these views. This phenomena, though often perceived as outside the frame of reference notably the attitudes and beliefs which continue to prevent many women, in many spheres of life, from having any effective control over productive resources, including their sexuality and fertility, and that continues to prevent many men from contributing more fully and more effectively to the well-being of their households and families.

— "Gender Inequality in Uganda: The status, causes, and effects." Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (2006)

September 17, 2014 at 7:59am
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September 14, 2014 at 8:13am
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7:26 am.

iwannatumble:

ok, insomnia’s getting a little out of control. before, i’d at least feel tired or a need to sleep around sun up, but lately i feel nuthin. i’m not tired, i’m obviously not energized, but i’m not anxious or frustrated or cranky. i’m just here, feelin nuthin. like a potato. on a bed. why i compared myself to a potato, i don’t know. whatever. 

my girl just summed up my feelings except + coursework

September 11, 2014 at 7:14pm
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I am very much in love with no one in particular .

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baracknobama:

i hope manners is the next cool trend

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September 8, 2014 at 5:15am
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