Did you ever realize how much your body loves you? It’s always trying to keep you alive. It’s making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat the illnesses that might get you. Your body literally loves you so much. It’s time you start loving it back
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
when I need
someone to love me healthy.
Michelle K., Different Loves. (via michellekpoems)
Warsan Shire (via girlinwhitecotton)
on being manic pixied-
Sprouted grain toast with almond butter and sliced pears. Oatmeal with frozen mixed berries, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin flax granola, chopped pear, and organic cane sugar. Coffee with soy milk.
Not everything a feminist does is by default “feminist” simply because she is one. I wear makeup most days, but it is not liberating nor an act of feminism. It’s an act completely influenced by patriarchal beauty standards and a pressure to conform to them. It’s…
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let’s rename the sex positivity movement to the “male fantasies repackaged as empowering for women” movement
Virginia Woolf, The Pargiters: The Novel-Essay Portion of THE YEARS (via coffeekaling)
Sheila Jeffreys, Unpacking Queer Politics (via hereticswords)
Here is why we need sex education: we need sex education because (some) men are asking for anal sex on the first date. This is fact. If you do not believe it, then I’m afraid, you simply haven’t spoken to enough women in their 20s. We need sex education, because (some) men seem to think sex ends with him ejaculating on your breasts, or in your hair, or in your face. We need sex education because of a practice called ‘seagulling’, a boarding school import (what else?) that has spread to some university halls of residence. It involves a group of guys standing outside a mate’s door while he has sex with a girl, and then bursting in and ejaculating over her, all at once. We need sex education because women are telling me they’re fed up of being told they’re a ‘bitch’ or a ‘dirty little whore’ or a ‘slut’ in bed. That they need to be ‘violated’ or ‘ruined’. We need sex education because I have lost count of the number of times that young women have told me that their boyfriend or sex partner has placed his hands around their neck and tried to choke them during sex.