Secrets

nicecockatrice:

This, not censorship, is the point of Fahrenheit 451.

nicecockatrice:

This, not censorship, is the point of Fahrenheit 451.

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— 18 hours ago with 133 notes
"How did people get over this? They obviously did. Every day someone fell in love with the wrong person and had to pack up all their fragile, misguided hopes and unwanted affection, and move on."
Josh Lanyon, Perfect Day (via simply-quotes)

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sushiflavour:

knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit

wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad 

philosophy is wondering if that means ketchup is a smoothie

common sense is knowing that ketchup isn’t a damn smoothie you nasty

This fucked me up

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"Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room."
Marc Hack (via cybergirlfriend)

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"Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue."
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"I want to mourn the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin, and I want to question why the deaths of Renisha McBride and Islan Nettles and Kathryn Johnston haven’t gotten similar traction. Why the beating of Marlene Pinnock isn’t on all of our lips. Why the nation is not familiar with the names of Stephanie Maldonado, or of Ersula Ore. And how many women’s names do we not know because they don’t dare come forward? Because the violence they experience at the hands of the police is sexual, and the shame and stigma around sexual violence silences them?"

Why don’t we hear about women victims of state violence?

on the role of misogyny, transmisogyny, and respectability politics in which state violence against people of color makes news.

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Italian infantry armor ca. 1571 (x)

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"You are a combination of all the characters I fell in love with in the books I read."
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antibig:

Mokamvilias in Greece

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"Why do you study philosophy?
It helps me understand things.
But what makes it relevant?
Plato says the purpose of philosophy is to teach us how to die.
There’s nothing to learn unless we’re living. In death we’re equal. It has that advantage over life."
Jhumpa LahiriThe Lowland (via bookmania)
— 4 days ago with 958 notes

frownful:

free-winona:

Winona Ryder speaks out about her struggles with depression and anxiety

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