"The reason the clone aspect of the show is so riveting (and feels downright brilliant) is particularly evident when you look at it on a perspective level. How often do you see hashtags trending on twitter like #ThatsWhatSlutsDo or #LiesToldByFemales or #mygirlfriendnotallowedto? Terrible blanket statements about women and their behaviors, thoughts, and actions happen all.the.time.

The idea that ladies all think and act the same (many vaginas, one mind?) is an old one: past generations and years engrained societal thought have allowed and perpetuated this for years. By making the main protagonists of the show female clones, Orphan Black forces the viewer — even though they all have the same face; even though they’re all played by the same actress — to see them all as unique, individual humans in spite of that. Because they’re autonomous people, they deserve the freedom from outside control that they seek: the right to govern their own body in whatever way they see fit. Ha! See where we’re going with this?"

The ORPHAN BLACK Radical: Why Every Clone Club Needs its Helena « Nerdist (via kenyatta)

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This week is not starting out well.
Amongst other things I threw away two years worth of recovery last night.
I hate not knowing what’s next.


I am the ocean,
just because you claim me
does not mean
you own me.

I am the ocean,
turn your back,
and I will knock you

I am the ocean,
I shall draw you in
then watch
you drown.


Michelle K., I Am the Ocean. (via michellekpoems)

I promised Emily once that I would never, ever hurt her again. And when the New York job came up, it didn’t even seem like that big deal, because we’re Naomi and Emily. It didn’t matter, because we love each other. And now… now I have to hurt her so much that it might never be okay again.

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slow lessons i have learned



no matter how much i drink
or how much i smoke
i won’t forget you
i won’t forget how your touch


Because when I was 13 years old, I was sent home for my tank top straps being a little too thin, but a boy could wear a Cool Story babe, Go Make Me A Sandwich shirt and not be looked at twice.

Because when I was 17 and I told a guy “No” and the next day the word tease was painted on my locker.

Because when I was 18 and just wanted to be friends, I was a bitch.

Because I feel the need to say “I have a boyfriend” instead of “No” because guys respect other men more than they would ever respect me.

Because society screams “don’t get raped” instead of “don’t rape”

Because I am scared to walk alone at 10 PM

Because being beautiful is the most important thing I’ll ever do.

Because when I wear my favorite skirt “I’m asking for it”

Because the song Blurred Lines exists

Because no means no no matter how you fucking spin it

Because a girl was drugged and raped with a beer bottle, and the boys who did it are out on bail.

Because I owe you nothing

Because pepper spray is a gift I receive yearly.

Because I am asked if I have a boyfriend more than I am asked about my mental health

Because my clothes say more about my consent then my mouth does.

Because the wage gap exists

Because “not all men are like that” is said way too often


Because I feel the need to say “I’m not a feminist but…”

Because I’m writing this fucking piece


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Game of Thrones Characters sorted into Hogwarts Houses

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Buffy + Willow = BFFs

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Nicole Byer with some wisdom.

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