"Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched."

— Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)

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"Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together?
Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences."

— Emery Allen (via heresay)

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toxicremedy:

toxicremedy:

I drew this last year, but I thought I’d post it again since everyone is getting into the Halloween groove.

It’s October, guys!

toxicremedy:

toxicremedy:

I drew this last year, but I thought I’d post it again since everyone is getting into the Halloween groove.

It’s October, guys!

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actualjainasolo:

darshanapathak:

Raise your hand if you’re straddling the line between crippling anxiety and not giving any fucks about anything

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portlandia:

deoxyribonucleic9:

i love this show

Don’t let your weekend plans drift off-course.

portlandia:

deoxyribonucleic9:

i love this show

Don’t let your weekend plans drift off-course.

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"I was homophobic. So God gave me three gay kids and told me to grow the hell up."

— My friend’s Mom  (via oitheresawargoingonhere)

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"I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

— Maya Angelou  (via thegirlwiththelittlecurl)

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girldwarf:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

YAAAAEEESSSSSSS

You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.

Damn.

Well said.

We are (still) living in the age of the angry White male…who, unironically, is the beneficiary of 99.999% of society’s benefits 

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