A man came to our class once,
he claimed to be a fair judge
with daughters he loved.

He asked a question to the class:
“When should a minor be tried
as an adult?”
and students began raising their hand

“murder”
he wrote it up on the board.

“robbery”
he wrote it up on the board.

I said, “Rape”
and he paused, he asked
for clarification

“You mean violent rape?”

“no I mean rape.
It is all the same.”

he looked to a boy
who said “rape only if
he used a weapon and
hurt her.”

and I said, “rape is rape,
whether his weapon is a knife,
drugs, or guilt. She said no.”

he shook his head,
and wrote
“Violent rape” on the board
anyways.

I never understood,
because you can kill somebody
quietly and peacefully with drugs,
or with guns and knives or cars;
but nobody cares if the murder was “violent”

it was still murder.

#yesallwomen by Amanda Katherine Ricketson (via theyellowbrickroad)
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wonla:

madman-in-a-blue-box-at-221b:

ernbarassing:

“Is it push or pull” I panic to myself as the doors come closer

panic! at the doorway

well at least someone closed the goddamn door

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I want everyone to meet you. You’re my favorite person of all time.

Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park (via bookmania)
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When you’re not being honest with your heart, the pain you feel is your answer.

via Algol  Master’s Sun (via algoll)
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People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in—told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream and more. Remind each other of this.

Stacey Jean Speer (via aestheticintrovert)
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