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"When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?"

— Sandi Toksvig 

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theaiightwallofchina:

This moment should be taught in history class

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offbeatorbit:

jesus fucking christ

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princeowl:

the worst thing you can say to someone is ‘you’re too sensitive’ because that’s basically saying ‘you feel things more deeply and fully than i do and this inconveniences me because now i have to be more mindful of my own actions’ 

you’re not too sensitive, the world is just callous and stubborn. sensitivity doesn’t make you weak and callousness doesn’t make you strong. 

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mallmooney:

saying I love and adore Julie Andrews is an understatement 

(via learnforlife)

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coldwindandiron:

Lord have mercy on my rough and rowdy ways.

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baby-fish-mouth:

i read every book i was assigned in high school, but not until weeks after we finished going over it in class and took the test

and i passed every book test with flying colors anyway

so my point is that most of the time, even the kids who really like reading books aren’t reading the books

AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO READ ALL THE BOOKS?

Yes, including Hogwarts: A History.

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baby-fish-mouth:

jackie is so cool

baby-fish-mouth:

jackie is so cool

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"You are allowed to be alive. You are allowed to be somebody different. You are allowed to not say goodbye to anybody or explain a single thing to anyone, ever."

— Augusten Burroughs (via fleurslibres)

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thirdeyedeaf:

isn’t it weird how with some people you never run out of things to talk about but with others it’s like you always end up talking about the weather

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"You gotta getcha getcha getcha getcha head in the game."

— Enjolras to Marius, Book VII

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veup:

before tumblr i never knew there were so many things to be offended about

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To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”

This invisibility is political.

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— Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader”  (via femmeanddangerous)

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