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(Source: anime-street, via spinepile)

“Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?”

—    David BaldacciThe Camel Club  (via anditslove)

(Source: duttonbooks, via likeitsalyssaaa)

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."
"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"

"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."

"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"

"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

“Books admitted me to their world open-handedly, as people, for the most part, did not. The life I lived in books was one of ease and freedom, wordly wisdom, glitter, dash and style.”

—   Jonathan Raban (via thegirlandherbooks)

(Source: literatureismyutopia, via booklover)

Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.

This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.

I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.

I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.

As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.

yourmessengerbird:

Playing Blue Light by Bloc Party for me one Christmas morning.

yourmessengerbird:

Playing Blue Light by Bloc Party for me one Christmas morning.

(Source: the1975era)

“You may not agree with a woman, but to criticise her appearance - as opposed to her idea or actions - isn’t doing anyone any favours, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part; an inability to engage with high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone thinks you’re an idiot.”

—   Hilary Clinton (via fluffyfit)

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