the virgin cary
Your mother don't know where you are/ she don't know that you're a super star
the virgin cary
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We were grabbing a bite of lunch at a small cafe, in a mall, right across from a booth that sold jewelry and where ears could be pierced for a fee. A mother approaches with a little girl of six or seven years old. The little girl is clearly stating that she doesn’t want her ears pierced, that’s she’s afraid of how much it will hurt, that she doesn’t like earrings much in the first place. Her protests, her clear ‘no’ is simply not heard. The mother and two other women, who work the booth, begin chatting and trying to engage the little girl in picking out a pair of earrings. She has to wear a particular kind when the piercing is first done but she could pick out a fun pair for later.

"I don’t want my ears pierced."

"I don’t want any earrings."

The three adults glance at each other conspiratorially and now the pressure really begins. She will look so nice, all the other girls she knows wear earrings, the pain isn’t bad.

She, the child, sees what’s coming and starts crying. As the adults up the volume so does she, she’s crying and emitting a low wail at the same time. “I DON’T WANT MY EARS PIERCED.”

Her mother leans down and speaks to her, quietly but strongly, the only words we could hear were ‘… embarrassing me.’

We heard, then, two small screams, when the ears were pierced.

Little children learn early and often that ‘no doesn’t mean no.’

Little children learn early that no one will stand with them, even the two old men looking horrified at the events from the cafeteria.

Little girls learn early and often that their will is not their own.

No means no, yeah, right.

Most often, for kids and others without power, ”no means force.”

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from "No Means Force" at Dave Hingsburger’s blog.

This is important. It doesn’t just apply to little girls and other children, though it often begins there.

For the marginalized, our “no’s” are discounted as frivolous protests, rebelliousness, or anger issues, or we don’t know what we’re talking about, or we don’t understand what’s happening.

When “no means force” we become afraid to say no.

(via k-pagination)

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workbitchs:

Rihanna being a shady bitch during music awards - 2007/2013/2014
workbitchs:

Rihanna being a shady bitch during music awards - 2007/2013/2014
workbitchs:

Rihanna being a shady bitch during music awards - 2007/2013/2014
workbitchs:

Rihanna being a shady bitch during music awards - 2007/2013/2014
workbitchs:

Rihanna being a shady bitch during music awards - 2007/2013/2014
workbitchs:

Rihanna being a shady bitch during music awards - 2007/2013/2014
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my-fairy-queen:


Jim Morrison is the only performer in rock history to have been arrested on stage during a performance (in New Haven, Connecticut, Dec. 10, 1967).
He talked shit about the ‘pig’ of a cop that maced him right before their concert. Apparently, the cop didn’t know it was Morrison and said that he was sorry and that it was a mistake. During the last song of his concert, Morrison started telling the audience the story of what had just happened and started talking shit about the police about how fucked up it is to have the right to mace kids that are unknown that are causing no harm but its a mistake to mace a celebrity. 
During the middle of his story, he was arrested and was charged with breach of peace, resisting arrest and indecent or immoral exhibition and something dumb like inciting a riot.Look at how he cannot give a single fuck

haha
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humansofnewyork:


I found her crushing up rocks and loading them onto the back of a truck, for which she got paid just a few dollars a day. But she also told me she was enrolled in school, and had high ambitions. “Maybe I’ll be President,” she said, laughing."What would you do if you were?" I asked."I’d take all the children off the street, bring them somewhere, and teach them," she said. Afterwards, she wrote down her name and email, so I could send her the picture. Her name was ‘Innocent Gift.’(Juba, South Sudan)
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fats:

lazeeelayla:

If you dont think this is the cutest swimsuit ever, well
I guess we have different taste, and thats cool, no hard feelings

WHERE IS THIS FROM??!?!?!?!
fats:

lazeeelayla:

If you dont think this is the cutest swimsuit ever, well
I guess we have different taste, and thats cool, no hard feelings

WHERE IS THIS FROM??!?!?!?!
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wildthicket:

A worker at the Roure perfume plant in Grasse, France, scoops up the morning’s rose harvest at the end of May. These rose petals will be processed immediately into an absolute, the aromatic liquid which is the basic component of perfume; photographed by Michael Freeman
wildthicket:

A worker at the Roure perfume plant in Grasse, France, scoops up the morning’s rose harvest at the end of May. These rose petals will be processed immediately into an absolute, the aromatic liquid which is the basic component of perfume; photographed by Michael Freeman
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Q: What do u think about joan river's passing?
Asked by aguatthings
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bicycletattoo:

Noel got to use this 12g navel curve oval cut opal from Anatometal today. It looks marvelous.
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