I am a fucked up person
"It scares me to death to think that one day I might look back into my life and realize that I lived it painfully ordinary."
I scrolled for ten minutes after reading this and had to scroll all the way back, ‘cause damn.
this made me happy ^
Have you ever bullshitted an assignment so hard you basically laugh after every sentence you write
when she was 7, a boy pushed her on the playground
she fell headfirst into the dirt and came up with a mouthful of gravel and lines of blood chasing each other down her legs
when she told her teacher what happened, she laughed and said ‘boys will be boys honey don’t let it bother you
he probably just thinks you’re cute’
but the thing is,
when you tell a little girl who has rocks in her teeth and scabs on her knees that hurt and attention are the same
you teach her that boys show their affection through aggression
and she grows into a young woman who constantly mistakes the two
because no one ever taught her the difference
‘boys will be boys’
‘that’s how he shows his love’
and bruises start to feel like the imprint of lips
she goes to school with a busted mouth in high school and says she was hit with a basketball instead of his fist
the one adult she tells scolds her
‘you know he loses his temper easily
why the hell did you have to provoke him?’
so she shrinks
folds into herself, flinches every time a man raises his voice
by the time she’s 16 she’s learned her job well
be quiet, be soft, be easy
don’t give him a reason
but for all her efforts, he still finds one
‘boys will be boys’ rings in her head
‘boys will be boys
he doesn’t mean it
he can’t help it’
she’s 7 years old on the playground again
with a mouth full of rocks and blood that tastes like copper love
because boys will be boys baby don’t you know
that’s just how he shows he cares
she’s 18 now and they’re drunk
in the split second it takes for her words to enter his ears they’re ruined
like a glass heirloom being dropped between the hands of generations
she meant them to open his arms but they curl his fists and suddenly his hands are on her and her head hits the wall and all of the goddamn words in the world couldn’t save them in this moment
she touches the bruise the next day
boys will be boys
aggression, affection, violence, love
how does she separate them when she learned so early that they’re inextricably bound, tangled in a constant tug-of-war
she draws tally marks on her walls ratios of kisses to bruises
one entire side of her bedroom turns purple, one entire side of her body
boys will be boys will be boys will be boys
when she’s 20, a boy touches her hips and she jumps
he asks her who the hell taught her to be scared like that and she wants to laugh
doesn’t he know that boys will be boys?
it took her 13 years to unlearn that lesson from the playground
so I guess what I’m trying to say is
i will talk until my voice is hoarse so that my little sister understands that aggression and affection are two entirely separate things
baby they exist in difference universes
my niece can’t even speak yet but I think I’ll start with her now
don’t ever accept the excuse that boys will be boys
don’t ever let him put his hands on you like that
if you see hate blazing in his eyes don’t you ever confuse it with love
baby love won’t hurt when it comes
you won’t have to hide it under long sleeves during the summer
the only reason he should ever reach out his hand
is to hold yours
Fortesa Latifi - Boys Will Be Boys
(And Why That Is The Stupidest Thing You Could Ever Say To A Little Girl)
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People want this massive list of things in a relationship, I just want someone to fucking love me.
I had too many pictures so I just edited them together, alright.
This is a bunch of shit I either don’t want or have duplicates of :-)
- MUST be following me.
- Reblog as many times as you want.
- Giveaway blogs WILL NOT be acceptable.
- Likes will NOT count, but you can like the post to keep track.
- Trapped Under Ice Long Sleeve “I will always survive” size Medium
- Code Orange Kids scenery shirt Short Sleeve Size Medium
- Title Fight: Boston PA 3 picture collage shirt Size Medium
- Paramore- All We Know Is Falling: Solid Teal
- Blink 182- Enema Of The State: Half Green Half Orange
- Fall Out Boy- Take This To Your Grave: Solid Blue
- Transit- Keep This To Yourself: Solid Red
- The Wonder Years- The Upsides: Solid Maroon
- Balance And Composure- Separation: Solid White
- Code Orange Kids- Love is Love // Return To Dust: Solid White
- Pierce The Veil- Collide With The Sky: Solid White (includes autographed poster)
- Trapped Under Ice- Stay Cold: Solid Off White
- Have Heart- Songs To Scream At The Sun: Solid Red
- Defeater- Empty Days and Sleepless Nights: Brown Marble
- La Dispute- Wildlife:Solid Yellow
- Transit- Young New England: Solid White (includes signed paper I got at a show)
- The Story So Far- What You Don’t See: Half Green Half White
- Citizen- Youth: Clear
- Basement- I Wish I could Stay Here: Solid Black
If this reaches 20k+ notes I will add a customized Shirt, Beanie, and Shorts ((I make them))
You can customize them to say whatever you want.
- The Giveaway Ends on March 22nd, 2014.
- I will NOT accept brides, or pick favorites. Everything will be fair
- Do not message me asking to win.
- ALL of the URLS will be put in a random generator and that’s how the winner will be picked.
- The date MAY change.
Basically, I’m Just going to ask you to follow the rules. If you don’t, you won’t be qualified. Good Luck to all of you!
2 good 2 pass up.
You realize just to ship this it would cost probably around $35 dollars from the weight of just 15 records? I’d love to see someone actually giveaway hundreds of dollars in records and merchandise for a few followers, when they could sell all of this for a good amount of money. So whoever “wins” send me a picture of all the stuff you got, because I’m sure this just a ploy to get thousands of followers.
Via thieves like us.
Whenever I get period cramps
I have never seen something so accurate in all my life…
do periods really hurt? In 5th grade sex ed, we learned that it didn’t hurt.
Did that teacher get fired?
This is officially the best thing I have ever seen on Tumblr.
WHERE DID THEY FIND THE PERFECT LOCATION
there is even a fucking sailors ship in the back!
CAN WE JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO TALK ABOUT ERIC
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