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runningmandz:

There’s a difference between wanting to change your body to improve and strengthen it and wanting to change your body because you hate it. It’s important to know the difference because one of those will destroy you from the inside out.

Codependency isn’t sexy. It isn’t romantic. It’s built with a fuse and will surely burn out. The healthiest thing you can say to the one you love is, “I would be okay without you, and that’s why I choose to stay.”
LB, A Few Things About Love (via dangervvank)
sixpenceee:

10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man
Here’s what I found after looking into it. 
Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding. 
On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judge, Mohammed al-għadha who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.
Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.
But in 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.
Also this girl has her own book

sixpenceee:

10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man

Here’s what I found after looking into it. 

Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding.

On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judgeMohammed al-għadha who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.

Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.

But in 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.

Also this girl has her own book

No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.
Martin Luther King Jr. (via hqlines)

velvetqueer:

uhmwillowsomething:

huesosmccoy:

why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that

uh 

because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”

and not the slang word for the female genital region?

literally no one else knows this. nobody. 

*20 years later*
  • Daughter:

    Hey mom, I like this band-

  • Me:

    omg I'm so sorry.

  • Daughter:

    Sorry?

  • Me:

    I'll call the teachers.

  • Daughter:

    Why are y-

  • Me:

    To let them know your grades will be dropping.

  • Daughter:

    Why will-

  • Me:

    I'm afraid it's all downhill from there.

  • Daughter:

    What are you talking ab-

  • Me:

    You might as well say goodbye to your friends.

  • Daughter:

    But I-

  • Me:

    Want me to help you with your blog?

  • Daughter:

    I don't have a-

  • Me:

    You will.

  • Daughter:

    But-

  • Me:

    Shh, it's already done. There's no turning back.

21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves
  • Jonathan, 55:

    There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.

  • Miranda, 24:

    Drop pre-med.

  • Isaac, 48:

    Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.

  • Anya, 42:

    Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.

  • Parker, 55:

    60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.

  • Megan, 34:

    He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.

  • Peter, 58:

    Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.

  • Eleanor, 67:

    Talk less. Listen more.

  • Donald, 27:

    There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.

  • Camille, 56:

    Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.

  • Jackson, 57:

    No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.

  • Vicki, 47:

    You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.

  • Donald, 38:

    You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.

  • Katelyn, 30:

    Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.

  • Joshua, 55:

    Women love to laugh.

  • Annabelle, 38:

    Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.

  • Colin, 50:

    You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.

  • Eleanor, 26:

    Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.

  • Aaron, 52:

    Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.

  • Scarlett, 54:

    Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.

  • Zack, 9:

    I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.